Hooray for me. I got a part time job as a scientific assistant at the Frauenhofer institute. It's 16 hours max a week and I don't really get paid much but it's a start. I can come and go whenever I want to so that's a big plus because I still have university stuff to do. Who knows, maybe they decide to keep me once I've finished studying but at least I hope I can get a letter of recommendation.