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My name is Elias, I'm from Athens, Greece and I am looking for a job opportunity to gain experience. I'm open to work even as a volunteer. Send me an email here: tsismalideselias@gmail.com

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Get to know the mixers in your area and let them guide you. Don’t undercut them, and they will help you. 

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IMO, you can’t be a volunteer for something or someone making money. Especially if that business or person makes money off of people wanting to “volunteer”. It’s not charity work. 
 

You could seek internships and learn from other mixers. If you do work and gain responsibilities , you are working and should be paid.

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Vata / Elias, welcome and the best of luck. Jon’s first point is the best advice - try your best to get yourself known by local crew (actually any crew, not just mixers - if folks like you and appreciate your aim, you will hopefully be helped along the way). Most (perhaps all) of us have started by being humble, focused and determined, and owe a lot to the people who have recognised our promise and either supported us along the way or taken us on and taught us directly.

 

Aside from that folks with strong (or existing) unions should understand that Greece is not in the same battle that the US currently might be in. I started nearly thirty years ago and already at that stage UK unions had been broken to nothing and the BBC were making lifetime employees redundant and hiring them back on revolving 3 month contracts. And that was the ‘job for life’ BBC we dreamed of working for ...

 

Posting here was a good first move. Second move is getting to know the local professionals. The third move is staying power - with the profession and here with us!

 

Jez

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