09 septembre 2008

The 'Carte de Munca'

Dear Everyone, For those of you outside Roumania, you'll be wondering what a 'carte de munca' is. Well, it's a little booklet issued by the Department of Employment (I suppose) where everything pertaining to your professional life is noted: employer, company, address, date of entry, date and reason for leaving, salary etc... It's a bit like a tiny CV, but far more detailed, a sort of professional testimony for want of a better word. Without one a Roumanian cannot find work legally. I was asked for mine when my audition with Mr... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 22:23 - Permalien [#]

05 septembre 2008

Cornel Todea - The Story of a Snitch... latest article from Observator Cultural, 4th September

Dear Everyone Below another article on Cornel Todea, the Securitate informer, this time in Observator Cultural dated 4th September. Again, though less flagrant this time, we are invited to feel sorry for him. After all, he was one of many. Was what he did so very bad? He didn't torture anyone. Aren't the torturers the ones who should be brought to book? Yes, of course they are. But bear in mind that if nasty scum like Todea hadn't grassed and reported back to base in the first place, they would never have been arrested. Todea's... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 18:15 - Permalien [#]
04 septembre 2008

Update: Sebes, Alba Iulia, Sighet and Brasov...

Dear Everyone, Yes, I know I said I'd stay up to date because Aylin had her laptop, but there was neither time nor energy, so for all those who sent me e-mails complaining, I apologise. It's been a marvellous, energetic and rather tiring week. Feels more like a month (in a good way). Looking at all the photos, I can't believe we did so much in so little time. As you know, we set off last Wednesday morning having first executed 'triage' on all the clothes etc to be delivered to the creche. We will take the larger ones another... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 15:38 - Permalien [#]