David from Gran Canaria was on his island working as a diving instructor, his life’s work.
Unfortunately the current pandemic situation we are experiencing prevented him from continuing to work and he made the decision to travel to the Netherlands to work.
The decision to go to the Netherlands and not to another country was marked by the country’s own culture. David loves the mentality of the Dutch, he considers it a very developed, sustainable and modern country
He tells us that since he got in touch with Yan (TenS Holanda Recruitment Consultant) everything was very simple and fast. He tells us the following: “At first I thought it was very difficult to go to the Netherlands and then once you get on, it is faster than it seems.”
When he arrived he was under some tension about what he could find himself and, initially, he planned to stay there for a few months. Today, he is much happier and he wants to stay in Holland much longer than, a priori, he believed. In his own words: “I feel like I have to stay here.” In addition, he highly values the treatment of Yan, whom he considers a fundamental support since he feels close to him and helps him with any problem.
He is currently sharing a room and as Yan advised him, this is sometimes a lottery. His partner is very calm and independent so he says he has no problem, although David, who considers himself very close, would like to have more conversations with him.
At the company he is super happy, he has learned a lot and they have taught him many things. He feels valued in his work and that is what matters most to him. He tells us that if they see that you work well, the company will focus on you and help you improve. He also stresses that he has had absolutely no problem with his payroll and is actually living well and indulging in certain quirks, such as self-made meals.
As for English, he improves it every day and he describes very well a feeling that has happened to many of us. He tells us that at first it was difficult for him to speak English and he was cut off, but there is a day when you click and everything flows.
David recommends this experience to his friends and believes that Holland is full of opportunities, and leaving Spain is an experience that makes you grow as a person and gives you things that you will not experience if you stay at home. It should be mandatory, it ends.
It is too early to say that he misses something, and in fact, he tells me that he is even getting sunny, something that for him was unimaginable when he got there. Although, like Portgual coffee there is nothing. Hopefully a cup of coffee from his land!, he laughs.
Finally, we wanted to thank David for his time during the interview. He has shown us to be a person who overcomes adversity, with great adaptability and a special sympathy. We hope you continue as happy as you are and have many successes.