countries that value living life?
July 31, 2012 10:13 AM Subscribe
Which countries value free time, low working hours, and vacations? Which value living life and not just working?
posted by Mr. Papagiorgio to Society & Culture (13 answers total) 23 users marked this as a favorite
I need some specifics besides some Nordic or Scandinavian country, or the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, etc. I need to focus on a few specific countries to help clarify my goal of moving overseas, but I don't know enough about them.
I'm a liberal intellectual vegetarian American who likes the concepts of free education, universal healthcare, enjoying life, livable wage for all workers, cares about the environment, great public transit, etc. I like the culture and vibe of San Francisco and most of northern California.
Any specifics on how to actually make this happen sooner rather than later? I'm a biomedical engineer who graduated in June 2009 with no debt and has yet to secure a full time job.
-contractor work building an Access database
-pharmaceutical manufacturing co-op where I had six sigma training and a green belt project. Also, designed a company-wide Access database to help with machine effectiveness.
-worked with a professor in undergrad and got published doing image analysis of neurons.
-led a senior design project which was a basic introduction to engineering tools and principles (ie: FMEA, metrics & constraints, gantt charts, etc.)
Possible Careers & Things I'm Good At:
-going to grad school abroad
-community college level science instructor
-interested in tissue engineering / regenerative medicine
-science researcher to help with getting a Masters
-finding efficiencies in companies / processes
-life coach or guidance person
-not interested in the peace corps or teaching English, I prefer more science based things