Finding a job in Germany can be very difficult sometimes. This is especially true if you are an expat and still don’t know how to speak German language. A very concrete example is my case. I have a bachelor’s degree in my home country. I have some job experiences like working in one of the biggest bank in my home country and as Retail Supervisor. The bad thing is, my degree and job experiences are not recognized in Germany. In order to find a job here, you still need to do a so-called Ausbildung or Practicum and at the same time attending school. I am quite contented with my little home based business. I don’t really earn big income but better than nothing. Besides, I don’t need to drive going to work and don’t spend for gasoline. Another advantage is, I own my time and can work whenever I want. I can wake-up anytime I want without having to worry of being late to work. I don’t have a boss because I am the boss myself. lol!
I know some “kababayans” or fellows who are working as Putzfrau (cleaning lady) or maybe as baggers in the Commissary in the nearby US Base. It’s a decent job but sometimes some are just too proud of themselves and are even denying their jobs. Some are even thinking as if they are office workers. Pity to such kind of people.
I am always thinking of going to school again but sometimes the other mind says, “Be happy and contented of what you have now. ” But if given the chance to have a better job again, why not? Anybody wants to hire me? I hope to share next time more information about working in Germany.