This experience is written by Eszter from DNS´s 2nd year Team who moved to Manchester in their National Practice Field – to work, create culture and learn about Europe through theory and practice for 6 months. Enjoy.
“Falafel”. During the time when we moved into our house, we went to the Falafel Shop in our street to buy some good food. This was the moment when i started to talk with Bea. I told her that we were looking for jobs. She said that they were going to open a new shop soon and now they are doing trials and training new people. This is how I got the job in “Falafel”. Last week we opened the shop and I started to work there full time. The new shop is very nice, they have all kinds of different machines to make smoothies, juices and everything. This place is bigger and located in the center of the city - in Piccadilly. Many people are coming in and they all like our shop. Everything is vegetarian and fresh and the whole atmosphere is very good and shiny. We were doing try out- “Taste our Falafel” days. It was similar to fundraising, but much more fun and faster and people are actually very happy to taste falafel (a falafel is boiled and mashed chick peas and garlic deep fried in small balls and wrapped in a durum bread with salad - yummy).
One of the first days some pipes were blocked and water came from everywhere - by the end of the day we were almost swimming in water! It took more than one hour to fix it and make the pipes work again. We worked one more hour. This was the day when my salary raised because I helped with this maintenance job. After years at DNS, it is a must - you feel like helping, solving the problem, fixing it, etc. The boss said that my attitude was good and that my salary would be a bit higher from now on. Next day, the ladder fell on me with our manger guy on it! It was attached to the wall and to the upper part of the store. If it would have been me on it, I would have broken an arm or something. The manager guy was very lucky, just some bruises and so.
I like the way how we work in the new shop. We work as a group, we work together to make everybody’s work easier. In the first shop probably they had a system of this. Here we are all kind of new and we like to work together, we make jokes, have fun and do a good job – and I like to make and serve our healthy products! :)