Examples of how you can use this coaching time to deal with life in Germany:
– call your landlord to ask a question about your annual operating cost statement
– call the Agentur für Arbeit to sort out your unemployment benefits
– call the Hausmeister to organise repairs or to get your name put on the mailbox
– call IKEA or other delivery companies to coordinate delivery times for furniture
– call the pension office to ask a question about a letter you received
– call your health insurance company to ask why your contributions have been set so high
– call the Minijob Zentrale to get advice on hiring
– call the Künstlersozialkasse to figure out why they’ve paused your membership
– call your property manager to organise the apartment handover when you move out
– call the pension office to request a consultation on your pension record
– call the Jugendamt to organise an in-person visit to discuss a custody matter
– call an architect to assess your property for repurposing (commercial to residential, for example)
– call a reputable tradesperson to organise electrical or carpentry work on your property
– call your HR department to ask a question about your payslip
– call a utility provider to cancel your contract or change your plan
– call a clinic to set up admission for an operation
– call the Finanzamt (tax office) to get some advice on how your line of work gets classified for tax purposes
… these are some common use cases, but there are plenty more!
Good to know: you can split your hour into 2 30-minute sessions
Also good to know: You might think a phone call is a quick thing and will be over in a minute or two, but it almost never is.
If we don’t get through as you’d hoped, we can help you draft a succinct email in German instead.