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  1. Hi   I am newb here, and thanks for all your useful info here.   I had two telephone interviews in the UK with an internation company based in Ismaning and next week I will have a face to face interview. I have a master of computer science degree with 8 years of Oracle/ SQL server dba, data analysis and reporting /BI experience. So far that company is willing to pay 50000 euro + bonus +relocation package. I was told the income tax is very high in Germany, so do you think this salary is fair and enough for myself (married, but my wife is not with me at the moment)??   Thanks for yout time!!
  2. I needed an advice or perhaps someone with the similar situation can share their experience.. I was laid off by my previous company so I registered at the jobcenter and Mrs.A(contact person) asked regarding my job search profile and if I would like to move to another city and I suggested HAMBURG, Berlin and Hannover. After 1 month In unemployment benefit I found a new job in Hannover so I spoke again with Mrs.A regarding the job and also regarding the relocation cost whether it would be reimbursed or not.. She said it will be payed and asked me fill out „UMZUGKOSTENANTRAG“. Since I dont live in Hannover I was at my colleague apartment as he had a spare room. In the 3rd month after taking the job I got a call from Mrs.B that Mrs.A is retired and asked me regarding the relocation. I told her that I was still searching for an apartment in Hannover and I did not had any luck yet. After another 1 month of search I found the apartment and its ready to occupy from the next month. So, I filled out the form and then spoke directly in person with front-desk  at jobcenter and also with Mrs.B (over the phone) they both said to go ahead with the relocation and since it will take 3-4 weeks they asked me to pay for the relocation and they will reimburse later. So I paid for the relocation and moved to Hannover.  I got no response from the job center for another 2 months so I went directly to Hamburg spoke with them in person. Now Mrs.B also retired and so I spoke with Mrs.C she said that some documents were missing and hence they could not process the application. So I send them the missing documents. After 2 weeks I get a call from Mrs.C that relocation cost is rejected saying I had the opportunity to find a job in Hamburg and that I am financial stable and that it was with self-interest that I moved to Hannover hence the relocation cost is rejected. It made no sense to me had Mrs A told that relocation cost will not be reimbursed I would have never taken up the job in Hamburg itself and would have not gone through all that stress of packing and unpacking stuff and waste my 10 personal holidays and also I payed 800€ to do the paint job and other things to my old apartment. Any help or suggestions would be really helpful as i have paid over 2000€ for relocation.
  3. We are an international relocation company looking for Destination Consultants to help newly arriving expats and their families settle in to Berlin. Home-finding, school search assistance, helping them get wired in to the city with the least possible disruption are all key parts of the role. You must be resourceful, personable, savvy with great people and communication skills. You must have a car, be resident for at least a year and have international experience. Excellent English, both oral and written is essential. Your need to speak German to a level that you can translate for assignees. Knowledge of the local rental market is helpful.  This is a freelance role, project based on assignee packages, lasting 1-5 days.
  4. I have a new job offer (big automobile Tier 1) in Munich. Compared to the current situation,  there will be €1100 increase in the monthly Netto income. The main issue is when I plan to buy a house/apartment. For €480K, I can get a new house (110m2) with garden in 5 km radius from my office. Monthly repayment: €1450 For a similar house in Munich, I have to pay ~850K in Munich. Monthly repayment: €2300 Other option if to opt for an apartment, it would be ~700K with monthly rate €2000.   While we are able to afford the monthly repayment, it is definitely a huge additional liability/risk on our shoulders. e.g. what happens if me or my wife looses the job and forced to take a lower salary job; Then we might not be even able to pay the monthly repayment.  Also, the position in Munich has a more demanding and risky job profile. That being one reason for the higher pay.   If I only look at the salary gain - increase in monthly housing expenses 1100 - (2300 - 1450), = €250 will be my net take home hike when I move to Munich. Further, in Wiesbaden, I would be able to at least partially close the loan after 10 years with our savings. In Munich, the remaining liability will be ~600K after 10 years, and we won't be able to close not even 30% of this with our other savings.    For the rented house, for the similar apartment like the one I am staying currently in Wiesbaden (rent: €1100) I have to pay €1700 in Munich.  Net hike in income considering only the increase in rental expenses = 1100 - (1700-1100) = €600   So my arguments AGAINST moving to Munich are the following:   We might not be able to afford to buy a house or an apartment higher liability in case we decide to buy a house  consequences of losing job will be bad net rise in household income when moving to Munich will not be too high due to increased spending in housing  We might end up having lesser quality of life due to more time spent on commutation, living in a small apartment with no garden or balcony, fear of losing the job and worrying about the huge liabilities. My argument FOR moving to Munich are the following: Higher number of prospective employers. In Wiesbaden, there are less than 3/4 employers that have job positions matching my profile. In Munich, there are >15 companies that have openings matching my profile. So it is easier for me to switch the job when I am in Munich whereas in Wiesbaden, I will be forced to say with the same employer. Higher salary, more responsibilities, and more room for growth Similar to 1, if the business in my current company is dull/there is a layoff, I don't have many options other than relocating to a different place. In Munich, I will definitely find a job opening matching my profile in case I am laid off without the need for relocation. Presence of more international community;   Can you guys comment on my situation and my arguments for/against taking the new offer and moving to Munich. I am also wondering how people living in Munich with net household income of €6000 are in their mid 30s are thinking of buying a house for 850K with monthly repayment rate of €2300?   Thanks in advance, Cherian    
  5. Dear Community, I'm negotiating a job offer which will include, on top of other things like bonus etc., the relocation from Hamburg to Munich. I will move together with my family, even though they will join me after schools will stop for the Summer break. I've no idea about how much I should assume as reasonable allowance for the move considering that we just moved on a new flat (always within the city) on last Summer filling in a container of about 32 m3 (about 110 m2 flat apartment).   I was thinking to ask for a temp accommodation (3 months maybe?), till the time we find an apartment (and consequently but most importantly the school), plus the relocation of our furniture. Since a company with a global footprint I would rather prefer to have them to take care of everything, than being reimbursed later on (I've read of people getting reimbursed the whole amount as gross and consequently being taxed), but if this won't be possible how much I should reasonably ask?   I would very much appreciate your advice.   All the best
  6. We are an international relocation company looking for Destination Consultants to help newly arriving expats and their families settle in to Munich. Home-finding, school search assistance, helping them get wired in to the city with the least possible disruption are all key parts of the role. You must be resourceful, personable, savvy with great people and communication skills. You must have a car, be resident for at least a year and have international experience. Excellent English, both oral and written is essential. You need a good level of German to be able to translate for assignees. Knowledge of the local rental market is helpful.  This is a freelance role, project based on assignee packages lasting 1-5 days.