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About zwiebelfisch

  • Birthday 06/24/1976

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  • Location Wilmersdorf, Berlin
  • Nationality British
  • Hometown Kingston upon Thames
  • Gender Male
  • Year of birth 1976
  • Interests Good coffee
    German Language
  1. Is Prince Harry revolting?

      Yes, of course.  If you knew the first thing about the royals youd know that thats irrelevant. Its more of a concern whether or not she is a catholic.
  2. Is Prince Harry revolting?

      We dont in any meaningful way.  The royals gave up their power ages ago and are now essentially just a PR team helping to sell tourism to americans.
  3. Is Prince Harry revolting?

      Although the Windors are very much figureheads without real power, the other european royal families are even less powerful and in some cases are more or less indistinguishable from the plebs.  The get correspondingly less criticism, but of course they are still celebs so are under the spotlight.   Whether thats good or not is a matter of opinion.  The british royals have huge benefits, massive amounts of money etc but pay for that through the usual costs of fame (plus a bit of republican hatred for them based on their titles).   For the royals themselves there is an argument that this is foisted upon them and they dont get a chance to say thats not the life they want, but you can hardly claim that for people who marry in.
  4. Is Prince Harry revolting?

      He has chosen this for himself.  He didnt speak to the royals and say look guys I cant take it, Im taking a back seat how can we arrange for me to quietly retire.  Instead he went public saying Im off to be a hollywood celeb and live off the susex brand.  And he maximised the impact by not telling anyone it was coming so the reaction of the crown was "wtf, erm, no idea we arent prepared".   You can say its the right thing, but you can hardly feel sorry for the attention he (or they) get.  They arent idiots, they knew what would happen and in fact they are relying on it so they can squeeze the pennies from the publicity.
  5. Getting fired with an unlimited contract

      even if the Probezeit is set to 3 months?
  6. Is Prince Harry revolting?

      and money.
  7. The Singularity is near

      correct.   The driver isnt mad scientists, its mad consumers.
  8. Getting fired with an unlimited contract

    Ask them yourself.  Dont trust the guy firing you to do it.   If the betreibsrat wont help then you are pretty much left needing a lawyer.
  9. Is Prince Harry revolting?

      They are celebs.  She is a (still active) actress, he is a literal prince. In a few year he will be the kings brother, how much do you think thats worth?  How many books can he sell, how much would a company give him to be the face of their product.   And lets say it all goes to shit, you think the royals will let him end up collecting bottles for Pfand?  He has a huge safety net, whatever he says or does he can always go back because his family cannot afford for him to end up needing money.    
  10. Getting fired with an unlimited contract

      Is there a betriebsrat?  Are you a union member?
  11. Getting fired with an unlimited contract

      Depends what your motivations are, how easy it will be to find another job...   Do you have legal insurance?
  12. Is Prince Harry revolting?

      They are hardly going to end up living under a bridge.  They are two of the most wealthy and privileged people in the world.
  13. Brexit / Applying for German citizenship

      Dont know about for brits, but I know some people with other nationalities (Iranian for example) who have been waiting over a year and a few years ago an indian friend waited about a year.  I have no idea whats normal, but its definately measured in months rather than days or weeks.  Id expect its hugely dependant on area.
  14. Getting fired with an unlimited contract

      They can of course give warnings, but we dont know the details so we cant give much useful input.  Its actually fairly common, at least in some industies to not bother with warnings and actually firing people and simply make an offer (as they did with you).   Id guess they decided to fire you in the probezeit then realised the contract said something different to what they thought and are now in a difficult position.
  15. The New Gillette Social Awareness Campaign

      Its even weirder than that.  He did indeed invent a particular type of flushing toilet and it is true that his name is associated with toilets through him.  But by an odd quirk of history it turns our crap as slang predates him, and it is just a happy coincidence that a man whos name colloquially means shit ended up inventing toilet tech.