Re: [LAU] Job - Germany - Multimedia Hardware Technician
I write this not for dissecting your offer or with any bad intentions
at all. You had complained that no one seems to be interested in your
job offer. All I want is to help you understand the possible
shortcomings of your offer. That's all.
2015-07-06 8:08 GMT+02:00 Patrick Shirkey <pshirkey@...>:
> Once again this seems to be a major disparity between Germans and the rest
> of Europe. In the rest of Europe any job with a salary and a high
> recommendation would be considered a no brainer.
Yes, sure Germany's job market is quite better than in most (all?)
other European countries. That'S pretty obvious, isn't it?
Therefore, "a salary" alone is not enough if you want qualified
people. A *good* salary is what people want and qualified people
And you should have grasped already that your job offer does not
comply with the standards we have here for job offers. It is obscure,
dubious an the complete opposite of a "high recommendation". That's
> However if you had your own car and you liked driving it why would you
> want to use a company car?
Costs, their calculability and your liquidity! If you get a company
car *everything* is covered. Every repair, the fuel, insurance etc.
You just have to pay income taxes on 1% of the car's resell list price
each year. So the cost of using a company car is absolutely
predictable. Compare this to the situation in which you use your own
car for your job even if you get a bit more money:
* You have to pay each repair, new tires etc.
* You can't even set those costs off against tax liability if your
using your private car
* What if the car breaks completely? Will you have to pay for a new
one just for keeping your job?
* You bind a lot of cash in an object that loses value
=> you take all the risk that your employer should take if you need a
car for doing the job. The actual price of using the car is not
> FYI, previous persons who had similar roles in other parts of Europe had
> very nice sports cars which they drove from place to place. They were not
> company cars and they were definitely not complaining about their
The fiscal handling of company cars is very different in other
European countries as far as I know.
> The simple truth is that giving away too much information on this list is
> just not viable. You have already seen the "uber" negative response with a
> choice selection of information.
You got this responses not beacuse of the "choice selection of
information" you gave but mainly because of the large selection of
information that's missing. Information you would usually expect to
see before your applying on a job offer. Moreover, as I was trying to
tell you for a while, the information you gave just didn't seem
attractive for a couple of reasons to qualified people here in
> No imagine how bad it will be if I
> actually give away all the details.
Sorry for the pun, but how bad can that job be if you think you would
get negative responses if we knew what it is? I don't understand this.
> People round here find it enjoyable to
> spend their time dissecting and criticizing every single Plank Length of
> anything they perceive as not meeting their agenda.
On the contrary, it's not enjoyable at all. As I mentioned above, all
I try to do is help you understand why your job offer might not be as
attractive as you think so that you might rephrase it in a proper way.