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Horrible news for my friends & I

Sunday, July 28, 2013

I didn’t think I would be blogging so quickly after last week’s entry. My passport has not returned yet and that is ok, if not somewhat expected---what isn’t expected is now I fear its return.

My future colleague, who is working at a different location than I got a horrible shock late last week: her visa has been denied. Stated reason: she’s ‘overqualified’ according to new *state* government mandates.

A is in shock and scared, with less than a month left on her apartment lease, her current employment resigned from. Our employer is now scrambling to provide proof and appeal their decision.

Another colleague, M, already working for six months is suddenly being told her qualifications aren’t good enough by the authorities and will be forced to defend her education, her pedagogy, her right to work in Germany in front of a panel.

Please pray for both of them. We are all clearly qualified and passionate about what we do but the disgusting head of nationalist politics (if we were EU this discussion would not be occurring) is rearing its ugly head in the form of new, surprising state irrational demands (because children deserve underqualified teachers right?)

Will I be denied too? I feel everyday now like vomiting in anticipation. I feel like crying all the time.

The morning I opened my email hear of A’s news I awoke with a horrible sinus-congestion headache and from a nightmare where I was at the consulate waiting in a big, uncrowned line full of panicked people.

Since I have heard the news I have been under so much stress, in a semi-permanent headache and my anxiety is at a peak. The worst part is knowing that if my passport return timeline follow’s A and M’s I won’t know for another two weeks.

I don’t know how we can get through this cruel time.


ps. I still weigh 163, the never ending plateau weight.
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    Oh no :( I'm going to think positive thoughts for you and your friends!
    1330 days ago
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    well sure emoticon
    1332 days ago
    Hi Samantha,

    I will pray for you, A and M.....I bet you are stressed...I am so sorry this is happening it is definitely frusterating.

    Don't know if this advice will help....but try not to stress over those things in which we have no control...pray and put it in Gods hands...


    1333 days ago
    Hope all goes well Sam.. Try not to worry to much ..
    emoticon . Things have a habit of working out for the best in the long run ... Hugs Susie.
    1333 days ago
    Dear Dear Sam, I really dont know anything about this but try not to worry ,be concerned yes but dont make yourself weak , if somehow it turns out to not be good news then you will need all your strength , I firmly believe in the power of positive thought and i know you have many people rooting for you , including me ! So sorry about your friends also ,
    1333 days ago
    Whoever thought you'd have to "dumb down" your qualifications?! That is just insanity. I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers that all goes well for you. Have you gotten any good news of those who have been allowed their visa? Hopefully, if indeed you follow suit and are denied, your German employer will go to bat for you and be successful in getting things straightened out for you. Again, prayers your way.

    Mary Ellen
    1334 days ago
    can´t your employees this end contact the visa place that has your visa application to try to a get mpore information or b hurry it up.i can´t say i have heard anything overhere on the german news about this issue but there has been alot of uproar about america spying on german internet users etc since this snowdon that has anything to do with your situation ii have know idea.will make dua for you love.keep us informed.i am only here till wedneday then i go to germany but if i can make any phone calls this end for you let us know. emoticon
    1334 days ago
    I'm sorry about your friend's situation and hope the same doesn't come your way. Easier said than done, but try not to worry unless you have to. Hugs!
    1334 days ago
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