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. The "why it is difficult to leave" thread

    Enjoy your last days in the sunshine and have a good flight to Hamburg.
  2.     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?    
  3. Books, Bakes Bazaar and Boutique 23.10.2021

    Books, Bakes, Bazaar and Boutique.   St Catherine’s church is holding an open-house event on Saturday, 23.10.2021 from 11.00 a.m.-4.00 p.m.   https://stcatherines-stuttgart.de/outreach/fundraising/   www.stcatherines-stuttgart.de    
  4. Feuerbacher Kirbe 11-13 September 2021

    The Feuerbacher Kirbe is a big open air market with lots of things to buy and eat. In past years, before Corona you could eat fish & chips there too.   Sunday shopping on 12.09.2021 as of 1.00 p.m.   feuerbach.de - Die besten Seiten von Feuerbach - veranstaltungspage
  5. Looking for help in fighting Deutsche Rentenversicherung decisions

    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      
  6. Can new employer know about previous dismissal?

      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.      
  7. Refund of bank fees

    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?  
  8. I also watched Die Ernährungs Docs, it is amazing how many illnesses can be cured or mindered through what you eat.   Some health insurance companies have an Ernährungsberater? You could ask there. 
  9. The VdK can help with such things, they have offices all over Germany.    https://www.vdk.de/deutschland/pages/themen/behinderung/73503/behindertenpolitik          
  10. De-registering from ALG1

    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. 
  11. Fired while on sick leave (terminated)

    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.          
  12. Euro 2020 and 2021

    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.   
  13. Euro 2020 and 2021

    We put a Gerrman flag and an English flag in our windows. The German flag has vanished (ha ha) but I am proud to say my English flag is still hanging there. 
  14. Eyeglasses / eye care - Support from employer under G37 regulation

    The G37 eye-check is carried out by the company Doctor. There are rules concerning the distance between the user and pc which he/she may also check.    If it is not necessarily work connected ,people here usually go to an Augenarzt for the check-up and then to the opticians. The opticians usually do another check and then you can choose your glasses.   https://www.medisinn.com/de/produkt/g37-vorsorgeuntersuchung-bildschirmarbeit
  15. Why are you unhappy today?

    So sorry to hear that. We always take older cats from the Katzenhilfe and when the end draws nigh it can be very painful and expensive but it is worth every penny. Take care of yourself and relax at home. The world needs more people like you who are prepared to give a loving home to a sick animal.