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“But how much do they pay?” Well, wasn’t that the big question. I was connected to a Swiss national through my previous job to offer advice on employment here in the Boston/Cambridge area, where he wanted to move to be with the person he loved. His background mirrored mine and he might very well end up following the same route as I did.
Might. In this economy, in his field, in these times, it just isn’t easy. When I mentioned that the glamour of Cambridge on which he was focused is prone to taking a risk more on work visas for high-tech innovators than communications professionals and that he’d be better off foraging through Boston’s non-profits, his demeanour discernibly drooped. But he said he’d do whatever it takes.
It’s a difficult concept to grasp. How can someone very deliberately take a step down the social and economic ladder for a “better” life? Whether for economy, posterity, safety, or fidelity, this is at the heart of immigration.
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