#3 a normal holiday

After he finished a BA in Romania, he tried his luck in the US, with money he borrowed from his mother. After one year he stayed in the US for another year, illegally, until he managed to save enough money to pay back his mother and come to London.  He paid hundreds of euro to an agency in Romania which promised to find him a job in the UK and arrange language classes. The language school closed down without giving him a refund, and he lost most of his earnings.  When he completely ran out of money, he found this job … Continue reading #3 a normal holiday

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An unmanned but abundantly lit railway station in Bethnal Green, nobody on the platforms, two contractor workers on scaffolds near the entrance, painting the ceiling. One of them explains: we make much quicker progress with the job at night, during the day lots of people walk in and out. He avoids answering questions about night pay and work conditions, whether he decides to work at night or it is his boss that tells him. A third worker wearing a fluorescent coat and helmet walks into the station pushing a wheelbarrow, ignoring the conversation [GD]. Continue reading #1 progress