Harsh, but Fair...
America has always been a country of immigrants, but it looks like that is about to change. Aside from the fact that many Americans have shown their contempt for outsiders as of late (understatement of the year), it seems that the recent turmoil in the U.S.A.— and a whole lot of unflattering American stereotypes — have turned Europeans against the idea of moving to the United States in the foreseeable future.
Here are the reasons that these European Redditors would never consider moving across the Atlantic.
Must be nice…
I work 37 hours a week, have 6 weeks paid vacation each year, paid sick and maternity leave, “free” healthcare and my completely average income gets me a nice house in a good neighbourhood (not that we really have “bad” neighbourhoods, just less popular ones) and a fairly nice car.
Our standard of living is so incredibly high that even if me, my wife or both of us lost our job, we would never be in fear of living on the street, let alone even selling our house.
Don’t get me wrong, I like a lot of things about the US, like the natural parks and big cities, but why on earth would I even consider living there? (Gnillab)
European here. I just don’t want to be in excruciating debt if I ever get sick and have to go to the hospital.
Also not really a fan of your perceived work culture. Seems excessive to me. (lizardking99)
College isn’t free there (To5ka)