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j_b_
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Re: language
j_b_   10/19/2013 10:46:15 AM
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Don't worry about language - many many people here speak English. I mean, I'm pushing 50 and I'm from the GDR (former Eastern Germany) where we mainly learned Russian, but still I'm reading everything in English now ... many hundereds of pages every week. And all the people I know speak English more or less. Shouldn't be a concern. I would even guess that you would find people who would like to practice their English with a native speaker ...


There seems to be a strange thread of discussion about cyclists going on ... Generally cyclists are well supported in most areas of Germany. The "stole" half the width of the walkways from the pedestrians and provided well paved stripes for the cyclists. So it's nice to cycle here. Of course you should watch to keep your speed down in order to be save. Driving above 20mph may get you into trouble sometimes ;-). But it's not as if we're killing off our cyclists all the time :-) :-).

 

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Re: language and money
CMathas   10/9/2013 3:38:26 PM
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Actaully, I've had this type of experience, but it was in Amsterdam, at dusk, in the rain, while I was trying to find my hotel. And, bikes kept darting into the street from everywhere!

 

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Re: language and money
smoesmoesmoe   10/8/2013 5:09:10 PM
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[cyclists] They are everywhere, and one needs to be careful, but I just meant to make some fun about that official reference about tavel in Germany. That stresses the cyclists so much that I thought to overdo it even a bit more as a post-scriptum. In the larger cities you should not need a car in the first place. You have decent public transport (with no negative conotation, as in e.g. NYC) or ... you cycle :o)

smoesmoesmoe
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Re: Where exactly?
smoesmoesmoe   10/8/2013 4:57:41 PM
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[where]  agreed, it may be of particular interest, though, to be with one of the many small and medium enterprises of 40-250 employees that basically can be anywhere in some smallish town with some nieche product for the world market / a) you get a bit of a new family feeling  (if everything goes right and if you are lucky)  b) you are also wanted for the contacts you bring c) the documentation writers want you to proof-read bits and pieces ...  but if the job is not as you hope, you are likely to move homes (within Germany) to find another position.

CMathas
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Re: language and money
CMathas   10/8/2013 4:19:45 PM
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Is that a huge problem there? Driving over your cyclists?

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Re: Where exactly?
DU00000001   10/7/2013 8:05:10 AM
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Where exactly is not answered easily.

In general the center of gravity for "high tech jobs" is in the south. Think of Baden-Wuerttemberg (Stuttgart) and Bavaria (Munich).

But - as with any general rule - there are a lot of exemptions: Duesseldorf, Hannover, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Nuremberg, ...

These are the centers - while most of the companies' development sites reside slighly off these centers.

rick merritt
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Where exactly?
rick merritt   10/7/2013 1:57:00 AM
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What are the hot cities for an industrial engineer in Germany?

ANON1251977588428
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The Future in Software
ANON1251977588428   10/4/2013 1:08:44 PM
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The current software model (90%) will go to museums. The new model is built 50%. I'm serious. I've worked in software for 40 years. You cannot imagine what will be "The internet of Things". Now it is a big waste of money and time. All is very very serious!

smoesmoesmoe
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Re: language and money
smoesmoesmoe   10/4/2013 5:59:24 AM
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Check out amazon.de to compare prices :) Should be fine.

There is no need for a VISA for US citizens from what I understood, you just need a letter from your employer stating that he tried to hire someone local but failed miserably - a non-issue for electrical engineers where availability and specialisation do not coincide too often. 

http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1123.html

Good luck!

And *do not* drive over our cyclists when leaving the road or turning right!

_hm
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Re: language and money
_hm   10/3/2013 7:04:52 PM
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And how much Euro will they pay as compare to USA? But we need to revise VISA every six months and must return after every two years!

 

 

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