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  • Location Mitte, Berlin
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  1. I was told by HR where I work that I can work longer than 30 hours per week. Not sure if that’s everywhere though. 
  2. Thanks for sharing! They didn’t send me anything, but I’ve been getting other emails from them non-stop. Probably still working through their mailing lists. Is there any other IMAX in Berlin?
  3. Do you happen to know when that’s all taking place?
  4. This is an article telling you where you can see films in English in other Cinestar theaters on certain days:
  5. I’ve used Pinger or Textfree for the past 9 years which gives me a US number where I can receive text messages and phone calls. You can also call 800 numbers in the US for free. I’ve never had a problem with it.
  6. Standard English vs Non-standard English or Vernacular
  7. Protecting Parking spot with Lawyer App?

      That is the rest of the sentence, right?
  8. C2 Language Exam Tips?

      I’m curious as to why you needed a C2 certificate. I never thought I’d need anything beyond a C1, but maybe that’s because my job is in English? I guess I just want to know under what circumstances does one need a C2 certificate.
  9. Looking for VoiP to call abroad at low cost

    We have the same with Kabel Deutschland, which includes the entire EU and the USA (and possible other countries) 
  10. Turo rental car - speeding ticket

    I was charged a 30 or 35€ processing/administrative fee from a car rental company for a speeding ticket once. So it seems as though it’s normal. 
  11. Perhaps in the private sector but not in Öffentlicher Dienst. Whatever was posted in the job ad, which includes duties and remuneration, is what they are legally bound to when offering you the job. No changes can be made. 
  12. In Öffentlicher Dienst, they won’t let you even see the contract to sign until they have proof that you’ve quit your current job (they need a letter from the current job stating that you’ve quit and don’t owe them anything). I thought that was insane as well, but I had no choice. Worked out in the end though.
  13. permission to skip school at airport

  14. Smoking Cigarrettes in Berlin

    I’ve seen designated smoking areas on the tracks while taking the Regionalbahn and other long distance trains, but many people simply ignore them and smoke where they want.   There are also still some restaurants that have smoking rooms in the back of the restaurant, so that one doesn’t have to go outside.
  15. Loitering in Germany

    Yes, the police said to call the Ordnungsamt, and they came by today. They would also be the ones to point him in the right direction had he needed further help.   @engelchen I thought it was private property since he was right next to the front door and under the glass awning of the building, but apparently that’s considered public property.   Back to my original question though: are there loitering laws in Germany?