Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Explanation About My Training

For those of you who may be confused...let me tell you that this type of training I'm doing is not a real job. It doesn't guarantee my getting a job (ideally it would, but I doubt it since it's a small village and I know they have enough workers there). It's not a "trial period" before you get a real job and I'm not getting any salary for doing it. However, I'm going to get some benefit (in the form of money, though not as big as a real salary) from the government for doing this training (well, that's BETTER than nothing, right?).

The thing is...I don't know what kind of job I want to do here in Sodankylä. I don't really want to do cleaning jobs if I don't really have to, but I also want to practise my Finnish and socialize a bit instead of just being cooped up at home, waiting for R2 to come home. The unemployment office here encourages me to go try finding a training place if I still don't know what type of job I want to do (if I'm not confident enough to apply for any real job yet). So I was the one who had to ask the library manager if I could do the training there.

I just found out, though, that this type of training can only last for MAX. 3 months. My contract is only for one month and it can be extended until 3 months, but no more. I'm not sure yet if I'm going to extend it or not. Besides, it all depends on the library manager, too. If she doesn't need my help anymore, then I won't be able to extend it.

But I thought to myself, "Why not try, right? I'm going to get some extra money even though it's not too much, but if I don't use the money, it's all VERY good. Plus I get some experience and I get Finnish practise and I get to know more about the work places in Sodankylä."

So my training will be over on December 23rd. If I want and can extend it, I'll probably do it before this contract is over. If not, I'll just see what else I can find...if I can't find any interesting jobs that I can apply to yet, I'm going to try to find an interesting course to apply to. We'll see how it goes.

So far so good he he he he he...OK, let me blog-hop a bit. Still have no time to blog-hop too much since I had to go to supermarket after work and then cook he he he...so sorry, people, I'll try to catch up bit by bit, OK? TAKE CAREEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!


  1. i think you meant that you did the training to get some works experiences in Finland, right? Do you a volunteer worker? I did it too before, but later i thought that i shouldn't do that.

    Tapi kalau tidak mengalami sendiri kan tidak tahu sisi positif dan negatifnya..

    I work coz i don't want to much depend on my hubby, so i earned my own money, i did everything i want with that money.

  2. Well it always helps to have some stuff to do so that you could get the always neccesary sense of accomplishment. Besides, not that I'd know anything about it, but isn't the library more likely to hire you for a full-time job if they get to know you and see you work hard now during your training then just picking some random person "from the streets"? Either way, the experience and the extra money from the government can't hurt :)

  3. Yah, keeps you occupied and paid. Helps to build your confidence too. It's all good!

  4. take care, Amel. Hope you enjoy your time doing those training and learn also

  5. I wanted to stop by and wish you a Happy Thanksgiving.

    I'm praying for many blessing sent your way.



    Thanks for your prayers and support this past year.

  6. I think it's a great idea. Extra money and good experience.

  7. It's always good to learn something. Plus this trying out might lead you to discover what you really like to work as in Finland :-)

  8. It's productive and the money is a bonus. Hope you'll figure out soon what kind of work you want to do. I really hope I'll find a new job with fresh environment. :) All the best!! :)

  9. Hey Gorgeous!

    I am so happy for you!!! Even if it lasts one to three months it is one more job to add to your CV, right?

    I hope you have lots of fun and learn a thousand new things :D!

    Big hug!

  10. Jeanne: Yes, getting our own income is a good thing he he...

    Bitter Chocolate: Yep, that's VERY true!!! ;-D Even if they can't hire me now, maybe in the future they can...who knows? ;-D

    Blur Ting: Yupz! ;-D

    Jul: THANKSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!! I've enjoyed myself immensely!

    Lori: HAPPY Thanksgiving to you too!!! THANK YOU for your prayerssss!!!

    The World According to Me: Yes, the experience part is priceless! ;-D

    WaterLearner: That's VERY true! :-D

    Choc Mint Girl: I think I've found it, though I'm not sure if I can pursue it soon or later...but it doesn't matter he he he...

    Max: Yepppzzz, adding more things to my CV is the best thing! ;-D I've had FUN, THANKS!!!