I decided to work in Germany because I had knowledge of MobiproEU program and really liked it. It is an opportunity, with many future prospects. In Spain I was studying until I started working in a department store, but with the arrival of the crisis, I lost my job. So I was unemployed.
My arrival in Germany was very good, because from the beginning I was not afraid with the language, and I went alone for a walk. I even ordered coffee in German, without problems, since you have to be brave and face the language. If you do not start practicing it you are lost.
I live in the city of Dierhagen, it is a nice town in the Baltic Sea with a spectacular scenery. It is quiet, not very big, but very pleasant city to live. I work in a hotel, though it’s a chain of hotels and soon I will start working on another senior Hotel, as my German is progressing and the company also wants to promote me slowly. It’s an easy job, though it’s always full, we have a lot of work, and the truth is that the experience is very positive, and I’m learning a lot.
During the training period, they conditioned rooms of the hotel to give classes, and the truth is that we were very comfortable. Now we go to the schule (school) which is 15 minutes from where I live. The school is well conditioned, also the teachers and the equipment, since depending on the specialty for which it is doing Ausbildung, they are adapted to the tasks performed at work, and there are theory classrooms.
My adaptation has been good; starting something new is hard, but the truth is that it took me less than I thought. It’s hard, because the change of life is great, but it’s something that cannot be overcome, although I miss my family in Spain, my partner and my friends. It is true that I always bear in mind the food of Spain and the life we lead in our country.
In Germany I have met people of all kinds, from non sociable people to the loveliest people. The way they talk looks sharp but it is really the way they speak to you. However, I have also met people who don’t like Spaniards in their city, but the way I deal with this situation is not to feel affected
From this experience what I liked most is all the learning that I am getting, not only professionally, but also personally, because I’m facing with different situations, and that makes me grow as a person, plus meeting my roommates, two Spanish girls and a Belgian boy.
The only negative thing for me is that I am far from my family and friends.
Germans think that Spanish people speak very high, that we have many parties and we do not work as much as we should, but thanks to MobiproEU they are going to realize that there are many people who work long and hard. The truth is that there are differences between working in Germany or Spain. Here I work very well, is enjoyable, is not the stress with which you work in Spain, for example on the terrace of a bar, and my bosses and colleagues are great.
So far, I consider my experience very positive. I do not regret having taken the decision to come to Germany, as I’m creating a future here that in Spain, today is not possible. I recommend this experience; we must have very clear ideas and be very sure you want to go. I also advise you to learn all the possible German language in Spain before coming, to have a quick adaptation and being well received.
My intention now, is to be here at least 3 years training hard, but seeing how well you can live here, and how is the current situation in Spain; maybe I will stay in Germany more years.