Friday, 25 April 2014

Here we go again....

...or more to the point, there goes Mr A again.  Yes he's off on his travels once more.  This time to Kaş which is almost 300km way.

He has been desperately looking for work over the past few weeks, since returning from a fruitless week in Kusadasi where he earned absolutely nothing.  He has spoken to a fair number of people in Bodrum and there is work available, but they are talking about beginning to middle of May to start.  No-one will commit themselves to a job offer.  The tendency is to leave it until the last possible moment...usually the day before, or even the same day.

Mr A has become more and more frustrated, and this morning he received a phone call from someone he used to work for some years ago who has a hamam in a hotel in Kaş and was offered a job to start immediately.  Again it's on commission only...10%...but this man says he will guarantee him a minimum amount each month, if necessary making up the shortfall himself.   Being my usual cynical self, I'll believe that when it happens.

Neither of us are happy about him being so far away, but the hope is that he may only stay there for a matter of weeks if something suitable turns up in Bodrum in the meantime....fingers crossed that it does.

He's just phoned to say that he is two-thirds of the way there.  All that way on a motorbike worries me.

So we had a couple of hours of rushing around before he set off.   We went down to see the pups on the outskirts of the village and gave the mum flea treatment, and I will get more worm tablets for the pups because they will need these every two weeks until they are 12 weeks old.  We have given the man a large sack of dried food, and he has finished the shelter that Mr A helped him with yesterday, so the mum and pups are safe.    We have made sure that the café owner at the industrial estate also has sufficient dried food to last a few weeks, and I will be feeding the dogs in the village.

After having my husband around all winter, it already feels strange to think of him not being here.  The fact that he left so quickly didn't give me enough time to get used to it.   Of course he goes away to work most years, but this time it's so far away.

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  1. Oh, how awful is that....good for Mr A to look for work...but with all his skills why on earth does not one of the tourist groups not employ him to organise real trips for their clients....he would be a super guide

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    1. He would Helen. He certainly knows his way around Turkey with all the travelling he does!

      Tour guides are registered here, and have to do a lot of studying etc before they qualify. OK if you have the financial means to do it!

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    2. The first time we visited Turkey was on a tour...the guide was a mercenary beast, out for all the commission he could get and very unhelpful when a member of the party was robbed - threatening to leave them behind if they reported the theft to the police!
      Give me Mr. A any time!

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    3. I've encountered a few of those Helen. They seem to be monitored a bit better these days though, as I understand it.

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  2. Hope something comes up in Bodrum so he can return soon! I'm away from my husband at the moment too :-( Helps to have our cats in the house. All your (hee hee!) puppies are so adorable!

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    1. It certainly helps to have our pets around us Deniz. Mine keep me busy which helps pass the time xx

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  3. so sorry he is going to be so far away. I wish you were nearer to my house in Hisaronu, you would be able to look after it, what I pay my agent would go a long way with you xxx

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    1. So do I auntiegwen. It would be a perfect solution x

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  4. Sorry to hear this Ayak. I do hope something comes up locally soon. Mr A seems to be such a talented, resourceful man, it seems so cruel that he cant find work nearer home. Thinking of you...take care Jxxx

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    1. Thanks Janice. Well he phoned yesterday to say that after his first day he had earned 80 lira. Not a fortune but it's a good sign x

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  5. Oh dear........ you can never be in that peaceful place, can you! Hoping that Mr A will get something nearer and that this job will earn enough to be a stop gap till the local one turns up.
    Maggie x

    Nuts in May

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    1. Nail on the head there Maggie. Can't seem to find a happy medium...it's all or nothing x

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  6. So sorry Mr A has had to go so far away from home to find work,Ayak, but glad to hear that he has at least earned something on his first day. Let's hope that this is an omen for the rest of the time he's working there. But of course the best solution would be a reliable job close to home and I'm still hoping for that for you both.

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    1. He earned about the same amount again yesterday on his second day Perpetua, which of course is good, but if it continues, and indeed increases, I'm not sure he will give it up. Fingers crossed for a good job in Bodrum!

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