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  1. What made you laugh today?

  2. Why are you happy today?

    I got engaged on Thursday at Rock am Ring. Going to buy rings today (got back from the festival yesterday). Never been this happy before.
  3. German practice

    That's a pity.  I just keep answering in German or pretend I don't understand English. I can be just as hard-headed as the Germans.  I don't remember the last time I spoke anything other than German.
  4. German practice

      I'm not here to answer the question, as I only practise my German with native speakers. I'm just curious why you find it hard? I find it to be the best practise cause if I make a mistake, they can tell me what the correct way to say it is. People who are still learning German won't pick up on the small grammar issues.
  5. First Betriebskostenabrechnung

    Hi, I am reviving this topic in hopes that someone could assist: I have received my first Betriebskostenabrechnung for an apartment where I have moved out. The landlord kept 250€ for the Betriebskosten, since this hadn't been calculated at this point. I have proof that he kept this money and that it was towards the Betriebskosten.   Yesterday I received a letter demanding I pay 230€ (not taking into account the 250€ the landlord had kept) within 14 days.   I thoguht that the money he kept for the Betriebskosten would be used towards the Betriebskosten.   We have contacted him, but he has a history of being horrible with replies and phone calls. I don't want to get a bad Schufa because of this, but I also don't want to pay almost 500€ for a 230€ account.   Anyone with experience with things like this?
  6. Alternative titles of threads

    Need Dog Sniffer urgently! Freiburg
  7. What made you smile today?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0l3dsHCScxU     This super deep bass voice!
  8. What is your hobby?

    Bowling and piano. It used to be pole dancing too, and hopefully again soon.
  9. What made you laugh today?

  10. What made you laugh today?

  11. Company employed with invalid permit and fired afterward

      For a moment I thought "Are you a specialty cook" was an insult  Thank you for taking the time and correcting me. I am sure this information will help others who falsely believe the same thing.
  12. Company employed with invalid permit and fired afterward

      I thought I cannot apply for a new visa without going back to South Africa. I am restricted to my job and my position. And I cannot apply for an entry visa from Germany. I thought when the Aufenthaltstitel becomes invalid, that I no longer have a valid permit, and since I wouldn't have a valid visa to fall back on that I would need to leave.   If this is not true, then sorry about wrong information. If what I was thinking is wrong, then that's a bit of a relief. I like backup plans and right now there is no backup plan if the current job doesn't pan out.
  13. Company employed with invalid permit and fired afterward

      Aufenthaltstitel have restrictions. I, for example, cannot work in another role or at a different company than my current company. If I wanted to find a new job, or even to change my job title, I would need to go back to South Africa and start the process from scratch.
  14. What made you laugh today?

  15. What made you laugh today?

  16. Brexit / Applying for German citizenship

      Hi, I use an App called Leben in Deutschland Test. What's nice about it, it runs a test simluator, let's you practise random ones, practise in Categories or according to your mistake statistics. (At least once wrong, mostly wrong, last answered wrong etc)   Maybe this could help with your test practise.  
  17. What made you laugh today?

  18. Need an Unskilled JOB ?

      Then keep trying. If it doesn't work out the first time, try, try, try again! Start the process again, as many times as you must. Things that are worth having, don't always come easy.
  19. Need an Unskilled JOB ?

    This was exactly how I did it as well. Tourist Visa for interviews. Got hired. Came back with a Working Visa. But a good idea would be to start looking for jobs through Monster and Step Stone before coming here, that way you can have your interviews lined up during your holiday.   I don't have an actual recognised degree, but I have 8 years of experience.  I sent out five applications per day. And for each rejection, I would send out one more application the next day. In the end I was sending out more than 10 applications per day. I ended up with three Skype pre-interviews, one of which evolved to a real interview and two real interviews.   So make sure your CV is German-layout ready and be prepared for a lot of rejections. That would be my suggestion. Apply, apply, apply!
  20. Why are you unhappy today?

    Three years ago, today, my grandpa died. He never got to see my accomplishments or to meet my partner. But really I just wish I could give him one more hug.
  21. Ageism and sexism in Germany

      I wasn't before    I think it's also the norm here to work at one company for years and years. In our IT team we have one guy who has worked here for 35 years and one for about 25 years.    But I am sure if you're older, but you have a doctrate or a speciality, that you'd still be able to get a job,or?
  22. What made you laugh today?

    Mickey Mouse is having a nasty divorce with Minnie Mouse. Mickey spoke to the judge about the separation. "I'm sorry Mickey, but I can't legally separate you two on the grounds that Minnie is mentally insane..." Mickey replied, "I didn't say she was mentally insane, I said that she's fucking goofy!"
  23. The Vent - No Chat!

    He treats you horribly, makes you feel like shit. Takes the time to write music and multiple verses to a song about how much of a bitch you are. He threatens to kill you. To break your bones in a way that it will never heal properly again. He hurts you physically. He scares you. He pushed you up against a wall while you were pregnant with his child. He physically hurt you while you had his child in your arms... But one fucken tear from him and you're appologising to him? I'm doing my best to be a good friend and a good listener, but I don't understand. There are plenty of single mothers out there, making it work. I think I'm starting to be a little harsher now. Thing is, I simply don't understand??
  24. Easter gift

    Easter gift? I've never heard of an Easter gift? Isn't Easter usually chocolate eggs and hot cross buns?