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do you think you'll buy real estate in your "piss poor" country? 🙂
We actually have A HUGE lack of developers/general IT people here in Germany, which explaines the high salaries...
Guess I'm in the wrong country !
<-- half $1 an hour.
Now guess which country is both a first world country, and yet living here for many at the bottom is just like a third world country.
stereo12592yThank you for sharing your story, really appreciate it.
Great story! Congrats!!
I live in Mexico and things are not as fucked as in many other countries. As a junior, I'm making something around 6-7 USD/h; an average senior can make 11-12 USD/h. It's still pretty crap though.
I'm just newly graduated and these low salaries in my country are getting me insane (350$-500$ per month). It's like no one appreciate /or know what you are doing.
Thank you for the advice.
@Nanos just an FYI, I had advertisement materials sent to me before, about why it's so great to be in a particular small town in Spain, and a brochure illustrated all of the benefits of working for one particular company. They salary wasn't big, but was OK to earn a decent living in that town.
Yes, employers are really desperate to find good talent in Spain, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, the UK, Ireland, Luxembourg. Once I was in the EU it feels like every recruiter got a freakin' red alarm ringing in their phone, and I received literally hundreds of proposals and requests (most of them irrelevant). Sure, recruiters don't count as a job, but it illustrates the lack of developers.
In numbers, that means that large companies have only 60-70% of the developers they actually need.
Unfortunately most of these positions are for mid-level or seniors with some experience in that exact field, but you get to that rather quickly.
> in central Europe.
Trouble is, I'm not sure I really want to move to central Europe !
Having just moved to a low crime area, I'm rather loath to move back to someplace I'm just going to hate living in.
> employers are really desperate to
> find good talent in
> the UK
I hear that, but at the same time, I hear constantly folk who are good, unable to get a job in the UK because the employers are idiots !
I nearly got an unpaid internship at one company who the CEO was going on about how hard it was to find good folk, and I popped up and said I'd be willing to work for nothing to train in the particular language they use.
But it would have meant a 100 mile cycle journey every day !
Which I was working up to..
When I had to move, and now I'm like 700 miles way, which is a bit too far to cycle every day. :-)
The other day I saw an employer saying they couldn't find decent staff and what could they do about it.
I pointed them to a particular jobs forum they could advertise in and they had never thought of that ! (It was right next door to where they are..)
And wham, they found decent staff that day !
Seems quite a mixmatch between the two groups unable to easily find each other
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