“Figure out what you are good at, what you want to do at work, and just do it”
He works as a construction site carpenter. In his opinion, working in Norway is better in terms of assigning particular tasks to workers associated with a given position. He does not recommend Norway as the place for “jacks of all trades” to work. “Those who are experts at everything, are good at nothing. Figure out what you are good at, what you want to do at work, and just do it” - is his advice to those thinking about leaving. In Norway safety is first and the job comes later. You have to blend in with the local culture. If you are asked for help, do not refuse. Norwegians love the weekends, it is worth remembering that and start loving them too. There is usually no work on Saturdays, but that depends on the project. Life in Norway is quite expensive, quite a lot of money goes on accommodation and food, but earnings are much higher. However he would dissuade those who abuse alcohol from going there, as in his opinion that is a fast track to losing everything.