By Anonymous - 03/07/2013 21:01 - Canada - Edmonton

Today, after spending months learning Chinese, selling my house and everything I own for my big transfer to Hong Kong, my boss decided I should instead go to our other branch across town. FML
I agree, your life sucks 54 326
You deserved it 3 068

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That's bullshit, sorry. Are you at least getting a raise out of it?

I hope you got a raise, or a huge bonus if some sort, because your boss should of notified you way in advance before you sold everything. Shame on your boss.

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That's bullshit, sorry. Are you at least getting a raise out of it?

You'd think after learning "Chinese" he'd know there's no such language...only Mandarin and Cantonese...just sayin...

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#88, I've visited Hong Kong a couple years back and the people there also speak Mandarin.

88 - Only some do - most likely he would have been interacting with many Chinese speaking clients. I live in the states, but one of my dads airports for work is in Hong Kong, he spends most of his life there.

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I'm under the impression the decision of what branch just changed when she/he posted this...

I've had bosses tell me one thing and than say something completely different later on, only to deny what they previously said. That was probably the case with OP's boss and they had no control over the matter.

I hope you got a raise, or a huge bonus if some sort, because your boss should of notified you way in advance before you sold everything. Shame on your boss.

I agree definitely, but *should have

Get back at him and speak only Chinese at this branch!

So that op would lose their job? GENIOUS!!!!!

If he doesn't know it, curse him out in Chinese. Say everything you want, then tell him you were giving him compliments.

Kick him all the way to Hong Kong

See the plus point, you know Chinese now and you can stay with your family for all the holidays.

I very highly doubt that OP is fluent in Chinese, sorry to tell you. It takes years, especially if OP's native language doesn't have tones. Since they're Canadian, we can guess that they most likely don't. Chinese can take ten+ years to become fluent. I've studied for four and I'm not fluent. The bright side isn't that they know Chinese. More that they don't have to move across the planet. Beautiful country though.

It says nowhere that they're fluent, OP just said she learned Chinese. Which I assume means enough Chinese to be understood and to get by living in HK.

A lot of people in Hong Kong speak Cantonese instead of mandarin. When they do speak mandarin, it is often with a heavy accent, so OP would have a hard time trying to understand them.

44, Hong Kong isn't a country; it's a territory controlled by China...

I didn't say not imply it was a country 51 I don't know where you pulled that from

52, I was referring to the comment above yours as in 44's.

Oh whoops. I am a silly sausage.

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Taking revenge and blackmailing your boss is not the brightest idea.

Salty?... id be a SALTINE CRACKER

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Actually shit in mandarin is 'goupi' or '狗屁'.

It's "Mandarin Chinese," or Chinese for short. You have a very fitting username.

pwned by pwn. Awesome.

This coming from someone that just said "learnt"....

Learnt is correct in British English... But it isn't in this sentence.

Holy shit that was a great burn

Still isn't called Chinese. Because there is No language called just "Chinese"

You are correct.

Oh my god who cares

If there is no language called Chinese there is no language called English, Norwegian, or German. Being this dickheaded about it is like saying "English? There is only British English or American English. Not just English.", or when someone says they're learning Norwegian saying that there is no such language, only bokmal and norsk. Obviously, if they say they're learning something and specify what region they're going to, they're unexplicitly saying what branch and dialect of the language they have learned. Since OP is going to Hong Kong I seriously doubt they would be stupid enough to learn anything but Cantonese. When you expect to be relocated somewhere, you usually don't just say "k." and learn nothing about the place in the months leading up to transfer.

That's tough and it sucks that you had to sell all your stuff but look on the bright side, you learnt a new language, you get to stay home ( trust me moving to a new land with new people sucks big time) and finally you get new stuff assuming you still have the money from selling your house

I agree. Fresh new start with new things, but it may take a few to recover if you've taken a hit financially or credit-wise.

Yeah but if he/she is selling more to get rid of. A $500 couch could be sold for $40