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  1. Pflichtversicherung vs Freiwilligversicherung

    Beware tempting offers that seem a bargain. I have friends who gambled on private policies who say they'd give anything to get back into the public system. AFAIK it's near impossible to get back in - but others may correct me.
  2. Japanese stationery store around Heidelberg

    Have you tried Knoblauch in Ploeck or Papier + Form in St Anna Gasse?
  3. Thanks someonesdaughter that's pretty comprehensive. Seems a pity that the Mittelstand is excluded because I suspect there are as many or more abuses in smaller companies. Perhaps there will be a trickle-down effect. Deciding what counts as 'the same peer group' might be interesting. If an organisation is pyramid-shaped I suspect that women in 'glass ceiling' situations might find it hard to find six in their peer group.   Speaking of which, is it 3 + 3 or 'at least six of each opposite sex (that would be a lot at middle management level) or e.g 2 + 4 ?
  4. I read an article in English but it was missing some useful details e.g. it said you have to go via a 'worker's association' - probably meaning a Betriebsrat. But many companies don't have one. This article suggests it will be only companies of 500 or more. But the vast majority of German companies are much smaller than that.
  5. I heard there will be new rules in January that allow employees to request information about their colleagues' salaries. Does anyone have detailed information about how this will work? - is it only for Big Companies, for instance? Must the employer provide 'salary ranges' or specific information about individuals? Are benefits included e.g. cars, personal pensions. etc.   Note I'm asking for info on this new legislation. If anyone wants to chat about the wisdom or otherwise of salary secrecy, there's already a thread for that, here