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i fought the law and the law won..

okay, this statement isn't entirely correct, but it sounds better than "this city owes me money but the authorities are dragging their feet and continue to make me miserable.."
i'm talking about quite a considerable amount of money. somewhere between 2500 and 4000 euro. and while there is still a possibility i will get nothing in the end, to me (and i guess to most of you reading this) it's way too much money to just let them keep and say that it's not worth the trouble.

without getting into too much detail, let me just say that while it's almost six weeks now since i first contacted them, i have the feeling i'm still at the start of all this. i'm not seeing much progress at all. however, i did have the pleasure of witnessing bureaucracy in its finest form: people shuffling papers around, passing on responsibility.. a complete lack of transparency in what's actually going on..

i'm not known for giving up easily, but i must say that never before i've been tempted this often..


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Apr. 21st, 2008 05:35 pm (UTC)
yikes that is quite a bit of money. id be with you on that in not letting up until you see results. I hope this process doesnt get too stressful for you.

i also didnt think your goverment would be as difficult to get money back from as it is here.
Apr. 21st, 2008 06:09 pm (UTC)
a normal tax return would be simple compared to this. i'd send them the form and sit back and wait a couple of months.
municipal authorities seem to have their own set of rules and too many departments that don't know what the other one is doing.. :)
Apr. 21st, 2008 07:07 pm (UTC)
Geesh! That is way too much to give up! especially to any type of govt agency!

Seems like the smaller teh govt offices, the harder it is to get anything done.

keep after them!

Yeah, taxes seem easier....
Apr. 21st, 2008 07:28 pm (UTC)
Good luck. I hope you are successful!
Apr. 22nd, 2008 11:25 am (UTC)
keep fighting the good fight. don't let them take what is rightfully yours!
Apr. 23rd, 2008 01:36 pm (UTC)
i really hope you can win the bureaucracy battle and stay sane at the same time. <<33
Apr. 25th, 2008 09:05 pm (UTC)
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