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No, the queens english is my second language gov'na.
How would you expect anyone to take what you said as anything but an unjustified insult? Is this how you get off in OT forums? All I was implying by my comments is that it concerns me that the two largest populations are on a path to consumption equal to the US, a path which is obviously unsustainable. Does this not bother you? I live in accordance to my beliefs as much as possible, and so I do not feel that I am quite the hypocrite that you seem to believe, simply due to my local.
You obviously spend a lot of time in here judging from you post count... are you trying to be an alpha and establish your dominance? Great, go ahead, I'll just try to stay focused on the matter at hand and that is in regards to living abroad, and anybody's experience with that. I was under the impression this was to be an open forum where people can ask a simple question, or is this simply a place where a select few can bicker about politics?!

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^^^^^ ;-)

I was going to suggest that you contact your embassy in Berlin, with a covering letter outlining your ambition together with your C.V. and ask them to introduce you to the appropriate Chamber of Commerce.

Teutone may have a point regarding working under a German contract, but you may find it easier to 'get a foot in the door' with an American company and then look around if you intend to stay in Germany for a longer period.

When I was in Los Angeles I worked for an American company and when in New York, for a British company. For me, the British deal was much better in terms of paid holiday, travelling expenses, pension contributions and taxation! (They also didn't object to smoking and drinking in my office, which was nice).
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^^^^^ ;-)

I was going to suggest that you contact your embassy in Berlin, with a covering letter outlining your ambition together with your C.V. and ask them to introduce you to the appropriate Chamber of Commerce.

Teutone may have a point regarding working under a German contract, but you may find it easier to 'get a foot in the door' with an American company and then look around if you intend to stay in Germany for a longer period.

When I was in Los Angeles I worked for an American company and when in New York, for a British company. For me, the British deal was much better in terms of paid holiday, travelling expenses, pension contributions and taxation! (They also didn't object to smoking and drinking in my office, which was nice).
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BERLIN: A German motorist followed the command "Turn right now" from his navigation system and crashed into a small toilet hut by the side of the road - about 30 metres before the crossing he was meant to take.


The overly obedient 53-year-old from Freiburg drove his sport utility vehicle off the road onto into a building site, up a stairway and into the small toilet shack, police in the eastern town of Rudolstadt said on Sunday.

It caused 2000 euros ($NZ3843) worth of damage to the stairway, 100 euros damage to his car, and he was also fined 35 euros.

Earlier this month an 80-year-old motorist also chose to follow his navigation system and ignored a "closed for construction" sign on a Hamburg motorway. He then crashed into a pile of sand but neither he nor his passenger were injured.
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Wanna go into production together? There's a HUGE market, I tell ya.

Oh wait, forgot about rule #5: Don't get high off your own supply. Drat!
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Having done a tour in Bonn during my career, and later in Berlin, I say do it! But you must/must/must speak "ausgezeichnetes Deutsch" to really get anywhere in business, especially a German business. As far as ex-pats go, you'll be one of many given the European "Union" , but what separates the Dutch from the French from the Brits, etc. in a German company is language skills. And don't think your High School and University German is going to get you anywhere. We really have no clue about teaching languages in this country. We teach everything BUT conversation in American language classes. I learned more in three months as an exchange student in Bavaria than I did in eight years in a formal classroom setting in a decent HS and very good university. Oh yeah - and forget about bringing a greay market Benz back with you! Have fun. And one tip only: Jever Pils!

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