elvy

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  1. Ageism and sexism in Germany

        Civil engineering is in crisis in my country. It's very economic dependent I guess, but it's surely more stable. I was thinking maybe electronics/mechanical is more stable? Mechatronics seem will be huge in the future?    I agree we don't have to have to do the same thing for 40 years, it's just that society we live  isn't very flexible regarding job change. Maybe in the future this will change? Considering lots of people will have to retrain?
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    Do you think others type of engineering are more suitable? The point it, if you live in a country without Altersteilzeit , and end up fired at 40-50, need to work, but can get it because of ageism...
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    Or the fact older people with families are more difficult to fire? There are many reason, I think.
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    This is a fear of mine. And what did your friend do? No possibility of moving to another it role in another company?
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    I meant, how long did you take for learning it? Not option to study there
  6. Ageism and sexism in Germany

    Do you advise someone who want to emigrate to do it soon after the degree? Or is it better to having some experience at home? How long before having a decent german?
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      Thank you very much,.. Yeah, your story is realistic. I think too many protection can hurt more than helping. 3 years is too much. It should be 1 year, split  between parents. Which fields is your husband working? How long did you take to learn the language?
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    I can understand, they're afraid to have someone leaving for years. The fact that pregnant women are even harder to fire doesn't help. But its horrible that every woman must to pay the fact she has an uterus, even if she doesn't mean to give up the job for having kids.
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      Everyone is paid crazy in Silicon Valley. If moving in the US were easy, I would do it now. Working 15 years, and then retire in the EU with a big paycheck   I guess they will end up replacing COBOL apps with something more modern. I don't think is realist to think they will keep maintaining something so outdated.
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      What I know, it is that is used in banks and the people who work with it are mostly people with grey hair. I've seen a lot of posts of people advising to learn COBOL in oder to have a stable career, but to base your career on an ancient language, doesn't seems very smart.
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    I'm a bit nerdy :D
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    I know COBOL. It was invented my Grace Hopper, a great woman pioneer.
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      I would like both. Basically want to make a decision based on better future prospect. Don't think being a web developer is actually a good career (saturated and at risk of automation). But software in general, doesn't seem bad. Surprised that low level programming can be in danger too. I have seen it at more secure.
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    I understand what you mean. I have OCD type of personality which makes me want to feel in control somehow. I'm not against learning my whole life, actually is beautiful to have a stimulating career My fear was only about been out of the market too young. In the end, nowdays, nothing is certain. In my country, not even medicine gives a certain future anymore.