Je bekijkt de reis...
15 februari 2018
I had quite a perfect picture of what this would look like. Working at a farm with a lot of other backpackers. During the day work hard and in the evenings a nice bun fire and some music.
Well this picture got shattered immediately when we arrived in Perth and found that most backpackers in our hostel didn't have a job.
We travelled around the south coast and finding a job wasn't that hard. Looking on Internet, asking around at random farms and to the owners of hostels, who are in contact with employers looking for casual workers.
The problem was the weather.. another perfect picture which got shattered immediately. Rain and cold weather made the harvest of the asparagus and grain pretty shitty. Only a few hours a day of work which was just enough to get around and travel from one job to the other. The travelling part was awesome and our colleagues as well, we met the most wonderful, open and loving people. That's how we ended up with Christmas at a family in Newcastle.
Anyway still the main goal that we came for wasn't achieved at all, making money.. I wish money wasn't that important to me, but it is. Most things I want to do are not for free. We worked at a tree nursery and got fired for no reason, that's what they can do with casuals. As we thought they were really friendly, it seems that they weren't. Not because of that they fired us, but because they didn't pay us enough money and they are to stubborn to admit it. Even though they must know we are right.
Now we are working at the almond harvest, and as in most jobs we had so far they promised us a lot but after four days they send us home for at least two days due to lack of work.
I mean they can't change this, but it's again that I had in mind that I could finally save some.. I just hope it's just a slow start of the season and we'll be working from next week on.
I do noticed this odd feeling in my solar plexus every time something like this happens. It does more with me than I want to admit, I really hope this time things are changing.
At the place we're staying there is literally nothing to do, like shit all, as they say here. These days I wish I was back home, close to family and friends.
Lots of love
15 februari 2018 04:36 | Door: Annet
Leuk om te lezen. Al is het minder leuk voor jou.maar minder leuk betekent ook groei. Groei zodat dit later niet meer minder leuk zal zijn maar dat het gewoon zal zijn zoals het is.en je het kan aanvaarden zonder eronder te "lijden". Het zal heus wel beter worden. Volhouden, groeien en rondkijken. Wish you alle the best, enne als er weinig te doen is why not gaan genieten van al de herinneringen die je inmiddels hebt opgebouwd. Nagenieten van al wat je tot nu toe hebt beleefd.
Dat kan ook heel leuk zijn. En daar heb je verder niets bij nodig, alleen your mind.
Het ga je goed.