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  • Location Ludwigshafen am Rhein
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  1. Employee rights after termination of job due to store closings

    I think you need to file within three weeks if you want to file for unlawful termination.    As @mako1 mentione, the employment courts usually have a Rechtsantragsstelle where you can talk to an employee of the court which will help you navigate the whole process. They do not give legal advice. The location of the employer determines which Arbeitsgericht is responsible.  They have forms which you can fill out to file a case which you then submit to the court. Everyone pays for their own counsel in the first round, as this prevents employees from getting stuck with huge bills for corporate lawyers.     
  2. No social life after 9 years in Germany

    How dare you! And then you probably even try to hold them what they promised you last time. Biiiig faux pas, I guess 
  3. No social life after 9 years in Germany

    That is actually the part that made sense to me  Who wouldn't want a date with her!    But: What is the outside when you are walking across a courtyard? What happens when you walk back the same way and there are only houses on one side? Do you have to change your sword to the other side?  What do you with attackers from the front or back?    And then of course: Wouldn't you rather have a date with Arya or Brienne, who can kick ass by themselves and have your back? 
  4. No social life after 9 years in Germany

    I have so many questions! 
  5. No social life after 9 years in Germany

     That sounds really really old school! I have never ever heard that before. I started doing office work (subbing for secretary of second in command in factory) in 1998 and this is news to me.    The "rules" for offering the Du are usually: higher up -> team member, woman -> man, older -> younger. You can refuse the offer of Du if you don't feel comfortable with it.  I have done so twice in my life, each time to make a point.    A lot also depends on the environment. In sports clubs etc: everyone is per Du. In the supermarket: everyone is per Sie. People at IKEA will say du and look at you funny when you reply with Sie. At work it depends on the industry and the company: advertising agencies and the like: usually per Du, banks: more often Sie. Some companies have internal rules, e.g. everyone in the same level is per du, plus one level up and down.  In construction, people often address each other by their last name but with Du.    In German, the Du tends to imply a certain level of informality and familiarity. People then mistake the fact that people in the US or the UK are often on a first name basis with the entire company as a lack of formality and can really put their foot in because they do not pick up on more subtle signs of formality - both verbal and non-verbal  
  6. I haven't. Nor ginger.  I have tried sweet potato, though. Small vield (planted too late) but very tasty.   
  7. Interesting plant. I had never heard of it before. Since it usually grows in tropical/subtropical climates, I would guess starting it is a bit difficult.    Did your plant this year die? Because from what I understand, they have a root network (rhizome) and grow for several years but cannot handle frost. All sources I found agree that the fruits cannot be stored for very long. Maybe you could start it inside right after harvesting and keep indoors until the spring? 
  8. Pet tax, please! Can we see a photo once he is settled?    And of course congratulations on your new family member.  “Natürlich kann man ohne Hund leben es – lohnt sich nur nicht.” (Heinz Rühmann)
  9. There are a lot of bad eggs among animal rescues. Some foreign "rescues" are little more than puppy mills, producing animal for handsome adoption fees. Others feature heart-breaking descrptions of poor puppys: siblings have all been adopted and who are sitting on their packed bags. They will not last another winter and are perfect for families with young kids, well socialized etc. etc. A lot of people will then end up with a dog that has never been socialized, more often than not with behavioural issues and a good dose of hear protection breeds. Some German rescues want potential adoptees to basically draw blank and give them info on every single aspect of your lives to the point of being incredibly intrusive and will refuse to give people a dog because they don't like the haircut. It is only got worse during Corona when everybody and their brother wanted a dog but couldn't bring them back fast enough when it was possible to go on holiday again.    A good animal shelter will be open about the dog's issues. They will ask you what you are looking for and make suggestions. They will also point you to trainers should you need one. They will - in general - insist on several visits to get to know the dog, walkies, maybe an afternoon or a trial weekend. A lot of foreign rescues have dogs in foster homes here to be able to better assess them and make it possible for you to meet the dog before adoption.    If you have personal references e.g. from @knotheaduscor @john g., that is also very valuable. If you want another Boston Terrier, you could also look up Terrier rescues. The breed specific rescues are often smaller and a bit more personal. Often the dog will move from one home to the other without having been in a shelter.  Good luck!    I you were looking for a German shepherd I would have some suggestions  
  10. heirloom tomato suitable for germany

    I have never saved the seeds so far because I had neighbors who grew decorative, non-edible pumpkins and I was not sure if there was any cross-pollination. I did not want to risk growing something I would not be able to eat.    Wrt the tomatoes: To be honest, I never really compared the different tomato plants since I usually have so many. Friends often raise too many of their own and the leftovers often end up in my garden as well.     
  11. What does "frost frei garage" mean?

    I always understood frostfrei to be above 0 °C. If the plants are still in the soil, they should not freeze, depending how far down they are. I would think that you underground compartment if you keep them in sand should be good. Buried also works.  
  12. heirloom tomato suitable for germany

    I have never come across a chestnut pumpkin. The CP is quite starchy and needs a lot of water to make soup. To me, it also tastes quite a lot like chestnuts. 
  13. heirloom tomato suitable for germany

    @andrew_ysk Sure thing:  Fleischtomaten | Tomatensamen | Gemüsesamen |   I've tried Black Krim, Bountiful and I think Bufallo Pink. I have no idea which was best, to be honest, because I don't eat them raw. They just end up in one big pot for sauce...    Crown Prince F1 | The photo they use is a really bad one though. They're much prettier in real life     
  14. physalis plant anybody ?

    Never get compost at garden centers! Crappy and hideously overpriced. Same as trees. No variety and expensive.  You can get compost from soil & stone places. Often also recycling/composting services. The problem is that they usually only sell in bulk from 1 m³. Might be worth asking or - if you are in an allotment - maybe get together with the neighbors if you order something. We got some for our lawn and they had the choice between soil, compost and different granulation(? size), sand, lawn soil (already mixed soil, compost and sand) and a couple of other varieties that I can't remember, some with fertilizer, some without. They gave good advice on what to use where as well.  One place around here is called "Erdenwerke" the other does containers/disposal/recycling, heating materials (oil, wood pellets), gases, composting and selling the products coming out of the process. They list it unter "Kompost und Substrate"  
  15. A really painful experience at the dentist!

    It's horrifying to hear your bad experiences with dentists. I guess the only thing you can do is never go back.  I have been with mine (with the practise) since my first visit to the dentist ever. It was founded by an originally Pakistani family - some in Germany, some in the UK - with nephews following uncles. They have expanded over the last few years, adding a couple of German dentists and at least one lady with a Russian accent. I am usually shuffled around because it is only ever a check-up. My husband always has the same dentist as he speaks English.  He has his implants done in Malta and the dentists here were very impressed with the quality of the work.  The only thing that is not perfect there is that with some assistants, the teeth cleaning is rather uncomfortable.