Personal ImpressionsThe "Personal Impressions" section is a collection of thoughts and personal experiences.
neither Japan nor the US dictate religious practices, we were
surprised by the dominance of the Catholic Church in daily
Bavarian life. Vera and Tanja gave some examples:
to the feminist movement, German women have legal leverage to
rear children and retain their career. By law, a company must
give a new mother 3 months paid leave and the option to take a
leave of absence for up to 3 years with a guaranteed position
upon return. On the surface, this sounds wonderful if you're a
career minded woman. Nobody foresaw the repercussion this law
Companies are concerned that women of childbearing age may join, and suddenly decide to have a child. Because the law places expense risk on the company without guaranteed return, female job applicants - even the BEST qualified - who are married and without children have a difficult time finding employment. In effect, young, married women have limited flexibility to change jobs. Here's an example of: "If you crush your (opponent, supplier, competitor, etc) too hard, you end up crushing yourself."
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