50% of professionals in Germany earn less than 1200€ net!You have to let that melt on your tongue. Germany is one of the richest countries in the world!
Only 16.2% (8.5 million) of employees in Germany (52.5 million) will benefit from a net salary higher than €2227 (= €3500 gross income).
With a current academic rate of 17.6%, it is quite mathematically the case that some of the academics “have to cope” with less than €3,500.
The corrupt media, driven by big capital, suggest that we would live in a fair, democratic and prosperous society.However, this is obviously only a facade that is maintained, among other things, by even worse conditions elsewhere.
In addition, studies show that Germany is one of the worst performers in terms of social mobility in Europe.The jobs with fat salaries are therefore awarded not only on the basis of your abilities, but also taking into account your ancestry. Sometimes you don’t even get the benefit of certain skills needed for jobs with fat salaries if you haven’t grown up in the appropriate “environment”. This means that even if you have successfully completed a degree, this does not mean that you are on the sunny side of life from now on.
But even for a skilled worker, salaries of 3500€ are anything but easy peasy.I once worked as an electrician and solar system installer shortly after my training (best degree in 2007 at my vocational school). I worked for small installation companies as well as for companies like Alstom, Stadlerrails, Krauss-Maffei Kunststofftechnik and DB Schenker. And can assure: you can’t get to such salaries (3500€ gross) so easily. The best I earned was 2500€ gross. And even that in a job for which I did not need my training in any way, even if it helped me to the job immediately.
In order to earn 3500€ or more as a skilled worker, you usually have to end up with one of the large corporations and also bring a corresponding professional experience and qualification / specialization.
At the moment I earn significantly less than the 4,500€, but only because I am working on a new product and do not accept new orders until the work on it is not completed.
Of course, not everyone is suitable/ready for a programming career and self-employment.However, it must be understood that the economic system is based on exploitation. The main focus is on the exploitation of earth resources and human labour. And it doesn’t matter if you’re a skilled worker or an academic. Both groups are equally exploited. However, since academics tend to bring higher value, they are usually paid better. Nevertheless, they are slaves. Halfway well-paid slaves. Even if compared to slave jobs outsourced to the “developing” and “third world countries”, privileged slaves.
So if you consider yourself a hard-working person, but feel that you don’t get paid for your performance fairly, then you have to break out of this system by developing skills in demand in the “free” market and at least working as a freelancer. Is.Better yet, you completely redeem the wage from the hourly rate and offer a clearly defined product (whether digital or physical).
Or even better, you get out completely and become self-sufficient 😉
Or even better, we are fighting for a just, anti-chauvinist economic system 😉