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About RajeshG

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  1. Problems with Sixt - Asking me to pay for scratches

    This it seems is a standard practice of many car rental companies - just send a claim's mail and see maybe 50% gullible drivers might fall for it.   My wife was a victim to this fraud and paid to one such rental car company 4 years ago . Another company tried it again this year. But now we had legal insurance and well-prepared with photos and our lawyer advised us to write them a letter with some legal phrases and voila they replied that they are waiving off the charges.   Good to know a lawyer and a dentist and maybe a few other professions 
  2. What made you laugh today?

      I rather feel sorry for his loss - does'nt seem like a well off guy. Could be his dinner after a hard day's work - sorry my take  
  3. prejudice in the workplace

    Besides all of the above suggestions, it's time to get legal insurance if not already taken.   We have seen many times here, that the option of taking legal insurance when you require legal help, does not work,  as there is some cooling period in between. You dont have to use the lawyer at this stage, but its good to have some back up just in case.   Everyone listens to a lawyer's mail - definitely more than from lesser mortals like us.
  4. Legal Help - Filing a Police Report

      Probably, what @Anochr meant was that he still has not seen any money coming back his way.  Now the other lawyer is also not answering his calls - to give a time line for the payment. I mean jail is one aspect, but it still does not compensate the victim - Blast. Its like a bad accident.   Collect whatever you can out of this mess. Hope by now you have a legal insurance for future legal support. All the best
  5. What made you cry today?

    So sad to her that Alex. After the death of my dog, i must shamefully admit that now i am kind of scared of coming very close to my cat. I am so torn between love for her and the fear of my inability to cope with the eventual loss. I lift her, hug her, pet her but i feel a wall within me. Hope you get the strength to bear this loss @Alexnf
  6. German neighbour etiquette

    Borrowing by hardly known neighbours it seems is becoming the new normal.    Today a neighbour dropped by and asked for my vaccum cleaner. We are just on hello terms and i found this a bit odd. I mean i had been without one for the last 2 years and used broom and mop to clean the home. They are double income no kids family, If they needed one then they should have bought one. I can imagine a critical thing eg if you need to go to vet with your cat but dont have a box, you may borrow it. But to borrow a vaccum cleaner . I was in a delima - if i had not given her, then there would have been the  awkward meetings in the hallway but now its been eight hours, and  she has yet to return  it though she had taken it explicitly for an hour.   The other day another neighbour walked into our home and asked my partner to print some stuff - again something important and urgent, we do understand. But it turned out to be some flyers for her yoga class    And another time a 3rd neighbour asked to use internet for something urgent. We shared the password and after a week changed it. And she kind of complained to my wife that, it seems we have changed the password -    And mind you all these are German young people and not some immigrant. In my part of the world, we would make fun of such borrowers.   So is this the generational thing of us living within our means and nowadays people just get it - beg, borrow or steal  
  7. Shared house - one floor of three

    Which city please? 
  8. Coffee - where to buy

     5 Elephants ( https://www.fiveelephant.com/)  and The Barn ( https://thebarn.de/ ) also deliver good coffee beans. They have very good collection
  9. I've just posted a silly photo

    who blinks first 
  10. Not to forget GDPR guidelines which safeguard ones privacy and information sharing without the adequate approval / consent could be a legal offence
  11. Calculating my tax refund

    Hi i have a question about Tax refund. I had filed my returns from Munich and Berlin for 2016 and 2017 using an app and got 1000 plus tax return every year when the annual salary was around 40000 and 35000 respectively. However for 2018, i tried to use Elster and on 01 Apr i got a letter from the Tax people / Elster that i shall get only about 100 euros back. I thought it to be an April fool's joke.   I thought mathematically, now that i pay more taxes ( due to higher salary, about 50,000) same tax class 3, i should get more refund. If nothing else, my BVG travelling card itself costs 960 euros annual.   I just want to know from some of the experts here in this community if this is in line - so that i can have peace with myself and move on. Thanks     
  12. I've just posted a silly photo

    How come i look better in the mirror ?  
  13. Why are you happy today?

    I am happy because after the acquisition of our company , we were being laid off in 2s and 3s every week. I got mine termination too and before my last date i have found another exciting job. So life goes on as before.
  14. Why are you unhappy today?

    Our company was finally sold. Though on the surface, all looks same as before, but who knows what's cooking. Maybe I may rejoice in the fact that I had the opportunity to work here - the best company in these  30 years of my work experience - so much employee friendly ( naturally good things don't last forever )
  15. Death and LinkedIn

    Yesterday I got a message in my mail box from LinkedIn suggesting me to congratulate a colleague from my contact list on his work anniversary.  The problem with this message was that - this colleague had died a few months back from a heart attack. This was quite tragic as he was only 43 years old but in a typical modern day living, all of us who had heard about it then had felt sad, had mourned for some time and then had moved on. So this put me in a complex delima – Is it OK for a professional website to continue having dead people on board ( I checked up and found that there was atleast one more colleague who had died about 4 years ago still there in LinkedIn ) ? I think its ok on a social media site like facebook where one can give write remembrances, condolences, but I felt kind of eerie on work sites ( there were some idiots or lost cases, who still continued to wish these dead people "all the best ", etc ).  Am I too wrong, too cold and "too professional" in thinking like this ? if not, then who could delete their profiles – their family members ?? ( for them it would be least of their priorities), close friends ?? and how?