My blog has been dead for almost two years now. But surprisingly it still daily gets a fair amount of clicks; some visitors even leave comments. Have you looked at the date? Four years later the post on Katerholzig is still on the first page on Google search. I guess Berlin hasn’t changed much, has it?
I actually made several blog post drafts, but never managed to write an ending. Some stories will never be told.
Yesterday I counted all the jobs I ever did in Berlin within 3,5 years of living there. So now I sit next to myself circa 2011 and ask:“What would you wanna do in five years time?” “Well, make videos”, I naively reply. I came to Berlin to work in video industry, but ended up doing 19 different jobs. Too bad or not too bad? I still shoot videos, but for Instagram, not money. The work experience I got in Berlin was tremendously diverse, but all the jobs were so badly paid that to visit my family in Riga I had to take a 24h low-cost bus.
One day I will publish a book called “Berlin cleaning diary: how I wiped cocaine traces for €25/h”, but until then you can enjoy my blog archives.
Here is a list of all paid jobs I ever did in Berlin:
- Tour guide
- Paleo restaurant chef assistant
- Jazz band promoter
- Video editor
- Film producer
- Graphic designer
- Junior animator
- Online marking intern
- Public speaker, leading the initiative Berlin Internship Justice
- Event Management
- Extra in feature films and TV series
- Photo model
- Professional bottle collector
How am I supposed to ever fit all this in my two-page CV? I might just change my LinkedIn title to Senior Survivor Strategist. Triple S, yo!