Saturday, 8 September 2012

'I work in Gibraltar because I have English and German'

Elena González
GIBRALTAR We found this nice little piece on Europa Sur online last week. Elena González works at an online firm on the Rock. With family origins in San Martín del Tesorillo, she was brought up in Siegen, Germany, until she was 17, when she and her family returned to their native village. She went on to finish her studies locally and then got a degree in Journalism at the University of Málaga. She spent time in Canada and Austria to complete her studies, but decided to come back again and found her present position in Gibraltar. "I found the job because I speak German and English," says Elena. "Getting a job in Gibraltar gives you the chance to meet people from other countries and at the same time, to be close to the family." Her job in client service is exciting and demanding. "Languages are not well valued in Spain, so crossing the frontier every day is one of the unique things that are offered in this area," points out Elena González."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Lucky girl! I speak 4 languages and can't find a job in Gib
although I've been looking for almost an year and a half.