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  1. I mean, hey foreigner office bureaucrats, you know that you are overworked, understaffed with a non functional website and have to deal with one or the other onslaught of foreigners / refugees / migrants in Berlin and yet you want to give only one year visa for the last 02 years for a position ( Erzieher ) which is in short supply. My daughter has done her Ausbildung right here in Berlin. but she ends up getting one year visa. From April onwards start the same old struggle to go to their defunct website https://otv.verwalt-berlin.de/ams/TerminBuchen for a visa extension. So much waste of her time and the time of the bureaucrats. I donot get it.    And yet at the same time, i see in my office all the IT people getting long terms visas. I donot want to take away the shine and importance from the IT or other business positions.   But i think this is a complete lopsided view for the government to give the lowest priority to the teachers, health care and child care workers in terms of pay grades and visas. Don't they not play a very important role for our families? You called them Corona warriors when shit hit the fan.
  2. What the hell have I done to my knee?

    i had an accident while playing beach volleyball in 2020 sept. First Ortho said we would do non surgical treatment with metal casts and later physio sessions.   Come 2021, pain and lack of stability still there. Go to Ortho no. 2 based on reviews. He recommends surgery - a combination of orthoscopy and open 9 cm. Post operation 1 month of rehab  + multiple sessions of physio   Pain is less but still there. Cycling is good, but can't run and walking is painful. I go back to the doctor, he says, its in my mind . Says people do olympics after operation and so i need to push myself. But i am sure, its not a phantom pain.   So am confused if the operation was really necessary and what should be my next course.   I plan to give 6 months of intense workout with my knee to see where i stand  
  3. "Woher kommst du?"

    I have no problem with this question. I feel you are taking interest in me ( yes maybe also to decide about the schubladen / drawer/ cupboard to put me in ) by asking this question.   We all are not Macdonalds or starbucks who would look same across the globe   And i am not ashamed of my place or country of birth- so bring it on  
  4. My condolences @pappnase. RIP
  5. So sorry about your loss @GoBike. hopefully you would be able to fix all these issues soon. 
  6. Berlin Corona Vaccinations

     I was there yesterday for my booster. Lines were there, but they were moving fast and were well organised. My appointment was for 11.15 and i reached there by 11. I was out by 1230 hours as i waited to get digital version too.   But can't say from today as the children have started their vaccines from 15th ie today and in the news they were saying that they plan to do about 300 children daily.
  7.  We have some chinese and also people from different nationalities working in my IT company and many donot know german or even very good english. But they are very good in their field and are chosen after a series of interviews and tests. Berlin is a start up place and linkedin should get some good leads and its in english.

      Lots of good in my life -  I have a warm home with hot water and electricity in this cold weather I can walk ( ok still can't run ) see, hear, smell and taste and am generally healthy My daughter lives near by and manages her life independently - just celebrated her big birthday I have a job where i want to work and it pays decently There is a rule of law, no corruption to deal with and functional system And the list goes on...