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7 posts, 23:43 yesterday
Wow. Thanks very much for the fast replies, people. I didn't really even Know about "gourmet" popcorn until just a few months ago. A friend got some from PopcornOpolis.com, and I thought it was…
2 posts, 14:29 yesterday
This week we have a Toytown reservation for 7:30 pm at Sitar, Robert-Koch-Str 4 (corner Tattenbach Str), 80538 München. Nearest station U4,5 Lehel or 18 Tram. sitar-indisches-restaura...  …
5 posts, 4 December
Hey! Not sure if this is the right place for a post like this, but I’m an American Ex Pat living here for 26 years and I need some help writing and publishing the book I have begun as soon as…
1,000 posts, 4 December
Hello everyone! Our next meetup will be on Wednesday, December 4. We'll take advantage of the Christmas markets being open to meet first for a mulled wine, then head indoors for some food as it gets…
16,996 posts, 4 December
First a big thank you to Lisa and Mary Ann for organizing while I was in Brexitland. Tomorrow we have a Toytown reservation for 7:30 pm at Taj Krishna, Nymphenburgerstr 193, 80639  München.
2 posts, 4 December
Every Thursday except of holidays (also except of school holidays) in the family centrum "Fameri", located above the kindergarten on the other side of the Helsinkistr from the Aldi shop in Riem…
5 posts, 3 December
A Zuschlag is a supplement in this case, so if it's paid, it will be paid at 35% above the regular rate. If your friend gets commissions, the overtime is considered compensated if the commission…
1 posts, 3 December
Native speakers and bilinguals for holiday camps in/around Munich wanted. Do you like kids? Are you creative and reliable? Do you need a vacation job in Munich? Then please contact us:…
1,022 posts, 2 December
If you're already earning 80K then your expectation is not unrealistic for you, even if it might be for them. My guess - they are a relatively small company so they are less able to offer a higher…
2 posts, 2 December
hi, brand new to this forum. I was wondering what Munich was like for summer work for a student? He was thinking more about bar/kitchen/beer garden type work. Would he need to start looking around in…
1 posts, 2 December
Every TUESDAY we meet at different places in Munich to have a language exchange (DE, SP, EN, FR, IT, PR) and enjoy some music afterwards. Entrance is free if you come before 9pm. People would NOT be…
14 posts, 29 November
It has more to do with the caretakers than with the Krippe/kindergarten. We had our son for 2 years in one of the Wichtel. First year was OK. Mid of second year, they replaced all caretakers and it…
7 posts, 29 November
I disagree. What will be achieved talking to HR? A time bound contract instead ? Better to talk to a lawyer and take ou Rechtsschutzversicherung... if not already purchased.
7 posts, 29 November
Hi, I have a similar kind of problem & I need suggestions. i have visa which is valid till January 2020 & it is tied to my current employer. Now I got another job offer & I am planning…
4 posts, 28 November
There are basicall two models: - A company runs its own Krippe/Kindergarten inhouse (like Allianz does at some locations) - A company reserves spots with Krippe/Kindergarte... providers (can be…
1 posts, 28 November
Hi, I have recently joined this forum due to the circumstances I find myself in, please bear with me. My wife’s brother sadly and unexpectedly died recently. He was a UK citizen, resident in…
23 posts, 27 November
Dear German insurance company, Thank you for your offer to find solutions for difficult-to-insure people! I have a very bad eye and a disgusting photo of it taken by a street urchin on Crete the…
12 posts, 26 November
Yea that was kinda my thinking. I didn't want to bring it to a garage because either the repair will be more expensive than a new tyre or they'll give me the runaround with buying new ones.
120 posts, 25 November
The next La Leche League meeting will take place on Monday December 2nd 2019 from 12.00 noon - 2.00 pm in the Familienzentrum Ramersdorf, Oedkarspitzstr. 20, 81671 Munich. The nearest underground…
14 posts, 25 November
The average salary in Munich is around €4300/Month. With no extra source of income, a wife and a child you'll feel like a poor sod with that income in Munich though. With around €80,000-€90,000+ a…
18 posts, 25 November
Everything resolved! I spoke with the woman working with the HR and she told me there have been a mistake with the Bewerbungsverwaltungssof... She told me the girl working behind the desk received…
16 posts, 23 November
Sounds almost a bit like stealth advertising! What do you call reasonably priced? We moved about 2 months ago from Australia to Austria. The first month in an Air BNB place, until we found a rental.
5 posts, 22 November
I would like to learn more places where parents can spend time with children, when weather outside is bad. It is especially of importance during current time of the year. Best if they were in the…
2 posts, 22 November
Every TUESDAY we meet at different places in Munich to have a language exchange (DE, SP, EN, FR, IT, PR) and enjoy some music afterwards. Entrance is free if you come before 9pm. People would NOT be…
6 posts, 22 November
I'd check out Smoovr. I've used for a couple of apartment moves and also some smaller items from storage. They speak English and make life easy by arranging everything via WhatsApp…
176 posts, 22 November
*ahem* "Sealed Jeffrey Epstein Court Documents Name at Least 1,000 People. A Judge Must Decide Whether to Release Them" time.com/5668489/jeffrey... and that's just the tip of the iceberg
2 posts, 22 November
Hi there! I have only personal belongings to move, obviously quite a few, but no furniture - so was wondering anyone knows where to find the usual man and a van option in Munich? Thanks!
2 posts, 21 November
Hi David, the squash league in the link below is still running, it just doesn't get advertised on here very often. You could probably join in the top league if you're an experienced player.
3 posts, 19 November
The opposite! You can use the supplementary private dental insurance even if the dentist doesn‘t take publicly insured people or work with public insurers. But check the small print re…
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