When Athens Technical College graduates: How they made their way to Athens
Posted November 29, 2018 06:15:23When I graduated from university in 2010, my life had changed forever.
I had a job in the pharmaceutical industry and the cost of living in Athens was high.
I moved to the capital to start a new life.
But, after just two months, I was hit with a sudden illness that put a major damper on my hopes of finding a new job.
I was unable to work.
In the first two weeks of November, I lost both my legs, my liver, my heart and my kidneys.
I spent the next two months in hospital with no sight in my right eye and with severe nausea.
I had no idea how much longer I had left.
It took months to recover and I have never felt better.
After spending my final days in hospital, I started searching for work in the UK.
I was looking for someone who could provide me with an income and a sense of purpose.
But, as I searched for jobs, I became aware of the discrimination I faced.
The way in which the law was written meant that if I didn’t apply to my first job within the next three months, the law prevented me from finding a second.
I ended up being a receptionist for the Department of Culture and Tourism.
I felt very fortunate to have been able to work at such a prestigious university.
My first job was a part-time one-year position at a café in central Athens.
I made around €200 a month.
But I was faced with a different reality every day.
The first two months I was in hospital in Athens, the only job I was given was a reception desk.
I only got a couple of hours of work a day.
At the end of the first week of December, I received a call from a man I didnít know.
It was his brother who asked me if I would like to work in his cafe, where he also worked.
He said I had to apply for a full-time job within three months.
I thought, Iíll do it, but I needed to find out more about what job I could find.
After a bit of back and forth, I agreed to work for a week, but it was my last day there.
It wasnít a good decision.
I donít think I would have been a good candidate for the first job in my new job in London.
I have worked in the hospitality industry for 18 years, including at the Royal Horticultural Society in the capital.
At the time, I worked as a manager in the dining rooms and reception area.
When I returned to Athens, I found that I could no longer work at the café, and I started looking for other jobs.
The more I thought about it, the more it made sense to me.
I found a job as a catering manager at a popular restaurant in central Greece, and then a job at a cafe in the same area.
My work experience had given me a strong sense of responsibility, and it was an ideal job to find a new, permanent home.
I began looking for another job in March 2011.
I worked in a variety of jobs from catering and kitchen work, to catering and administrative work.
I did not make much money, but at least I felt I was making a difference in peopleís lives.
When the company where I worked decided to expand, I had some hope that I would be able to find another job after a few months.
But this was not to be the case.
In December 2010, I applied to work as a part time receptionist at the International Airport.
I applied for this job because I had experience working in the restaurant and reception industry and because I was looking to make some money to help my mother, who had been ill for some time.
I met my boss, and we decided to work together.
In the beginning, we were very different.
We didníve met each other in person before, but in a few weeks, we became friends.
I loved my job.
My manager and I were very supportive of each other.
He always took care of me, and he told me that he could get by with my salary alone.
We got along very well.
I would often visit the office to pick up supplies and make sure everything was ok.
The work environment was relaxed and I enjoyed it.
But there were times when I felt that I was struggling to get my work done, and that my work was not the same as the jobs in London or Dublin.
It was not until the beginning of February that things started to get better.
I started to feel like I was able to make a difference.
I felt that if my work had been done properly, I would not have been left with such a bad situation.
I also felt that it was important for me to continue my education and to find something better for myself.
So, I decided to apply to the Ministry of Education and Research (Meregos de Atero).