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About UpToWick

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  • Location Munich
  • Nationality European
  • Gender Male
  • Year of birth 1983
  1. Employed by German company while living abroad (EU)

      Does an Anwartschaft also make sense if You left Germany for another EU country (or Switzerland) While you were in Germany, your salary was above the Versicherungsplflichtgrenze, but you were voluntarily insured in the public system Am I correct that in this case there shouldn't be a problem getting back into the public system?
  2. How long can I stay in Germany?

      I thought that only an intensive in-person language course was enough to get a language student visa. For the OP...please let us know if an online course is enough.
  3. Lufthansa voucher - destination unknown?!

      Next time I'd suggest Involving your credit card company to dispute the charge, since Lufthansa in the end didn't provide the service Involving https://soep-online.de/en/
  4. Leaving Munich back to Ireland

      What does he miss of Munich that can't be found in Ireland (apart from the weather)?
  5. If you deregister from Germany you don't have to paid health insurance anymore. Well now you are abroad, but you should be able to deregister by post.   I think with a  Niederlassungserlaubnis you can be deregistered for up to 6 months.   If you can't/don't want to deregister...shouldn't TK apply just the minimum tariff (180 EUR/month)?
  6. Do good psychotherapists exist in Germany?

    The more I think about this arrogant besserwisser prick (that I'm not seeing anymore), the more I think he should be prevented from exercising his profession.
  7. Including close relatives, so-called friends and so-called experts. Unless a person has skin in the game, don't listen to their advice (you should do this, you should do that, blabla).   Trust only your instict, or people with skin in the game. Everything else is garbage...
  8. Owning material things is bad

    My old bike's brakes broke, plus it falled down during a storm and got very dirty on one side...   Rather than wasting my precious time repairing the brakes, and cleaning it, I gave it away for free, and instead purchased an MVG bike subscription for 6 EUR/month (or 24 EUR/year).   Now I can ride bikes point to point if I need to, with the freedom that the floating system gives me, and I don't have to worry about maintenance of the bike, changing brakes, changing tires , keeping it clean and shit like that...I can use my free time in much better ways. This feeling of "freedom" from ownership is amazing... And the MVG bikes are quite good technically, at least for the price.   I want to be rich and have enough cash in my bank account to not worry about finding a job, having a roof over my head and food to eat, but own as less material things as possible.
  9. https://www.ebay-kleinanzeigen.de/s-anzeige/benq-gl2706pq-27-zoll-qhd/1539296514-225-16353   Pickup near Nordbad.
  10. https://www.ebay-kleinanzeigen.de/s-anzeige/pro-breeze-4-in-1-mobile-klimaanlage-mit-9000-btu/1493988320-176-16353   Used only this summer. Pickup near Nordbad.
  11. There is a dimension of diversity and inclusion that crosses among the introverts vs extroverts classification, it's not only about man/woman, homosexual/etherosexual.   Introverts are 1/3 of the population, yet in the western world are often considered 'weird' (imagine if I'd say to an homosexual or a woman that they are 'weird', the shitstorm that this would create).   Before somebody suggests that introverts change their personality...you can't. Introversion is genetic, and besides asking someone to change who they are if they don't want, is not ethical.   So next time you claim 'I am for diversity', check if you really are...
  12. Do emphatic, non-judgemental psychotherapists, who don't make bad jokes about their patients exist in Germany? My current one is a disaster, and he even studied abroad (Australia).
  13.   If I'm not wrong, even during the lockdown people with a residence permit in CH were allowed to leave and re-enter the country (for example cross-border commuters). I would also think that in case of another border closure (unlikely), your Swiss company would allow you to work remotely from Germany as long as necessary, so you could go back to Germany and stay there for weeks.   I would also stay in Germany if I were you, and see if you can commute weekly + do remote work.
  14. Shame on you, Lufthansa

    The way Lufthansa is treating its customers with the refunds is really immoral...other airlines, who didn't receive any fat bailout, have refunded cancelled flights much faster.   These crooks (who are also responsible for the crash of the Germanwings flight on the Alps) instead are breaking the law by withholding money for a service that they didn't provide...another German company for whom the rules are flexible when it suits them. If they can't survive without withholding these money...they deserve to go bankrupt.   Have a look at the Twitter and Facebook page... I will boycott them until I get my money back.
  15. Since Friday evening my Mnet connections is not working anymore...there is DSL signal, but it can't establish an IPV4 connection.   The Mnet customer service told me I have to wait until Monday when somebody looks at it...I suppose the concept of "on-call" hasn't yet arrived here.   It's just one of the many example of the crap state of the internet infrastructure, in this country of lawyers and mechanical engineers..   Mobile internet is also worse than many developing countries I've been...