Sick Leave In Germany – Everything you need to know

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Do you know your rights as an employee in Germany? How many paid sick leave can you take in Germany? Do you know you may change your annual leave to sick leave if you are sick on your vacation? What happens if you need to take a long term sick leave? Do you know you can take sick leave as well if your kid is sick? In this post, you will find everything you need to know about taking sick leave in Germany. Continue reading “Sick Leave In Germany – Everything you need to know”

Decoding your Reference Letter in Germany (Arbeitszeugnis)

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Do you know that there are hidden meanings behind each sentence in your reference letter in Germany which can be translated to a rating? How can you decode your reference letter and improve the wordings so that you will be seen more positively by your future employers? In this post, I will talk about the reference letter system in Germany, how you can decode your reference letter and why it is important to do so. Continue reading “Decoding your Reference Letter in Germany (Arbeitszeugnis)”

Insurance in Germany – Which one do you need?

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When living in Germany, be prepared to hear people talking about insurance all the time. You can always find insurance in Germany to insure anything you want. Germans are very organized people. They plan for the unexpected and like to have everything covered and feel safe. This is something I struggled to understand when I first moved to Germany. In this post, I will describe why Germans are so into insurance, the most common types of insurance in Germany and why you need them. Continue reading “Insurance in Germany – Which one do you need?”

Marriage in Germany – German wedding traditions

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Are you planning to get married to your German partner? Are you thinking about where you should get married? Do you want to have your marriage in Germany, or back in your home town, or both? When I got married a few years ago, I went through the same struggle. I am from Hong Kong, and my husband is from Germany. In the end, we decided to have our marriage not in Hong Kong, not in Germany, but in New Zealand! In this post, I am going to tell you why, and also what you should know about marriage in Germany. Continue reading “Marriage in Germany – German wedding traditions”