Best place in NRW to commute to the Netherlands

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Btw, if you have an experience in Logistics, AFAIK Amazon is hiring for its warehouse-distribution center just north of Dortmund.

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Amazon is one the of the worst employers in Germany with very low wages. There was a documentary with hidden camera on German TV. Here is just one of many stories. It's in German, but they hire unemployed people from the job centre as an intern, who don't get paid by Amazon, but still receive unemployment benefits from the German tax payers. It's like free labour for them.

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Yeah, I know it's not an optimal choice, but it doesn't seem like the OP has that many. Either unemployment, call center work, or extremely long and expensive commutes.

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Thanks all for your contributions. I didn't reply earlier as I am still finding my way through the forum.

 

About the 30% rule, last year I worked in Maastricht but because I wasn't registered with the "Gemeente" the company registered me to the "Belastingdienst" as non-resident (with my old address in UK, oddly enough) and I still got into the 30% rule.

 

Other foreign (non Dutch) colleagues lived in Belgium and still they got into the 30% rule.

 

Another detail I forgot to mention: last year I was offered a job in a a call centre in Gütersloh but I refused it as it was only €1200 'brutto' a month. I thought it wasn't worth the pain to relocate to Germany for such low wages. The recruiter sounded surprised over the phone: she said I could have rented a whole apartment for myself in the area for only €350 a month all inclusive.

 

Did she have a point? Of course I'd like to earn more than that but if this is all I can get for starters would I be able at least to break even?

 

Thank you.

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Meh, 1200 brutto is kinda low. Just consider, I get 2600 brutto and around 1600 netto, for 1200 brutto you would get around 870 euros netto.

You can "live" with that, but you would not be able to afford ex. frequent train trips, going out once a week, buying new clothes, etc.

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Hi everyone

 

I hope you all are doing fine.

 

I have a question regarding the mobility across the border from Kranenburg to Nijmegen during probable next lock down.

 

I have a plan to live in Kranenburg with my family (in November) and start my new job in RUMC, Nijmegen (in December). I will be keeping my registration in Nijmegen but take Kranenburg as 'Zweitewohnsitz'.

 

I have German NE which would most probably expire once my visa in Netherlands is started but my husband has Da-Eu and he can stay in Germany.

 

My question is that in case there is a fourth wave of Covid and a lock down is observed in this region. Would it be possible for me to commute daily between Kranenburg and Germany?

 

What has been the case in the last Lock down?

 

Thanks and regards

 

 

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Right now, politicians are insisting that there won't be another lockdown for the vaccinated. In the worst case, everyone will switch to 3G (tested, vaccinated, or recovered) or 2G (only vaccinated recovered) mode.

 

What's more, except for the hasty first lockdown, commuting to work was always a legitimate reason for crossing the border.

 

Your post is a bit confusing, though - do you plan on renting a place to live in Nijmegen or only working there? I'm not sure whether having your primary residence in the Netherlands would make it more difficult for you to justify the cross-border commute. It would probably be easier for you to stay in Germany and work as a Grenzgänger.

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