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About BobbyDigital

  • Birthday 01/07/1979

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  • Location Regensburg
  • Nationality USA
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  • Year of birth 1979

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  1. Working remotely for a German company, sometimes from Italy

    Also, just to add as I specialize in Voice over IP... (or to confirm what you said...)  True, working remotely is working remotely... as long as you have internet access, you should be able to VPN in and work just like you are in the office, or close to it. But, IT can easily see from where you are connecting, so yes, if they want to, they can catch you in like 3 minutes.   You are within your rights to ask HR, though. My contract, for example, does explicitly have my home address as my "work" address. My boss might would be OK with it, as we are pretty laid back... but I could understand why he wouldn't be.   Sorry, but if the boss says no, and HR say no... if anything happens, an accident after work hours, etc... you'll probably have problems... What you should have done is not ask. They probably wouldn't have known.
  2. Slack group for networking with Americans

    I think that was more about July 4th.
  3. Packstation - automated parcel collection points

    Showed them!  
  4. Heirloom Seeds & Plants

    Cool. I'll send you a PM later!
  5. Heirloom Seeds & Plants

    Oh! I would be happy to take one or two off your hands! How do they grow in Germany? (I mean, how well?)
  6. Summoned as a witness in a criminal case

    I'm not sure how much I like that they are allowed to do that.
  7. Hairfall clinic.

  8. Hairfall clinic.

    Wait. As this is the 2nd thread on "hair fall" in as many days, is hair fall or hairfall a British phrase? I had assumed from the other thread that it was just the OP's translation from his native language.
  9. Hair fall treatment doctor in Munster

  10. Car rentals in Ingolstadt

    Yeah, but it's been 10 days now. Why don't you just go there and find out? I don't think anyone here is gonna be able to help you out more than their own customer service.
  11. Car rentals in Ingolstadt

    I'd probably check up with the station.
  12. I love how the Local has a -492 reputation 
  13. Don't get into all that stuff, it's just people being goofy. Nürnberg is in Bavaria so he is Bavarian. Plus you said near Nürnberg, near is relative. I'm a 45 minute drive south of Nürnberg (south of the Weißwurstäquator) and it is quite Bavarian, and very Catholic.
  14. Moving to Munich from USA

    These are very good points and cannot be said enough (we should have like a sticky on the first page of TT with a list of these kinds of things- the language, contracts, GEZ) Also to repeat- forget about the car- I had a BMW in the states that I thought I could easily bring with me, luckily I didn't as I still would have had to replace the mirrors, taillights, don't remember what else... it just doesn't make sense. I can't speak to a motorcycle, but I assume it will be way to much of a hassle getting it registered, inspected, and possible modifications needed to make it street legal, but at least it fits easier into a shipping container. Don't listen to SpiderPig. I came here to an "IT" job in 2009 making quite a bit less than what you will be making. I did get a company car, which is quite common here. It was a pay cut compared to my job in the states, but I find the cost of living cheaper here, as well as the quality of life. I ended up making less per year here, but having more leftover at the end of each month. Insurance- I would just take the public, it's very good. I'm also with TK, and they took care of me when I did something "stupid." I was changing jobs and had one month free between jobs. Apparently I should have let TK know and found out that I would be held liable for my portion and the employers portion for that month. I called them, and they said as long as I have a signed contract for the new job, they'll cover that month. I didn't have to pay my part or the employers part. That might be normal, but that was really cool and a nice surprise seeing as how most "contract" things go in Germany.
  15. Need to buy some clothes

    As far as I know, online shops, including Amazon are still operating like normal. I just bought some shoes from Zalando, and have been buying non-essential stuff from Amazon this whole time.