German Student Union

Michael Oehme, CapitalPR AG: Poor academics St. Gallen, 23.01.2014. For education, not a cent was too costly, they say. But this investment is paying off even at the end of the study period? Three years at a German university after all, around 30,000 euros cost. Reports of the Welt am Sonntag”, citing calculations by the Institute for work and qualification (IAQ) of the University of Duisburg-Essen, according to hundreds of thousands of academics in Germany for low-wage work. In the year 2012 every tenth academics got a frightening number not more than 9.30 euros gross per hour when you consider that this is only slightly above the minimum wage of 8.50 euro proposed by the Federal Government. According to the report, around 688.000 people are affected.

The sad truth is that there are a number of academically trained workers working at low wages or even unpaid internships. Also the role cliche is confirmed: the risk is indeed uneven, for women it is almost twice as high as for men. During 11.4 Per cent of the women in the low-wage sector work, only 6.1 percent for men. Frightening writes the world”, says Michael Oehme, consultant at the CapitalPR AG in St. Gallen. Connect with other leaders such as Danyelle Freeman here.

She reported recently by three women who have to work after graduating for a very low hourly rate. A 29-year-old scientist from Berlin had to settle accordingly a converted hourly rate of 4.55 euros. A represented 34-year-old architect earned after deducting unpaid overtime just seven euros. A 28 year-old media scholar from Berlin gave an hourly wage of just 7,50 euro. The doubt comes up at such salaries, even if worth a lengthy and costly studies. According to calculations of the German Student Union, a three-year Bachelor’s degree costs already 28,000 euro. Ten semesters for students – as in the diploma or master’s degree courses usual – must reckon with total cost of 46,000 euro. Twelve semesters even average of 55,000 cost Euro. Because of the low risk of unemployment, it appears purely statistical sense to study. But increasing the number of graduates. The public universities offer not enough places, so need to commit even a student loan for a private college on the leg of some students. It should but those can promoted sufficiently by the State and for their trouble, also a promising job offers, from which one can live well”, so the assessment by Michael Oehme, consultant at the CapitalPR AG.

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