..completed! I’m still alive and ok. I didn’t broke anything, I didn’t do any big mistakes and I have learned something so let’s continue that way for next seven weeks. My work shifts were most of the days between 8:30 – 12:30 and 19:30 – 23:30 so I did breakfast and dinner settings. At breakfasts my job is to collect used plates off the tables, change dirty tablecloths to new ones, set new cutlerys on tables and of course, be nice to customers, answer their questions and so on.. At dinners my job is pretty much same as in mornings, but then we serve drinks to our customers and also in the lunch time too. After every setting, we set the tables ready for next dinner, polish all cutlerys and glasses, take tablecloths to laundry, pick up empty bottles and glasses from the hotels floors which cleaners have collect from rooms.
Only problem is still that I don’t understand everything what our Spanish customers or my collagues are saying. And it’s hard to get answers to my million questions, because there is only couple workmates, who speak english and they are not always there when I needed. I still don’t know everything what I should know, but I guess I’ve learned before my last day at October 26th. I’ve been studying Spanish since last autumn and I know some basics and understand words here and there, so I can answer some questions made by our spanish customers. Fortunately there are now lots of customers from England and Germany, so I can easily communicate with them. I have to say that I have never had so many praise in my life than this week. Those lovely english customers are so polite and every night they praise how good the customer service representative I am, and how well I can speak English, (which I’m not) but I always try to do my best to make them happy. There are also a couple of Finnish customers here, so it’s nice to switch a few words in Finnish too.
My workmates are awesome, even we don’t all the time understand each other, but they have been so nice to me and teach me Spanish words.
My freetimes and days off I’ve been on the beach and just wandering around the city and shops and stopped by cafes and of course read my Spanish book. Weather here has been very hot, even when it’s raining the weather warm and feels almost tropical.
The last week start here far from home. This week we have experienced an earthquake and somebody stole my rental bike.
Winter is coming to Spain and night the temperature drops to under ten degrees. It saw in the street view that people dress in thin winter jackets and longsleeved pants. The beach are empty. During the day the temperature rises over 20 degrees.
The work has the same for all these eight weeks that we have been here.
Couble shifts left and we can go to homewith one new experience 🙂
We have been so busy at work. Sari has been working in TorreMarket also, because they have only few workers there. I have had lots of work in the office. A new employee came to the office and she has been trained by follow us…
Work is same as usually: booking greenfeetimes, flying tickets and rental cars for customers, makeing travel programs, customer service, answering the phone…
Mari went to the football game in Murcia last week. That was Spanish culture at its best!
Half the time behind here. Last few weeks has been heavy. There have been illness, visits to the hospital and moveing to a clean apartment. All this has been hard and blog writeing has left lesser. Now life smiles again! We have nice apartment and now we have swimmingpool also!
At work we have had busy. Our office moved new place and past week we had to work two different offices which caused its own problems. Two people do same work, different place and one phone!
At freetime we have been at the apartment, swim a lot, sleep and eat well 🙂
Mari y Sari
Here is our swimmingpool 🙂
Here is Enrike. He started the same day as we did, but he was only one month.
Now is the first week behind at ProJenni Travels in Torrevieja, Espanja.
We have learned to book teetimes, rent a car and buy flyftickets to our customers. We have office in the same businesspremises with Cafe Ella and Torremarket. She owns all off these. At work she have employer many countrys and every day we heard Spanish, Finnish and English for example. Because our customers coming for example the Finland, Sweden, Germany, so this confuses our heads.
Sari taught the spanishchef how to bake a finnish salty- and sweetpies, without a common language. They spoke with a sign. But result was very good.
Weather is good, the tempeature is 25-30 celsius. Fortunately our apartment is 300 meters away to the sea.
Dining out is cheap. Sometimes we didn’t know what we order, everything has been good.
Today was our first day in the office! Our job counselor is Johanna, who has come to work to projennis in the spring. Office is very small and it was difficult to move and work there, but fortunetaly the office will move to new premises within a few weeks.
Today we just get some information how to work and what we have to do. We allso use email to ask some free greefee times and send emails to customers. Mari allso wash several golf clubs :).
Tomorrow we stady how to rent a car. But now we have free time and we are going to eat some pasta and swim in the sea.
Last week we do little roadtrip, with my parrents(who come here to holiday). My mom and dad rent a car and come to get us in morning and first we drive to Sóller! Then we drive so small and winding road to Deia. And the last we drive to Valdemossa.
Today is a week before we return back home to Finland.