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  1. Berlin Corona Vaccinations

        You know what they say about assume, right?    It is not sufficient that he is thinks that he is somewhat sick, he actually needs to have one of the conditions specified or obtain special permission.   He also said " just shy of being in a priority group."   The first step is NOT trying to book an appointment,  but rather @sumguy needs to determine his priority group and obtain the necessary documents/codes.   There is a reason for separate threads for different states. If you don't know how the system works here, please don't post and confuse people. 
  2. Berlin Corona Vaccinations

      Currently it is only possible for residents belonging to the priority groups 1-3 to register for an appointment at a vaccination centre in Berlin!
  3. Proof of negative Schnelltest?

    It depends on the test centre. One place I went to sent an email and at another I had to download an app. Nor all test centres will have an on-site printer. It is better to verify in advance if you want a certain type of confirmation. 
  4.   The point is that foreign therapists who don't speak sufficient German cannot receive recognition of their foreign qualifications. Without formal qualifications recognised in Germany, they are not allowed to provide medical services that can be reimbursed by insurance. Although foreign therapists can provide certain types of counselling services (preferably after obtaining legal advice on what exactly is permitted), patients need to pay for these services out of pocket.   
  5.   Although I agree that many would prefer service in English, how many would be willing (and able) to pay privately for it? AFAIK, the massive waiting lists are only for therapists covered by insurance.     
  6.   What benefits do you think you'll need? As a German citizen living in Germany you're entitled certain types of benefits, however, you are probably too wealthy for needs based benefits.    
  7.   I just answered his questions on healthcare occupations in his other thread.   This thread is about corporate jobs for business grads that don't require German.   I've met Eastern European immigrants in Canada who were able to get onto the corporate ladder with strong accents and less than perfect English. This does not seem to be a widely available option in Germany (granted the Mittelstand is the motor of the German economy and most Mittelstand companies operate in German).
  8. How to get a job in Germany with A1 German?

        I'd forget about Germany. It doesn't make any sense with your skill set.   The examples you've given are all Ausbildungsberufe i.e. ones which traditionally require an apprenticeship rather than a degree. Although there are a few schools now offering degrees in physical therapy and nursing it hasn't really caught on and employers don't see the need of offering higher salaries to university grads.   In order to be accepted into any health care apprenticeship you'll need a minimum of B2 German (and with only B2 it would be very difficult). German for healthcare is much more complicated than in English since many English medical words are derived from Latin and German has invented totally different words (for example, appendix = Blinddarm or thyroid = Schilddrüse). You'd need to be familiar with the Latin derivations, but use the German words with patients. Even if you complete training abroad, you'd still need B2 German to work here.   Furthermore, physical therapy is a schulische Ausbildung which means you have to pay for it. IIRC Osteopathy has different training programmes, but is not completely standardized.    Regardless which healthcare-related occupation you choose, you would first need to learn German, then spend a few years back in school in order to finally look for relatively poorly paid positions.     
  9.   Read his post again (or even just the part I quoted). He mentioned "programmers, engineers, nurses and doctors". I would include all health care professionals in that list (and health care requires a minimum of B2 German). Where is he saying he wants to work in health care? I understood that he has an economics/ business degree.   Could someone please point out where foreigners with economics/business degrees can find good white collar jobs that don't require German?    Is it really so hard to believe that there are few opportunities university educated foreigners in non-technical / health fields in Germany?    I guess being white really does have its privilege.      This also not the first time that this topic has come up:    https://www.toytowngermany.com/forum/topic/388451-sprachrassismus-at-work/?page=1    
  10.     How many Eastern European colleagues do the two of you have who are NOT in IT or engineering? Especially without fluent German?   
  11. Getting my old Blaue Karte back?

      Coming back for a few weeks is not sufficient. You should completely rethink your plan. If you are not going to be resident in Germany,  you don't need a residence permit.    For more info I'd recommend reading this recent court case:   Hamburgisches OVG, Beschluss vom 05.02.2021 - 6 Bs 136/20  
  12. Getting my old Blaue Karte back?

      With a Blue Card it would still be a maximum of 12 months.
  13. Getting my old Blaue Karte back?

        That would only be possible with a DA-EU. Coming back for a visit is not sufficient to extend the 12 months for NE holders.      
  14. What is a "Straffreiheitsbescheinigung"?

  15.     You've obviously misunderstood the finer points of the various types of NE.
  16. Gardening

        Or you could just share it with others. For example all your virtual friends and acquaintances here. 
  17.     I'm not a lawyer and have contacted them by email.    The drawback of sending anything by snail mail is that then they have to scan everything and at the time I was applying for my NE the scanning backlog was about 3 weeks.   
  18. Where to find pig intestine

        Already lost most of them. 
  19. Insurance for PhD student (no employment contract)

      Which is correct if you are only studying. Read Panda's post above. You are not allowed to be Scheinselbständig as a foreign student.  
  20. Blaue Karte - 6 Months Visa

          It is only mid-May a permit valid for almost another 3 more months is not "about to expire". You need to be patient. 
  21. Probelohnabrechnung employer change

    Is the salary for your prospective job barely over the minimum?  Or is there a very high variable component to your compensation package? Or some other unusual (for Germany) clause?
  22. Berlin Corona Vaccinations

    Berlin has lifted the priority groups for vaccinations outside of the vaccination centres. Vaccination centres will continue to give out appointments based on the priority groups, but all other vaccines are left to the discretion of the vaccinating doctor.   https://www.berlin.de/sen/gpg/service/presse/2021/pressemitteilung.1085373.php
  23. Should I quit my job or should I get fired

    DGB Bildungswerk Bund e.V. Kontaktperson: Mousa Othman Tel.: (+)49(0) 211 158 418 67 Mobil: (+)49(0) 151 730 524 90 E-Mail: Mousa.Othman@dgb-bildungswerk.de Sprachen: Deutsch, Englisch, Arabisch Sprechzeiten: Dienstag und Mittwoch: 09.00 – 12.00 und 13.00 – 16.00 Donnerstag: 13.00 – 16.00 und 17.00 – 19.00 Termine müssen telefonisch oder per Email vereinbart werden. Bei Bedarf ist auch eine mobile Beratung möglich. Adresse: Graf-Adolf-Straße 41 | 7. Etage | Raum 7.10, 40210 Düsseldorf https://www.faire-integration.de/de/topic/11.beratungsstellen.html   Lenny made a good point about determining when your pension contributions will vest. You might want to contact one of the free advisory services in your area.      
  24. Should I quit my job or should I get fired

        It doesn't sound as if your boss has cause to fire you.    Alternative 3 would be an Aufhebungsvertrag where you mutually agree on termination of your contract.   Your Betriebsleiter sounds like an ass and you can't change him. Make sure you negotiate the wording of your Arbeitszeugnis along with your termination.