Every silver-lining has a cloud.

Yesterday was fantastic, today was not so much. You see yesterday I had my first face to face meeting with my future business partner. It went great! We had some coffee, spoke about our ideas, discussed start dates and set out a plan of action for the business. So as you can imagine I was … Continue reading

Trying to jump through bureaucratic hoops.

So, as with any time that you want to deal with the Government, Yesterday was spent going from desk to desk, phone-line to phone-line and then desk to desk again, in a mad attempt to complete our registration process. However, even though we had been assured that we would be able to register at this address, it turns out that we … Continue reading

The things I didn’t know about resumes

So, today I received an interesting email from a recruiter: Can you rewrite your CV in the  format attached so that it will be accepted by our computer system? After reviewing your CV manually we think you’d be eligible for a role but we can’t upload your CV to the system to compare you against other candidates. … Continue reading

The game of Red Tape Limbo

If you want to find out how to register correctly and efficiently don’t call the IND or your municipality they don’t seem to know what’s going on, even though it’s their system! So here’s what I did, in an effort to find out if we’re allowed to work before Mid-December, I called the Tax office (belastingdienst … Continue reading

Dealing with Immigration and Bureaucrats.

So a brief update: Today we spent practically all day calling around various offices of the Local Government. It seems that while Amsterdam and Den Haag (The Hague) are well oiled machines in the processing of fresh Expats Rotterdam however is not. In fact they couldn’t be further from it. They recently introduced an appointment … Continue reading

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