David Beckett has lived in Amsterdam for 14 years and is the author of Amsterdam… The Essence. He is also an expat and he arrived in Amsterdam connected to a multinational company.
Like most expats, I arrived in Amsterdam connected to a multinational company: in my case, it was Canon. That gives a lot of security and infrastructure, in terms of human resources support, money and even social life. Work may be hard, but many issues around living in another country are largely taken care of.
... and he continues
So what happens if your company has a lay-off and you are caught in the crossfire? It’s almost as if the umbilical cord to your protector is cut and you are out in the world like everybody else, only with less knowledge about how stuff is done.
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