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Our Betty MacDonald Fan Club Honor members are unique personalities.
Wolfgang Hampel, Monica Sone's very good friend and author of Betty MacDonald and Ma and Pa Kettle biography told us that Monica Sone was always delighted to hear from her fans.
It's the same with our other Betty MacDonald Fan Club Honour members.
I admire Monica Sone's book Nisei Daughter.
Betty MacDonald was right when she described Monica as Kimi the way she did in her book The Plague and I.
Anita, you and Eartha Kitt II are really Betty MacDonald Fan Club dream team Nr. 1!
We admire your outstanding Betty MacDonald research and your support for Betty MacDonald Memorial letter project.
Wolfgang Hampel's stories and satirical poems will be published in Betty MacDonald fan club newsletter September and future newsletters.
We adore Betty MacDonald fan club honor member Mr. Tigerli.
We can imagine how very busy our darling is because of many very important politicial problems all over the world.
Don't miss new breakfast with Brad and Nick, please.
His voice and music are outstanding!
Thank you so much dearest Thomas!
Jamie-Lee with Ghost got over 8 million views and more than 69.000 people like the song.
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Betty MacDonald Quotes
I am neither Christian enough nor charitable enough to like anybody just because he is alive and breathing. I want people to interest or amuse me. I want them fascinating and witty or so dul as to be different. I want them either intellectually stimulating or wonderfully corny; perfectly charming or hundred percent stinker. I like my chosen companions to be distinguishable from the undulating masses and I don't care how.
Her magic formula for dealing with children is ignoring all faults and accenting tiny virtues. She says, "Instead of telling Tommy day in and day out that he is the naughtiest boy in the United States of America, which could very well be true, take an aspirin and comment on his neatly tied shoes. Almost anybody would rather be known for expert shoe-tying than for kicking the cat." She always tells whiners how charming they are--bullies how brave--bad sports how good--sneaks how honest!
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Angela Merkel to challenge bosses over failure to employ refugees
At a meeting in Berlin on Wednesday evening the German chancellor will confront the CEOs over hiring and ask them what she can do to encourage them to take on more asylum seekers. The biggest recruiter is Deutsche Post DHL, which employs just over 100.
Merkel is under pressure over her open-door policy, which has seen more than a million refugees arrive in Germany over the past 12 months, and is keen to show there is substance to her promise that newcomers will benefit Germany in the long term.
Europe’s biggest economy faces a growing skills shortage with a working-age population due to decrease by six million people over the next 15 years. Merkel has told bosses that “everyone will benefit” the more refugees are integrated through the workplace. She will also appeal to their sense of social responsibility at a time when the economy is flourishing.
They are expected to tell her, however, that they are hampered by obstacles such as refugees’ struggle to learn German, and a lack of certainty over the status of those waiting to hear when and whether their asylum applications will be accepted or not. Other hurdles include complicated bureaucratic procedures, the inability of some refugees to be able to prove their qualifications and sometimes even their identities.
The bosses of some of the top DAX-listed companies, including Siemens, Daimler and Bosch, will exchange ideas with Merkel as to how they can recruit more newcomers.
Deutsche Post DHL, the German postal service, employs just over 100 refugees, mostly in its sorting and delivery departments, and is expected to take on a further 75 as apprentices this year.
“Right now we have 102 refugees including people from Rwanda, Eritrea, Togo and Syria,” Deutsch Post’s CEO, Frank Appel, said before the meeting. More than half of those had completed a period of work experience before being taken on by the company, he said. Deutsche Post started its refugee initiative a year ago. “As a company which is at home in Germany and the rest of the world, we wanted to do our bit towards helping the refugees to integrate,” Appel said.
The company said it had tried to adapt itself to the needs of the asylum seekers, offering them jobs that did not involve too much knowledge of German and were not too technical.
Airline and financial industries have voiced their concerns that with many asylum seekers unable to prove their identities, it makes it difficult to take them on because they could not carry out enough security checks on them.
Around 80% of asylum seekers are not qualified beyond primary or secondary school level. Many cannot read or write, let alone speak German.
Most German companies want to take a longer-term approach to future employees, ensuring that if they take someone onto their highly-structured apprenticeship programmes, which can last for up to four years, they have a long-term perspective of staying in Germany.
Some companies, such as Mercedes, Siemens and Daimler, have offered refugees pre-training programmes that would prepare them for entry at the apprenticeship level.
The anti-refugee Alternative für Deutschland party has been making considerable gains in elections over voters’ fears that Merkel’s refugee policy is a threat to German stability. Her government is keen to show that not only does the German economy have room for refugees, but that refugees are also willing to work.
The Employment Office, which began gathering statistics on asylum seekers who are looking for work in June, has so far shown a month-on-month increase in the numbers. In June 297,000 were looking for work, and in August the figure had jumped to 346,000 with signs of an increasing trend.
Merkel’s spokesman, Steffen Seibert, said she had called the meeting so that concerns and ideas could be shared. “She wants to find out where the everyday problems are occurring and where there are bureaucratic hindrances, how they can be alleviated,” he said.
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