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About HH_Sailor

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  • Location Schleswig-Holstein
  • Nationality Brexit made me German
  • Gender Male
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  1. 3G in Restaurants?

    One post in 9 years on TT; but enough for me to press the ignore button immediately.  
  2. Bundestagswahl 26th of September 2021

      Exactly   And if the test for the drug is as simple as a breathelyser then people will learn to not kiff and drive. 
  3. What's got you flummoxed today?

    3 months to go before I can claim a German pension. That's also the recommended time to apply. So I logged in to DRV and started the process of answering their 1.2 million questions.    Feeling I was near the end of the form I wasn't bothered by the warning:   'new system starts 12.Oct. Unfinished forms cannot be continued and must be restarted.'   So when I restarted at the weekend for the last few pages, I was more than a bit upset/flummoxed when the DRV site was down for the **whole weekend** (and Monday) for the switch to the new form/system.   Grrrrr    
  4. What's got you flummoxed today?

    @snowingagain We have a local branch for extra large shoes: Schuhplus   Can only recommend taking a trip if there's one nearby. I've commented about the zillion smiling faces experienced before, when they first opened here...
  5. Why are you happy today?

    @john g. What it means is : That they've heard you're leaving and want you to go with a good impression of them. 
  6. Higher rent because of home office?!!

    Computer and two screens: List off the games you can play with this equipment.   Working from home does not make this a commercial rental.   But check the small print in your rental contract just in case!  
  7. Strange facts that you never wanted to know

      Last used in Germany in 1966...   Here
  8. Urlaubsbescheinigung from former employer

    You could talk to your new HR and suggest signing an affidavit along  the lines of "I solemnly swear that I only had xx days off this year" and if thats not enough - then let them beat their brains out with your last employer.     Instead of the "old" HR was there a Betriebsrat (workers council) ? You could ask them for leverage.   And your old boss? Could you ask there?   I only ever needed such a proof when I started work in the public sector. Non of my other jobs needed this at all.      
  9. Things to ponder

    We're all foreigners... Almost everywhere.  
  10. Windows 11

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows11   Select create installation media , then language,  then wait for MS minutes until the 5GB .iso has been added to your download area.  
  11. Germans in the East didn't learn English at school - they learnt  Russian. Hence, whenever I visited my counterparts in Dresden, Magdeburg, Leipzig etc before I could usefully speak German, I was always given the impression  that they didn't want to talk to me (in English). They simply couldn't.   If you've made up your mind, then good for you. It's a tough decision to up sticks and start again but Germany with its language and cultural differences to  the UK is not for everyone.   I notice that you haven't mentioned the North (Hamburg or S-H). Have you tried it or does your job not have many opportunities up here ?   Good luck !  
  12. Filing a complaint to respective authorities

      So, if you had 2 "Stunden" this could be 2x 40mins which is where your 80 mins comes from.   My evening classes are all 45mins.  But they're called "Stunden"   Quirk of the language.   But the name if your instructor should be correct!
  13. What made you laugh today?

    ah the old "I can't see properly to look for my glasses until I have already found my glasses" routine...   Almost daily occurence in the Sailor household 
  14. What's got you flummoxed today?

    Gave that up 40 yrs ago.   I do comb his hair and brush his teeth though
  15. Buying a house without realtor

      It surely depends on what this "Vertrag" states...