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72 posts, 21:05 today
Smoking in public spaces - Isn't it illegal?
Now you're just being silly. But seriously, where do you draw the line? Obviously going into someone's residence crosses a line - or attacking them or their property. But is it OK for a family to cook curry most nights, or what about someone who wears a strong smelling aftershave that you don't particularly…
15 posts, 21:02 today
Legal action against my former company
Thanks. It's people like you who are making life difficult for actual freelancers and consultants. If you call yourself a freelancer or a consultant, you're just that. If you want to have a regular job, look for a regular job. You can find a lawyer and sue, but I hope they laugh you out of court. And I mean that…
4 posts, 20:52 today
Received tax reminder letter - no idea what to do!
Posted image Sorry if this seems a silly or uninformed post - it very possibly might be in the case of the latter! I've been working in Leipzig as an english teacher (I'm British) since last July, and recently received a letter (forwarded by my flatmate) which looks like a reminder to pay my taxes, or declare my taxes.…
68 posts, 20:46 today
Bad customer service at 1&1 Internet AG
9 posts, 20:36 today
Stricter law for freelancers?
75 posts, 19:53 today
E-Mail and internet for kids
The best advice I have read is to change the Wlan password everyday and only release it after they have cleaned their room, done their homework, etc.. I think skype can be an important communication tool, but it always depends on the child. Some children discuss their homework via skype and come out with great work but…
71 posts, 19:34 today
Duzen and Siezen - The Du and Sie forms of 'You'
There is no easy answer or fixed rule to solve your problem, but I agree with what Nelle said. Continue to use "du" with the people in your office and switch back to "Sie" with the rest of the team. If they notice it, they will assume that you inadvertendly mixed up "du" and "Sie"…
32 posts, 18:28 today
My new fur babies arrived and ouch
It's not uncommon to have a reaction to new kittens, even if you've spent your life around cats. I had the same issue, so went requested some industrial-strength antihistamines from the doctor, and needed them for a month or two until it settled down. Now I can share a pillow (should I so desire) with no ill effects.…
67 posts, 18:00 today
Opening a German bank account
Hey TTers, So after reading threads and threads about opening an account, here is one with everything to save the next person a bit of time! I just went into Deutsche Bank to open an Account, expecting the worst (like going to the KVR to get a visa). It was simple, all I needed was my Passport, and the 'Anmeldung…
85 posts, 17:45 today
2014 TT American fantasy football league
Posted image 2014 TT American fantasy football league This is the 2014 TT American fantasy football league. What is fantasy football? For a basic overview, check here: Wikipedia - Fantasy football (American). For those interested in details on this league, the TT league is based on weekly NFL games and uses a weekly head-to-head format.…
22 posts, 17:39 today
Chocolate chip cookies - Share your recipes
28 posts, 17:01 today
Telekom User Data for LOGIN
The username has to be constructed as following: AnschlusskennungZugangsn... The # is only required if the Zugangsnummer has less than 12 numbers. So, basically if your Anschlusskennung is 99999999999, your Zugangsnummer is 444444444444 and your Mitbenutzernummer is 0001 (Hauptnutzer), the username to enter would look…
33 posts, 16:54 today
Compulsory bag inspection at the grocery
As many of you know, one of my jobs is in a 'cough' well-known discounter. When being trained on the till, I was taught that I can only ask for bags/other items in a shopping trolley to be lifted up in order to make sure that nothing has been forgotten in the trolley; I should never ask to look in bags, as it is…
4 posts, 16:39 today
Do you want an athletics website?
13 posts, 16:07 today
Postbank refusing to cancel credit card
In general, whenever you want to cancel something in this country, don't go to branches and waste your time talking to employees. Instead, write a letter, sign it, and send it by mail and/or by fax. This is what Postbank also recommends, see here. Alternatively, in your case you can send the cancellation notice through…
4 posts, 15:51 today
Tax status upon leaving Germany
11 posts, 15:38 today
Using UK multi-region dvd player in Germany
5 posts, 14:49 today
Working Solutions for TV via the Internet
6 posts, 14:40 today
How to deal with the tax if income is from abroad
35 posts, 14:08 today
Dropbox watch out, change is a comin' MEGA is here
34 posts, 12:42 today
White-collar conmen on the Autobahn
I think one should report to police, even if nothing much is going to come out of it initially. But once they have a heap of similar reports, then maybe the police will act. Many times such small acts continue and expand, because they never get reported. I can understand the irritation of getting conned - its not the…
31 posts, 12:24 today
Have you taken a loan in Germany since 2011?
http://www.sueddeutsche... Brand-new high-court decision in Germany coming up - could be relevant for anyone who took out a personal loan since 2011 (as older loan-contracts have already fallen under laps of time rule, which is three years counted from the end of the calendar year): The BGH - highest court level in Germany…
92 posts, 11:42 today
Formula One 2014 season - F1 Motor Racing
8 posts, 11:16 today
Corporate events - loved or loathed
52 posts, 10:39 today
Handling the aftermath of a car accident
82 posts, 10:00 today
A bill for something I stupidly signed up for
Sorry, but your post annoys me. Laughable? No, not at all. The intention of the law is to make clear that clicking that button will cost money. "Book now" does not qualify for that because booking something (like a doctors appointment) might not cost you yet. And no, the context is irrelevant here. The button…
13 posts, 09:21 today
Buying Land + grunderwerbsteuer
41 posts, 08:38 today
American CIA chief of station told to leave Berlin
52 posts, 07:47 today
What are you eating right now?
6 posts, 07:12 today
Where to buy compost worms?
34 posts, 23:21 yesterday
Life in Vancouver - Canada
60 posts, 22:59 yesterday
Getting a mortgage in Germany - How difficult is it?
25 posts, 22:55 yesterday
"Unpaid" bill in Germany...problem in Prague?
Well, they are assholes but legally they are right: you should have sent them a normal letter. On the other hand why can't you be such an asshole as well? Did you receive a bill by ordinary mail? No. So you didn't receive any bill and you don't know who answered e-mails on your behalf. Maybe some virus, r…
21 posts, 21:27 yesterday
Problems with late salary payment
Welcome to Toytown Bon_UK Your post seems to have been merged to the wrong topic as your situation doesn't appear to have much to do with Immediate resignation without any notice period. If the admin(s or mods) spot this discrepancy they may again move your post to the more apt Problems with late salary payment Be…
45 posts, 21:24 yesterday
Should I make my feelings clear to my teacher?
Speaking from a female perspective I have gone through similar things in my youth. You are nice to a guy because you like him as a friend etc and then boom he is in love. Why can men not understand that we like to make friends too and it is not always something to do with dating etc.…
16 posts, 20:58 yesterday
Knitting Pattern Translation please
Posted image This hat and sweater are each knit in one piece. The sweater has seams along the shoulders, the hat is knit together. Both are done solely in garter stitch. Let me know if you'd like the hat pattern. The sweater is copyrighted and you can order it from Schoolhouse Press, Pittsville…
13 posts, 20:17 yesterday
Expecting a baby -> To-do List -> Timeline
I'm about to pop, and here are some relative times that I've used over the past 9 months: I got my mutterpass at about 12 weeks- at my first scan. Immediately after getting my mutterpass, I found my midwife. In our area, there is a huge shortage of midwifes, so it was important…
8 posts, 19:17 yesterday
Hawkwind was the greatest band of its time
I went to see Hawkwind in 1973 on the strength of Silver Machine. As a teenager I didn't know quite what to expect. The band came on the stage in semi darkness and after a few minutes the audience applauded. I honestly thought that they were still tuning their instruments. Was deaf…
15 posts, 15:46 yesterday
MyHammer or equivalent websites
9 posts, 15:33 yesterday
EU/EEA Certificate - how to get UK Tax Stamp
34 posts, 14:00 yesterday
Using the Channel Tunnel between France and UK
Please read the Eurotunnel terms and conditions, particularly the Ticket Validity clause... "Failure to complete both the outward and return journeys in respect of a return booking will invalidate your booking and in the event that you complete only one journey in respect of a…
4 posts, 13:35 yesterday
Backpacking Backpack for women - Suggestions please.
5 posts, 12:13 yesterday
Leaving Germany: Tax and Pension
30 posts, 11:00 yesterday
Letter to cancel Telekom DSL
Hello, you should cancel your contract 3 months before it expires on Nov. 15, 2014. That would be August 15, 2014, but when you mail the letter off do it any time the beginning of August and put for example: 10. August 2014 on the letter head and also mail it off on that day. The mail…
31 posts, 08:45 yesterday
Questions for those who have achieved =>B2 exams
Well... I've not done a German exam recently, but I did do a B2 French exam last year and got 91%. I'm currently preparing for a C2 translation exam from French into English for next year. This is what I do to prepare for exams: What resources have you used, that were very effective…
12 posts, 21.Jul.2014
Language school not refunding deposit
Taking a bilingual witness with you, take that letter to their headquarters, in person, and hand them a copy along with a letter demanding refund by, e.g. 31 July 2014. If you do not receive the refund apply for a court order (Mahnbescheid) and also consider criminal charges (Unterschlagung…
6 posts, 21.Jul.2014
Payment dispute with DB Call a Bike
Hi, looking through their website it seems in München you don't have to return the bike at service stations but in Berlin you have to!? Their AGBs mention a variable service charge for incorrect/failed returns §7 Rückgabebedingungen --> 3. ... Looking at the complete…
40 posts, 21.Jul.2014
Mold behind bedroom cupboard
The mould behind the cupboard is there because the wall is damp (I assume it's an outside wall), not because of the sleeping habits of your partner. In Germany everyone falls into one of two groups: those that need a dehumidifier and those that have one. Further information with…
23 posts, 21.Jul.2014
Does a US-German citizen need a German passport?
52 posts, 21.Jul.2014
Light switches outside of the bathroom
27 posts, 21.Jul.2014
Used Car (Gebrauchtwagen) problems
Hi darknight. Not sure how to formulate my answer to be concise enough, but still pertinent. First of all: what's your problem? I mean i know why i had a bad day,but what's your excuse? Bad night? Bad life? Argues with your wife for mocking on people on TT Forum? Let me give…
21 posts, 21.Jul.2014
US Vacation / Seattle - San Francisco
5 posts, 21.Jul.2014
Illegal sublet - no contract, only emails
11 posts, 21.Jul.2014
Captain Philipp Lahm ends international career
That makes me very sad. Ever since 2006 he has been a driving force in the German national team, untiring, determined and versatile. Süddeutsche Zeitung is saying the same, stating that Lahm had made the decision to end his international career prior to the World Cup and to concentrate…
11 posts, 21.Jul.2014
Income Tax return for MBA Tuition fee - Tax Returns
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