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Bus/Financial - Finance (general)
|German term or phrase: aliquoten|
|Unless this is a crazy misspelling, then the context is that if an employee leaves the company within two years of doing a company-paid training course then "....verpflichtet er sich zur aliquoten Rückzahlung der für diese Veranstaltung vom Dienstgeber aufgewendeten Ausbildungskosten"|
|'aliquot' or 'pro rata contribution/refund'|
It's not a misspelling - 'aliquot' comes from the theory of ration and proportion in arithmetics
The employee will refund a pro rata part of the training expenses paid for by the company
& enter 'aliquot' at e.g. www.metacrawler.com
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|Ooops, yes, should have looked harder for this one, seems like it's not such an unusual word. Thanks for your help.|
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aliquot, but . . .
The term exists in English and Webster's defines it as "designating a part of a number that divides the number evenly and leaves no remainder [8 is an aliquot part of 24]. Transferred to your context, I think they're trying to say that the employee would be liable for reimbursing the employer the costs of the training program applicable to the part s/he did not stay for rounded up to the amount that would be an exact divisor of the costs, i.e. if the applicable amount were 450 of 2000, the employee would have to pay 500. Of course, the "aliquot" part might also refer to the time spent in training and the costs relative to that time. Hopefully somebody else can confirm my answer or offer a better suggestion, but at least it's a start. Whatever the case, I don't think I would the word "aliquot" itself.
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