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  1. I think that's a more reasonable way to proceed. I may wait a couple of more weeks if they are just lazy or ignorant and then inform them about making a legal move. Also, if they care about their reputation in the market as a young company, they should do better than this.  Besides my case, I also wondered if such a negative behavior could be easily possible on a larger scale, But I guess it is not.
  2. I understand your point about possible legal fees and if it is worth it or not.   But let's assume other companies with a similar mindset read your advice. They'll do a simple calculation, such as inviting 4-5 candidates for in-house interviews and doing this for 4-5 open positions within the company, as they want to build up their skill force in several areas. Again, assume a short notice travel costs each candidate about 200-300 EUR. Putting it all together, it costs 5*5*250 or around 6K EUR for the company. It may not be something that a big firm like BMW or Bosch would care about, but I guess it is considerable for a startup in its initial career path.  So, as you indirectly advised, a not so sincere company/startup has a good chance of saving around 6k-10k in their buildup recruiting phase, especially if they guess the applicants who are foreigners or early graduates have no legal insurance to undergo the legal hassle. They just let it go if the company refuses to reimburse their travel costs.   Although your idea may work in practice, it is not right, and a company should not be allowed to do it as easily as you described. Ok. I know you didn't say that exactly, but that's how some people would learn from it.
  3. A month ago, I was invited to another city to have an in-house interview with a startup company. Even though the interview went well, we disagreed on the salary, and I didn't hear back from them. I sent them an email about 3 weeks ago asking for the reimbursement of my ICE train ticket, as they had promised in their invitation.   However, they have not answered my emails or even my phone calls and indirectly refused to reimburse my ticket. Well, it was a short-notice invitation, so I booked 2nd class train tickets for around 250 Euros. In fact, it's a startup and only consists of a CEO and a few other technical people. What should I do regarding this issue?
  4. Yes, but as you already have guessed, I'm really naive regarding the German financial / employment system. So, maybe I see how high their offered salary could go such that I can afford to hire a specialist to do the job or not!   
  5. Yes, your assumption was correct! I had totaly misunderstood your point in your first reply.  But, now I see why you called it a nightmare!! 
  6. I think I got your point. It's not easy, but doable.  But one thing for sure is that if they want to hire me with option 2 (" Freiberufler") they have to pay me the whole Brutto amount. Is that right?    My other question is if companies usually have to pay other contributions to the German system from outside of the Brutto salary? For instance, I've heard that for health insurance, the company has to pay a separate contribution than what is already taken from my Brutto amount. If that assumption is correct, then wouldn't it be problematic if someone is hired by a company outside of Germany and lives here? 
  7. So, how does it work if I want to manage my own taxes? Is it like if I receive the total Brutto, and then I have to pay all these deductions myself? or should I hire someone to do it for me?
  8. Currently, most people are working remotely. I'm one of them too. But recently, I was contacted by a company which is totally remote. Not sure how to define it, but let's say it's an IT company that is not located in Germany but has a point of contact somewhere like in the US.   Now my question is how is possible to have a contract with them such that I can still pay taxes and social and health care contributions to the German government, which is really important to me?!  
  9. So, you're saying that I have to contact my AOK krankenkasse to get the recent records of my Rentenversicherung, is that correct?   Then what is the role of Deutsche Rentenversicherung? 
  10. Ok, but I need to present a piece of evidence to an authority that I have paid x months of Rentenversicherung up to now! Waiting one quarter for that is too late! 
  11. I didn't know that! So, how can I find what happened to my Rentenversicherung payments? My payslips say that I've been paying Rentenversicherung each month, but DRV says there is nothing more in their system!! 
  12. What is the difference between versicherungspflichtig and Rentenversicherung?   In fact, in some documents, it is asked to provide the history of versicherungspflichtig!   Also, deutsche-rentenversicherung sent me the history of my Rentenversicherung up to the end of 2019.  In fact, from 10.2019 my employer signed a versicherungspflichtig on behalf of me with VBL. Does it mean that also Rentenversicherung has gone through the VBL insurance as well?   I'm a bit confused here!
  13. I found it! it's here!  
  14. One of the documents that I'm asked to submit for the unemployment benefit is the "Arbeitsbescheinigung" for all the jobs I did before. Considering that this document should be signed by the employer, it'd be a hassle to go around and ask all of them. Isn't there an easier way to take care of that?!
  15. I'm asked to provide this: "Nachweis über die geleisteten Beiträge von mind. x Monaten Pflichtbeiträge oder  freiwillige Beiträge" how should I get this?!