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About UpToWick

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  • Location Munich
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  • Year of birth 1983
  1. 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...
  2. 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.
  3. https://www.ebay-kleinanzeigen.de/s-anzeige/benq-gl2706pq-27-zoll-qhd/1539296514-225-16353   Pickup near Nordbad.
  4. 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.
  5. 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...
  6. 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).
  7.   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.
  8. 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.
  9. Work culture clashes

    I don't think it's a matter of "German culture" vs other cultures...you work in a shitty German company, just like there are many shitty US/UK companies. I'd suggest to look for a new job, in a better company (either German or "international"), or to lawyer up...   You can also find glass ceilings in international companies, especially if you don't fit in the more "high-energy extroverted always enthusiast" nonsense culture of US startups.   And the political culture here is much more civilized than in the US.
  10.   If I was the Swiss government I would put heavy tariffs on German cars (they can because they are are not in the EU customs union). Let's see if this changes their mind on extraditing this dickhead...
  11. Tesla Gigafactories, News and Conversation

      Well you started with generalising about 'all Germans' caring only about degrees. And if I look at the current US president, he's definitely not a very intellectual person.   Btw...compare apples to apples. On a per-capita basis, Germany has actually won more Nobel prizes than the US.
  12. Tesla Gigafactories, News and Conversation

      Would you get a surgery from somebody who self-taught it? There is some value in 'pieces of paper', even if in anti-intellectual USA they think they are worthless...
  13. Say that you applied for a job, you pass the interview...but you changed your mind about the job (it's not the right role for you, personal circumstances, not the right time...whatever).   What would be the best way to politely decline without burning too many bridges, and without pissing too many people off?