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  1. 22.05.2022 Sunday Shopping in Fellbach from 01.00-6.00 p.m. The U1 will take you directly to the town centre. Get off at the last stop.

     

     

    22.05.2022 Highland Games in Asperg   Location:  Bürgergarten from 11.00 a.m-6.00 p.m.

     

    Take the S5 to Bietigheim-Bissingen

     

     

    26-29.05.2022 Knights Of Old Tournament and Market . Location: Staufer Park in Göppingen

     

    https://www.stauferspektakel.de/

     

     

     

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  2. This hasn‘t just made me laugh today, I have been laughing all week. The libel case between Rebekah Vardy and Coleen Rooney has me in stiches.

     

    To cut a long story short, Coleen Rooney noticed that someone had been passing on private information to the press. She planted some false information on her Instagram account and decided it could only be Rebekah Vardy and made her assumption public. Rebekah Vardy then sued Coleen Rooney. During the court proceedings, Rebekah Vardy stated that other people such as her agent had access to her private Instagram account. The judge ordered that the mobile phone from her agent should be examined, the agent informed the court that it had accidentally fallen into the North Sea on a boat trip.

     

     

    Here is the latest gem.  ROFL.

    „As Vardy took the stand, Mr Sherborne accused the wife of Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy of leaking another story based on a photo on her private Instagram account.

    While the mum-of-two denied the claims, Mr Sherborne then spoke of the absence of the WhatsApp messages.

    The jury heard how her agent’s mobile phone accidentally fell overboard from a boat into the water shortly after a judge had ordered for it to be examined ahead of the trial.

    He said the missing messages were “lying at the bottom of the North Sea in Davy Jones’s locker”.

    It was at this point that Vardy asked: “Who is Davy Jones?” to which the judge, Mrs Justice Steyn, replied: “It just means at the bottom of the sea.”

     

    https://www.dailystar.co.uk/showbiz/rebekah-vardy-baffled-davy-jones-26946673

     

     

    The whole story.

     

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10814261/Coleen-Rooney-tells-court-meticulously-planned-Wagatha-Christie-sting-Rebekah-Vardy.html

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  3. 01-08.05 2002 Frühlingsfest Cannstatter Wasen

     

    03-08.05.2002 Trick Film Festival  www.itfs.de

     

    03.05.2022   09.00 a.m. Bikes that have been found and not reclaimed will be auctioned off. Payment by cash only.

    Fundbüro

    Hauptstätter Straße 66

    70178 Stuttgart

    0711 21689494

    EMail: fundsachenstelle@stuttgart.de

    https://www.stuttgart.de/veranstaltungskalender/veranstaltungen/fahrradversteigerung.php?p=1118%2C1561%2C%2Fservice%2Fveranstaltungen.php%2C108331&sp%3AstartDateKey=2022-05-03

     

    15.05.2022   5.00 p.m. Churches in Stuttgart invite you to make a picnic in Schlossgarten an Eckensee

     

    21.05.2022   06.00 p.m.-1.00 a.m. Open night at museums and art galleries. www.lange-nacht.de

     

    25-29.05 2022 Katholiken Tag in Stuttgart www.katholikentag.de

     

    27.05.2022 Abend Markt   Marktplatz Bad Cannstatt.

     

    27-28.05.2022 Udo Lindenberg Schleyer Halle

     

    Concert Preview

     

    Winterbach Zelt Spektakel 2022

     

    19.07.2022 Alan Parsons Live Project

     

    20.07.2022 James Blunt

     

    21.07.2022 Rag’N’Bone Man

     

    22.10.2022 Manfred Mann’s Earth Band

     

    22.10.2022 Ten Years After

     

    www.Zeltspektakel.com

     

     

     

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  4. Germany is not a poor country but a lot of the inhabitants here are. I travel to work by underground  and every day I see people dressed in normal clothes ,looking for empty bottles in the litter bins. The food bank organisation , The Tafel is not run by the goverment, it is run by volunteers who do a tremendous good job. Unfortunately, the number of people dependent on them is increasing all the time.

     

    "Jochen Brühl fordert die Bundesregierung auf, konkrete und schnelle Hilfe für armutsbetroffene Menschen zu leisten, um die Nachfrage bei den Tafeln langfristig zu senken. „Ehrenamtsorganisationen können nicht das auffangen, was seit Jahren schief läuft in unserem Land. Der Staat darf sich nicht auf der Arbeit unserer 60.000 Helferinnen und Helfer ausruhen“. Die Idee der Tafeln ist es, Menschen zu helfen, die kurzfristig in Not geraten sind. Viele Menschen sind allerdings inzwischen auf sie angewiesen, weil sich Armut in Deutschland so stark verfestigt hat."

     

    https://www.tafel.de/presse/pressemitteilungen/pressemitteilungen-2022/krieg-in-der-ukraine-und-inflation-werden-fuer-die-tafeln-zur-belastungsprobe

     

    "Die Armut in Deutschland wächst. Betroffen sind vor allem kranke und alte Menschen, Niedriglöhner und Arbeitslose, kinderreiche Familien und Alleinerziehende. Besonders kritisch sehen Sozialverbände die Armutsquote bei Kindern, die mit 19,7 Prozent deutlich über dem Durchschnitt der Bevölkerung liegt."

     

    www.planet-wissen.de/gesellschaft/wirtschaft/armut_in_deutschland

    https://www.planet-wissen.de/gesellschaft/wirtschaft/armut_in_deutschland/index.html

     

    On another note, I think the German earnings related sate pension scheme is crazy. People who work in low-pay sector jobs or are unemployed, cannot possibly recieve a state pension to live on. Over the years, each goverment has reduced the amount of money people will receive for their state pension and said everyone should pay into a private pension scheme to make ends meet when they retire. How on earth are they supposed to do this if they rely on organisations like the Tafel during their working life?

     

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  5. Events in April 2022

     

    02.04.2022  Feuerbacher Nacht

    https://www.stuttgarter-nachrichten.de/inhalt.feuerbacher-kulturnacht-der-stadtbezirk-wird-zum-erlebnisraum.062df73c-d4e1-43cd-99f5-19dae099b201.html

     

     

    16.04-08.05.2022   Stuttgarter Frühlingsfest

    Due to Corona, it will be on a smaller scale this year. There  will be rides and food stalls but no beer tents.

    Trams 1 and 2 will take you directly to the fairground.

    https://www.stuttgarter-fruehlingsfest.de/de/home/

     

     

    30.04.2022 St. Catherine’s Book Sale and cream teas from 11.00 a.m.-04.00 p.m.

     

    St. Catherine's Church

    Katharinenplatz 5

    70182 Stuttgart

     

    Buses 42 and 43 stop nearby.

    www.stcatherines-stuttgart.de

     

     

    For all model train fans. A minature Stuttgart complete with the old railway station is situated opposite the railway station in the former Media Markt building. 

     

    Das Stellwerk S hat in den MiniaturWelten Stuttgart eine neue Heimat gefunden! Arnulf-Klett-Platz 1-3, 70173 Stuttgart

     

    https://www.miniaturweltenstuttgart.de/bildergalerie/

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  6. President Selenkyi was interviewed by the Economist and this is what he said.

    „Die Deutschen würden „manchmal“ helfen, so der ukrainische Präsident weiter. Als besonders tatkräftig nimmt er die deutschen Politiker offenbar nicht wahr: Diese würden „versuchen, sich an die Situation anzupassen, während sie sich entwickelt“. Und zudem würden sie schauen, „wie sich die Situation auf ihr eigenes Land auswirkt“.

     

    Der ukrainische Präsident Wolodymyr Selenskyj hat Deutschland vorgeworfen, den Ukraine-Krieg aus einer kühlen, ökonomischen Perspektive zu betrachten und zudem bei allen Hilfen mehr auf die Auswirkungen im eigenen Land bedacht zu sein.

     

    Allerdings machte Selenskyj den Briten Komplimente. Diese würden voll und ganz hinter der Ukraine stehen. „Großbritannien ist an unserer Seite. Es führt keinen Balanceakt aus.“

     

    https://www.msn.com/de-de/nachrichten/politik/die-deutschen-machen-einen-fehler-sie-machen-oft-fehler/ar-AAVzjBr?ocid=msedgdhp&pc=U531&cvid=1891c8f32e7e44b9906c64997d2c3be6

     

    I personally find it very strange that there is absolutely no criticism of Angela Merkel and the CDU regarding the Ukrainen crisis, Nord stream 1 and 2 to give but one example.

     

    There is a lot of truth in the old saying " Never put all your eggs in one basket" 

     

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  7. Tears are streaming down my face after reading your posts. Life isn't always fair, people who bring sunshine into our world often have their lifes cut short.

    Wishing you strength and comfort for the days ahead. You are one of the good people Metall.

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  8.  It was the same with the little bottles of milk we had to drink at school, stone cold in the winter and luke warm in the summer.

    @Robinson: Thanks for posting the video of Benny Hill, absolutely hilarious. 

    " And he looked up in pained surprise As the concrete hardened crust Of a stale pork pie caught him in the eye And Ernie bit the dust" Brilliant.

    @Metall: I've learned something new on this Forum again. I didn't know you had a milk man in the U.S. I thought it was a British thing. 

     

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  9. Do you remember your milk man?

     

    I read an article in a German newspaper today about the return of the milk man in England, which brought back happy childhood memories.

     

    Our milk man Mr Jackson, also delivered potatoes and joghurt in later years. We always ordered silver top milk but our neighbours orderd gold top milk which had a cream topping. The birds seemed to like the gold top milk because they would often peck open the bottle tops .

     

    https://www.msn.com/de-de/finanzen/top-stories/briten-erfreut-%C3%BCber-r%C3%BCckkehr-des-milchmanns/ar-AATM4it?ocid=msedgdhp&pc=U531

     

     

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  10. Many years ago, a man was employed to keep the car park clean and collect and return the shopping trolleys to the supermarket entrance. then somebody came up with the idea of the chips and another unskilled job was gone. Same thing happend with the toilet lady or man when the toilets were cleaned automatically.

     

    At my local Morrisions in the UK, the shopping trollys are situated outside the supermarket and are hosed down every evening. I have never seen anybody clean a supermarket trolley here and hate to think how many germs can be found on it.

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  11. The British Goverment has published the following document, 108 pages long explaining the benefits of Brexit.

    "This policy document sets out how the UK is capitalising on the benefits of Brexit and how the government will use its new freedoms to transform the UK into the best regulated economy in the world."

    https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-benefits-of-brexit?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications-topic&utm_source=ca645887-75fa-4cda-bec4-a0000c6b161d&utm_content=immediately

     

     

     

     

     

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  12. 4 hours ago, SZJX said:

    I started a second employment in November 2019, with a monthly pay below 450 Euros, and I don't have any other second employments. I'm now doing my tax declarations, and I have just realized that all this time, the employer actually classified the job under Steuerklasse 6 instead of Minijob! If this goes unchanged, I'll not only not get the full pay, but I'll have to pay a huge amount of Nachzahlung (> 1500 Euros) to the Finanzamt, due to Steuerklasse 6 being taxed really harshly.

     

     

     

     

    There is something wrong here or information is missing. Are you self-employed in your first job or do you work for a company? It is the employers responsibility to deduct taxes etc. from a salary. Perhaps your salary from employer 2 was below the tax-free personal allowance. Why do you think you will have a Nachzahlung to pay?

     

    You have been working for employer number 2 for almost two years and you neve noticed anything?

     

     

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  13. There is an organisation called VDK, they can help with disputes with the Krankenkasse or Renteversicherung. You have to be a member for them to help you.

     

    They have offices all over Germany. 

     

    https://www.vdk.de/hamburg/pages/mitglied_im_vdk_hamburg_werden/3806/mitglied_werden

     

    https://www.vdk.de/hamburg/pages/rat_hilfe_rechtsberatung/82633/kosten

     

    https://www.vdk.de/hamburg/pages/63985/Rente

     

     

     

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    1 hour ago, Wlosty said:

    Situation: my wife is working for a company on a temporary contract. There is a conflict about current working conditions and she is thinking whether to push the employer further. They can terminate the contract practically without a reason and that's fine. We are worried about her reputation when she will be looking for another employment. (reputation is supposedly very important in her industry)

     

    :) 

    A temporary contract is a contract and has a notice period.

     

    If your wife has worked for up to 6 months at her present company she will be given a simple document which states something  like Mrs x worked from .. until .. as a ..at our company.

     

    German references contain a lot of information, date of birth, length of employment, position, duties and reason for the contract being terminated. As everything of importance is mentioned in the reference there is no need for a future employer to contact a past employer. There are no background checks between past and future employers in Germany and it is illegal (Datenschutz) for a future employer to contact a past employer and ask for information but this may be difficult to prove.

     

    If the period of employment was longer than 6 months your wife will be given a reference which will state why the employment ended, lack of work, in mutal agreement etc. If it states, the contract was teminated on….and no reason is given, this makes a very negative impression on a future employer.  

    Employers have a legal obligation to give a reference and this must be shown when applying for all future jobs.   Your wife could ask to end the contract in mutual agreement which means she agrees to her contract being terminated.  On the downside, this will mean that she will not receive any unemployment benefit for the first few months and has to contact her health insurance company about her contributions during this period of time. The Agentur für Arbeit can give her more information. Your wife will also have to have a good reason to explain at future interviews why she agreed to her contract being terminated if she didn't have another job to go to.

     

     

     

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  15. The Bundesgerichtshof decided in April that banks who have charged their customers for having an account must refund the fees. This could be backdated to January 2018.  

     

    Apparently when banks sent their customers notice of a change, usually an increase in bank fees, they said „if you don’t complain you agree to the new bank fees.“ The Bundesgerichtshof stated that customers should have actively had the possibility to agree to the said changes, like signing a document etc.

     

    One bank said that people who want a refund will then have to pay 7,50 € a month as of October in bank fees. People who do not apply for a refund will pay 5,00 € a month for having an account. This amount will not be increased until Autumn 2024. Some banks have informed  their customers that their account will be closed if they apply to have the money refunded. The Verbruacherzentrale in Baden-Württemberg is considering taking legal action against the banks.

     

    Has anyone here actually had a refund from their bank?

     

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  16. cb6dba is correct, you will have to pay your own health insurance. Keep in mind that it is compulsory to be health insured in Germany. You will be classed as a freiwilige member which means you will have a lot more to pay each month. You may also have to pay into the state pension system too  so why not let things continue as they are?

     

    When you receive state benefits, there are certain rules that you must adhere to, like showing you are applying for jobs, giving paperwork in on time and attending courses from the AA.  If you think this is a lot of hassle you will have lots more with different organisations like health insurance and state pension wanting information from you then you do now.

     

    You said your German is not good but you live in Germany, maybe you could apply for a German course through the Arbeits Agentur. If you don't understand what they are saying, ask if someone can speak to you in English.

     

    If you decide to cancel your state benefit, you must do this in writing and I would suggest you make an appointment with the Arbeits Agentur, perhaps they can print out a form for you to fill in stating that you no longer require state benefits. 

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  17. You must register at the Agentur für Arbeit within 3 days of receiving your notice. Failure to do so could lead to you not recieving unemployment benefit from the first day. Make a copy of your sick note to take with you.

     

    Check your contract regarding the notice period and make sure you get a good reference. Do you have a Betriebsrat?

     

    As Luke said above, there is a shortage of lorry  drivers so hopefully you will not be unemployed for long. Hope things turn out positive for you.

     

     

     

     

     

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  18. It is a great pity that we did not win but it was a good and fair match. Gareth Southgate has publicly declared that he made all the decisions be they good or bad.

     

    The players can hold their heads up high, they got further than France, Germany, Netherlands and Portugal to name but a few. To be second best in Europe is also something to be proud of.   

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