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    WOOOHOOOOO, 14 billing days left.

    I spoke with my agent and client manager yesterday explaining I'm refusing my contract extension due to start in January because I plan to spend my time at home in Cologne, with gf Chef and goto school and study German qualifications for several months..

    This should improve my German to an official qualification level to allow me to apply for German speaking jobs and therefore look for work closer/commutable daily to home.

    2 years at current client co, 2.5 years since my last bench time, it's going to be a great Christmas
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    Quote Originally Posted by chef View Post
    WOOOHOOOOO, 14 billing days left.

    I spoke with my agent and client manager yesterday explaining I'm refusing my contract extension due to start in January because I plan to spend my time at home in Cologne, with gf Chef and goto school and study German qualifications for several months..

    This should improve my German to an official qualification level to allow me to apply for German speaking jobs and therefore look for work closer/commutable daily to home.

    2 years at current client co, 2.5 years since my last bench time, it's going to be a great Christmas
    Are you sure chef? Have you worked in German speaking job before? I worked in a few client sites in Germany, some of it was not to plesent. You want something from the guy in the next office but he has a different manager. You can't go and ask him, you have to ask your manager, who will ask his manager, who will ask him. If your manager doesn't like his manager, it will not happen for months. Learn German, but stay with Multi-nationals would be my advise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alreadypacked View Post
    Are you sure chef? Have you worked in German speaking job before? I worked in a few client sites in Germany, some of it was not to plesent. You want something from the guy in the next office but he has a different manager. You can't go and ask him, you have to ask your manager, who will ask his manager, who will ask him. If your manager doesn't like his manager, it will not happen for months. Learn German, but stay with Multi-nationals would be my advise.
    I've worked in a German speaking job for the last 2 years and then a different one for 4 months previous so I know what it's like, it's more a case of having the qualifications to prove my level of German and polishing it up a bit. My line of work pretty much guarantee's I'll be working in multi-nationals but speaking the local language will be a benefit in looking for work closer to home.
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    wooohoo once less guy to compete with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alreadypacked View Post
    Are you sure chef? Have you worked in German speaking job before? I worked in a few client sites in Germany, some of it was not to plesent. You want something from the guy in the next office but he has a different manager. You can't go and ask him, you have to ask your manager, who will ask his manager, who will ask him. If your manager doesn't like his manager, it will not happen for months. Learn German, but stay with Multi-nationals would be my advise.
    Eh? This kind of thing happens in most large organisations, German-speaking or otherwise.

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    ACHTUNG! HALT! GEFAHR!

    Spending time at home seems a great idea, but if GF chef works you'll be expected to have done the washing up, cleaned the bog, vacuumed the house, done the shopping AND cooked a meal worthy of at least 1 michelin star when she gets home in the evenings, otherwise no nookie for you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mich the Tester View Post
    ACHTUNG! HALT! GEFAHR!

    Spending time at home seems a great idea, but if GF chef works you'll be expected to have done the washing up, cleaned the bog, vacuumed the house, done the shopping AND cooked a meal worthy of at least 1 michelin star when she gets home in the evenings, otherwise no nookie for you!
    Of course, I expect the same off Mr N, but have to draw the line at the whole meal waiting for me as I don't fancy food poisoning.
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