Naja, als Eltern mit jüngeren Kindern muss man das schon anders erleben. Die recht fadenscheinigen Beteuerungen daß man zwar die Kinder zuhause habe, aber ja kein lockdown sei, und man deswegen Vollzeit und möglichst im Büro arbeiten soll... Das hinterlässt schon ein G'schmäckle.

This is the single greatest triumph of technology over itself, boost if you agree.

If you join a sect which prays to Whitfield Diffie, are you in a Diffi-Cult Situation?

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I found someone just like me (in this respect). I have no reason to suspect that it can't work for everyone!

In the Netherlands, everything revolves around the BSN, for taxes and health insurance and all that. You get that at the town hall, but need an address (hotel) and employment contract (and ID).

The TL;DR is, there's no one size fits all in Europe for this kind of thing. But usually it revolves around proving who you are, that you live somewhere, that you can get paid, and that you then intend to pay taxes.

Th UK doesn't have registration, so there's a chicken and egg problem: can't get a bank account without an address, and can't get a flat without a bank account.

I had an ID and a passport, and managed to convince the bank to take one as proof of address, the other as proof of ID.

Proof of address is any official letter to your name and address. Hotels work. You can hack this by applying for a driving license, giving your hotel as the address. Usually banks look for bills.

In Germany, you need to register at the town hall that you're living at a particular address in order to get a tax ID, required for your employer.

This can be a hotel address.

Then you can get a bank account, and then a flat. You then change your address with the town hall to your flat.

Well, as anywhere else, jobs take a while to get. Tech jobs are abundant in some places, not in others. For example, while you can find a tech job in most towns in Germany, by far the most will be in Berlin.

Depending on where you go, your biggest hurdle will be registration, and possibly bank accounts. Optionally register for taxes. After an address and bank account is confirmed, you shouldn't have a problem with job.

The sequence, however, is highly country dependent.

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One reason is that some wrong people know exactly how to use goodness against the good people.

I'm not even blaming them.

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Also, can we make a point of always calling it Microsoft #GitHub from now on please? Thanks.


German, moved to the UK and sort of NL. Some experience with other countries. What do you need to know? Where are you going?

I honestly don't know how to put it in clear words. It is the second wave of the pandemic. It is hitting MUCH harder than the first wave.

Stop planning vacation trips. Stay at home. Geez. It's definitely NOT the time to travel.

This will NOT be over in a few weeks.

Good on the EU Parliament!

"The European Parliament rejected a proposal to ban terms such as “burger” and “sausage” to describe plant-based food. Europe’s farming lobby had claimed that using meat-like names could confuse consumers".

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