Career success in the USA: Five years ago, family man Guido Schmitz emigrated to New Jersey in the USA with his wife and daughter for his job. Professionally, things couldn’t be better, but the family still struggles with the idea of returning to their old homeland of Germany.
“I think people are so cool! Why can’t Germans be like that? Simply unconditionally warm, open, friendly. That gives you a completely different attitude towards life.”
“I’ve been to the US three times now. In total over a period of almost 3 months. During this time I was always on the move, trying to make contacts, observing, imagining living there. The USA is not a country for undecided people. Whoever hesitates or is scared loses. I’ve been to 149 cities, from the East Coast to the West Coast, with over 25 days in Texas in between, according to my Google timeline. People are often only friendly if they get money for it (locals). The rules in the US are not for Germans because we are too uptight. It is actually the case that the colleague in the video lives a classic stroke of luck of the American dream. That’s not the case for many others. The USA is a grand master in the topographical change of business locations. There is enough documentation for this. The odds of finding an employer that will make you satisfied to work for a full decade is hit and miss. Are you not performing, have you had a career break, is it hard to recover, social hammocks?”
“Just watched a report about American prisons, at least in part, then switched off… 🙁
How people, sometimes children, are treated there, violently. This is no longer a land of freedom. I never set foot there.”