I am working since march in a fruits warehouse in Tilst, in the north-east of Aarhus. It’s just a food job.
In Denmark, everything is about networking. I got this job by one of my classmate, in Danish courses. I barely talked with her once or twice, but one day, she proposed to get me back home with her car, and during the trip, she just said :
I am going to Canada to study some climate stuff. Do you want my job ?
Guess what I said …
Few days after, we got to the warehouse, and she showed me the basics. At the end, the boss said me :
Next time, come with your work permit, yellow card, and bank number.
That’s it ! So simple ! Like I sent tons of résumés all other the country. No positive answer. But a person I barely know says me :
Do you want my job ? …
Around just one month ago, this same boss said me once that I was not working fast enough. Something I was perfectly aware of.
Tomorrow, you'll work with K… He'll show you some good tricks and stuff to be more efficient.
As weird as it looks, I was quite happy of it. Because in France, the boss would say me two times that I am slow, then fire me… Or at least, that’s how we, Frenchmen, expect bosses to behave !
French bosses are playing a lot on stress management. Here, I have the feeling it’s more about making the workers able to improve and do their tasks than just stress them.