Friday, 24 January 2014

Changing jobs

These building or labouring jobs for Mr A come and go so quickly it's difficult to keep up.  After the building job that lasted two days, for which he was eventually paid (thank goodness), I told you about the job up in the hills.  Clearing trees and burning wood.  He worked along with 14 other men on Monday and Tuesday.  It rained on Wednesday, so there was no work.

Mr A was in the teahouse on Wednesday evening and was informed by some of the other workers that this job had finished.   Apparently it was being done illegally (I have no idea what this means), but as usual Mr A and the other men are all owed 2 days pay, which has been promised for Monday...we'll see!

Not to be deterred Mr A asked around and was given the phone number of a builder who works in the areas between here and Bodrum.  He phoned him and was told to turn up yesterday morning to help build a wall about 3km from the industrial estate.   He will be paid 50 lira a day (the exchange rate today is 3.83 to the pound...so this is about £13).  He worked yesterday and today, and hopefully (fingers and everything else crossed) this will continue for a bit longer.  It seems a little more promising as the man actually gave Mr A some petrol money today, and he provides food.

He has also said that if Mr A finds any other work in the area that they can do together, then they will split the profit 50/50.  So we are a little more optimistic. 

The one advantage with this work is that all this physical exertion is making Mr A feel a lot healthier, which is good.

The weather yesterday and today has been lovely, with temperatures around 19 degrees, so I have been cleaning out the dog house and washing their blankets.  Making the most of the sunshine as rain is forecast tomorrow and the coming week.  

We are continuing with our street dog feeding programme, and undertook quite a large task yesterday.   You can keep up to date with this by clicking on the "Street Dog Feeding and Treatments" at the top of the page.

12 comments:

  1. At last! Someone who pays petrol money and provides food! Fingers crossed that he coughs up the pay on time too.

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  2. I wish you lived closer to me!! I always need things doing and I pay 80 liras per day plus lunch.
    It is much better for Mr. A to this work rather than the tourist industry which I hate.
    Lots of love.F.XXX

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    1. I agree Fleur, and if he can find enough of this kind of work he will stick with it.

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  3. Mr A should advertise his talents at DIY. With his great command of English and commitment he'd soon be snapped up by the foreign community.

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    1. We are actually considering this BtoB. He wants to learn as much as possible from this builder first, but I think he could make a go of this.

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    2. And the carpentry. I think there would be work in Bodrum and the peninsula for someone 'handy' because it's hard to find someone good to do odd jobs and maintenance.

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    3. His carpentry is quite rustic omentide. I don't think he considers it good enough, although some people like rustic. He muddles through plumbing and electrics but needs to learn more, The dry stone walls are proving to be his speciality.

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  4. Finally someone paid Mr. A for his hard work....I'm happy this time. Like some posts say he should advertise himself...he really is a very "Handy Andy", and can do anything I noticed with skill.
    We have a Turkish guy named Metin doing some work for us right now for the flooded basement and he's charging 25 bucks an hour and works about 10 hours a day here...but he's extremely good and never takes an break and his work is very good.

    Take care....we are like in the deep freeze here....XX

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    1. Turkish workers are certainly happy to put in the hours Erica.

      I saw your post on Facebook about the current temperatures. Sooo cold. Try to keep warm and stay safe xx

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  5. No one can ever accuse Mr A of not trying to find work and he really deserves a good full time job.
    Glad he seems to be getting paid for some of it. He seems to keep very optimistic.
    Hoping that something is just round the corner......
    Maggie x

    Nuts in May

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    1. Thanks Maggie. He isn't always optimistic. He can be quite despondent at times, but you can't give up can you?

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