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Candlejack
06-13-2012, 07:59 AM
So, i just graduated, and now it's my time to get a job. I was way too lazy during school to prepare myself with one for graduation, which i regret deeply now. Should've started working on it long ago.

Well, now i'm speaking to a few contacts, calling/mailing a few of the better restaurants in Stockholm and looking around, i have no idea how it'll go. If all the seats have already been filled.
I have a couple contacts which should make it quite a lot easier to not get lost in the rubble.


But wishes for good luck is always nice to have!


// Daniel

knyfeknerd
06-13-2012, 08:02 AM
Best of luck to you. Job hunting sucks!!!

Pabloz
06-13-2012, 08:03 AM
I'm rooten for you!!!

Pensacola Tiger
06-13-2012, 08:06 AM
May you find the job of your dreams - and not a nightmare.

99Limited
06-13-2012, 08:14 AM
Remember this, don't take it personal when you fail to get a job after an interview. For the most part the interviewers don't know you from the next guy. Make sure you have a list of three or four personal references with their addresses and phone numbers. Also ask those people first if you can use them for a reference. Don't just assume it's okay. Have a good attitude, a firm handshake and above all look them in the eye. Good Luck.

Johnny.B.Good
06-13-2012, 09:14 AM
Congratulations to you on your graduation and good luck with your search Daniel!

stereo.pete
06-13-2012, 09:47 AM
Good luck and stay positive.

ayeung74
06-13-2012, 10:56 AM
Looking for a job is no fun, but best of luck and stay positive!


So, i just graduated, and now it's my time to get a job. I was way too lazy during school to prepare myself with one for graduation, which i regret deeply now. Should've started working on it long ago.

Well, now i'm speaking to a few contacts, calling/mailing a few of the better restaurants in Stockholm and looking around, i have no idea how it'll go. If all the seats have already been filled.
I have a couple contacts which should make it quite a lot easier to not get lost in the rubble.


But wishes for good luck is always nice to have!


// Daniel

sachem allison
06-13-2012, 11:23 AM
luck

chinacats
06-13-2012, 11:34 AM
good luck Daniel, hope you find a good one!

cheers

Korin_Mari
06-13-2012, 11:38 AM
So, i just graduated, and now it's my time to get a job. I was way too lazy during school to prepare myself with one for graduation, which i regret deeply now. Should've started working on it long ago.

Well, now i'm speaking to a few contacts, calling/mailing a few of the better restaurants in Stockholm and looking around, i have no idea how it'll go. If all the seats have already been filled.
I have a couple contacts which should make it quite a lot easier to not get lost in the rubble.


But wishes for good luck is always nice to have!


// Daniel


Good luck and congratulations!! :)

don
06-13-2012, 11:58 AM
Good luck!

Deckhand
06-13-2012, 12:07 PM
Congratulations on your graduation.

Diligence is the mother of good luck.
Benjamin Franklin

oivind_dahle
06-13-2012, 12:13 PM
Lycka til!

You should travel to Oslo. More money and more tip :)
Sweeden is going downhill :P

DeepCSweede
06-13-2012, 12:26 PM
Jag önskar dig allt gott i framtiden.

bikehunter
06-13-2012, 12:48 PM
Congratulations and good luck , Daniel! You'll do just fine.

SpikeC
06-13-2012, 02:10 PM
Best of luck to you! Do your very best all of the time and you will do well!

bieniek
06-13-2012, 03:42 PM
Hey!

Dont talk to anyone else than head chefs. Yeah, firm handshake. And give yourself two months deadline.

Good luck :)

RobinW
06-13-2012, 04:27 PM
Lycka till! o grattis till examen!

Crothcipt
06-13-2012, 04:41 PM
Good luck. Hope you get a good crew around you and not just a bunch of knife wielding a@@hats.

oh ya and most important :bliss: congratulations.

Candlejack
06-13-2012, 06:14 PM
Thanks everyone, the advice is taken to heart!

And Oivind, i've thought a bit about, especially about working on an oil-rig, for a while, to get things running and build up a capital!

oivind_dahle
06-13-2012, 06:26 PM
Offshore pays in avarage monthly income of 61 000 NOK i 2011 (that is 10 139 USD a month or 71 638 SEK a month).
I regard this to be an ok income :) You should consider. You also work 2 weeks on and got 2 weeks off, so you can work on land as well (the 2 weeks off) to make a respectable income :)

Crothcipt
06-13-2012, 06:42 PM
10k a mo.? wow, and half the mo. off. I need to move there.

Candlejack
06-13-2012, 07:20 PM
Offshore pays in avarage monthly income of 61 000 NOK i 2011 (that is 10 139 USD a month or 71 638 SEK a month).
I regard this to be an ok income :) You should consider. You also work 2 weeks on and got 2 weeks off, so you can work on land as well (the 2 weeks off) to make a respectable income :)

Precisely my plan!
And live in Sweden, of course. I would never live in norway, the country where a very mediocre pizza costs 150 kr : (

And i'm like 75% norweigan by blood

Tristan
06-13-2012, 09:40 PM
10K a month??? ***.

I'm there.

Wait, do they take foreigners?

Tristan
06-13-2012, 09:41 PM
Oh and I forgot in the excitement of the numbers... Good luck! Congrats! And don't spend all your 2weeks money on knives and stones!

Or if you do, post pictures.

obtuse
06-14-2012, 04:22 AM
That's like more than I make a year

oivind_dahle
06-14-2012, 04:46 AM
The offshore industry is the a huge problem for Norway, as employees in public sector uses the offshore industry as a key factor for their own income. The public sector is about to kill the private sector in Norway, and the income keeps rising. Norway is about to become uncompetetive compared to other contries.
Last week some unions went to strike (put down work) and wanted more. People in Norway with 15 days of educations earns 400 000 a year, that is 66 840 USD a year! While my GF getting a Master degree (5 year study) gets 70 000 a year, its insane that people is not rewarded for education here up north.

But also: we got insane incomes, and thats a bad thing for us. The price of living is also pretty high in Norway, where we pay 14 dollars for a bottle of budweiser on a restaurant. Where a the corse meal without drinking is 84 USD on a mediocre restaurant. When me and my GF goes out we use to end up on 350 USD, and thats why we go out only 6 times a year. Welcome to norway where everything is expensive. I can't even afford a vacation this year :(

Crothcipt
06-14-2012, 05:13 AM
wow that is messed up. Sad thing is I can see U.S. going that way too.

Cipcich
06-14-2012, 05:40 AM
In my experience, the only thing worse than working for a living at something you don't really enjoy is being unable to find an opportunity to do so. It's like having someone standing on your throat.

Candlejack
06-14-2012, 07:07 AM
The offshore industry is the a huge problem for Norway, as employees in public sector uses the offshore industry as a key factor for their own income. The public sector is about to kill the private sector in Norway, and the income keeps rising. Norway is about to become uncompetetive compared to other contries.
Last week some unions went to strike (put down work) and wanted more. People in Norway with 15 days of educations earns 400 000 a year, that is 66 840 USD a year! While my GF getting a Master degree (5 year study) gets 70 000 a year, its insane that people is not rewarded for education here up north.

But also: we got insane incomes, and thats a bad thing for us. The price of living is also pretty high in Norway, where we pay 14 dollars for a bottle of budweiser on a restaurant. Where a the corse meal without drinking is 84 USD on a mediocre restaurant. When me and my GF goes out we use to end up on 350 USD, and thats why we go out only 6 times a year. Welcome to norway where everything is expensive. I can't even afford a vacation this year :(



Do take in account that working at an oil rig is both dangerous and you have to spend lots of time away from home, that's why you earn so much at oil-rigs.
But yes, norway is expensive as hell, but Stavanger is a nice place. But again, expensive as hell.

That's why i would work in norway, live in Sweden

oivind_dahle
06-14-2012, 07:23 AM
Oil Rigs are one of the safest workplaces, being a farmer in Norway is considered more dangerous :)
And a lot of occupations is being away from home.

The problem with overpaid Off shore industry, is that it is compared to the public sector, who then again kills private sector.
Anyway, come to Norway, its fun here :)

Candlejack
06-14-2012, 07:33 AM
Oil Rigs are one of the safest workplaces, being a farmer in Norway is considered more dangerous :)
And a lot of occupations is being away from home.

The problem with overpaid Off shore industry, is that it is compared to the public sector, who then again kills private sector.
Anyway, come to Norway, its fun here :)

Well - there is always the possibility of it catching on fire (like the one in mexico) and that you'll be caught there if the chopper can't get take everyone or don't have time to get back.
That's something they have to keep in mind, for people to want to work there, and as said the time spent away from home.
Workplaces that need you to travel or stay away from home usually pays more


Do tell me more about the public sector killing the private, it sounds interesting

oivind_dahle
06-14-2012, 07:51 AM
Public sector got to high income, to many special good offers and a much greater retirement plan.
Private sector is where the real value making is, and there are as much employees in private and public sector things are not going that good.
Its also a far more relaxing day in public sector, meaning they attracks lots of dead meat. Its an evil spiral, making the whole country uncompetetive.

Darkhoek
06-14-2012, 08:26 AM
Been a while since I had a relaxing day in the public sector :)

DarKHOeK

Candlejack
06-14-2012, 11:48 AM
Little update for you guys:

Interview and test-working at Restaurang Jonas is to be done

http://www.restaurangjonas.se/

Check the picture gallery first of all!

oivind_dahle
06-14-2012, 11:52 AM
It gets great reviews!
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g189852-d2418264-Reviews-Restaurang_Jonas-Stockholm.html

Good luck:)

Candlejack
06-14-2012, 12:50 PM
It gets great reviews!
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g189852-d2418264-Reviews-Restaurang_Jonas-Stockholm.html

Good luck:)

I know, heard the guys at AG speak about Jonas in the kitchen, when Jonas had just opened. Got really curious and interested, here's hoping i can match their standards right out of school!

chinacats
06-14-2012, 01:20 PM
Awesome Candlejack! Hope you enjoy the work, I am sure you will do fine! :doublethumbsup:

Cheers

Crothcipt
06-14-2012, 07:33 PM
You will do fine. Just don't be to nervous. Ask questions you will not know everything. I know these are easier said than done. Good luck hope it is a fit.

Candlejack
06-14-2012, 08:12 PM
You will do fine. Just don't be to nervous. Ask questions you will not know everything. I know these are easier said than done. Good luck hope it is a fit.

Oh, i ask questions.. i ask lots of questions.. too many i would say
I'm not the best with garnishes and picky stuff like that, that's why AG's more rough style fit me better.. but they were filled now, and i'll use this as a chance to learn to be better at plating and garnishing.
One of the things i really need to learn to be better at!

Crothcipt
06-15-2012, 03:13 AM
Sounds like you will do fine. Just pay attention, and let them know you want to learn more about it.

bieniek
06-15-2012, 02:17 PM
Offshore pays in avarage monthly income of 61 000 NOK i 2011 (that is 10 139 USD a month or 71 638 SEK a month).
I regard this to be an ok income :) You should consider. You also work 2 weeks on and got 2 weeks off, so you can work on land as well (the 2 weeks off) to make a respectable income :)

Yes. You should also tell about the other side of the story.

Some time agoo, when I lived in Stavanger, Ive met a chef-girl who actually worked at rig. True is she worked two weeks and had two weeks off.

BUT

from 61 grand she paid 50 percent tax.

You have to pay for a flat, I wouldnt like to leave all my belongings in a rented room for that long. And Stavanger ic very expensive.

And then you have 14 days off...thats loads of time to do spending, so basically she saved less than me.
And If I worked 350 hours a month, my salary was better.

Candlejack, great news you get a trial shifts at decent place :) Photos looking good so if you get employed, stick to it as long as you are learning new stuff.

Tristan
06-15-2012, 07:10 PM
50% tax isn't good to know... The rest, are life choices. Where to live (like with parents, or hot share with a sibling/mate who is also in this line), live smaller, live simpler whatever. That is still manageable I think. But once you put 50% tax in, then the pay is effectively 5K a month... which isn't that hot for working 14 days on (but I'm talking to Chefs who work like 30 days on sometimes so...)

Except that I think in the US, where you earn 5K a month, the tax is still pretty high. So the rigs might still be a great way to get capital.

My only input is, you're happiest doing what you want, regardless how much you earn. The earnings part should come later, when there is a need, or when the passion isn't enough.

SpikeC
06-15-2012, 07:27 PM
"My only input is, you're happiest doing what you want, regardless how much you earn."

That's the deal right there.

oivind_dahle
06-15-2012, 07:48 PM
Tax is not 50%

Your Tax depends on lot of factors, like where you live, how much you need to travel in work, if your married or not, if you have children, how much loans you got, how high salary and so on. And apartments in Stavanger is no more expensive than apartments in Oslo.

Its also in the news today that offshore workes average at 1 000 000 NOK that is 167 923 USD a year. Rather insane figures. The norwegian off shore industry is more than twice the average offshore salary world wide. However Im unsure of what a chef would make on a rig, but it pays good - no doubt.

Norwegian offshore is imo overpayed, and its not good for the rest of our country :)

VoodooMajik
06-16-2012, 12:47 AM
Best of luck! Look forward to hearing some good news!!