I wish my parents never would have immigrated to Sweden. Sweden is a bad country for immigrants in every sense. It´s a discriminating country that acts democratic and of course it tries to be democratic.
However Sweden has failed in many ways, even though beeing a country for democracy on the paper. Sweden fails to integrate newly arrivals into Swedish language, traditions and work places. Sweden fails in so many ways. The poor get poorer and often it can be poor people without safety networks that can be immigrants. Often many immigrants get the low end jobs, with poor saleries. It can be jobs important for the society services, like cleaners, assistant nurses, bus drivers, taxi drivers, truck drivers, food market workers etcetera. Many times jobs like cleaners are not payed more than 12 000 SEK before taxes per month. That is what a “kollektivavtal” would give as salery in fact. I happen to know this as a fact. With low saleries you end up in the suburbs were a majority of the Swedes themselves really don´t want to live.
Well, in Sweden there is very little “roof” for people that act differently than a Swede. Yes on paper we have freedom of speach, religion and such. Yes we do, but why do you think I blog anonymous? Think a little. Since if I do not blog anonymous people try to make my life a living hell. But still they try to do that anyways, since the government allways knows who the blogger is.
Well, anyways in Sweden you shouldn´t act as you think that you matter, because you don´t. If you are a worker you are expected to know you are replaceable at any time. If you are thinking that you are special, you are wrong. You should be “normal”, in Sweden they call it to be “lagom”. Sweden is the only language I know that has the word “lagom”. It´s a word that doesn´t mean enough, doesn´t mean to little, doesn´t mean average – it means when something is perfect. So when something is perfect, that is what the Swedes call lagom. Your life in Sweden should be lagom all the time. You should be lagom sociable, otherwise you are annoying. Your conversation should be “lagom” otherwise you are annoying ör unsocial. A Swede, that has been born into this, knows how to do this more often than non Swedes do. I am born in this damn country and still I do not know were the line goes one would think. Actually I do know, but that is not me. And I don´t wanna go around acting like I am somebody else all day long. So I am me. Therefor I stand out in the crowd. I am not looking for attention, I just get it anyway. I am not very much liked. People in Sweden get annoyed by me. I tell the truth. I don´t put cotton on my words. But I am not mean. I am not cruel that often, I can be cruel, but that is not my motto. We all can say the wrong words in the heat of the moment, so to speak. I am not Lagom… haha. I am not perfect, and because I am not – I am perfect in every sense. Hahaaha. Very unswedish of me to say so.
Well, I think that the working places don´t often even accept many workers. After all 500 000 unemployed live in Sweden. Only 50 000 of them can get a job. This means in fact that the Swedish employers can pick and choose. Many workers in Sweden go out on thair asses since someone didn´t think they fit into the Swedish Lagom-norm. In Sweden only the perfect robots get a job. That is not due to competens in work skills. No it´s your conversational skills that are under consideration. Your way of dressing. Your way of using words. Your way of beeing really. Nobody cares if you know how to do the job. You can even be the best in the world and if they then have a avarage to choose from that has all other skills that person would be more successful. Beeing a strange GURU only works if you are the best on such a level noone can compare and they have no other to choose from. That is Sweden in a nutshell.
Difficult, cold, looking for perfection, even though noone really is. They are just good at playing the part for “looks” and then they go home doing illegal piracy, fuch children or any other strange stuff you can think of. What I am trying to say is that even though someone might be this “lagom”-person they might be the devil underneath. The non lagom-person is probably Jesus. That is Sweden, know your animies.
I hate Swedens population in general. I hate the subway travellers. I hate a lot. I don´t really enjoy a majority of the population at all. But then there are those I admire, those I look up to. I wouldn´t live in Sweden for another day if a really nice place turned up offering a real job with real nice people. Then I would say: Fuck off Sweden, fuck off.
So if you can work anywere else – please do so. I cannot recommend working here. It´s very difficult to understand this culture, even when you are born here. But working with Sweden is easy. Just do as you say and keep your word in buisnesses and the Swedes allways keep their words, allways deliver and do it the ageed way. They are reliable. After all you allways know what to expect from robots. The perfect robots of Sweden – the Swedish lagom-workers.
However diversity? Well, you might have different looks on paper, but the avarage Swede blends in and doesn´t stand out in a avarage Swedish crowd. If they do, then they are not part of the “lagom”-team. Just saying.