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54 posts, 23:58 yesterday
Shingles on my face
HI guys.. I just wanted to say thank you to everyone, that had past good heallings onto me, and those that have tried to help me through this tough time.. may god bless you guys in everywqay possible.. THANK YOU i am feeling much better, i am on the road to recovery, i am just waiting fro my nymph nodes to go down to…
68 posts, 23:53 yesterday
Obtaining a driving license in Germany
Do not know if this helps at all or if it is too late, but I shall transcribe some of the numbers from my final Invoice from my Driving School for anyone who ends up finding this thread on a search. I did the school from scratch and passed the test yesterday first time. The driving school was near Aschaffenburg and I imagine…
30 posts, 23:51 yesterday
Strange or inappropriate presents
71 posts, 23:22 yesterday
US citizen opening a German business account
Since this "discrimination&quo... is actively instigated by their very own government which tries to extend its regulations to banks in foreign countries for the simple fact that they're doing business with U.S. citizens, Americans should not expect much in the way of symppathy here.…
19 posts, 23:19 yesterday
Reference Letter from HR
Dont sweat it, its mostly an urban legend. Ive been a manager with personnel responsibility for over 15 years and not only has noone ever sidled up to me and slipped me a copy of "the secret code for managers" Ive also never used these codes myself or even seen them in the wild (ie Ive…
28 posts, 23:08 yesterday
German payslip abbreviations
- laufender Solidaritätszuschlag *current sum of supplementary tax (to finance the reunification) - Rentenversicherung-Arbei... laufendes Entgelt *pension dues, employee's share, current sum - Arbeitslosenversicherung... laufendes Entgelt *unemployment dues, employee's share, current…
6 posts, 21:26 yesterday
What made you smile today?
22 posts, 21:23 yesterday
Seeking Information about new Business Set-up
I simply provide that advice as an experienced parent to a prospective one, so what you do with it is up to you; however, I think you'll find that you'll want and need to spend time with your baby. Furthermore, have you sorted out visas for the family members and in-laws who you expect to…
38 posts, 19:04 yesterday
Planned holiday cancelled by manager
Posted image You being scheduled probably means that your boss forgot he gave you vacation. If something like that would have happened to me, I would have told another manager that there is a mistake, that I have vacation next week approved by boss x and have already bought the flights. Since you didn't…
9 posts, 18:42 yesterday
Children of families of dual nationality
42 posts, 17:32 yesterday
British Cheese in Germany - Cheese from the UK
'The continent' may do, Germany certainly doesn't - rubbery, mild flavoured bland lumps of nothingness, or nasty cream cheeses with bits of pig or mushroom in it. Germany may do a lot of things well, but cheese is not one of them. There has been a huge variety of British cheeses for…
32 posts, 17:18 yesterday
Employment termination & aufhebungsvertag
This is what I think about the issue, having signed an Aufhebungsvertrag years ago. Note that this isn't legal advice and that consultating a lawyer really is advisable. * I believe this contract is the Aufhebungsvertag. Should I consult a lawyer before or after I recieve it? I have no intention…
69 posts, 16:46 yesterday
Payback cards (bonus programme for shoppers)
8 posts, 15:48 yesterday
Adoption - How does it work?
13 posts, 15:46 yesterday
Voting in US Elections from Abroad
44 posts, 15:13 yesterday
Decent beginner Linux based OS
I depends highly on the hardware if you run into problems. If the hardware manufacturer delivers good drivers for linux or at least gives the linux community everything that enables them to write drivers, then you will have no problem at all. But if the hardware manufacturer delivers no drivers…
50 posts, 14:02 yesterday
Frustration with grading system in 4th class
Are the realschule really so vilified? Of our German friends 2 sets have happily let their kids head down that route reasoning that the gentler pace would suit their personalities - one finished and went off to an apprenticeship and the other finished and carried on to a Gymnasium and Abitur and…
18 posts, 13:25 yesterday
Alternative to Maklers
Deutsche Annington also bought all the apartments from Deutsche Bahn throughout Germany where DB had let their employees stay at reduced rents. They have since then started raising the rents to commercial rates and the renters aren't very happy about the change of owners, you can read more…
1238 posts, 11:14 yesterday
New TV license fee, €17.98 a month from 01/2013
Posted image That it just says "Zahlung" made me a bit suspicious**. Just out of curiosity, was the bill addressed to you or your husband, or to something like "Alle Haushälte im Beitragsgebiet"? This for example is a known scam attempt: http://www.computerbetru... **Maybe I'm…
7 posts, 09:36 yesterday
Liebste grüße subtleties - From a friend?
I understand the subtleties of German (even if it sounds like a paradox ) very well. "Liebe Grüsse" is friendly and informal. "Liebste Grüsse" already sounds unusual and a bit over the top, and (because it's unusual) is a clear message of affection. You could even pick…
5 posts, 09:32 yesterday
English translation barbie knitting pattern please
19 posts, 08:19 yesterday
Just bought a Samsung Smart TV
If you want to buy a Smart TV and actually use it as a Smart TV then I think Samsung is the only good choice, specially if you are a foreigner. Samsung TVs are the only ones with permanent ongoing TV apps development and the only ones you can easily change the base country (i.e. Convert the TV into…
8 posts, 19.Oct.2014
Prosciutto or parma ham
14 posts, 19.Oct.2014
Advice needed on selling my car
Never, never never sell a car without first de-registering it! You could be held liable should the buyer be involved in an accident. Kfz-Steuer: Wichtig Abmeldung des Kfz immer vor Verkauf Horrible Google Translation http://www.toytowngerman... http://www.toytowngerman...…
26 posts, 19.Oct.2014
Cancellation of Kabel Deutschland contract
4 posts, 19.Oct.2014
New to Celle, want to view SKY UK channels
87 posts, 19.Oct.2014
Netflix Germany to launch in September 2014
Not being able to access German Prime with smartdns is a PITA for me as I have to have smartdns setup on my router to get chromecast working. Overplay support just suggested I turn off smartdns. Anyhow, I started watching Netflix today set to Germany, officially installed on my Samsung…
6 posts, 19.Oct.2014
Vacation when receiving Arbeitlosengeld
Arbeitslosengeld is paid to you to help support you during the time you are looking for another job. If you are not in the country, you are not able to actively look for another job - therefore the Arbeitsamt restricts the amount of leave allowed to 3 weeks p.a. If you don't advise…
51 posts, 19.Oct.2014
Tax return after working in France and Germany
If you received employee income outside Germany, you will have to fill in Anlage N-AUS. This form is a new tax form that is first used in your tax return for 2011, before then employee income was declared in Anlage AUS along with all other kinds of foreign income. From 2011, Anlage…
16 posts, 19.Oct.2014
How to withdraw large amount from Deutsche Bank
8 posts, 18.Oct.2014
Slight damages to laminate flooring
Document them, take pictures, close ups and general views, make diagrams on them showing just where which damage exists. Actually, I would even contact a floor layer (not floor lawyer!) and ask him for his opinion. It might set you back €100 or so but it just might spare you replacing…
9 posts, 18.Oct.2014
Landline busy for O2 DSL installation!
8 posts, 18.Oct.2014
Terminating job after one month
44 posts, 18.Oct.2014
Cost of taking extended sick leaves
My rough translation ... F43.9 DE: Reaktion auf schwere Belastung, nicht näher bezeichnet EN: Reaction to severe stress, no further specification Z56.x DE: Probleme mit Bezug auf Berufstätigkeit oder Arbeitslosigkeit EN: Symptomatic issues related to employment or unemployment The…
45 posts, 18.Oct.2014
Opening an account with comdirect bank AG
48 posts, 18.Oct.2014
My colleague is pushing my buttons with jokes
Have you tried talking to the others - ask why he keeps telling jokes, say you don't understand and ask if he's laughing at you. You might find that they all think he's completely bonkers. And rather than saying to him that his jokes are stupid, just say "Look, my German…
84 posts, 17.Oct.2014
Getting English TV - Television from England
@Krieg - Thanks for the information, I'll keep a look out. @SpiderPig You seem quite unprofessional if you publicly talk about emails that you have received from potential clients. Also, I felt that you were quite unfriendly in the process. I was only asking for some more information…
4 posts, 17.Oct.2014
Providing certificates for English courses
25 posts, 17.Oct.2014
What to do on a long week-end in Dublin
Jeez. Um, well, on the basis of your list, Howth and Bray. Next. Alexander, you really don't make people want to take time helping you by tacking a rant on to every bloody post. And as for 1st world supermarkets in Ireland... Compare like with like, for heaven's sake. Dublin…
8 posts, 17.Oct.2014
Insolvenzgeld - when your employer goes bust
5 posts, 17.Oct.2014
Company takeover and ongoing employment
26 posts, 17.Oct.2014
Buying new car from Discount online sites
5 posts, 16.Oct.2014
Used car warranty, no repair
30 posts, 16.Oct.2014
Telekom DSL availability
16 posts, 16.Oct.2014
Where do I get my tax number?
7 posts, 16.Oct.2014
Neonazi to become a judge in Bavaria
9 posts, 16.Oct.2014
Watching content on smartphone to tv
15 posts, 16.Oct.2014
Buying rented property with fixed contract
This times infinity. Even more so given that it's the first time the building is being subdivided ("converted" in the legalese) and sold as individual units. According to Section 577a of the German Civil Code, the sitting tenant is protected against eviction for at least…
50 posts, 16.Oct.2014
Accident with rented van, no insurance
The problem is that 1000 EUR is ANOTHER AVERAGE, so a bunch of incidents might be low and a few very high, i.e. a bunch of 100 EUR worth accidents and a few 10K EUR accidents. So you still might be one having a 10K EUR accident so in your example 10 EUR insunrance is a good choice when…
26 posts, 16.Oct.2014
English-language helpline for Deutsche Telekom
12 posts, 16.Oct.2014
Juggling kids and summer holidays
What will your children be doing after school? Where we live the primary school finishes at approx 1pm, so my children attend a Hort. This is after-school care run by qualified staff. During most school holidays the Hort then switches to full time care. In the summer holidays the Hort…
27 posts, 16.Oct.2014
Samsung SmartTV Keyboard/Mouse
5 posts, 15.Oct.2014
Where to buy frozen fruit juice concentrate
18 posts, 15.Oct.2014
Stolen debit card - Cancellation process
You don't need to know your numbers, just bring your ID into a branch office. PostBank will be very friendly and helpful and make you pay at least €15 for a new card as you wait weeks for it to arive. You'll also have to wait for PINs to come by post. If you need money, you…
4 posts, 15.Oct.2014
Estimated sequence of events after Strafbefehl
1. Independent. Won't be in it either. 2. Couple months to up to a year till the court is finished with you? It's a full court case and everything, you know. 3. The Strafbefehl is the fine if you don't appeal it. You'll receive a payment order 4-6 weeks after the Strafbefehl. 4.…
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