Saturday, October 18, 2008

Working as Student

The range of work available for students in Sweden is not wide without a doubt. There is few work possibilities student may have linked with cleaning Mac Donald’s, with very less chance of getting this job position, delivery of newspapers which is hardly possible to get as well and a delivery of commercial newspapers by the company named Svensk Direkt Reklam (SDR). The last 2 jobs from 3 have quite rough conditions and very low paid wages. Consequently, SDR employs students with no difficulties, but pays miserable money for their efforts and doing this job is a long-lasting nightmare. The job content for SDR is 1) you must arrange huge amount of commercials and make one thick commercial newspapers and for doing this you need at least 4-5 hours. 2) You have to place them all in the carriage and drive to your district that can be located on the other side of the town. 3) You must deliver those all newspapers without even leaving one in the carriage and you spend about 2 hours per district. 4) for these exhausting efforts, you get paid about 100 SEK. As a result you are working for 7 hours and getting paid 100 SEK. So are you ready to do this kind of job?
Look! Does it worth to torture yourself and waste your time doing this shity job just for Goddamn 100SEK? You have not much of choices, because once you are in a desperate situation, you do it. The other job, which is better paid, but not enough is accomplished during the night. This is a basic delivery of daily newspapers and the amount of these newspapers may consist of 400-450 thick and thin newspapers. You work 3-4 hours every night except Sunday and get 5-6 thousands of SEK for your sweat, which is much better compared to previous job. However, doing this will destroy your day and night regimes and your organism to get used to such abnormality. Yet, it will affect your studies which will eventually be the reason of your education failures and university absences. To conclude, you can see that the choices are not great at all and conditions are not efficient enough either, but the need for the money is urgent.
You do only these shity jobs because: 1) you don’t speak Swedish, 2) you don’t have a status of a Swedish citizen, 3) because you are student, 4) because your CV is better contented than Mc Donald’s jobs requirements and 5) because of ignorant hypocrites and bureaucrats that don’t give a damn about you.

1 comment:

mama said...

Brilliant, couldn't have expressed it in a better way! Aluta Continua!