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Paying for Errors

This is really an incredible story and maybe the moment when I say Belgium is not the place I shall do business in the future – but let’s see how it plays out. Continue reading

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Recruitment Procedure

Again, it is a long time since I last wrote for this blog. This time it is concerning an excessive recruitment process. Continue reading

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A Letter about Food Safety

I got back from my holiday last week to find a letter from the AFSCA – the Agence Federale pour la Securite de la Chaine Alimentaire. In other words the agency that takes care of food health and safety. Continue reading

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Friendly Banks

Today a banking story. My friend went to the bank today to put in some money. The cashier told her that her account was blocked but did not know why. Continue reading

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Social Intelligence

I have just finished reading a book that I find profoundly important. Social Intelligence by Daniel Coleman deals with the new science of social empathy and social awareness. It should be read by every parent! Continue reading

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Parking Ticket

I went to visit someone for lunch yesterday in town. As it was a little difficult to get there on public transport this time I took the car. I was lucky, I found a parking spot right in front of the building! Continue reading

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Tax Inspectors

It is far too long since I last wrote, but I really do want to get back to blogging so that this web-site stays alive. My initial plan was to start by writing about the setting up of Capsec and then move on to more interesting topics. Well Capsec is up and running; I’ve written about some of the problems in getting going and now I want to start writing about other subjects. Except the topic I choose for this article is about the problems another company is having. Continue reading

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More Forms

Setting up the company was just the start of the bureaucratic processes! I am now starting to learn more about the Belgian system. I had thought it would be relatively quiet – at least until it came to paying the first year’s taxes. It seems not. Continue reading

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Phone Account

A major irritation has been setting up a phone account! I thought that operators welcomed new clients with open arms – but not in my case. Continue reading

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Getting Going

After a few hiccups on the IT side, I think we are now fully up and running – and I hope those words do not come back to bite me! Continue reading

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