LIVING IN GERMANY

[Part 1] 10 Things About Employment in Germany: The Ultimate Guide

Working permit, salary, health insurance, retirement, unemployment insurance, taxes, German IT

Thorin Schiffer
Mar 2 · 11 min read

1. Working permit

Jobsearch visa

Bluecard

National visa (Visa type D)

2. Salary

My payslip from 2018. I worked part-time, and the regular payments to the state resulted in around 40% of my salary. With full time it would have been almost 50%

3. Health insurance

4. Retirement

5. Unemployment insurance

6. Taxes

Digitalization in Germany: PDF with percentages. Source: https://www.splittingtabelle.de/Splittingtabelle-2020.pdf
German gender-age pyramid demonstrating the gerontocratic plug in thinking. Source: https://www.populationpyramid.net/germany/2019/

7. Deutschtech

Most Germans are ignorant about the state of IT in their country or live in constant denial and think that “made in Germany” is still a sign of quality.

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