"Wherever I went, I was warmly welcomed and they explained to me very well from the start what I should do"
What's your name, what age are you, and where are you from?
My name is Madalina Scripcariu, I'm 27 years old and I'm from Romania, Ploiesti.
Where did you first hear about NL Jobs?
I found out about NL Jobs through the internet and applied, with some fear at the beginning because I didn't know what it was all about.
Why did you choose NL Jobs?
I chose NL Jobs because there are a lot of young people working here, there is a nice atmosphere and when I applied this was the best offer they gave me.
How was your arrival?
When I arrived, I didn't expect to be welcomed so kindly, wherever I came people laughed, wherever I went, I was warmly welcomed and they explained to me very well from the start what I should do.
Can you describe a normal working day?
My working day starts at 7am, I go to Greenpack, my workplace, I wash my hands and I go to the band where I will work the rest of the day. That's where I start my work, usually cutting tomatoes. Sometimes something else it depends on what the company needs me that day.
What do you do in your spare time?
In my spare time I do groceries because we usually work from 07-17, so after 17 hours you have free time, so in my spare time I usually go to shops. We also have a day off every week, it depends when you want it, so then you can visit nice places. We live near Rotterdam there are nice things to see. But there are also nice things to see in Amsterdam.
Where do you go when you have a question or need something?
Every time I need something or have a question I can go to the office of Greenpack, where I can find someone in every break we have, there we can find a contact who will help us.
How long will you stay in the Netherlands?
In the beginning it was very difficult for me in the Netherlands because I didn't know anyone. I was alone and I didn't know where to go if I had a problem, or where to go to the shops. NL Jobs helped me with this. NL Jobs helped us with the workplace and housing. I really like the accommodation. After a while, everything became easier. At this moment there is no reason for me to go back to Romania, because here it is better to have a permanent job, this is all I need.
What do you like most about NL Jobs?
People around me, because they help me, there are a lot of people here who take care of us. There is a bar here where we can spend time together, have a drink or a snack, the canteen is very clean, everything around us is clean.
Why would you recommend NL Jobs?
I would recommend NL Jobs because it is a reliable company, they don't fool people. From the beginning when you arrive in the Netherlands, you get support from the company. The salary is motivating and you will always get help, even if you don't speak English. There are Romanian speaking people at the office and you can come to NL Jobs without any fear because everything is fine.
- Year-round work
- Personal support
- Good housing
- Weekly payment
- Free transport