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東海大學國際職場實習發展中心--第十屆學海築夢實習成果-不當工作狂,懂得品味生活

不當工作狂,懂得品味生活

  • 單位 : 國際職場實習發展中心
  • 分類 : 第十屆學海築夢實習成果
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  • 日期 : 2020-12-03

東海大學 工業設計系 吳同學

  五個月的時間,當初還嫌棄太過漫長,一心想趕快回到熟悉的家鄉,然而在整個計畫結束的現在,才發現,五個月,真的是在一瞬之間。在不斷的充實工作、旅遊、學習的同時,我的義大利自我探索之旅就這麼結束了。

  還記得行前說明會時,教授千叮嚀萬交代,在義大利工昨與生活的同時,更重要的是思考自己的人生,五個月的時間很快,透過這難得出國的機會,我們務必好好思考自己如何在這五個月的過程中對自己的價值觀或者處事態度做出改變。

  或許大部分的人只會把它當作老生常談,然而在聽完教授的叮囑後,我好好地收下了這個課題,我認為,對現階段的我而言,這是極大重要的一件事,因為,這五個月內,我能從義大利的實習中帶走什麼,我又能為公司付出多少的心力,將會深深地影響我接下來的生涯規劃。 

  這五個月來,公司的同事大概是和我最親近的義大利人了,我幫他取綽號叫優格(剛好與它的名字 Jorgo 諧音),它是個小我一歲的男生,然而它只有高中學歷。起初我對於它的學歷非常的訝異,而後他才向我說明這在義大利是司空見慣的事情,許多人是高中畢業後便到社會上就職了,繼續升學甚至到碩博士的學位是有一定門檻的。它在公司負責的除了監督專案的運行,同時也身兼工程師的職位,並且是他透過網路自學的技能,這對像我這樣從小補習補到大、上盡各種才藝與先修班的我來說是非常了不得的。

  我也曾向他討論過,像他這樣擁有一技之長,同時又是義大利國內難得能夠說一口流利英文的人才,是否曾經思考過到大城市、或者其他歐洲國家發展?他認為,若論能力,不單是他,許多人其實都是能夠前往更好的地方發展的,若今天你所求的只是更好的待遇、生活在機能更便利且更發達的國際大城,那麼離鄉背井何嘗不是個選擇?然而今天許多人所顧慮的,不單是薪資問題,文化差異、家庭因素皆大大的影響了他們的決定。

  大學期間,尤其是剛入學仍然滿腔熱血的前兩年,課餘閒暇時間,我與同學間的話題,不時圍繞著關於出國深造、海外就業等等的,彷彿對我們而言,在國內發展總是排在最後一位,一旦有機會便想往國外跑。畢竟在學習的過程中,不難發現許多吸引的事物總能在國外找到,知名大企業、人道的就業文化、優渥的勞工福利等等,似乎在國外發展,便意味著能夠為自己謀得高人一等的生活品質。 

  然而,在經過了自己對於未來規畫的重新思考後,我發現對於我所追求的理想似乎需要重新的檢討,簡單而言,我並不清楚自己所要的是什麼。記得在義大利生活期間,有一次難得有有幸被邀請至朋友家吃飯,他們是一對夫婦,居住在鄰近佩魯賈的另一個名叫阿西西的山城,他們倆皆是土生土長的義大利人,並且似乎是在大學期間認識彼此的,且結婚已有多年。在飯後,我們聚在客廳一邊閒聊、一邊喝著朋友珍藏的橡木威士忌。基於好奇,我不禁問了他們是否曾經有過般到大城市生活的打算?他們坦承的確有過這樣的想法,然而基於種種原因,最終他們打消了這個念頭。的確,依他們的教育水準以及工作能力該有的工作待遇而言,目前的薪資所得確實偏低,然而仍然足以應付他們的日常生活所需。若移居米蘭,的確會有更好的薪水,依他們的能力找份更好的工作也絕不是問題,然而米蘭已是義大利境內相對現代化的城市,交通雖然便利,然而房價相較更高,且大多是公寓型住宅,最重要的是,他們熟識的親朋好友都居住在阿西西這個小城內,他們實在捨不得離開!

  或許因為相較於他人,我的感情表達便比較平淡,即便長達五個月的時間旅居他鄉異地,卻不怎麼曾經因為想念家人而傷心難過。然而,不得不承認的是,在經過這不常不短的五個月,當我踏上台灣國土的那一刻,心中不禁有種「回家真好」的感覺湧現出來,喜悅瞬間浮上心頭。我,果然還是愛我的家鄉的。 

  以往的我,單純只想著,出國深造,總有更好的待遇、更優惠的福利、甚至更有發展性等等,這些或許都是真話,也的確許多人透過這個管道得到了自己想要的理想生活。然而,俗話說:「有得必有失。」出國深造,意味著離開家人、朋友、面對完全不同的異國文化。若純粹是為了更優渥的薪資,我認為我應當重新打定方向,尋找自己所嚮往的目標,不應以薪資當作唯一標準。錢固然對生活品質有深遠的影響,但從我的義大利朋友們所分享的價值觀來看,生活是由許多瑣碎的事務所組成的,他們每個人對於生活必然有不同見解。以往,我一向是認為我該為了工作而生活,然而就身心靈的健康成長而言,工作從來都不該全權佔據一個人的生活,從義大利人身上,我感受到,他們或許生活在慢步調的環境之下,或許在國際上義大利這個國家本身就是個笑柄,然而我認為,義大利人是最懂得享受生活的民族了,他們不當工作狂,他們懂得如何充實自己的生活,如何讓自己的每一天活的有意義。 

  胡適曾說:「生命本沒有意義,你要能給他什麼意義,他就有什麼意義。與其終日冥想人生有何意義,不如試用此生做點有意義的事。」懷抱夢想總是好事,我一直夢想著的工作,排除了優渥的薪資之後,剩下的是什麼?我似乎必須更慎重的考慮,並且對我所憧憬的未來生活,應當有更不一樣的規劃。

 

Actually, five months was too long for me at first, and I really wanted to quickly return to the familiar hometown as soon as possible. However, now that the whole project is over, I realized that five months is really instantaneous. While continuously enriching my work, travel and study, my journey of self-exploration in Italy is over, too. 

I still remember that during the pre-departure briefing session, the professor kept reminding us that while our lives in Italy begin, it is important to think about our own goals of live, and what we want to learn during this program. Five months is fast, through this opportunity to go abroad, we must think about how we can change our values or attitudes during these five months. 

Maybe most people just think of it as a cliché. However, after listening to the professor advice, I accepted this “quest”. I think it is a very important thing for me to think about since what I can take away from the Italian internship in these five months, and how much effort I can pay for the company will deeply affect my future career planning. 

In the past five months, my colleague are probably the closest Italians to me. I gave him a nickname called Yoger (just similar with his name Jorgo), he is a twenty one-year-old boy, and he only has high school diploma. At first I was very surprised about that, and then he explained to me that this is commonplace in Italy. Many people have taken up employment in society after graduating from high school. There is a certain difficulty for most people to continue their studies or even to obtain a master's degree. In addition to supervising the operation of the project, he is also an engineer in the company. He also learned C++ through the Internet by himself, it's amazing for me. 

I also discussed with him that if you have a professional skill and also are a rare person in Italy who can speak fluent English, have you ever thought about going to bigger cities or other European countries for the better development? He believes that if it is not just him, many people can actually go to better places to develop. If all you want today is better treatment, living in a more convenient and developed international city, then isn't leaving home a good option? However, what many people worry about today is not just salary issues, cultural differences and family factors have greatly affected their decisions. 

During college, especially in the first two years of enrollment, which I was still full of enthusiasm, and during leisure time, the topics between me and my classmates revolve around studying abroad, overseas employment, and so on. For us, seeking a job in Taiwan is always in the last place, I want to run abroad once I have a chance. After all, in the course of studying, it is not difficult to find that many attractive things can always be found abroad. Well-known large enterprises, humane employment culture, and excellent labor benefits, etc. It seems that developing abroad means that they can seek for themselves a higher quality of life. 

However, after rethinking my plans for the future, I found that I needed to review them. In short, I didn't know what I wanted. I remember one day I was fortunate enough to be invited to a friend's house for dinner. They are a couple living in another mountain town called Assisi near Perugia. They are both native Italians and have been married for many years. After dinner, we gathered in the living room to chat and drink oak whiskey cherished by our friends. Based on curiosity, I couldn't help asking whether they had any plans to live in a big city. They admitted that they did have such an idea. However, for various reasons, they finally dispelled the idea. Indeed, in terms of their education level and working ability due to their working ability, the current salary is indeed low, but it is still sufficient to meet their daily needs. If you move to Milan, you will indeed get a better salary. It is not a problem to find a better job according to their ability. However, Milan is already a relatively modern city in Italy. Although the transportation is convenient, Milan ’s housing prices are relatively more expensive, and mostly are apartment-type houses, the most important thing is that their close friends and relatives live in the small city of Assisi, they are reluctant to leave! 

Compared with others, my expression of emotion is relatively dull, and even if after living in another country for five months, I didn’t be sad because I miss my family. However, I have to admit that after experiencing this long foreign life, when the moment I set foot on Taiwan, I couldn't help feeling a sense of "joy" emerging. I… still love my hometown.

In the past, I just thought that if I went abroad for further studies, there would always be better treatment, more favorable benefits, even more developmental. These might be the truth, and indeed many people have achieved their ideal life through this channel. However, as the saying goes, "There are gains and losses." Going abroad for further studies means leaving family, friends, and facing a completely different foreign culture. If it is purely for better salaries, I think I should reorient and find the goals I want, rather than using salaries as the sole criterion. Although money has a profound impact on the quality of life, however, what I saw from the values shared by my Italian friends is that life is composed of many trivial firms, and everyone have different views on life. In the past, I always thought that I should live for work, but in terms of the healthy growth of body and soul, work should never fully occupy one's life. From Italian people, I feel that they may live in a slow pace. Even under the circumstances, Italy may be a laughing stock in the world. However, I think that Italians are the people who really know how to enjoy life. They are not workaholics. They know how to enrich their lives and how to make their days meaningful. 

Hu Shi once said, "Life is meaningless. If you can give it meaning, it has meaning. Rather than meditating on the meaning of life all day, it is better to try this life to do something meaningful." It is always good to have a dream. And what is the dream job in my mind, after excluding excellent salary, what is left? It seems that I must think more carefully and have a different plan for the future I want. 

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