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  1. If you both agree on the terms then any contract can be terminated.

    If you want to fight it by refusing to accept the letter then they are equally within their rights to withdraw any benefits above the legal/contractual minimum.


    Personal opinion,  if the severance package is good and the written version matches the PDF you get in the mail, then don't worry about it, if they piss you about and something is wrong when the paper version arrives then go see a lawyer.


    NOTE I am not legally trained in any jurisdiction and and the above is not legal advice. If you want legal advice, go find a suitably licensed professional.


  2. Regarding contacting the  Agentur für Arbeit, I would suggest making use of the free time you have been given to try to visit the office in person. Show them the emails and your contract etc and ask for advice how best to proceed. 

    If nothing else you will establish a paper trail about the issue which may help in future.



  3. Ahh the idea with the opensource software was that you could replace the "lite" version of the sw with something else that let you feed in the data in a format that you could use with your existing sw.

    Completely understand about not wanting to use pirate sw for work though, so if that doesn't work then I'm out of ideas. Good luck, have fun.



  4. @Techsmex That is one of my all time favourite songs. I had it on a copied tape from a friend and played it until the tape broke. I guess I was an odd 12 year old.

    As soon as I started earning my own money at aged 16 I bought myself a CD player and the first cd I bought was the cd single of Forbidden Colours along with this album, which will now be my morning soundtrack.




  5. 3 hours ago, ravidigimark said:

    I see that other cities do not have such rigorous rule


    2 hours ago, Fietsrad said:

    Do the rules really vary between cities?



    All states have the same "rules" they are the law. However it is important to know that the law gives the responsible authority in each state a lot of leeway in how the law is interpreted and the strictness of the interpretations certainly varies from state to state and even from officer to officer or case to case. 

    I can't comment on if there is any advantage to moving in order to get nationality quicker, but I wouldn't have thought so. 

    Each case will be different, but the quickest way to get citizenship is almost always going to be to go and get the process started ASAP, the longer you wait the longer it will be before you get your certificate of nationality.



  6. Don't forget that your 14 day 'right to cancel' under distance selling regulations is "within 14 days of first delivery", so if they won't let you out now because Bullshit then just throw the same bullshit back in their face if they ever do get you connected.


    EDIT to add perhaps write to them with that information (Go look it up and cite chapter and verse) then ask them to save everyone some effort and cancel now because you intend to cancel immediately then.


  7. This has come up before and the general opinion was that a lawyer didn't make much sense unless something went wrong and you needed to appeal a decision.


    In terms of 6 or 7 years I would say get all your papers together (or as many as you can) then make a first appointment.

    Tell them the exact status including your number of years here and explain that you want to get the process started but that you want to get citizenship ASAP.


    They will tell you if they are happy to start the process based on your existing qualifications or if you should wait.

    They won't penalise you for asking and being prepared, worst case you lose a morning at work while you sit in the office waiting.


    This is going to be a long process no-matter what. It will take them months to process your application and even after all that is done, you will probably have to renounce your existing citizenship, which is also going to take time.



  8. 15 hours ago, john g. said:

    Your last sentence has - guaranteed - never ever been written by anyone else in the history of the world!😂


    Actually John there is quite a body of work in the placebo effect and pets. The thinking at the moment seems to be that of course it doesn't work directly, but that the effect on the carers can cause them to behave differently towards the pets and have a noticeable effect on the animal.


  9. 5 hours ago, europaeuropa said:

    That's what really doesn't make sense. If people go out of their way to state that their British nationality is next to useless to them, then why bother having it if it's that bad?

    I missed that one, but I can answer easily. 2 reasons. 1, It would actually cost me money to get rid of it. 2. I want the same rights as I had before the brexit vote. Next to useless is not 'completely useless'.



  10. Go look on the relevant website. 


    • Passport issued by the UK, any of the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, a British Overseas Territory, an EEA state or a Commonwealth country

    Note that 'EEA state' bit.

    It's all moot anyway, I'm not gonna be moving back but if I lived back in the UK I could apply for the documents I need. 





  11. 12 minutes ago, snowingagain said:

    Why have one if you do not need it?

    Yeah exactly, you are required to have a german government issued ID as a German citizen, so why bother with the expense of the UK one.

    Back on topic, even in respect of showing up to vote in the UK, your German ID card and/or passport would be accepted forms of photo ID.