Santitas

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About Santitas

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  • Location Mitte, Berlin
  • Nationality American
  • Hometown New York City
  • Gender Female
  • Year of birth
  • Interests languages, reading, writing, movies, music, cooking/baking

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  1. Asked by the police to indicate car damage value

    Someone hit us a few months ago and just took off. Our insurance company at the time (Allianz) sent us to a partner Werkstatt where the damage was appraised and was approved almost immediately to be fixed by Allianz. About 2,500€ worth of work.
  2. Lawyer threatening with a lawsuit for an online review

    Umm the OP wrote that in 2017….
  3. Wedding Caterers, Photographers, Band/DJ

    Diandra Porz makes delicious wedding cakes. She made our wedding cake and everyone couldn’t stop talking how good it was. She’s got a little shop in Friedrichshain where you can sample her cakes 🍰 
  4. Getting birth certificate of my child takes so long

    Sankt Josef Krankenhaus in Tempelhof was great in that we could apply for the birth certificate in the hospital and they sent it via post a few weeks later. The Standesamt up a little office in the hospital, so it wasn’t hospital staff. 
  5. How integrated are you?

    Originally from the US. 12 years here now. C1 level of German. Husband is German and daughter has dual nationality. Good mix of German and expat friends. Have a full-time job teaching English.   Being forced to use the language at privately and at work helped a great deal with integration.
  6. If it gets really bad, just go to the hospital.
  7. We made a complaint against a Kinderarzt at the start of the pandemic who pulled my mask down and repeatedly tried to put a Vitamin D in my mouth with his bare hands.    From what I remember, we called the Ärztekammer first and they told us how to file the complaint. In the end they did nothing though. They simply responded with a letter saying they received our complaint. I think it also said they would contact the doctor to investigate further. As if he would admit to anything 🙄🙄
  8. If you have all this in writing with your job, then AFAIK, it can’t be changed. After my maternity leave, I came back part-time and then after 6 months, 75% and after six months of 75%, then 100%. It was a great way to transition slowly back into work. All of this was in writing though (Änderung zum Arbeitsvertrag) and this was all clarified BEFORE I even gave birth, so it had to be done exactly the way I wanted it to be done. Even the days and hours were clarified, so if that’s the case for you, there’s nothing your colleagues can suddenly change.
  9. If you have all this in writing with your job, then AFAIK, it can’t be changed. After my maternity leave, I came back part-time and then after 6 months, 75% and after six months of 75%, then 100%. It was a great way to transition slowly back into work. All of this was in writing though (Änderung zum Arbeitsvertrag) and this was all clarified BEFORE I even gave birth, so it had to be done exactly the way I wanted it to be done. Even the days and hours were clarified, so if that’s the case for you, there’s nothing your colleagues can suddenly change.
  10. I didn’t submit one when I applied for my current job; however, I did have to provide one when the new job offered me the position in order to sign my contract. Basically on the day that I quit my old job, I also had to ask for a recommendation letter in order to be able to sign the contract for the new job 😅🫣🫣   öffentliche Dienst 🤭🤭
  11. We’re on the border to Brandenburg in Mariendorf, and it wasn’t the easiest to get an apartment here. Seems like more and more people want to get out of the center and live the suburb life 😅
  12. Yup, our key opens up the apartment door, building door, mailbox and the trash 🫢