Work in Germany 31.08.2012
Contrary to popular belief I’m here for business trip, not because of vacation. Every business day from 9 till 18 I work hard.
Well, I can do it not only from 9 till 18, but also it is possible to shift it, like in Moscow. Though as I prefer to do some sightseeing in the evening it’s better to leave the office at 6PM.
The space is separated by zones and you can access the zone only with your pass. Though it’s only for access restriction. There is no time tracking, like we have it at home.
The office is quite spacious. Just for people. In one of the corners you can find coffee machine with a lot of options from cappuccino and hot chocolate till sparkling water.
The working desks are really nice. It an be adjusted for a standing work if you’re tired to sit further. The "up/down" button simply adjusts it and I hardly imaging work without that feature after my return to Moscow.
Germans are really talkative (especially on job related topics :) ) and several hours per day I spend in a various meetings. I should say that real conversation works much better than a phone conversation.
Germans also like to eat. Around noon they go to a canteen for a lunch. The canteen is really special there. You have no chance to buy a food for a cash. You need a special card to put the money on and pay with it. The price depends on your card type. For Deutsche Bank employees the price is much lower, sometimes twice cheaper.