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Re: German work ethic

Posted by Nadezda on September 21, 2008, at 21:03:30

In reply to Re: Self-esteem crash Phillipa, posted by Sigismund on September 20, 2008, at 18:41:46

On the other hand, maybe there's a new German work ethic. I read this on a blog by someone who had lived in Europe.

"No, my friend, you'll need to move to another country, one like Germany, to overcome your workaholism. I was never a real workaholic American, but nevertheless I once worked for four years in American without ever taking a substantial vacation. Perhaps it goes back to my mother. Among many wonderful pieces of advice she gave me, she also delivered maxims like this: "The work you do is the rent you pay for the space you occupy." Saying a sentence like that out loud in Germany could get you referred for mental health treatment.

I admit, there's enough of the workaholic in me that it took me a while to adapt to the German work ethic. I still do 3 or 4 hours of work on the weekend, just to silence my workaholic conscience. But other than that, I am delighted with the work/life balance here in Europe."

Nadezda


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