Yusak Susilo - Berkarir di Eropa atau di Indonesia?
• Perkenalan• Sedikit sejarah• Tantangan dan kesempatan• Refleksi mitos
• Me: A humble asperger (autistic) child who being blessed by second chances• Besar di Bandung – UK Maranatha – Kerja - ITB - Kerja• A corrupt working world, a lot of money (10-40 jt + BMW + supir), but unhappy. It is wrong and it is people’s (not my) money!• Apply for scholarships, get three offers. Chose Japan: simply because want to repay back a good favour.
Always …• Working against (unintentionally) discriminations & (unthoughtful) stereotyping• Always be scrutinised and judged – treadmill effects• Need to do an extra-mile than ’locals’ to be acknowledged• Will be 2nd to interact with stakeholders and funders• Longing to go home (Indonesia)• Have family concern• If money is your concerns: do not work in academia• Deal with this, or go home !
Opportunities …• Puts motivation to be a better individual• To show that we (Indonesian) can do it – what ever we do/think/say would open/close doors to other Indonesian fellows We earn Indonesia either an acknowledgement or a curse!• Despite discriminations, we tend/are conditioned to be in a better position to help other Indonesian fellows and universities• Introducing Indonesia and Bhinneka Tunggal Ika as a real concept• Learn of new things from locals• The most important to me: I can live in the way I would like my children to live. And when I looked back, I hope I’d be able say I have done well
Debugging Myths• Richer? I would say NO• Less stress? Definitely NO• More stable? Depends on jobs and countries• Happier? Depends on the person – treadmill effects. Be content would a better aim.• Better facilities for family? Likely, but, again, depends• Probably it is clearer, less surprises and easier to plan (supported by more professional and tangible environments)• More facilities/supports to achieve something in our works
It is a matter of principle• By the end of the day: It simply depends on you.• We are the previledged!• Things in life become what you call them to be• Do not take opportunities as granted – it comes and go but life is what you make it• Harder path is shifting gears – our boss is ourselvesIf you would like to develop career as an educator:Don’t just replicate other people’s works, be the leader!Methods are more challenging, but also more rewardingWork beyond your traditional boundary and comfort zoneRemember to help other as well.