In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd.
Miguel de Cervantes
At 59 I consider myself a lucky man. I live on the nice side of the Earth, with my wife and two sons. I have all material things I need to be comfortable, connected and give a good impression to others! Traveled and met people from many countries. Had the opportunity to work for an International company and therefore dealt with Europeans, Americans, Indians or Asian colleagues. In my activities, the chance to visit and get to know people from each corner of Switzerland where we have 3(4) different cultures as well as 3 (4) languages. I met great people everywhere. In fact, I realize, that humans around the world are not so different from each other, the most want to make a living with a job, enough food, a little comfort, someone to love, a family and some friends. This alone could make many happy, I believe.
Officially, I lost my job on the 31st December 2016, and for the first time of my life, I am unemployed! The kind of story we have heard so many times before, nothing new under the sun: a top ten Multinational, owned by a private equity fund is acquired by a bigger fish, that spent way too much to keep competitors at large and needs to realign costs and restructures even before the takeover party is finished! Name don’t matter in this story, they are not relevant since they change every time anyway. And if you think about it, everyone is doing his job, one the financial aspect and the other a stronger position on the market. The only loser is the employee!! read more…