LeonG

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About LeonG

  • Birthday 12/26/1969

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  • Location Salzgitter
  • Nationality Icelandic
  • Gender Male
  • Year of birth 1969
  1. German sausage rolls

      Only periodically?  I'm addicted to them things.  I can get them here at NP (cheaper version of Edeka), Penny, BackFactory and some of the Rewe's.
  2. Go to "Konto" and "Zahlungseinstellungen" and "Aufladeverfahren anpassen" and there you can shut off the auto transfer.
  3. It's not hard to work more than one job here and nobody is saying you can't have a job and a business.  You just have to pay for it.  
  4.   As far as I can google, if you make "too much" money from being self employed, your kk may decide that your self employment is no longer a side job and want to charge you accordingly.  Maybe ask your kk?
  5. The War in Ukraine

      Low skilled workers.  I don't know if there is any mafia involved but it seems to be relatively easy to get work permits there.  I know a guy who's been working in a factory and his son now works there as well.  The other son somewhere else.  They are somewhere close to Porto.  I heard of another couple of guys who paid a restaurant owner in Lisbon to get them work permits although they weren't actually planning on working there.   I've heard similar from my former employer as well.  He moved to Portugal a few yrs. ago.  After running a business in Germany and finding it hard to get work permits for non-EU foreigners here, he was surprised to find Brazilian guys there working unskilled jobs.  He asked and they said no problem.  You have to be there and some employer wants to hire you.  That's it.
  6. The War in Ukraine

      She said fake Syrian refugees but as you said, many of them weren't actually Syrian nor were they claiming to be so not actually "fake Syrian" but "fake refugees", yes.  I think most of them ended up deported or left in a huff when they didn't get a nice house, job etc. handed to them.   I have met a few Indians and Pakistani who have claimed asylum in Germany in order to stay here and work.  This has changed, mostly these guys are showing up here with work permits from Portugal now.
  7. The War in Ukraine

      Yes, I've met people who were denied and have been living in Germany with "duldung" for many years.  In earlier years they were not allowed to travel too far from their assigned city and not allowed to work but today they are even allowed work permits in many cases.  However, as far as I know, these work permits don't lead to immigration.  They are still marked for deportation if the time comes that Germany is able to do it.  Like lets say they catch the guy with a passport and he's off on the next plane back home.  Of course some still come back though.  There are also other ways to get papers such as getting married or having a German child.
  8. The War in Ukraine

      I think it depends on if they have something to go back to. If your house is blown up and your friends and family are gone, fled or dead, there's not much to go back to.   I don't know how many of the real Syrians left again.  I knew a guy who said he'd go back as soon as the war was over.  He was a lawyer in Syria.  His city didn't get bombed.  He left because he wanted to avoid conscription.  I knew another young guy who'd come here with his parents and sister and they had no plans to go back.   There were a lot of other refugees coming at the same time though from all different countries "as per Merkels invitation" as they understood it and I think most of them ended up being denied asylum and sent home.  German authorities also got rid of quite a few by making deals with their home countries to take them back even though they had destroyed their passports and could not be identified.
  9. I actually have back problems but still had no problems with 3-4 hr. drives in my old Honda Civic and later up to 7 hr. drives in my cheap Dacia.  I have however sat in cars where the seats were causing me problems.  I am thinking of some car a friend of mine had.  I think it was a Hyundai.  I also have problems with long flights.
  10.   Exactly. Now you can educate them. https://www.gesetze-im-internet.de/bgb/__622.html is what the law says. The notice period for an employee is the first sentence (1). The clause (2) is for the employer.  Your contract could extend the notice periods but if not, the default applies.   I've also known Germans to think that the extended notice periods for the employer after a certain number of years also apply to the employee but they don't.
  11.   Who says you have 3 months notice?  I don't see it from the clause in your contract.  German law says 4 weeks.   If you give notice on July 1st, you would have to work until the end of July.  You could apply to take vacation in July.  That would be 21 days vacation.    They could give you the full 30 days but my understanding is they don't have to.  They would only have to give you full vacation, 2.5 days per month for the 7 months of the year that you work so 17.5 days plus the minimum of 2 days per month for the remaining 5 months so another 10 days, total 27.5 days in which case you'd get 6.5 days paid out on your last check.    If you actually do have 3 months notice in your contract, you should have given your notice yesterday to be out by end of July.  Giving it before the end of this month, you would have to work until end of August but you could apply to take vacation in August in order to start your new job on time.  Being employed until end of August, you would be entitled to 8 months of 2,5 days a month or 20 days plus the minimum 2 days a month for 4 so another 8 or 28 days total.  Taking vacation in all of August is 23 days so  you would have an extra 5 days and could take vacation for the last week of July as well.
  12. employed in DE and home office in EU

    It is possible to be a regular employee while living in another EU country.  You would have to figure out how the taxes work for that.  I was told that in order to live and work in Germany for an employer in another EU country, the EU employer would have to send the employee the full wages including all the tax and deductions and the employee would have to pay that to the correct authorities.  You would have to figure out how to do this where you live.
  13. 1. According to German law, the notice period for the employee is 4 weeks to the 15th or to the end of the month unless you contracted to something else.  The notice period for your employer gets longer if they wanted to lay you off but still wouldn't be 3 months after 4 years.   2. You don't want to work in July at all so you can quit your job to June 30th and having worked for 6 months of the year, you would be entitled to half your vacation paid out to you.  Another option, apply for vacation until July 15th, then give your notice until July 15th and since you are leaving in the latter half of the year, you could be entitled to all of your vacation if you ask for it or at least a mix of 15 days earned plus the minimum of 10 days for the next 6 months.  However, if you take all your vacation from this employer and then get a new job later this year, you would not earn vacation days at the new employer for the rest of the year.  
  14. What's got you flummoxed today?

      I've been watching this Chinese opera on youtube.  Much drama.  Would like to make this a musical.
  15. Food outlet - catastrophe

    There is an authority, lebensmittelkontrolle, that makes visits periodically and checks if everything is clean and that they are buying what is listed on the menu, not cheaper alternatives.  If they find a problem, they will give them a chance to fix it and then come back and check again.