Hotel in Dublin

What Are Your Working Holiday Job Prospects?

You are old and grey, sitting on a leather couch by the fireplace, sipping on a steaming cup of Barry’s tea, when a little child crawls around the corner of the armrest.

 

“Grandma, can you tell me a story?”

 

You pick him up and sit him down on your lap while sifting through your memories, fragments triggered with every wisp and crackle of the flames. There was that time you and your friends went on a West Coast road trip. There were those annual family ski trips in Colorado (oh, how you tumbled down the slopes!). Then, you look down at your cup of Barry’s and smile.

 

“Well, once, a long time ago, way before you were born, I worked as a barista in Dublin.”

 

“Wow!” he exclaims. “What’s a Dublin?”

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working holidays discover a world of opportunities

Working Holidays: Discover a World of Opportunities

Please note that this tale recounts my working holiday without Stint as this was before Stint existed… Boy would that have made a difference in the first few weeks!

 

Three weeks into my working holiday in Dublin, I was still living in a 48-bed hostel room, homeless and jobless after 20 apartment viewings and countless online and on-site job applications.

 

I was living the dream.

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