... As part of that program I can look forward to spending a year interning and studying over in Deutschland.
Its the home of great engineers and scientists no? Composers and Bakers?
It depends on how my year there goes.
Don't forget the brewers ;-)
Problem is, while Germany certainly (still) has an edge in producing
great engineers and scientists, the best people are leaving the country, many for the US, but also Switzerland, Scandinavia, even China
. Why? If you're not lucky to get into one of the few companies left that actually care for their employees, wages and work conditions are crap compared for what you can get elsewhere. So if you're young and free, it's probably good to come to Germany for education, but to make a decent living, better look elsewhere.
And if you think starting your own business because you have a brilliant idea - forget about Germany altogether. Investors and companies here are incredibly risk-averse. Starting the next Apple or Google is just not possible in this country.
Its good to see such a perspective.
I probably won't remain there.
I agree the US is the only place where you can innovate and succeed. I still have a few years though, so i'll see how I feel about my time there.
1. No work for two nights. Really need the rest.
2. Working Sundays for the next few weeks. Sundays are awesome: easiest day of the week plus extra money.
3. Party yesterday, talked to many people whom I haven't seen in ages.
4. Got shit to do on Monday, Friday and Saturday next week. Hardly long-term plans as such, but I haven't been able to focus on the future beyond two days or so recently, so this is pretty invigorating.
Hey man, I can empathize with your situation. Do you work retail? Those jobs suck the life out of you. Everyday you clock in you feel your spirit weaken.
I'm glad for you.