Just about every expat in Germany can tell you a story of a time an interaction with a person of authority made them cry. We discuss experiences like this and what we can do to improve those interactions.
Season 5, Episode 21. Just about every expat in Germany can tell you a story of a time an interaction with a person of authority made them cry.
While many if not most interactions go good or even well, there are unfortunately times when relating across cultures and languages goes awry and leaves you feeling disempowered, helpless, and demeaned. At worst, this might mean you don't get the medical help or the visa you need. At best, it's a negative experience that leaves you afraid of future interactions.
Martina, an expat in Munich from Uruguay, has her own experiences with this, which actually inspired her to relocate her power in the situation and change her career path to make a better future for other expats. We talk about these moments that we've experienced, and we give ideas and tips on how to make situations like that go better.
This episode is sponsored by Horbach Expats. Join Horbach Expats and The Expat Cast for an event on July 1 all about financial planning for US Americans living in Germany! To suggest topics for the event, send a message via theexpatcast.com/contact.
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