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Hey Guys, Bit of newcommer here. I am coming to Berlin 10 September to start my German job search for the next few months. I'm looking for any meetups or networking events. Looking to hit the…
4 posts, 01:03 hrs
When my 2 kids were einbürgerunged as part of my application, I was asked to provide a copy of their last school report as proof of their german proficiency. They were in class 1 and 4 at the time.
19 posts, 23:40 yesterday
Here comes *the* problem: If somebody signs the Aufhebungsvertrag, the last sentence of the Arbeitszeugnis will be something like this: "Herr Müller verließ unser Unternehmen zum 27.11.2019 in…
133 posts, 23:35 yesterday
Scheißegal can just as well simply mean "it just doesn't matter" or "I really don't care". Like so many phrases, it all depends on how you say it and in what context. Adding "scheiß" to "egal" merely…
14 posts, 20:35 yesterday
To a degree, yes. If the taxpayer died and owed taxes, the estate would be held liable first. If selling the estate did not cover the owed taxes, then the German Government would turn to the spouse…
21 posts, 19:56 yesterday
Everything like that has to be decided beforehand. If one sibling feels that their care of the parent is turning into a job they can either suggest to the others that they take turns or if that's a…
319 posts, 18:19 yesterday
It is just another day for us in paradise as Phil Collins once sung. Like horses with blinkers, we in the "first world" walk. Those who see are the truly strong. No idea why but this thread…
5 posts, 17:13 yesterday
Hello everyone, I am an Indian living in Berlin, Germany, with my family I have 2 kids the older one is 5 years and the younger one is a girl she is 2. Me and my wife we both are working so we needed…
26 posts, 16:52 yesterday
Hi Everyone, I was Moving from Berlin Charlottenberg to Berlin TurmStrasse. and I needed movers to help me move my furniture. I am a student here so I needed a cheap and quick service moreover I…
473 posts, 16:43 yesterday
Sorry for the delay (dentist; aftermaths of the first of three root canal operations). All those interested. Sure, why not? He doesn't mind if others around him drink alcohol, he just doesn't…
4 posts, 16:34 yesterday
Hello, I know this website www.myhelpbuddy.com, you can post a request on this website for any sort of translator/interpreter. I took their help in the tax office, i needed a translator to help me…
54 posts, 11:40 yesterday
Surely a no brainer. They will pay for him for go to the US or send their man to Europe. What sort of relationship is the prospective US partner offering if the advance risk is at the expense of the…
19 posts, 11:39 yesterday
I ask the people i work with to correct my German which some do, I also when unsure, say alternatively endings to a word in a questioning manner and someone will always give me the right answer, e.g.
11 posts, 11:16 yesterday
Hello Sweet TTérs. BTW, Tialini and Brauhaus Schönbuch are two of my favs!!! Would it be ok that I bring a good friend (vice J.R.) along? She's Kissy (Kirsten) who I'm treating to dinner/meeting…
124 posts, 11:10 yesterday
Friday 23rd August 2019, 20:30 Holzmarkt Pampa Holzmarktstraße 25, 10243 Berlin goo.gl/maps/lhvcqt1xqrbs... Look out for the red inflatable and Meetup sign. I will comment with a more…
6 posts, 10:37 yesterday
that would depend on the text of the Vollmacht/authorization.... Without knowing it, I can't answer it, I am afraid. Our own broker authorization document would allow exactly that (obviously based…
9 posts, 10:27 yesterday
they will definitely not support you if court action is needed, but they should advise you and/or write a letter on your behalf. The main problem is that he is taking this attitude that he can't…
24 posts, 08:02 yesterday
Well - DHL USA has come to the rescue, I gave up trying to contact DHL Germany, unanswered emails and messages, and a telephone line that was constantly engaged. Local DHL offices who offered no…
114 posts, 06:37 yesterday
Here's an article from the year 2000 saying that "pimp" had started to be used to mean "cool" and could be traced back to hip-hop. Apparently someone from the OED doesn't think it comes from "pimper".
184 posts, 04:14 yesterday
hmmm, but this sounds so much better.. You should have (should’ve) called me! You should of called me! I should have (should’ve) known you were lying. I should of known you were lying. Tom…
144 posts, 01:18 yesterday
I'm so old, we had an ice box when I was a child. I think cooks performed a balancing act between keeping food out of the Hawaii zone and having the ice melt before the ice man came again, in order…
3,448 posts, 21 August
That was a long time ago :). It would be cool to go there now and just speak Dutch and order poffertjes. We traded it with the British for Suriname, the least known country in South America.
16 posts, 21 August
She was 38 and would have had no trouble getting another job. She just wasn't thinking outside the box. Some of my dreams have solved problems for me. Last night I had a dream that involved two…
1,260 posts, 21 August
I remember that time, Wulfrun! I actually watched a Monty Python film three times on the trot at a cinema in Rio in the mid-70s (In Search of the Holy Grail! ) No one kicked me out!
3 posts, 21 August
Hi Guys, We've just published a sponsored post with Rent Control site: wenigermiete.de ... ways to lower your rent, check your rights, and how to challenge your rent if being charged too much,…
4 posts, 21 August
Been using it for a while and am quite satisfied with it actually. While there are even cheaper "robo-investors" out there I'm quite impressed with the outcome - at least so far, meaning over the…
32 posts, 21 August
I think I tried to explain several times and you either do not get it or do not want to get it. Currently the process is like this: - Phone scans for available providers - Phone connects to…
2 posts, 21 August
hello, I commented on the other post yesterday, Regarding English speaking doctors or how can you hire an interpreter to go with you or to book an appointment for you. I came across this similar…
9 posts, 21 August
Resurrecting this thread as I'm trying to figure out what I need to do to get my tax status changed after getting married a couple months ago. My husband and I got married in the UK and I'm not…
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