A share of the profit?

Chancellor Merkel has suggested that employees should have a share of the profits of their employers. She has charged her social minister to come up with suggestions how this could work.

I have come across this sort of thing in large companies – where the bonus depends on the profit. If the results are bad, then you get less bonus – fair enough.

But sometimes you have to ask yourself why the results are so bad when everyone is doing a good job.

I have also come across the situation where a profit was made, but the bonus was still low because the profit was not considered to be big enough!


To get the recipe section going we cooked Spätzle this week (swabian noodles).

The recipe can be found here.

All Things German

13 years ago I came to Germany as a work placement student. Eventually I came back to live here permanently and have now been here for 11 years.With this homepage I would like to help those who are thinking of moving to Germany to live or to study – in particular students looking for work placements.

In the next few weeks I will put writing about my experience and giving hints and tips on how to find placements here. Please try out the links on the left and if the button doesn’t work yet – then please visit again soon!

If you have any questions, you can ask them in the forum, where I will try to answer as many as possible. The forum is structured like the main site and you will need to register to post your entry.

I hope this site helps you and you find some useful information here!

Graham Tappenden

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