White Rose of Yorkshire

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About White Rose of Yorkshire

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  • Location Stuttgart
  • Nationality British
  • Hometown Twixt Whitby & Hull
  • Gender Female
  • Interests History. Meeting people from different backgrounds.
  1. Interim Arbeitszeugnis decoding help needed

    I agree with Engelchen, the reference is not written in a professional style.
  2. Interim Arbeitszeugnis decoding help needed

      A reference is given in the written form so employer and employee have a document to refer to. Due to data protection laws, It is not allowed to ask an ex-employer about a former employee. Anyone can say xxx has applied for a job at my company and I would like to ask some questions about xxx.   Every employee is entitled to an Arbeitsbescheinigung or an Arbeitszeugnis depending on the length of time spent working for the company.   
  3. Brexit: The fallout

    Germany had the “Black Briefcase Affair” which has still not been solved. Wolfgang Schaeuble one of the key-figures in the affair, went on to have  a very successful political career.   “Donations from former arms dealer and lobbyist Karlheinz Schreiber provoked a political scandal   The scandal began in 1995 with the news that arms dealer Karlheinz Schreiber had given a series of undeclared contributions to then-Chancellor Helmut Kohl's Christian Democratic party, the CDU.The scandal started gathering strength in November 1999, when public prosecutors in the city of Augsburg issued an arrest warrant for Walter Leisler Kiep, the former treasurer of the CDU. Kiep was charged with tax evasion for failing to declare a donation from arms industry lobbyist Karlheinz Schreiber. In the course of the investigation, it emerged that the money was a commission paid by the company Thyssen for exporting armored tanks to Saudi Arabia.   Secret accounts Investigators also found that the money was not a one-time payment to the CDU. It turned out that the CDU had long been using a system of secret accounts to receive campaign contributions. On December 16, 1999, the German parliament set up a special commission to investigate the CDU slush fund affair. The most serious allegation was that the donations were kept secret because they influenced key government decisions.On the same day, Kohl admitted having accepted cash donations for his party. In his first detailed interview on the scandal, Kohl said on German television that he had made mistakes but denied that he was corrupt. He also refused to name the donors.The former chancellor's refusal to name the donors plunged the CDU into a deep crisis. Between 1993 and 1998, Kohl was found to have received cash donations worth around two million deutschmarks.   Scandal widens The investigation also uncovered new dimensions of the party slush fund affair including a funding scandal at the regional CDU party in the state of Hesse.Investigators also looked into suspicions that the privatization and sale of the East German oil refinery Leuna to the French oil giant Elf in the 1990s was accompanied by bribes of 50 million deutschmarks to German politicians. The sale of Leuna had the political support of Kohl and French President Francois Mitterand. Lobbyist Dieter Holzer and the former German deputy defense minister, Ludwig-Holger Pfahls, were key figures in the affair.   "For years, the CDU hasn't just breached party funding laws but it was also guilty of political corruption on several accounts under then Chancellor Kohl," Wolfgang Stroebele of the Green Party said.The CDU denied allegations of corruption but the affair engulfed other leading lights of the party too. In early January, 2000, CDU chief Wolfgang Schaeuble, Kohl's handpicked successor, admitted he had received a payment of 100,000 deutschmarks from Schreiber.   But Schaeuble, Germany's current finance minister, insisted he had forwarded the money to the CDU's then treasurer, Brigitte Baumeister, and had nothing to do with the illegal booking of the money. Baumeister rejected the accusation, saying she had handed over the money to Schaeuble in an envelope.”   https://www.dw.com/en/the-scandal-that-rocked-the-government-of-helmut-kohl/a-5137950   Politische Ämter, Posten und Mandate[Bearbeiten | Quelltext bearbeiten] ·       Seit 1972: Mitglied des Deutschen Bundestages ·       1975–1984: Mitglied der Parlamentarischen Versammlung des Europarats ·       1976–1984: Vorsitzender des Bundesfachausschusses Sport der CDU Deutschlands ·       1979–1982: Vorsitzender der Arbeitsgemeinschaft Europäische Grenzregionen ·       1981–1984: Parlamentarischer Geschäftsführer der CDU/CSU-Bundestagsfraktion ·       1984–1989: Bundesminister für Besondere Aufgaben und Chef des Bundeskanzleramtes (Kabinett Kohl II/Kohl III) ·       1989–1991: Bundesminister des Inneren (Kabinett Kohl III) ·       Seit 1989: Mitglied im Bundesvorstand der CDU Deutschlands ·       1991–2000: Vorsitzender der CDU/CSU Bundestagsfraktion ·       1998–2000: Vorsitzender der CDU Deutschlands ·       Seit 2000: Mitglied im Präsidium der CDU Deutschlands ·       2002–2005: stellvertretender Vorsitzender der CDU/CSU-Bundestagsfraktion ·       2005–2009: Bundesminister des Innern (Kabinett Merkel I) ·       2009–2017: Bundesminister der Finanzen (Kabinett Merkel II/Merkel III) ·       Seit 2017: Präsident des Deutschen Bundestages   https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolfgang_Schäuble#Öffentliche_Ämter_in_der_deutschen_Bundesregierung/Bundestag_(1984_bis_heute)     Politics can sometimes be a dirty business.                
  4. Brexit: The fallout

    Information from the British Goverment   If the UK leaves the EU without a deal, the German government has said that you should allow plenty of time when re-entering Germany and make sure that have you have documentation to hand that proves that you are a long term resident, such as your residence permit, Meldebescheinigung, correspondence concerning social insurance contributions and work or rental contracts.   If the UK leaves the EU with a deal, nothing will change until the end of 2020. In this time you can continue to travel freely in the Schengen area with your UK passport. What happens after 2020 will form the next part of negotiations.   https://www.gov.uk/guidance/living-in-germany?utm_source=cd70e88e-cb12-448a-80e6-6712d670a487&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate     Here some useful information from the German Home Office.     What happens if there is a no-deal Brexit? Will British citizens be required to leave Germany straight away?   No, no British citizen will be required to leave Germany in the event of a no-deal Brexit. The German Federal Government is planning a transition period until the end of 2019. All those affected will be required to apply before the end of the transition period to the foreigners authority responsible for them for the residence permit they will require for their ongoing residency. During the transition period, UK citizens living in Germany who have up to now been entitled to free movement, and their family members, will continue to have the right of residence. Where this right of residence has provided access to social assistance benefits or child benefit, these will continue to be provided. Existing rights of access to health and long-term care insurance will remain in place.   During the period when no residence permit is required, UK citizens can continue to work on a self-employed or employed basis in any role. Those affected can continue to work in any occupation, regardless of where their employer is based and without having to obtain approval from the Federal Employment Agency.All those affected will be required to apply before the end of the transition period to the foreigners authority responsible for them for the residence permit they will require for their ongoing residency and to register with the residents registration office responsible for where they live, if they have not already done so. Residence will be permitted for the time between submitting an application and receiving a decision from the foreigners authority.   This permission also includes the right to work on a self-employed or employed basis and access to social assistance benefits. The Federal Government would like to make it generally possible for all UK citizens who previously had the right to free movement, and their family members, to obtain a residence permit. The Federal Government is looking into creating a new legal framework for this, if necessary.   One of the aims will be to facilitate access to the labour market for those affected who have settled in Germany based on their right to free movement. With this in mind, the Federal Government plans to include the United Kingdom in the list set out in Section 26 of the Ordinance on the admission of foreigners for the purpose of taking up employment.   https://www.bmi.bund.de/SharedDocs/faqs/EN/themen/migration/brexit/faqs-brexit.html?fbclid=IwAR3UcH9fqGS_o9yU5Hzmam5llvq_UZk9YistYdxv9pkdJTzkI2aAMTrphXg            
  5. Questions you have been afraid to ask... in case you look stupid

  6. Questions you have been afraid to ask... in case you look stupid

    Ha ha, no I am not teasing you. CANDA is a clothes range from C&A. Thanks for the information. I will cut off all the labels as you suggested.    Perhaps the CIA could explain why Lisa's phone set the alarm off  
  7. work contracts

    There is something called Grundsicherung. I am no sure how it works but Germans often say the money they have is not enough to live on and not enough to die on and because of this they cannot get state aid via Grundsicherung.    https://www.lindlar.de/fileadmin/gemeinde/Formulare/Grundsicherungserstantrag.pdf          
  8. Why are you unhappy today?

    This is really strange. The same thing happened to another British magician/comedian on 15.04 1984. He was always shaking his hands and his catch phrase was " I did it just like that"   "TOMMY COOPER was always going to be a hard act to follow. But at Her Majesty’s Theatre, Westminster, on the night of April 15, 1984, Les Dennis and Dustin Gee found it more difficult than they could possibly have imagined.   The comedians were the next act on the bill of LWT’s Live At Her Majesty’s, and Cooper had just collapsed from a fatal heart attack midway through his routine in front of millions of TV viewers.   An assistant had helped Cooper put on a cape, and host Jimmy Tarbuck was hiding behind the curtain, passing different props to Cooper who then pretended to pull them from under his cape. Believing it was part of the routine, the assistant smiled at Cooper and the audience laughed uproariously as he fell, gasping for air. But as Tarbuck’s manager tried to drag Cooper back through the curtains, the director realised something was seriously wrong and cut to an unscheduled break."   https://www.sundaypost.com/fp/on-this-day-in-1984-comedy-legend-tommy-cooper-died-on-live-tv/    
  9. work contracts

      As far as I know, the contract must still exist because it has not bee terminated.    As you do not seem to have any income at the moment, I do hope that you both have something to eat and some cash to buy things for your daily needs with.    You can ensure and prove that important documents have been delivered if you send them by Einschreiben mit Rückschein. This means that someone from the company has to sign the label from the post office certifying that the document has been delivered. The sender then receives this signed label with their post. If things come to a head you have proof that the document was delivered and nobody answered it.
  10. Questions you have been afraid to ask... in case you look stupid

    @ Pappnase: Thank you for the info, very interesting. Do you know why Lisa's phone set the alarm off?   @Krieg: Yes, there is a C A N D A label on it.
  11. Questions you have been afraid to ask... in case you look stupid

    I went straight from work  to a nearby shopping centre today. When I walked in a shoe shop there the alarm went off which was really embarrassing. As I had not bought anything along the way, my bag only contained personal things.  The shop assistant said a label inside my coat could have triggered the alarm. I didn’t buy any shoes and when I left the shop the alarm went off again. As I had some shopping to do, I went to Kaufland which is also situated in the same shopping centre. Luckily, nothing happened when I walked through the entrance of Kaufland. Can anyone explain why the alarm went off in the shoe shop and not in Kaufland and what triggered the alarm?
  12. School Employs Nappy Changer

        Where do you think the money comes from to EMPLOY a nappy changer? Schools are awarded money from the state and where does the state get the money from to pay for this, the TAXPAYER.   Unfortunately, the article does not mention if the nappy changer is in the classroom all the time or if they have to call for her to come from a nearby room. Is the child then taken out of the classroom to have the nappy changed or is it done in the classroom? If you take a class of 20-25 children could be more and two children have to have their nappies changed in a 45 minute lesson, how much teaching time has been lost for the other children?   Drivers drive, painters paint, managers manage and teachers are supposed to teach not change nappies.   Lack of table manners can be a real job-killer in later life. I have heard several cases of young aspiring managers entertaining important clients. As nobody had told them how to use a knife and fork and that you do not begin to eat or drink until all your guests have been served, they did things they should not have done. Do you think they got the contract?   I have never understood why people who cannot sort their own life out, bring children into this world knowing full well that the child will have a difficult life. I am not talking about money and wealth, I am talking about a solid intact stable family for a child to grow up in. I know several people who came from poor families who talk about what a happy childhood they had even though their parents could not afford to buy them things other families had and that they had to wear clothes from older brothers and sisters.    
  13. School Employs Nappy Changer

    How to use a knife and fork or hold a pen should be taught at home by the family. I wonder what sort of food is put on the table at such homes. Do they eat as a family sat around the table and talk about their day?   I've just thought, perhaps they don't have a table.  
  14. School Employs Nappy Changer

    Walsall Infant School Employs Nappy Changer   "An infant school has employed someone to change nappies because so many pupils are not toilet-trained, a councillor has said. Chris Towe, Walsall Council's portfolio holder for education, said: "We are talking about five-year-olds here and it is not acceptable." He said it was among many examples of children in the West Midlands borough starting school without basic skills. Schools told him many pupils could not communicate or hold a pencil properly.   Head teachers had also raised concerns that school starters could not use cutlery or dress themselves. Mr Towe told the BBC he had spoken to the heads of 80 infant and primary schools and found the lack of basic skills to be a "massive issue".   https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-birmingham-47867342      
  15. do I need Arbeitszeugnis or Arbeitsbestätigung ?

    When you write your CV you state how long your period of employment was with each company you worked for.   According to the duration of employment, you must have an Arbeitsbestätigung or an Arbeitszeugnis for each company you worked for.   As you worked for your previous employer for longer than 6 months, you are entitled to an Arbeitszeugnis.   Here in Germany, these documents are very important as you have to provide them for each job you apply for all your working life.