My name is Alise and I am from Latvia. Over the last years in the summer I‘ve wanted to challenge myself and go abroad to gain life and work experience, as well as memories and adventures. In Latvia the climate is mild with short summers, that’s why in 2014 I decided to go to a warmer country – Greece. Recruitment Agency “Elpida Job” in Greece helped me to find a job and gave all the necessary information. I can say all the best about this agency. I felt interest, friendliness and desire to help already at the beginning. I never experienced this attitude from the representative agency in my country.
I worked as a waitress. My first work experience was in Naxos island, but maybe not very successful in the end. That’s why “Elpida Job” immediately helped me to find a new job and was very interested that I felt happy and good. This Agency gave pieces of advice and encouragement. I could call to this agency any time and get help if I needed it. Thank you very much for your support Athanasia! My second work experience started in Crete in tavern “Remezzo” where I worked till the end of summer. I was working in a very quiet village in Crete – Mochlos. I think this is one of the most quiet parts on the North coast of Crete. Most of the tourists who visited this tavern were families, mostly from France, Germany and Italy. Though the biggest part of clients were local village people but as a surprise in Crete even old people knew English language and I didn’t have any problems to serve them in English. The employer of this restaurant was honest and paid for the hours I worked. I was working every day, sometimes 8 hours per day, sometimes less or more. The working hours depended from how busy was the tavern. During the day I had break for a few hours.
I am pleased for those two life and work experiences in this summer because from each one I could learn something and become even stronger. And I can definitely say that this summer was the richest with adventures.