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  2. What made you laugh today?

    says it all..
  3. What are you listening to right now?

    always happy never sad...  i miss those days    
  4. Yesterday
  5. Confused about social insurance certificates

    ^^see correction!   After re-reading my original reply I realized I'd omitted a critical word, the absence of which may have added further confusion.   I should also clarify that certain items deducted, such as those examples I gave which would not fall within the sphere of interest of the German social insurance administration, should not appear in these type of certification documents anyway.   Sorry. My bad.   Obviously it must be time for me to retire!         (01:50AM)   2B
  6. Alternative titles of threads

      Telling all, or envisioning alternative titles?   Sure its still a thing! Are you?   It is great to see you back though, MLD!   We put you on the 'Which past members do you miss the most?" thread years ago, a while after your sudden disappearance.   That was around the time that horse-meat started showing up in branded frozen pizzas all over western Europe so IIRC I guessed the Russian mafia might've harvested your organs and turned the rest of you into poutine.   Don't make such a stranger of yourself again, eh.   2B  
  7.   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 kind of stuff regularly.   Their website composer allows you, thanks to its multiple dropdown menu options, to knock up a rough draft quite quickly. Your input is not stored online but can be downloaded in a number of formats to be edited or revised off-line later.   Take a look at the EUROPASS Cedefop CV composer and click on the menu at the top left and have a rummage round for more tips on the CV and info on their tools, etc..   HTH 2B
  8. Conflicting information from Techniker Krankenkasse

    I‘ll keep you abreast. We aren’t billionaires but we can afford to pay for my husband to step back in with AOK. 
  9. Things to ponder

      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 turning into the land of the free.
  10. Next Badminton is 26.6.2018 19:30-21:30   The closing time for reservations is Midnight on SATURDAY. Booking: Please sign up below. Please note that all names down at the deadline are committed bookings! Please ALWAYS specify the times you wish play e.g. 19:30-20:30 Important: Please do check back here on the Monday evening after 23:00 for updates before turning up! We may have to adjust your preferred times if too many sign up for the courts we have available! Please copy this post and add your booking.   1. Ganesh 20:30 - 21:30 2. Subha 20:30 - 21:30
  11. Untrue (Alternative) facts

    The Trump administration withdraws from the UN human rights council due to their controversial stance on children being kept in cages.
  12. What harrassment?  She was asking him questions?  That's what reporters do.  He could have ignored her or walked away.  He chose to hit her instead.  He only walks away after he's already hit her.
  13.   I think it's common and it usually happens by it being offered to you.  If BMW wants to stay on good terms with your employer, they may work with them on your takeover, let there be a relatively long period that you continue working for your old employer or pay them a headhunting fee or both.  If they don't care to stay on good terms with your employer, they will simply give you a contract, tell you to give your one month notice if you want it and tell your employer if they have a problem, they can go f themselves.  Of course you could also voice it with your BMW boss that you would be interested in working there directly or apply at BMW yourself but if BMW doesn't want to take you over, it will simply not happen.
  14. Salary in cash or bank transfer?

    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.
  15. Angle Italian Sofa (4 seat)

    I meant that all the outside fabric is easily removable and washable in the washing machine...   The price is 490 €, but negotiable.   
  16. Bad credit rating

      Enclose a copy of your ID or passport and a copy of your registration certificate. In theory, you don't really need to send in these things as far as you are asking for the report to be sent to the address that you are registered at, but do send them to preclude Schufa objecting or delaying sending you the info.   They only need to see the name, address, date of birth and place of birth in the copies of the documents you send them, so it's a good idea to redact fields that are none of their business by striking them with a black marker and making a new xerox of the redacted copies. You can redact your picture, ID number, height, eye color, etc.   If you would like to have the form anyway, I am happy to download it for you. Just PM me your email and I'll send it to you.
  17. Bicycle and car accident

    @yourkeau thanks.  I only had some superficial wound on my elbow. So I refused the offer of an ambulance by the police, as I felt they should be used for serious accidents.
  18. World Cup 2018 goes to Russia

    @2B_orNot2B I saw on this Swiss site, that lefties planned to steel flags: http://www.20min.ch/ausland/news/story/wm-20752249 When I searched for a German site, I obviously found that very old message. Did not look on the date. Shit happens.
  19. Politics Gen XYZ

  20. Where to find Veggie or Chicken patties for burgers?

      My local Edeka store has frozen veggie burgers.
  21. Hi there! My David, I am from Costa Rica, I hope to find peace of mind here.  I am applying for  a bachelor degree in music at the technical university of Brandenburg in Cottbus via Uni-Assist. I submitted the online application, and I mailed the documents the school required.  This is my concern: my highschool diploma got lost years ago, and the process of replacing it could take months. So after I asked the  person in charge of the program at the University, she advised to send an official  high school certification issued by the Ministry of Education of my country, officially translated and with the required apostille by the Ministry of foreign affairs. So I went through the process and send it to Uni-Assist.  Have any of you had a similar situation? Do you think they will ask me to get the actual diploma and send it ? I am concerned if they take too long to review my documents I won't have enough time to get the diploma and send it before the deadline. Please advise. Thanks in advance.
  22. I've just posted a silly photo

    Saw a dog on a walk at the Stadfest pee here, the two ladies with him looked at what he did and kept on walking. I turned around and snapped the photo. I guess the guy whose booth the belts belonged to was on a pee break himself? No one else seemed to notice or care. It was Stadtfest after all. 
  23. What irritated you today?

      FFS!!! That's "our" money he is pocketing there!!! If he were half the "good guy" he claims to be, he would donate it right back to the NHS, but I guess I shouldn't hold my breath waiting, should I?!
  24. How to deal with double taxation?

      Probably the Finanzamt can ask the relevant foreign tax office for confirmation of whatever details you may have declared.   Their ability to do so may depend on the terms of any existing DTA.*    Whether or not they would actually do so may also depend on the individual circumstances. Larger amounts with unusual or nebulous details are more likely to draw further interest on their part than smaller amounts or routine details.   *There has been a Treaty between the Republic of Albania and the Federal Repulic of Germany on the Avoidance of Double Taxation since 2010. Such treaties are commonly called DTAs and, although most of them follow the same basic pattern, each one may be unique according to the agreements drawn up between the participating states.   The best way to know exactly how the DTA which affects you does so, and how it is enforced, is to read it.   DTAs are generally not too difficult to understand provided you are familiar with the language/s.   You can download a copy of that DTA in German from this link: Ge­setz zu dem Ab­kom­men vom 6. April 2010 zwi­schen der Bun­des­re­pu­blik Deutsch­land und der Re­pu­blik Al­ba­ni­en zur Ver­mei­dung der Dop­pel­be­steue­rung und der Steu­er­ver­kür­zung auf dem Ge­biet der Steu­ern vom Ein­kom­men und vom Ver­mö­gen [PDF, 428KB]   You may be able to download a copy from the Government of the Republic of Albania - Ministry of Finance and Economy although I don't know as I don't read the language and their English content and search facility is somewhat limited, this Update-of-Albanian-fiscal-laws-for-2014 being all I could find.   However you can read it online on the UN Library website which also has it in PDF format.UN iLibrary >No. 49304. Germany and Albania   The UN site describes it as being in English and French but it is in fact in 4 languages. The first 40 odd pages are in Albanian, the next 40+ in English, then 40+ German and, I presume, the last 40+ are French. Multilingual UN iLibrary online DTA Germany - Albania   HTH 2B
  25. Getting a mortgage as foreigners...

    Kevin: go for it with Starshollow! Trusted long term Toytown member and advisor and he knows his stuff.  Definitely independent ..key to good advice ( apart from competence ) is INDEPENDENT.   Bank employees and tied insurance agents: hint: not independent. They have a boss and Schublade system to serve.
  26. What's got you flummoxed today?

    Flummoxed or Twat thread, you decide. https://nypost.com/2018/06/20/melania-blasted-for-tone-deaf-tweet-on-kids-amid-border-outrage/   Now let me think, how could you have a positive impact on children. Maybe put cushions and toys in the cages? That is such a moronic tweet, maybe she had brain and not kidney surgery.  Fucking clueless.
  27. What are you watching right now?

    Ow, has that always been there? Watched season 1 [X time] ago, now I can catch up with the new 2 seasons  
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