With Spotify I can basically listen to any music and I want something good to listen to while editing a video, trouble is I have no idea what to listen to. My 'Liked' playlist has 440 entries but I don't want to listen to those.
I have a Simply Red cassette here, maybe I'll stick that on. Cassettes sound great through this Braun Atelier C1.
was debating with myself whether to put this into things that annoy me or here... but I think this is very much a first world problem after all
currently trying to piece together my application for the state parental allowance, which in itself is quite a luxury first world thing - that's why I put this here basically.
how this works? if I go on parental leave, for up to 14 months, the state will compensate my resulting loss of income by some 65% or some such, up to a maximum of 1.800€/month. Nice!
The problem? the application and shit you have to hand in in order for them to properly assess whether you're eligible and how much money you're supposed to get! so, next to the 6 page application I have to hand in:
so far so good - we're up to (in my case) some 27 pages of appendices now.
- my income settlements for the 12 months before birth of the child (because that's the relevant average net income they look at - and they need every single one of them, even if e.g. 8 slips already put you above the 1.800€ limit - PROCEDURE, PEOPLE)
- my tax assessment of the year before birth (in order to assess general eligibility - since you only get this up to 500k€/year per family)
- confirmation of my employer that i will be going on parental leave for the corresponding timeframe.
but wait! In my case, I'm going on full parental leave for two months and another two months of part time (same "loss of income logic" applies). this is already hard enough to put into the application as it is, because somehow they seem to think either you do only full PL or part time, not one after the other (but I think I made this work maybe???), in addition they now want even more:
this isn't a lot of additional paper, but we're at a full 36 pages of A4 paper now, that I will of course have to send in via snail mail, because everything isn't safe and secure or whatever bullshit? Ugh... Yes they also offer an online tool - which at the end presents you with a PDF to print, sign and send in. german digitalization - wohoo. also it takes ages to get all those ridiculous confirmations. My employer, despite being part of a 1000+ people group, doesn't do official holiday confirmations at all, so I hope they'll just accept a printed e-mail (!!!) from my boss about this crap?
- confirmation of my employer about part time parental leave.
- estimated (net) income during said part time parental leave, confirmed by my employer.
- confirmation about any holiday I will be doing during said part time parental leave (probably so they can cut my compensation accordingly)
... so yeah, a ridiculous amount of paperwork to prop up a system which I feel is socially unfair anyway! it would be so much easier if they were to just ditch the whole "loss of income" part and made it e.g. a 1.500€/month flat allowance for anyone who goes on parental leave! that'd help low-income families more than the crazy shit that happens now, probably wouldn't hurt any higher income families either and would make the entire process so much easier (and cheaper - heck, make it 1.800€/month for everyone and in the end they'd probably still save money overall). have part time simply pay out half or whatever, i dunno. but that'd be way too easy and would probably put hundreds of clerks out of a job... so it has to stay complicated...
You can export the chat history as an archive, it might not be right there in the app but it doesn't have to be lost. WhatsApp Web also allows you to select and forward multiple messages; maybe you could do that with important messages, using an intermediate account. If you really wanted to. Not perfect but maybe better than nothing.In a bit less than a month's time, I will need to return the iPhone SE I'm currently using, which means I'll either have to go back to my old Huawei P20 or get a new phone.
But that's not the problem. The problem is that I can only transfer my message history from an iPhone to another iPhone or a Samsung Android phone, if WhatsApp's webpage is to be trusted. Since I won't be able to afford a new phone I'd fancy and that would last for a while in a month's time, I'll have to say goodbye to the message history.
as usual, the ones that actually already behave in the most outstanding and forward thinking way are being punished by just being forgotten about. had the foresight to do something about the situation of your own accord? sucks to be you!I don't own a car anymore and I don't use public transport, but of course I still have costs to maintain the bicycles I use, those costs rose in the last year as well, and I'm not the only one who commutes by bike.