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Got sick 6-7 hours after the first jab (high temperature, severe joint and muscle pain). Took some NSAIDs but still had mild temperature during the night. Now I'm feeling better but fatigued. Yeah, didn't liked the side effects.
 

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Got sick 6-7 hours after the first jab (high temperature, severe joint and muscle pain). Took some NSAIDs but still had mild temperature during the night. Now I'm feeling better but fatigued. Yeah, didn't liked the side effects.
Means it's working. Did you get COVID or had any symptoms before?
 
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Had symptoms back in December but tested negavtive.
According to what I read and heard, people who didn't have the virus don't get (strong) reactions on the first jab, but on the 2nd one the reactions are stronger (which means the vaccine works). People who had the virus get strong reactions on their first jab (and one jab is enough, so no need for two).
 
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Got my first COVID vaccine shot last week (Moderna), and am scheduled to get the 2nd shot by the end of April.
Honestly, I'm mainly looking forward to being able to go back to the gym. I miss it and can definitely use the weight loss, lol
 

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Two huge news for me personally.

1. Rejoining the gym next Friday. Managed to find a somewhat accessible FitPass membership (with it, I can go to any gym or sports facility that has partnered with FitPass - and there are plenty). The only issues are location (all are at least 5 km away) and equipment (for starters, any will work, but after a month or two I'll need Olympic barbells and plates). Just need to find a proper gym that will suit me and off I fuck!

2. Planted basil in a little pot in my room a week ago. It already started growing - the little plants are about 3 cm in height already! Waiting for better weather to put it outside for some more sunlight. Can't wait to taste it. Next up: mint for sure, and maybe some thyme and oregano.
 

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Two huge news for me personally.

1. Rejoining the gym next Friday. Managed to find a somewhat accessible FitPass membership (with it, I can go to any gym or sports facility that has partnered with FitPass - and there are plenty). The only issues are location (all are at least 5 km away) and equipment (for starters, any will work, but after a month or two I'll need Olympic barbells and plates). Just need to find a proper gym that will suit me and off I fuck!

2. Planted basil in a little pot in my room a week ago. It already started growing - the little plants are about 3 cm in height already! Waiting for better weather to put it outside for some more sunlight. Can't wait to taste it. Next up: mint for sure, and maybe some thyme and oregano.
Hell yeah for #1. FitPass seems interesting, and according to their website it's available in Serbia, Georgia, Macedonia, and Bosnia.
That's cool that you are getting into gardening. What motivated you to start?

I've finished my brief commitment with the robotics competition. Well, it wasn't really "robotics" as much as engineering. The students presented something they had created - an app, a physical device, or a design -, and I along with another judge evaluated 9 teams. I mainly looked for how well the teams knew their target market/revenue/costs, but there were other factors too (like how impactful the project could be, and how thorough the team researched competitor products/what made their project unique/etc.) 2 of the 9 teams I interviewed had exciting projects, and they will be receiving awards next month!
 
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What motivated you to start?
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FitPass is interesting, seeing as one day I could go swimming, the other to a gym, the next one to paintball, dance, martial arts etc... And all for a price of one membership! I got a corporate discount through my friend so it's relatively cheap for a student (slightly cheaper than the average gym membership) - but luckily, a lot of SE companies offer it for free to their workers.


What you did there really sounds interesting, would love to try that in the future (as well as participating). Up until now I just quickly glanced over every competition. :D
 
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So I'm in a 2-week quarantine now after coming back from another country 2 days ago. Tried working in Czech Republic last week as a loader in the posting company warehouse, but the working schedule was absolute madness - you get up at 4:30AM/5:30AM and work till 10PM/11PM. A 16-hour slavery.

I decided that I'd better stay home, fuck that. Also the living conditions were even worse then in army barracks. 4 ppl in a 4x4 room..

It's sad that in order to get smth close to EU salary (~1200$) ukrainians have to jump through hoops in such a humiliating way and destroy their health -_-
The Czechs are getting the same (and bigger) money for working less hours there and not unloading the cars (which is the hardest shit at that job).

But I guess this humiliation is normal for any foreigners who work in a 'better' country.
 
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So I'm in a 2-week quarantine now after coming back from another country 2 days ago. Tried working in Czech Republic last week as a loader in the posting company warehouse, but the working schedule was absolute madness - you get up at 4:30AM/5:30AM and work till 10PM/11PM. A 16-hour slavery.

I decided that I'd better stay home, fuck that. Also the living conditions were even worse then in army barracks. 4 ppl in a 4x4 room..

It's sad that in order to get smth close to EU salary (~1200$) ukrainians have to jump through hoops in such a humiliating way and destroy their health -_-
The Czechs are getting the same (and bigger) money for working less hours there and not unloading the cars (which is the hardest shit at that job).

But I guess this humiliation is normal for any foreigners who work in a 'better' country.
Lots of Serbian people go abroad to work, mainly to Germany for 3 months (and come back for 3 months and repeat the cycle), some with EU (Croatian, Hungarian) passports are there all year long. My friend also worked in Slovakia for Samsung for a couple of months, didn't have much good to say about it, pretty much similar conditions but better working hours.

I'd say unskilled labor abroad is reserved for foreigners from less-prosperous countries mainly because no one there wants to do it. If you are skilled at something, there's a chance you might get paid more for it, with better working conditions.

What's your education level and work experience?
 
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Lots of Serbian people go abroad to work, mainly to Germany for 3 months (and come back for 3 months and repeat the cycle), some with EU (Croatian, Hungarian) passports are there all year long. My friend also worked in Slovakia for Samsung for a couple of months, didn't have much good to say about it, pretty much similar conditions but better working hours.

I'd say unskilled labor abroad is reserved for foreigners from less-prosperous countries mainly because no one there wants to do it. If you are skilled at something, there's a chance you might get paid more for it, with better working conditions.

What's your education level and work experience?
Mexican workers doing farm labor in the US have entered the chat
Seems like that is pretty universal with respect to foreign workers and bad working conditions. Not to downplay your experiences @Gagi @Uplifted. It takes courage to work abroad in such a labor-intensive job.
 
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I have no experiences working abroad but I know a lot of people who do. And I can tell you I'm glad I don't have to resort to that.
 
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I have no experiences working abroad but I know a lot of people who do. And I can tell you I'm glad I don't have to resort to that.
I should probably have my morning coffee before posting further :p
And yeah, same. Two of my relatives from Mexico worked in agriculture in one of the northern US states. This would have been 20?ish years ago.
 
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In the Netherlands we (ab)use mainly Polish people for crappy jobs we find them suitable for. We cram them in little houses with many men together. Work work work. Welcome to Dutchland.
There are jobs in NL other than being a DJ?
 
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Master's Degree, International Business + Translator. The diploma doesn't play a big role in my country - it's more about the connections with people you have/relatives who can get you through on a good position.

My work experience is here.
Just by glancing at your Linkedin, it looks like you've got a spotty resume with lots of short-term positions. Tough situation to be in, because for the good jobs you usually want to be either a recent graduate or have multiple years of experience in an area (instead of business manager -> translator -> banking specialist -> sales manager, which is almost 3 career changes in 3 years). That is, of course, unless you have the connections who can get you a good position.
Without the connections, your best bet is to hold onto whatever sounds professional and build some seniority before jumping ship. You're at the point where most HR professionals will be hesitant to call you in for interviews because you would be a risky hire, and HR is risk-adverse. The longest you've been at a company is 1.5 years, which sticks out as a red flag for someone with a master's and ~5 years of work experience.

That is probably not what you wanted to hear, but that's likely how the people in charge of recruitment/hiring are viewing you. It is not your fault that getting a good job in your country is hard - it's hard everywhere, especially right now during Covid, - and it's unfair that others are benefitting from nepotism/because they know XYZ person... but, without knowing anything else about you, and just from glancing at your Linkedin profile, it sounds like the jobs you've had just aren't a good fit for you, and you haven't found a field in which you can develop professionally and excel.
 
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Been watching lots of Japanese/samurai movies in the past couple of weeks. Now I really want to own a couple of kimonos.
 
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Been watching lots of Japanese/samurai movies in the past couple of weeks. Now I really want to own a couple of kimonos.
Lol let me guess, you've been watching historical movies