Thursday, April 26, 2012

Fun Times with German Bureaucracy




Bah! But hardly the end of the world. I'll get it all figured out!

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  1. I used to think German Bureaucracy was pretty bad - but that was before I moved to Japan. Now I am amazed how little paperwork there used to be in Germany (in comparison ;) )

    - Kerstin

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    1. You know what, you're totally right. I thought about Japanese bureaucracy after I drew this, and I was like, "Damn, that was even WORSE." I remember having to travel to the other side of Tokyo (which in itself takes like, 3 hours roundtrip!) just to get some stupid paperwork from an office only open during obscure hours on a weekday.

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    2. Oh yes. They had me run to the City Hall a couple of times (which takes 3 hours for the roundtrip as well) just for a sign. I'd gladly pay the postage fees if they let me do it from home.

      Also, my Japanese university wanted a proof from my elementary school for my application. To be sure I had the necessary amount of years-in-school. I stopped wondering why by now XD

      But I'm kind of glad to hear that you agree with my bureaucracy ranking, I wondered if I was only biased or if it was really that way :)

      - Kerstin

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    3. They wanted proof you went to ELEMENTARY SCHOOL?! Wow, THAT is anal and ridiculous! I apologize to you on behalf of the stupid Japanese bureaucratic system. Yup, I think Japan is way up there on the retarded bureaucracy chart!

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  2. I love bureaucracy in Hong Kong. It is efficient and use very little paperwork.. Of course, I'm from a third-world country, Mexico, that could be considered the champion of inefficient and redundant bureaucracy. Anyway, good luck in German paperwork!

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    1. Lucky! I had no idea that countries with efficient bureaucracy existed! WOOT! That's awesome.
      And thanks! I'm sure it'll be all right! :)

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  3. Uaaah "amtlich beglaubigte Kopie des Zeugnisses" are my personal nightmare!I have one in my cupboard now, that eversince I left Germany almost ten years ago, I only needed once, and that was just to exempt me from a compulsory English course at Uni.
    When I enroled in Italy, they even forgot to ask me for it, which means I could have been raised in a shed and they would have still accepted me onto the course!

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    1. Oooh yeah, I can imagine. I just talked to a Canadian girl last night who had to hand in her high school papers for her frikkin PHD, so I have to say I feel a little bit better. And thank goodness I have all my high school stuff with me! Phew. Now I'm just worried if they'll accept them...but yeah. We'll see!!

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