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Be happy in that other country. Don't make same mistakes you made in your own country. In that other country you know how to avoid them.
This guy went to another country. And he's doing very well. He's doing even better than in his own country. Much better.
I was living in Holland. I had a job I didn't like. I didn't really make big money. I was looking for another job.
I know a lot about AutoCAD. I'm very good at programming in AutoLISP. I was looking for a job where I could use that talent.
But in Holland I couldn't find such a job. Maybe I was looking hard enough. Maybe I should have been more aggressive in my job search.
Anyway. I had enough of Holland. I stepped on the4 plane and I flew to Far East. I was in Indonesia, in Thailand, and now I'm in Malaysia.
I live in Kuala Lumpur. I married a very sweet lady. I Bought an apartment here. I bought a new car. I've got a job as an AutoLISP programmer.
Now my life is much better then my life as it was in Holland. Now I do what I always wanted to do. Now I have job I like to have.
Sure. The pay here is much lower than in Holland. Here I get maybe a third of what I would get in Holland. But who cares.
It's all about what you can do with money you get. That's a lot more than in Holland with money I get there.
In Holland how much interest do you pay on a mortgage? Is it eight percent? Is it even more? Here you only pay an interest of four percent.
I bought a car. I pay car in installments. How much interest do you think I pay? You think 15%? Or more? No. Here you only pay 4.25%.
And then price of a car here. I bought a new car for less than $ 14,000. The same car would cost at least $ 30,000 in Holland.
OK. I must be honest. There is a disadvantage to working in Malaysia. In Holland they talk about working 36 hours a week.
Here they are working five and a half days a week. Here they work 45 hours a week. But if you like job you're doing then that's no big deal.
Yes sir. Go to another country if you don't like way things are in your own country. Look around and find a place to stay.
As I went to South East Asia I wasn't thinking of going to Malaysia. I was only thinking of going to a developing country.
In a developing country you can do a lot with your money from West. But then you also want to make a living there.
I looked around and decided for Malaysia. Malaysia is best country around here. And I started working with AutoCAD.
I think I came to right country. Here they don't know too much about AutoCAD. So I can do a lot for companies here.
I think you can do same. Step on a plane and fly away to another country if you don't like your own country no more.
Have a talent and use that talent. Start working with your talent and then find a job. Make plans and get started. Get a better life.
Jos van Doorn is an AutoCAD specialist, AutoLISP programmer and ACAD newsletter publisher. The newsletter is for people who want to learn more about AutoCAD and AutoLISP. It's FREE. To subscribe: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org