generalmartok

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About generalmartok

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  • Located Ingolstadt
  • Nationality Timelord
  • Hometown Bangalore
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  • Year of birth 1985

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  1. generalmartok added a post in a topic: What is the verb for "to get by" or "manage"   

    Yes.
    "Kommen Sie mit Ihren Aufgaben zurecht?" - Are you managing ok with your tasks?
    Edit : Also something on the lines of "Kommst du mit deinem neuen Fahrrad zurecht?" or "How do you like your new bicycle?" I think this is also an acceptable (please feel free to correct me) usage.
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  2. generalmartok added a post in a topic: Brunch in "SO.CAL Drink & Dine"   

    I found pictures here before I looked up their website. Has anyone been there? Is it any good? The spread looks amazing.
    It's seems to be in the Occamstraße near the Münchner Freiheit U-Bahn Station.
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  3. generalmartok added a post in a topic: Using a recording of workplace harassment   

    This is so beyond disgusting and I hope you are able to get a new and better job with nicer colleagues, and put this all behind you.
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  4. generalmartok added a post in a topic: Exchanging Indian driving license for German   


    I meant in a construction area where it is very well separated from the rest of the street with a concrete separator. Where there is practically no chance that construction workers or vehicles or debris could spill on to the street.
    But anyway I was talking about this one specific construction zone here in Ingolstadt that has been there for the last 3 years since I moved here and still is. And it was just an example. My point was that driving for the test is definitely a bit different even for someone who has been driving in Germany for many years. :)
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  5. generalmartok added a post in a topic: Exchanging Indian driving license for German   


    I mentioned some average numbers. If he was to do absolutely the bare minimum and take the test with no additional driving lessons, and pass etc. :
    (These are all approximate costs from when I got mine last year)

    Cost of translating foreign language drivers license (mine was in English) at the ADAC : 50€
    First aid course and eye exam (I was lucky because it was some anniversary week and hence there were discounts) : 16€
    Registration with the driving school for a Umschreiben : 100€
    Registration with the Führerscheinstelle : 45€
    Cost of theory exam : 90€
    Cost of practical driving exam : 250€
    Cost of the one driving unit which you pay the driving school for using the car for the exam (depending on the school) : 35€

    This adds up to 586€. The 800€ was more realistic because driving with the intention of passing the exam is quite different from driving otherwise. For example, if there is a construction area and the speed limit is 30kph, but the lane is well separated say, with a concrete barrier, almost no vehicles are going to slow down to 30kph, but if one expects to pass the test, one might very well have to. So ones normal experienced driving instinct might cause one to fail the test. So it never hurts to take some lessons and this could push the lower limit to maybe 700-800€. Cheers.

    Edit : Suddenly, I am not so certain about the exact prices of the tests. I think the 250€ is the sum total of what you owe the TÜV as well as what you owe the driving school.
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  6. generalmartok added a post in a topic: How to politely avoid matchmaking in Germany   


    huh?
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  7. generalmartok added a post in a topic: Exchanging Indian driving license for German   


    This could be anywhere between 800-1200€ more than getting it converted.
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  8. generalmartok added a post in a topic: How to politely avoid matchmaking in Germany   

    How about (politely) telling them you are happily married?
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  9. generalmartok added a post in a topic: Customs duty or taxes on T-shirts ordered online   

    Thanks for the responses..
    So assuming 90 euros, then I will have to pay around 17 euros (19%) and like 6-7 euros (assuming standard shipping as standard Paketversand plus 19% of the 6-7 euros?
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  10. generalmartok added a post in a topic: Customs duty or taxes on T-shirts ordered online   

    Hi all,

    I ordered t-shirts off the the internet from this US Website called 6 dollar shirts, without actually thinking it through. The total price including shipping came to around 90 euros. The last update from the tracking website was from over a week ago and it was supposed to have already entered Germany. I am starting to wonder if it might be stuck at customs. I wish I had looked it up a bit more before impulsively placing the order. It started out because of my excitement of having found a t-shirt with Vandalay Industries printed on it
    Any idea how much I might be asked to pay, if at all? I found some posts but it was mostly about electronics and CDs/DVDs and I am not sure if that makes a difference.

    Thanks in advance :)
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  11. generalmartok added a post in a topic: Issue with Language school contract   


    Yayyy, you. Have a cookie.
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  12. generalmartok added a post in a topic: Requirements for Niederlassungserlaubnis   


    If you have had the blue card for 33 months and paid Rentenversicherungsbeiträge the entire period; or have had the blue card for 21 months, paid Rentenversicherungsbeiträge for this period AND can show a B1 or above language certificate, you should be eligible for a Niederlassungserlaubnis. Good luck.
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  13. generalmartok added a post in a topic: Exchanging Indian driving license for German   

    Not saying you should do it, but one could technically just scan their Indian DL and when in India, go to the local RTO and get it printed and laminated since you are allowed to carry a copy legally. Just remember not to commit any serious traffic offense which will make them ask you to produce the original.
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  14. generalmartok added a post in a topic: Salary range in Munich for software developer   

    Then again, the guy doing the interview would like to hear a number to write it in his Protokoll. So I would probably go online and use one of them websites to get an estimate. Considering software developer with no degree from a German university, and considering it is Munich, if I was the OP, I would aim for 35-40k a year. I think this is a safe number. But this is strictly my opinion :)
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  15. generalmartok added a post in a topic: Kirchensteuerstelle send questionnaire   

    I find it curious that the Kirchensteuerstelle sent the OP a form, where they are required to fill out their name and other details themselves. If the church is addressing the OP intentionally, I would expect that the name would already be filled out. It seems to me that they are just fishing. I personally (as already suggested by many) either not respond at all, or deal with the Finanzamt directly.

    Edit : Maybe the churches should operate like a gym. If one wishes to use their services, one pays a membership fee. My opinion of course :P
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