So, that is the situation. The employer is good, except it has a bad disadvantage.
It has a closed, fixed customer circle and no sales. If this narrow set of customers have no work for us, then we have no work. I can not imagine, how can a company survive so long without an active sales, but it seems, somehow they can.
I think, although it is hard in Germany to fire someone on this reason, but I think, the company will find a way to fire us. Beside that, I simply hate to do dummy work:
It makes me lazy,
I lose the time I would need to train myself for the newer technologies of the future,
If I can choose of leave or being fired, I want to leave myself (I have no interest on Arbeitslosengeld or similars, I just want continuous Arbeitsverhaltnis).
So I silently started to apply for some new job. And here comes the problem: the new companies will ask me, why do I want to switch. What could I say?
If I say the truth, wouldn't a boss think, maybe I will say some bad also from them? The most basic rule of any job interview that we do not say negative from our previous employers.
If I say any different as the truth, then it won't be the truth, and second, they might think that I was just fired and now I am looking my second chance by them. Not a good deal.
If I say that I want to go on any reason, maybe they will think, I will leave also them if they need my work.
Simply I can not imagine, how could I communicate my motivation to switch (Wechselmotive) without seriously harming some unwritten law or my own interest.
So what should I say?
What sounds the best for the ears of some Boss or HR decision-maker of an average German company with about 50 - 500 employee?