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27 posts, 00:28 hrs
Hi there, MunichMom I've never done one of these but I have read a bit about them on the EU Cedefop site. There's a bunch of tools, including plug-ins, you can use if you might be doing this…
908 posts, 00:10 hrs
I so desperately hope you're right. The other day I sadly remarked to my German colleague I was very afraid my country might turn into a dictatorship... and quietly wondered if Germany was…
3 posts, 22:27 yesterday
I'd imagine they'd still need to give him a pay-stub listing all deductions. I suppose @MJ is interested in making sure they have paid his social and health insurance contributions.
21 posts, 22:21 yesterday
Hi we are getting this sorted by our solicitor. The people who stole my sons identity were our old tenants and she worked for deutsche post. she stole our mail for 2 years. she has already used our…
16 posts, 22:09 yesterday
Did you have any injuries? Did the ambulance come and treat you? Haftpflichtversicherung plays no role here, you're not liable. Police will open charges "leaving crime scene of the accident"…
354 posts, 22:08 yesterday
@2B_orNot2B I saw on this Swiss site, that lefties planned to steel flags: 20min.ch/ausland/news/st... When I searched for a German site, I obviously found that very old message. Did not look on…
1,549 posts, 21:57 yesterday
Seriously? Portland protesters blockade ICE offices and without any irony the ICE staff complains about being separated from their families? Hysterical! Don't worry. It's only for a political goal so…
10 posts, 21:17 yesterday
The Aldi Süd Veggie Burgers are NOT frozen - they are in the fridge with the other things in similar, green packaging, which, surprisingly, are all veggie!!! Aldi does NOT stock frozen veggie…
6 posts, 19:13 yesterday
Paul's away still, so I'm filling in again This week we'll go to Restaurant Kerala, Schumann Str.9, 81679 München. Slightly different to most Indian restaurants in Munich as they have some…
15 posts, 18:58 yesterday
On J.R.'s behalf.. he's probably not coming so here's a revised: (We're meeting at GinYuu (at Milaneo, opposite the Stadtbibliothek) Sign-up list for the next DUMB, on Thursday, 21st June 2018…
25 posts, 18:54 yesterday
@ejh The cost of a flight back to the US, at least where my folks live, is now at about 2,000 Euros, round trip. That ammount of cash could buy some health insurance/travellers health insurance for…
18 posts, 18:46 yesterday
For secondary schools there is no need to visit those of your parish. You can even send them across state borders if you wish) a popular option for kids in the Aschaffenburg area because the…
37 posts, 18:31 yesterday
Good point. I actually recently spoke with a grad who completed a master's degree in business in English and who after almost 16 months still hasn't found a real job (unsurprisingly he wasn't…
51 posts, 17:16 yesterday
And that takes us back to a point highlighted earlier - the OP has a clear cut plan and aim: a property they can retire to. It's not set out for them as a speculative investment, and the only…
7 posts, 15:52 yesterday
I should have mentioned that it was same for open shift, so when there was no shift change needed. I just had to come 10min earlier and work 10min more for free for opening the place. Also I have the…
3 posts, 15:43 yesterday
Hi, How many mini jobs I can have in order not to pay tax? My husband is a freelance English teacher and he has one mini-job. He has to pay tax for his English class if he earns money more than…
5 posts, 15:35 yesterday
I don't want to be seen as doing marketing for them, but I use sixt mydriver(mydriver.com) to get home from Munich airport every week, and they are always pretty reliable. You can book a 'business…
3 posts, 15:25 yesterday
Just start applying for jobs, you don't have to clean toilets, there is always something to do for someone who works in IT. If your spoken English is close to your written English skills you…
4 posts, 14:42 yesterday
This is how German authorities handled it anyways, isn't it? At least the deportation part. Maybe the "asylum denied" letters have to be slightly adjusted to say "leave the country after this…
5 posts, 13:54 yesterday
I´ve just checked it again, you are right! It is not going to be that sunny, still a great plan. You are welcome to come, perhaps with an umbrella? haha. Thanks for the correction!
27 posts, 13:30 yesterday
A mate of mine, on the day of the Business Studies 'O' level exam decided to go and watch Leics play at Grace Road before the exam. Needless to say, he stayed, enjoyed the cricket and got an…
615 posts, 12:30 yesterday
Ladies, I am sorry to flake at the last minute but we're flat hunting and have just been invited to view a place we really really like tomorrow evening :/ So I won't be able to come along.
49 posts, 10:59 yesterday
yeah I get that - and I agree he should go to the police. I suggested that a while back but he still needs to return that document to kvr asap, regardless of whether it turns into a criminal…
3 posts, 10:57 yesterday
Hey Mark, I'm ways away from you in Bayern, but if you manage to get a few Dads together, great news. I've been caring for my kids 12 years now and tbh failed to get together any like mindeds. It's…
1 posts, 10:04 yesterday
Hi guys I have a question around the idea of selling digital products from my base in Berlin. I already have 2 steuernummers - one for my Gewerbe (book publishing) and another one for my…
4 posts, 09:33 yesterday
Bad Harzburg is nice, easy road and train access (at least from Braunschweig). Take a ride up the cablecar (located in the centre of town, next to the tourist info place), the treetop walk…
3 posts, 08:09 yesterday
Hello everyone! Does anyone have any experience with the Obermayr schools in the Frankfurt/Wiesbaden/Russ... area? We have been told there could be places for our children at two of their schools,…
2 posts, 02:56 yesterday
Hi, thought I'd revive this topic as I have a similar question. We have a 3 year old C-class & we are thinking about getting it serviced at a regular service centre this year. The last service we…
5 posts, 19 June
At work the situation is clear (I know it's volunteer but the rules I guess are the same): whoever is the boss is liable for all equipment being safe. Well, perhaps your post is indeed helpful:…
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