Monday 27th May
After a year we are coming back to work and dig further our relation to the public maintenance department of Amsterdam North.
As usual we were nervous because it was our first day. We always imagine that people will hate us in all the places where we go. We always wonder how we can decide to put ourselves in such situations. Yet we know deep down that as soon as we start, it all makes sense. + no-one really hates us.
We entered and the first person we met was Jarno whom we know from last year. It already gave us a familiar feeling. Very fast we started to feel more comfortable. Everybody there is always very sweet with us.
Today our team was composed by Ramazan, Abdel, Martin and Gus. Gus and Martin were already here last year. Ramazan and Abdel got transferred from Nieuwe west to this team in September.
In the truck there is a nice atmosphere. The team enjoys each other’s company. They tease each other like usual and we slowly take part of this ritual.
There is a new presence: an Ipad, which indicates the mission to follow and where.
The Ipad is the new boss. The opinion about it is mixed.
The morning is quite relaxed. We covered the shopping mall of DeBanne.Familiar place to us. We were already cleaning it last year. No need of a big speech, we are ready for the "pricken".
We go to the bushes in which all sort of small trash get stuck and start our routine.
With the team we talk about life, kids and family. Is it better to have a boy or a girl?
We come back to the base.
Conclusion from the new boss: This year we have to wear security shoes.