elanheart: How anonymous are these posts? "Accreditation" would = bribe in China. And if one is so very concerned about "venting" rather than truth - it would seem to me that if teachers have been abused, then venting is a natural outcome and comments can be read with learned intuitions re the machinations of Chinese business - If the writer is new to the paradigm, then some frustrations will be emotional reactions to red-tape - as it were - bureaucracy as it is and must be in a developing country - and other concerns will align with the statistically targeted foci per the mission of this blog. Rumor can, of course, become accepted factoid - but if we tiptoe around abuse nothing will ever be disseminated or contemplated and pursued as a valid cause. I hear your caution and your attempts at "professionalism" - and this is noble and good - however - Could we get on with it? I have been in China almost two years - contracts are rarely registered because employers then must admit to accurate wages and pay appropriate taxes - I have been asked to sign two separate contracts, and when I refused, CEO says That's okay, I'll sign it for you. The two highest paid employees - myself and another "Director" - are no longer with the bogus company - I have been advertised as a professor with a British school - I am a PhD and professor from the States, but boss will claim any of his "foreign" staff are representatives of whichever institution will sell his programs to rich parents - I have been asked to call a candidate I recommended to find out whether "her skin was black or white" - I refused. CEO wanted to cut my salary - I stuck to the contract - CEO didn't pay learning center staff for 3 months - no explanation - finally paid partial salaries or full salary (once?) end of the month - but juggles funds among his employees to pay who he needs to pay at the moment - and the more dedicated an employee, the more he berates her (he only hires cute, young women) - abuses, withholds pay, fires - whatever. We can try to look like educated professionals - or we can actually behave in a responsible manner. Words are lovely words - but they are as transparent as the Chinese "business model" - Could we just be honest?
troeschp: Dear Ami, thank you for your review and comments. Since you passed by during soft-opening, we have changed the supplier of our sausage and have adjusted the recipe. The veal sausage with rösti, ratatouille and our onion gravy - home-made from scratch by cooking bones and all other ingredients for more than a day to reach the desired consistency - is one of our key items now. The Entrecote with our SwissTaste herb butter is pictured in this review and in the printed version (not the Zurich pork ragout) as one of our other hot picks of the menu. Since your review, we have launched our SwissTaste Brunch, as well, on weekends (Saturdays, Sundays, official holidays). It features an all you can eat and drink A la Carte Menu with all signature coffees and our famous thick hot chocolate included. SwissTaste is for sure the only brunch to include fondue in its choices - cheese and chocolate versions- and a whole range of specialty coffees, all prepared with imported Swiss milk. RMB 248 for brunch with coffees and chocolate, RMB 398 including free flow Prosecco and brunch cocktails.
kesang: Cleopatra, from "Anthony and Cleopatra" is both my favourite heroine and villainess. I say so because of the complexity of her character, on one hand she is a manipulative seductress on the other she is a skilled Leader. She is the epitome of beauty but also vain and histrionic. I think she gives us glimpses into all aspects of a woman, both the good and the bad, thus with such depth in her character, I chose Cleopatra.
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