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My job takes me to Frankfurt and Brussels once or twice per year for four weeks at a time.

Every time I am inundated by queries from the local engineers and developers about how to get work either directly with for my employer or any other US company.

For the same level of skill and experience I'm paid more than double the typical EU engineer and the cost of living (including health care and retirement planning!!!) is much lower where I live.

On top of all of that, I'm 49.5% moron. Most of the guys I work with here in the US and in the EU are much better than I am. The only reason I go on these trips is because nobody else wants to be away from home for a month.

So I just shrug, say "I don't know man", take their business cards and resumes and forward them to HR where I assume nothing happens.

edit: and my understanding is that Frankfurt is a relatively high-wage area.




>On top of all of that, I'm 49.5% moron. Most of the guys I work with here in the US and in the EU are much better than I am. The only reason I go on these trips is because nobody else wants to be away from home for a month.

This sounds like a job that would be perfect for me. Where do you find a software job like this?


Just send him your business card and he'll pass it to HR.


Well played.




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