JOBS FOR THE MRS IN GERMANY?

#1
Hi,

Here's one for the pads.

I'm moving out to Germany, possibly Hohne?

The Mrs is coming with me. She's got a decent job here in sales and marketing but is wanting to be with me so is sacking it in and hopefully wants to find work in Germany.

Can anyone give advise on what sort of work will be available to her. Bearing in mind she is only just starting to brush up on her German.

I mean is there work on camps? Or is it not really such a good idea after all?

Cheers peeps.

Wing
 
#4
if she has a job in uk and on over 10k per year - keep her there fella
 
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blindfire

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#7
As Bipolar has said...If she has a good job she would probably be better off staying in UK.

Working for NAAFI is basically working for peanuts...so unless shes got strong german and can get a decent job on the German net..it can be pretty soul destoying...there is an ahem.economic downturn here too :(

I've worked here in Germany for 10+ yrs now..and our company(major worldwide company) are not replacing people who leave of there own free will :x
 
#8
No disrespect to the guys who have wives in Germany, but I don't how they do it. Unless the Mrs is German, I'd hate for my wife to live here.
 
#9
Am I the only one who laughed and thought of a certain type of establishment. I'm getting childish in my old age!
 
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blindfire

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#10
Closet_Jibber said:
Am I the only one who laughed and thought of a certain type of establishment. I'm getting childish in my old age!
Thought of it myself :D :D but switched to serious mode for once 8O
 
#11
Thanks for the links lads they are really helping us make some plans.

She's on about 23k at the moment and to be honest she loves her job. But she wants to come with and to be honest I really don't want to be apart more than we have to.

I didn't think Germany was that bad? And I really can't see it being all too much fun travelling back to the UK every 5 minutes?

Thanks again for the replies, and that thought did cross my head too when I started this post.......lol! Cheers for keeping it semi-straight though.

Wing
 
#12
Was going to suggest the old Hohne Favourite, put an OMO packet in the window during the day :p I know the Bitch I married Did!!!!!!! :roll:
 
#13
If she is into sale, you could always try one of the main Car dealers. They have seriously sh1t sales people and most Garrisons have them.
 
#14
wingy24 said:
Thanks for the links lads they are really helping us make some plans.

She's on about 23k at the moment and to be honest she loves her job. But she wants to come with and to be honest I really don't want to be apart more than we have to.

I didn't think Germany was that bad? And I really can't see it being all too much fun travelling back to the UK every 5 minutes?

Thanks again for the replies, and that thought did cross my head too when I started this post.......lol! Cheers for keeping it semi-straight though.

Wing
On 23k and your moving her mate you may not be at home enough to warrant a move, over the last 3 years i've done half away then add in leave (which most people spend in the UK) and its not a lot of time together especially as she loves her job.
Germany is good but with the cheap airlines and Hannover not being that far from Hohne then I would think long and hard about moving her across.
 
#15
blindfire said:
Closet_Jibber said:
Am I the only one who laughed and thought of a certain type of establishment. I'm getting childish in my old age!
Thought of it myself :D :D but switched to serious mode for once 8O
If you mean the type of establishment that you would find just up the Autobahn in Hamburg then that crossed my mind too. Of course, that would really depend on what the female in question looked like. :twisted:
 
#16
Ethel_the_Aardvark said:
blindfire said:
Closet_Jibber said:
Am I the only one who laughed and thought of a certain type of establishment. I'm getting childish in my old age!
Thought of it myself :D :D but switched to serious mode for once 8O
If you mean the type of establishment that you would find just up the Autobahn in Hamburg then that crossed my mind too. Of course, that would really depend on what the female in question looked like. :twisted:
Dunno,it was quite dark last time I was in that car park!!
 

samm1551

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#17
Forks said:
No disrespect to the guys who have wives in Germany, but I don't how they do it. Unless the Mrs is German, I'd hate for my wife to live here.
Why's that then? You get LOA, and a cheaper cost of living compared to the UK. Loads of subsidised attractions to take the kids to (if you have any), your right in the centre of Europe allowing you to travel in your holidays throughout Europe without it costing an arm and a leg. You get the tax off of electrical items and food at certain stores with that form I can't remember how to spell, it's generally better weather than the Uk, and it's more family orientated.

The only downside I can see here (only been here a month or so) is that getting a job with Hohne is quite hard, and if you do the money is not going to be anywhere near 23k. However, there are loads of other things to get involved in, such as Home Start, etc etc. Also there is an Anglo - German club in Bergen which is right by Hohne Garrison which will help with the German language.

I don't know what the wives are like in Hohne, but they're all friendly in the main in Celle.

Nignoy - They don't do the OMO packet anymore they have the camper van on the road from Celle to Hohne, you can tell it by the "Sexy Girls" written on the side in red.

Forks - Now I get it, that's the only car I don't recognise by the van!

Hope this helps.
 
#19
I live in Germany. My missus is a Doctor, not medical, in Biology. She has struggled to get into SCEA, its easier to get into the Masons!! She has however had supply work ever since we arrived over 2 years ago.

I know many, many chaps who have wives who stay in UK because they do NOT want to give up a good job. Solicitors, head teachers etc etc., Its a bind, but if your wife has a p[rofessional job getting over 23k, then seriously think of letting her stay in UK. Unless she is fluent in German, she will notn get anything like that over here.

Sorry to be a bummer
 
#20
samm1551 said:
The only downside I can see here (only been here a month or so) is that getting a job with Hohne is quite hard, and if you do the money is not going to be anywhere near 23k. However, there are loads of other things to get involved in, such as Home Start, etc etc. Also there is an Anglo - German club in Bergen which is right by Hohne Garrison which will help with the German language.
I have my own reasons for wanting to come back the UK, but thinking of her there is more. We're not married yet, and I'd hate to rush to get married just so she can be over here (like I've seen so many times). She has a really good job right now, earning loads more than I do and that's only going to get better when she completes her degree. She's in the professional business sector and no way would I expect her to throw away her career and opportunities to live in Germany (and I'm sure she'd tell me to f*ck off aswell!). So to go from earning 30k+ a year to what, sub 15k in Germany? She can't speak German, so what's that leave? Camp based work such as NAAFI?

I'd rather make the sacrifices than expect her to.

samm1551 said:
Forks - Now I get it, that's the only car I don't recognise by the van!
Har har! :lol:
 
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