In the right place
I was given a permanent contract after working for an employment agency for a year. My wife and children are also living in the Netherlands now. At first, my wife found it difficult, living in a new country all of a sudden. But that’s gone now. She is working at Vion, too. And our children are very happy here. Funny, really, because in Rumania it was a struggle getting them to go to school every day. Here, they are already raring to go when I come to wake them up in the mornings. I don’t know what happens in Dutch schools, but they seem to like it a lot!
After six months in the packaging department, I felt there was nothing more for me to learn. My supervisor recognised this and believed I had more to offer. I was given the opportunity to take more responsibility and work in Shipping. You have to be really on the ball there: where should the incoming cargo go, in what packaging, how much and how? Who will be doing what? I use registration systems and ensure that all documents are correct. They have to be, otherwise the order is incorrect and companies in Italy will receive the meat ordered for Spain.
I have Dutch lessons every week and can already make myself fully understood. Some of my colleagues find it a bit scary to answer the phone. I just do it, even if it is in Dutch. And if it does get too difficult for me, I manage with some English. My dream is to grow to Sales, like I did in Rumania, only without the furniture. I’m already discussing this with my colleagues and managers. As I started at the bottom, I know the company inside and out. That will allow me to sell it much better as well.