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1,075 posts, 6 April
Could have done, if trump had order GM to make ventilators earlier, but he left it too late, even as long as as last week he seemed to think USA will be out of lockdown by easter
8 posts, 3 April
I have multiple adsense accounts and I need to have one in Germany so I can get paid to my bank directly . and also adsense can close your account at any time so I need to have couple in case I lost…
6 posts, 3 April
Hi, Does anyone know of a chili grower in Germany or even in Berlin/ Brandenberg? I know there are growers in the UK so must be people growing here - any suggestions? Thanks!
35 posts, 3 April
You save on hassle basically. It's like bummer, that time again, have to take some time to change my tires or get it down to a shop and have them do it. Maybe you had something else planned, even if…
151 posts, 3 April
Friday 13th March 2020, 21:30 Irish Pub Tauentzienstraße 9-12, 10789 Berlin, Germany maps.app.goo.gl/gl8abqnp... Irish Pub is downstairs in the Europa-Center. Tables reserved. Meetup sign…
3 posts, 2 April
Hi all, I am wondering if anybody knows if those with Freelance Visa (non-EU citizen) are entitled to the newly announced government Corona aid? In my visa, the terms state "Erlischt mit Bezug von…
19 posts, 1 April
At the moment I think the current restrictions are until the 20th April. If new infection rate isn't slowing down by then, the restrictions will probably be extended until 30th April and then the…
2 posts, 1 April
You can cancel at the end of each month, but you'll be subject to a retroactive charge equal to the annual discount you received (two free monthly tickets). See here for instructions:…
683 posts, 1 April
1. probably, but doesn't hurt to ask/compare notes 2. Saturday seems to be a day when a lot of stores get shipment, but for what may be obvious reasons, I'm looking to avoid shopping on a…
1 posts, 31 March
Dear Berliners, does Berliner Wasserbetriebe charges a monthly cost just for the connection? Because me and my girlfriend bought a place that will need a lot of renovations. We cannot live…
17 posts, 26 March
Small correction, in Berlin it is not the Jugendamt, but rather the SenBJF that is responsible for setting the rules for the Notbetreuung. More Info here: berlin.de/sen/bjf/corona... Please note…
8 posts, 25 March
What type of Fachkraft? Pflegekraft? I still haven't quite understood exactly what you do and if it would fall under Pflege or Bildung (you need to know the approximate German equivalent in…
2 posts, 25 March
You could go to a sporting goods store and ask if they would order it for you. Also, you could look for Basketball "Vereine" or hobby groups in Facebook in your area and ask the people there. I see…
2 posts, 25 March
How old is your child? We're looking to share a nanny full time until we can find a KiTa in Friedrichshain. Maybe the same nanny could work if our kids are the same age. My boy turns 1 in May.
22 posts, 25 March
Accidents in the work place- pain in the butt! 😬🤭 Had a car accident almost 3 weeks ago and have been on sick leave for 10 days my bosses are harassing me to get a letter fro my doc stating am sick…
64 posts, 21 March
It doesn't have a good reputation for sure but it's not that bad. It was just an example for her for a place with cheap housing but high unemployment. Cheap housing would be good for her now but not…
29 posts, 20 March
Why not ask to be tested? Being in the stats is vital for the health care personnel tracking the outbreak and determining others that may have been infected. The health care personnel in charge…
2 posts, 19 March
...P.S. Perhaps should also have mentioned I have previously also worked as a self-employed cleaner (but from February until April 2019), although I don't have a Gewerbeanmeldung for it anymore.
6 posts, 19 March
Permission? Those goals post are a' movin'. You said he didn't inform the landlord which was incorrect. Yes, but he cannot reach the landlord and he is supposed to register in two weeks, so I hardly…
5 posts, 19 March
Yes, it's a very formal process in Germany. If you haven't already been, you'll be assigned to an insolvenzverwalter who will look at all your debts and write to your creditors asking them if they…
3 posts, 18 March
Unless you were paying voluntary unemployment insurance contributions as a freelancer, you are not entitled to unemployment benefits. As an EU citizen whose has been working in Germany, you can apply…
36 posts, 18 March
Oh man. I thought that when one learns a new language, it's already good when the person can convey what he/she means instead of focusing on every single phrase. And If you're going to comment on…
4 posts, 18 March
The two weeks rule has not been uphold in Berlin since years because the next free appointment is always in around 4 to 8 weeks. Just make an appointment now and if they tell you something just say…
45 posts, 18 March
Hello and thank you for your answer! we will be talking to her then, hopefully she speaks English. Any idea if staff at Saint Joseph’s speak English? Also, congratulations! From your message:…
7 posts, 17 March
Here you can check out how much u will have to pay. There are a couple factors one has to consider such as speed, allowed speed, and the area... the website is on german but easy to understand. you…
1 posts, 16 March
Heres my situation, my 3 month tourist visa is up this weekend, and I was going to leave Schengen. but, with this 30day travel ban which has just been announced... does anyone have any idea…
16 posts, 13 March
not sure if the mall will even be open soon, but if grocery stores are allowed to stay open, then one of the Arcaden. Neukölln Arcaden has some sort of free wi-fi and I'm sure Schönhauser Arcaden or…
2 posts, 12 March
There's no crime in changing your mind, but you have tipped off your employer that one way or another you are no longer dependable. I'd be looking for your replacement if I were them and prepare for…
5 posts, 12 March
Right? of course people living in cities sometimes would like to have a car. For any number of reasons. ask me about how much fun it is to carry gardening supplies home by ubahn or - god…
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