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  1. Went to the KVR to for my residency application and it was rejected. They said the embassy who gave me the D VISA made a mistake and shouldn't have given it to me in the first place. After working and getting settled in Munich for months now I found out I need to go back to my country.    If they made a mistake shouldn't they informed me about it right away? My company wanted to keep me but they don't know how to do it.    I would appreciate any help from you guys. 
  2. American in Germany

    Hey guys I've been in Germany for 8 months now, Currently coaching American Football. I make videos on the culture and vlog gamedays as well as other German Cities.
  3. Translator info!!!

    Hi,        I'm looking for translator who can translates greek document to deutsch. I'm looking for a cheaper option and certified. If any knows please let me know.
  4. I understand that if i have a blue card in germany, i am entitled to apply for a permanent residency after 21 months (with B1 + etc...) but what i do not understand is how would a permanent residency differ from a blue card? - validity if lost my job? - validity if i left germany for a long time ? - voting? i have no idea what advantages/disadvantages it has over the normal EU blue card.  Can anyone help ?
  5. Hello everyone,   I am an experienced creative communications expert with almost a decade of experience up my sleeve. I come from the non-EU Eastern Mediterranean region and I moved to Berlin 3 years ago because of my German husband. From day one, I realized that I have to learn German to succeed, so I enrolled in classes to learn the language (currently I am at b2.2 level). I also enrolled at a reputable German university and got a second masters degree with an outstanding grade. I did everything that I can do to enter the job market successfully.   Soon after finishing my degree, I started applying to different jobs in the non-profit sector. Three months later, I was invited to interview for a position at a reputable transnational (inter-governmental) agency. I did not get the position that I coveted, but got offered a lesser-level job. The job is far below the managerial position that I had back home, but I took it because of the prestige that comes with working in the institution, which I thought would boost my CV-- part of my pledge to earn the trust of the market & start building a network.    Soon, I realized that my boss is a 28 year-old German woman (I am almost in my mid 30s). In Germany, 28-30 year olds have just finished their studies, or have done odd jobs and an occasional short internship or two. And unlike 28 year olds in fiercely capitalist countries, they lack the maturity that comes with working systematically with a variety of people outside a university setting.    To keep it short, my manager has zero emotional intelligence, with a zero hands-on approach. She is focused more on how excel sheets are organized than reaching project goals on time. She also deliberately isolates us and buries substantial chunks of creative work so that we do not outshine her in front of her superiors. In the past months, the team ended up doing her work and fighting with her to assign tasks so that we can meet crucial deadlines like sending out reports to our funding partner on time and renewing a contract with our IT service provider.    Upper management has fully acknowledged the problem after substantial and continuous proof. It is relieving to know that action is being taken and they will restructure, but this will take a lot of time.   The problem is: Change is very slow and for now, she remains our manager. I am stuck in this rut and time is passing + I feel that I am stagnating at a stage in my life where I should be at a very different level career-wise (a complete horror).   The question is: what does it take to succeed in Germany and to move to the next level? I am not talking about skills in my field because I have very solid expertise that can be built on. I want to know, what is expected of managers here (in the non-profit sector)?    I am a magnanimous person who focuses on the big picture, but who is demonstrably able to strategize and reach project aims. I have the feeling that this managerial style is not appreciated here. I also have the feeling that the concept of transferrable skills and multi-disciplinarity is not much understood.   Should I become an excel sheet lover who speaks in swift excruciating detail + a focused tunnel view? Does this bluff the average German? Should I start practicing? Should I start embracing silos?    How can I move to the next level (elsewhere)? Should I take team management courses? Do Germans like certificates? Would that work?    Am I expected to stay in one single company to reap the rewards of climbing up the career ladder?    What works? What doesn't?   Anecdotes, tips, advice, and constructive feedback are all welcome!     Culturally confused,    Pamela