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  1. I received an offer from company A, and I'm waiting for a response from company B regarding full-time jobs. I have to decide in the coming week on whether I say yes to the first offer or not. In fact, company B has much better conditions (salary and work environment) than company A. However, they may make their decision 2-3 months from now. I heard that they have a rather long processing time for the applications. So, I want to say "Yes" to company A, but I was wondering if I hear a positive answer from the 2nd company later on, can I cancel my contract with the first one? I imagined there should be a maximum time-frame in which I am legally allowed do that. If I'm right about it, then how long would be?
  2. I need to send my documents to an embassy including my passport and some forms, so I want to make sure the package does not get any damage on its way. I noticed the normal A4 envelopes are thin and I'm afraid they are that safe for sending such documents. So, I was wondering what is the proper option and what is the German term to find it in the local stores.   Also, do I need to send it as a Päckchen or a Paket?
  3. What happens if the post branch loses a purchase shipping?

    I'll do it, thank you! 
  4. I've been waiting for an item from an online store and the driver sent the shipment to the local post branch (inside a grocery store). I had the tracking and noticed about it and went to the grocery store the next day to pick up the parcel.  But the staff couldn't find anything with my name on it, and when I gave the tracking report they told me to contact DHL to investigate the matter. Well, I sent DHL an inquiry regarding the lost shipment, but what if they don't find it? Then who has to pay for the item? Well, I was supposed to pay the bill after I receive the item. So, does the fact that the item has not been delivered to me (not been picked up by me) relieve me from paying the damage for the loss? 
  5. I'm about to submit my Ph.D. thesis and then I have to wait for 3 months for the reviewers and then 1-2 additional months to organize my disputation and maybe another month to becoming officially a Ph.D. graduate.  Nevertheless, I'm looking for postdoc positions meanwhile, but I wonder which of the above phases needed to be concluded before I can start a postdoc position in another institute. More precisely, after I submit my thesis there'd be no major thing left from my Ph.D. to work on, so I want to start another position (in Germany) before my funding runs out!
  6. But if i do not open the box (7-9 days) they'll be returned back to the sender, is that right?
  7. BTW, as another relevant question, when i receive this today: "Ihr Paket mit der Sendungsnummer XXXXXXXXXX ist angekommen. Sie können es ab sofort in der Filiale XX innerhalb der nächsten 7 Werktage abholen.", Dose it mean that i can go to the post branch today or i need to wait till tomorrow? 
  8. OK. Thank you for the advice! 
  9. I have 3 packages in a paketstation box to pick up, but i do not one to take one of them. In fact, that one should return back to the sender. So wondering what happens if i open the paketstation box and take only 2 of them and close the door afterward? Would the remaining one be thrown away later or sent back to the sender? 
  10. Can the physiotherapist charge me in case of no show?

    Well, it was the translation of this part: "Die Praxis sei so durchorganisiert gewesen, dass für die entsprechende Behandlung ein Therapeut zur Verfügung steht, der für den entsprechenden Zeitraum nach den Eintragungen im Terminkalender die Behandlungen erbringt." Maybe i did not have the correct interpretation!    Anyhow, I'm not challenging the regulation, i just wanted to understand the basis of what i noticed for the first time, and i think i get the point of it now!  
  11. Can the physiotherapist charge me in case of no show?

    Thank you. Good to know about the underlying regulation!    The way i got it from the link, they ask for the fee because they organize a therapist for the session. Maybe as someone who comes to the clinic only if there is an appointment and stays home otherwise. Maybe that's why they call it a service! In fact, i try to see its difference from other medical appointments like dentists and practitioners and etc. Also, i think it is assumed they do not treat anyone else during that time-slot in case of the patient's no-show and they are fully booked so they would lose a session-fee for that day!    Otherwise, it would be difficult to imagine how they get a financial loss especially if the patient has to make another appointment for the missed session anyway.   But anyhow, that was a good heads-up to be cautious about making my appointments in general! 
  12. Yesterday i booked a 5-session physiotherapy visit due to my shoulder problem which would be paid by my AOK insurance. I just double checked my reservation receipt to enter the dates into my calendar, but i noticed it was also written there that i would pay a private visit in case of a no-show.  Well, i'm sure the chances of me not showing up for any of my sessions would be really small, but i was interested to know what that really means? especially regarding the regulations and the law in Germany?   I've heard that the doctors can legally charge you an over-the-phone consult even if you talk to their nurse/secretary, But is there really anything defined as the no-show penalty payment in the categories of their legit fees? or if they can legally charge you a visit without doing any therapy and not processing that through the patient's insurance? Honestly, it's a bit confusing for me! 
  13. The store refuses to reimburse the product.

    Thank you i'll try your suggestion. BTW, you should have given me a heads-up for the "Scheißloch" parts! 
  14. The store refuses to reimburse the product.

    Yes, that's the funny part which makes me laugh! I know the whole regulation has been made for a good purpose, but they should inform the customer at the time of purchase about the rule or at least put a label/sticker on the unexchangable products.   If i had known about the regulation in advance, i'd have asked my wife to do the purchase (along with product inspection) herself! 
  15. The store refuses to reimburse the product.

    Good point! but 1- I know it is their general in-store policy to refund products within 14 days from the purchase without asking for any reason. I already did that 1-2 times before for other products without any issue. 2- The pillow has a strong odor, does it count as being defective?