A couple days ago my boyfriend was on an interview for a job in Stavanger and on the way out he met a girl from Denmark that wanted to talk with him about the oil crisis in Norway. He said yes and they agreed to meet yesterday for an interview about how the oil crisis is affecting Norway and the opportunities to get a job. She said that she also wanted me to come and I thought that it would be exiting to talk about the topic.
When we came she was really nice and bought us wine for the interview. We sat and talked for about 1,5 hrs and had a couple of glasses of wine more. While we were sitting there we touched upon many interesting topics regarding the crisis everything from the initiatives from the government to improve the situation till how the everyday life in Stavanger has been changed because of higher unemployment and less positivity among the companies. When companies are less positive they hire less and that is really noticeable for the people in Norway and specially students that don’t have so much experience. We asked her about what she was going to write but she told us that she was not allowed to tell and we are really existed about reading the to interview when it is posted in the danish newspaper Berlingske http://www.b.dk .
Because of the crisis the companies pick only the best of the best and therefor they often require 10-15 years of experience on the posted positions. It is crazy and very challenging for my boyfriend that is fresh and finishing his master degree these days. Many students from last year still have not got a job yet and some of them have to work as bartenders. Economists working as bartenders is a little bit sad but there is not so much to do with it since everyone need money to live and therefor they have to work with what they can get meanwhile the situation remains like it is now.
I and my boyfriend we are openminded and we are not afraid to move elsewhere, yes even to another country, if he doesn’t get a job in Norway. I think that he has worked really hard to get to where he is today and shouldn’t be stopped by a stupid oil crisis. It is not fair that he cannot work as economist after all that hard work for getting there. Off course we prefer to stay in Stavanger since it is close to family and it is where we live now. It will involve more stress moving elsewhere but we will sacrifice it and move to a place where he can get a job as an economist if he remains unemployed after the summer.
In the beginning it was only me, my boyfriend and Tinne (the journalist) on the interview. After a while the photographer Olafur joined us and we had some nice conversations. We really connected and agreed to go to a night club to have some fun. It was not the plan overall since we thought that we only were going to go to an interview and then head back home after a couple of hrs. I love when things don’t go as planned and the evening turns into a totally unexpected direction. We had much fun, we danced, we talked and were living in the moment.
I think it was so amazing to connect with people that you don’t know. It is so borring if you spend time with the same people every time you do something. I loved their openness and it was really great to spend time with some people that we had just met but it felt like we had known them for years since they were so easy to talk to. Now we are planning to go to Copenhagen to visit them. Sadly we forgot to ask the photographer for some copies of the photos and therefor I have no pictures to show you from yesterday evening. I will post some pictures as soon as he sends them to me.
What do you think about connecting with people? Or do you prefer to stay with the same people in life? Off course I don’t mean that I don’t take care of my friends. They are important but I think it is important to get new connections as well. What do you think?