Category Archives: Work

Working in Turkey

If you haven’t noticed by now, I am going to go from subject to subject on here with no real direction and will be writing about whatever strikes me that day so keep that in mind. So yesterday we talked a little bit about the Syrian refugee crisis and now we are going to move right on to the working conditions.

From What I Hear

bankNow I don’t have any personal experience with finding jobs or working conditions in Istanbul and other parts of Turkey, but I do have family and friends that I keep in touch with and visit on occasion that tell me conditions have been getting worse over recent years. It seems like this is the kind of state that a lot of countries are in these days, including here in America.

I think a lot of it has to do with the refugee crisis that I briefly talked about yesterday, as the country is seeing millions of people flooding in and most likely looking for work.

A lot of my friends and family that I know there have also told me that the actual conditions for many of the positions that you would see here are much worse than America. Pay seems to be getting lower and the abundance of jobs is no different. A lot of people I know are out of work and have a pretty grim outlook on things to come.

The number of jobs like this one above and mine alike being available is becoming more and more scarce at rates that only seem to be climbing.

Again, I want everyone to take a second to appreciate how good we have it here.

Working Conditions

In addition to better general living conditions, another amazing thing that America has to offer that Turkey seems to be lacking at is the plethora of opportunities for jobs and work. I know a lot of people might disagree with that statement and I definitely understand where you are coming from.

The opportunities might not be as prevalent as they have been in the past and our economy isn’t the best it has ever been, but when you compare our conditions with other parts of the world like my home country of Turkey you realize how good we actually have it here.

My Work

I am so grateful to have been able to find work and I love what I do. I took after my father and have been working as a general contractor for a small company in my town and the majority of my work involves building and repairing new homes. My father held the same type of job when we lived in Turkey but was never paid nearly as much as I am here.

For people who have never seen other countries and the states that they are in, let me be the one to tell you how fortunate you are to be living in a place where you really can do anything you put your mind to and that there is absolutely always someone who would give anything to be in your shoes.