Where are the CPod staff?

go_manly
May 05, 2010, 12:55 AM posted in General Discussion

What has happened to the CPod staff on these boards? Is there a holiday in China? It seems all communications from CPod stopped suddenly 6 days ago. The only exceptions are 5 posts from Zoey, 2 from Jenny, and 1 from Jason.

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bababardwan
May 05, 2010, 01:10 AM

I thought Jenny mentioned they were on a 5 day holiday.My guess is they'll be back today or tomorrow.I was curious though what the holiday is and have been meaning to look it up or ask.Anyone know what holiday it is?

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jen_not_jenny
May 05, 2010, 01:18 AM

May 1 is Labor Day in China, and as the Expo opened on the same day, Shanghai got an extended 5-day weekend. It's back to work today...

 

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bababardwan

Do you work for CPod jen not jenny? If so,where's your team badge ?

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jen_not_jenny

I'm badgeless! ;) I'm on the EnglishPod team, doing a bit to fill Sarah's shoes (an impossible task, I'm sure you're aware) while she's off gallivanting 'round the Middle Kingdom...

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bababardwan

yeah,those shoes can move,hehe. Well if you're not going to wear a badge we'll just have to hear you on the Next News and Features,hey ba.

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xiaolanzhu

Talking about Sarah...

http://urbanatomy.com/index.php/i-ahearts-shanghai/daily-blog/3255-china-rush-vote

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bababardwan

I'm interested in who urbanatomy are and the connection with CPod. Is it just a recent set up to discuss the Shanghai expo? Tell me more.Sounds like it should it be on the Jenny Zhu show.

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catherinem

ChinesePod has friends in high places! Woot! ;)

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helencao_counselor
May 05, 2010, 01:24 AM

Hi all,

Yes, we had a five-day May Day holiday here in Shanghai and we are just back to work today.

这个“周末”很长! :)

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JasonSch
May 05, 2010, 01:29 AM

I spent the extended holiday in Beijing. Went to a music festival and enjoyed nice weather.

Back now though!

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bababardwan
May 05, 2010, 01:31 AM

Do you work for CPod jen not jenny? If so,where's your team badge ?

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jen_not_jenny
May 05, 2010, 01:36 AM

I'm badgeless! ;) I'm on the EnglishPod team, doing a bit to fill Sarah's shoes (an impossible task, I'm sure you're aware) while she's off gallivanting 'round the Middle Kingdom...

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catherinem
May 05, 2010, 03:32 AM

We're all back now! As was mentioned above, it was the Labor Day holiday. We got an extended break from the Shanghai government thanks to Expo mania!

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bodawei

Some would like to know how to get an extended break from the Shanghai government. ;-) Sorry, I am sure that they are all very nice people.

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catherinem

Everyone in Shanghai got a special extra long weekend in celebration of the Expo!

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bodawei

Hi Catherine, yeah I got that. I was making a lame joke based on the ambiguity of your sentence. Some people need an extended break from something that is making them sick. Like housework.

Actually to get back to your point, maybe a number of governments were in a generous mood over the May holidays. Sarah mentioned the Shaoxing trip (anyone go?) and we got an offer from a local government for an all expenses paid trip too.

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xiaophil

My university took some faculty on an all expense paid trip to Qiandao Lake. Actually, that is normal here (I imagine at your university as well). Each year there are at least three small trips such as this. That's often one of the perks of working in China from what I have seen.

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xiaophil

My university took some faculty on an all expense paid trip to Qiandao Lake. Actually, that is normal here (I imagine at your university as well). Each year there are at least three small trips such as this. That's often one of the perks of working in China from what I have seen.

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bodawei

Yes, we do get treated to one thing or another, can't complain. The trip I refer to however was not paid by our employer - it was offered by the local government at the destination (Xishuangbana). Four days, all travel accommodation, food; even 100 RMB a day spending money. I didn't go; took a slightly less orchestrated trip.

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bababardwan

was that 2 faculties then,or did they take the same faculty twice?

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bababardwan

why were the local govt funding it? were they hoping to poach some talent or something?

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John
May 05, 2010, 04:49 AM

Back!  Yay!

I didn't actually go anywhere (except Shanghai Sculpture Park), but I had a great much-needed rest and got a lot of stuff done.

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xiaolanzhu
May 05, 2010, 05:19 AM

Talking about Sarah...

http://urbanatomy.com/index.php/i-ahearts-shanghai/daily-blog/3255-china-rush-vote

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bodawei
May 05, 2010, 06:13 AM

Some would like to know how to get an extended break from the Shanghai government. ;-) Sorry, I am sure that they are all very nice people.

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xiaophil
May 05, 2010, 07:20 AM

My university took some faculty on an all expense paid trip to Qiandao Lake. Actually, that is normal here (I imagine at your university as well). Each year there are at least three small trips such as this. That's often one of the perks of working in China from what I have seen.