The misuse of the internship contract

Look­ing at the out­put of the sur­vey, and in par­tic­u­lar, the aver­age wage and work hours, the results appear to be in line with the law. How­ever, by care­fully read­ing the sta­tis­tics, a more alarm­ing phe­nom­e­non can be rec­og­nized:
31% of inter­vie­wees belong to the group of grad­u­ated archi­tects (hold­ing a mas­ter or higher degree) work­ing under an intern­ship agree­ment or sub­jected to under-the-table agree­ments involv­ing no con­tract.
By focus­ing on the par­tic­u­lars of this 31%, one dis­cov­ers that the great major­ity (86%) of archi­tects have com­pleted at least one or more years of work expe­ri­ence in the field of archi­tec­ture. This rep­re­sents the most con­tro­ver­sial find­ing of the sur­vey, since it under­lines a grow­ing trend, which is the weak­en­ing of the power of labor.

Within the realm of archi­tec­tural prac­tices (from one-man com­pa­nies up to multi­na­tion­als) there exists a need to re-define con­trac­tual con­di­tions and methods/modalities of prac­tice in order to re-establish the dig­nity of the workers.

In a moment of eco­nomic, polit­i­cal and cul­tural cri­sis it is unlikely to secure work­ers by adopt­ing tra­di­tional means.
Assum­ing it is impos­si­ble for the labor mar­ket to pro­vide sta­bil­ity, being flex­i­ble remains the way to go for most of the companies.

How­ever, what should a worker do? Is it pos­si­ble for a worker to achieve a (/n eco­nomic) bal­ance by means of flex­i­bil­ity?!
How can a per­son pro­vide for his/her future when hav­ing to jump from one tem­po­rary con­tract to another , quite pos­si­bly incur­ring long peri­ods of unemployment?

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2015-04-01 13:27:31

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2015-03-23 18:10:56

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Colt Sievers

on 12+ h. a day, 6/7 days a week

2015-03-23 16:58:10

@Conrad having worked in one of those offices that you mention, I have found your post as much provocative as naive and simplistic. I should make an entire post to explain why... will leave that for later. Thanks, anyway, to keep the discussion alive