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354 posts, 18:31 hrs
Point here is that the Umwelt bonus, plus company car tax are benefiting this executive assholes, with no benefit for the environment, by the contrary! They should just cut them out and use the…
3 posts, 22:12 yesterday
I was refused support because they said I was too qualified and would be able to find a job. If they think you will be able to find a job, they may very strongly discourage it. My case worker said…
4 posts, 19:33 yesterday
Try katja ponert , link below the consult price is closer to 170 with tax but this cost is regulated and set in germany. I highly recommend her I am using her now for my residency permit. In the past…
21 posts, 18:07 yesterday
Im not an employment lawyer, but in my experience people tend to come to an agreement so there is no need to test it in court. And if it isnt legal, then the question is how much money can you…
656 posts, 13:57 yesterday
If you want to start a new post on this thread "I just can't seem to find... buying hard-to-track-down items" just post it here, the discussion on "Broken English" is not the main issue.
7 posts, 7 December
Reply from Labour Berlin received last night: "The other venues are Das Gift in Neukölln and Buchhandlung, Tucholsky Straße 32 in Mitte, But our plan is to check who from those already…
4 posts, 5 December
I went on the second night (Wednesday) and would say it was a good, if not a great show. Our party felt the first half was stronger than the second, really liked Andrew Ryan who was not difficult to…
136 posts, 5 December
Friday 6th December 2019, 21:30 Silberfisch Oranienburger Str. 37, 10117 Berlin goo.gl/maps/g3c2czank1s2... Meetup sign on the table. Probably the tables to the left just past the bar. The…
10 posts, 2 December
OP- you get what you pay for. So, if you are Mr. Scrooge and want to go cheap, be prepared for problems, or issues with your tax returns. I agree with kiplette, Panda has shown she knows her…
2 posts, 29 November
Your new employer allowed you to start working without a valid work permit? I would recommend posting your question on info4alien. Make sure to include precise information on when you arrived…
19 posts, 22 November
I received alg1 after having worked on a company that was tied to my blue card for 22 months. This forum was helpful for me in preparing for the process but it turned out to be easier than expected…
15 posts, 21 November
We were refused. So next time did not ask, just lied. No airport stuff though, just trains in Europe and Eurostar to UK. No German checks because of Schengen. So US-wise, or anywhere not feasible…
62 posts, 21 November
The thing is the guy doesnt know. The people on the door wont say "sorry, not white", nor will they say "Erm, you are wearing a suit, this is a rock club". They just say no. So people try to work out…
3 posts, 18 November
What about Uni Hagen? It is the only distance education university in Germany and is recognised as a proper German university (not a degree mill). You could also ask about being a Gasthörer at an…
10 posts, 18 November
Maayishh- you can/ sort of just go in and hand in the documents but they don't like it. You do need to sit down with them to look over what you have brought. A friend of mine went to 'just hand them…
7 posts, 16 November
It's not reasoning, it's a fact. You have no possibility to find out that someone is a bad doctor. There was a mental clinic patient who faked medical diploma and was employed as a doctor, in the…
115 posts, 12 November
I think that part of the problem is that some companies just implement something because it is new, trendy, popular, and works for some. Without looking at if it is right for them or their…
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