black1

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  1. Don't mess your kid about like this. For 2 years work in Zurich and come home at the weekend and then plan a move or move south to a part of Germany near the border now and stay there and work in Zurich for 2 years and back to the family full time.
  2. My neighbour looked into this type of thing as a hypothetical and found that if a rental house goes private that it takes 10 years before you can kick someone out for Eigenbedarf. 
  3. Funny or shocking job interview stories

    It seemed to be a problem with the Betriebsrat union guy having a fit about taking on outsiders and also they really really hated that I had been with another German company for only 4 weeks. They just could not accept that it could be anything other than me being kicked out. The they hated my German, disliked that I used online information/intelligence/b/news databases instead of empty sold databases, disliked what I did as a job and did not believe much I had to say. The job they offered was simply to translate German to English technical jobs. My previous job had been a research and intelligence analyst looking at overseas trends, markets, products and companies. Basically both sides in the interview thought that the other was retarded.  Both units no longer exist.
  4. Funny or shocking job interview stories

    I had an interview when I was with a major German IT-telecoms company, about a year into the job. I had worked my ass off for them and was one of the few who could actually properly work in English, which was the unit language. The interview was with a team that was next to my unit and all arranged by a boss and his friend. It all should have been a simple chat. Instead I walked into a room with 6 guys and an ambush. I was accused of lying while being cross examined on my CV, especially a 1 month country chartered organisational-level professional exchange between the UK and Germany that I had been picked for a year earlier, and my German and character were ridiculed; it got really, really nasty and hostile. They sent some shit feedback back to the current unit that upset the boss and one of them even tried to physically accost me in the canteen a few weeks later. He slammed his tray into mine in the canteen line and tried to shove me after he squashed my fingers by surprise. He was too weak to push me, I simply held him off and laughed at him. After that I don't take any interview for granted. That was one of the worst interviews I ever had. 
  5. Don't panic! Test of national catastrophe alarm

    No siren sounds and no phone messages here in Berlin.
  6. Disputing bill

    Pay it. You needed to cancel it in writing before the class. They are being really nice to you by saying that you can pay half. Either pay or go talk to that person face to face. Next step is not going to be so nice if you ignore it.
  7. A friend of mine went for several years without shoes. Didn't help his IQ much.   My dad picked up a very nasty tropical parasite through his feet whilst in Thailand and had to be taken from the plane to the hospital after falling ill. It seemed to be the start of his health problems that plagued him for the rest of his life. Up to and including a nasty brain function die off that necessitated a move to a care home.   I don't wear shoes at home. I wear sandals outside because my feet like air. My knees now prefer a pair of sports trainers from Reebok.   Licking the knife is OK of no one is looking. It's a good way to kill off dumb monsters, coat a sharp knife in blood and leave it. It was a plot in a book I think.
  8. Well this is all getting very interesting. My marriage is pretty transparent, I think. I'm starting to have a few doubts after reading all this.
  9. Dog on the leash or not?

    Dogs certainly have a problem with certain people, often the ones who are scared of them. This is because they act "wrong" and the dog doesn't like this. Dogs are simple and know that there are certain rules and behaviour. Nervous people tend to act jumpy, loud and jerky, look away, turn or keep coming when challenged, all red flags. I had a friend who set the dogs off and never would listen to what I had to say. If the dog barks when you come to their house then stop and acknowledge them and wait for them to come to you, greet them in a friendly and calm but not too loud way by name while looking at them, offer your hand to smell if you know the dog or if you are being introduced and they are accompanied, wait a couple of seconds till they are satisfied. Automatic in the friend box. My daughter was very scared of dogs when she was small. I told her these rules and she is fine now and dogs find her well mannered in dog. 
  10. How to separate and maybe divorce

    Fathers 4 Justice in the Uk is also good and has been around for 20 years, helping dads who have been completely blocked from their kids.   https://www.fathers-4-justice.org/   https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=37&v=pTeDvoM_rUA&feature=emb_title
  11. Just put up a passive aggressive notice saying there has been bike damage, people should watch out and the police have been informed.
  12. The Best & Worst Things about Berlin

    We'll see if he comes back a changed person after interacting with that thread. I stay away from it.
  13. no sound on my computer

    Is it PC or laptop or mac or what? Do you have have a sound card? you might need to update drivers. Otherwise it might be the PC motherboard.    It could be the win 10 updates if you have it. I get no sound after some win 10 big updates and with me it is related to the graphics card NVIDIA, it put its own HD driver in the sound area. If you think it is this then go to device manager like Karin said, if you see an extra driver like NVIDIA then right click and disable it. If you delete it then it will just come back.  
  14. Disappearance of Madeleine McCann

    I notice the Telegraph is doing an access denied on stories connected to the current suspect and Germany. Try it on their front page. Same result with mobile and also with PC MS Edge
  15. Suing employer for discrimination / wrongful firing

    You can fight this and you will still be out and need a plan, yes it sounds like a very bad situation. Either get a new job here or go back to your previous country and jobs. If you can't speak German well then you have a big problem getting a new job. In your shoes I would get your wife to call her old job and get it back and move back. 
  16. I fully support the rights of adults to transition sex and people to see themselves as they wish. However as long as society separates on sexual organs then there should be bathrooms for those with dangly bits, others for those with holes and others for those with something else (smooth like GI Joe/Buzz Lightyear). We can label these 9, 0, - 
  17. Attacked by a dog, what is my legal situation?

    Definitely tell the child that the dog wanted to be friends but is very rough and she should say NEIN (name of dog) and SITZ/PLATZ!!! Introduce them under careful supervision so that the dog learns to do what she says.
  18. You siad dating apps don't help you but real life seems to not be working out either. Try Parship if you haven't already, it's really big here and seem to work for people. Get a really good picture from a really good photographer. Do your ad and show it here before you put it up and ffs listen to what people tell you. Crap photo and weirdo blurb is not going to help you.
  19. I loved King of Queens and his role and performance were a masterpiece. He was about to retire when he got the role and it was genius.
  20. I see lots of mights and coulds. When you want the apartment send them a legal letter saying you need it for your own use. As you appear to live in Australia the situation is a bit unclear and you will under normal circumstances be able to sell the apartment and give the money to your kids.
  21. Went out yesterday with my new black mask. People were everywhere, having tea parties, picnics, sports groups, meeting, running, ever...y...where and without a care or a distance.  People have had enough and schools restarting is the trickle that breaks the dam.   I was the only one with a mask, out of 1000 people. I felt like I was in the church of crazy Noah ark builder preppers cult. Going out in the park sucks, can't breath or smell the air. At least i didn't have to wait till 8-11p.m. though, that's when it normally quietens down.   I wonder about wave 1.5 now. I think wave 2 is October. 
  22. Try this to see your car - it's basically we buy your car.de https://www.mobile.de/verkaufen/a/fahrzeug/start?i=priceestimation&mga_d189=SELL,AK,Home,ST,carvaluation   It's in English. I used it and it was spot on for what we were offfered for a very old car recently.    Try and get the dad to set up a time when you can fetch your stuff from outside the apartment. Take a witness friend to 'help you carry everything'