A €2,500 euro salary is being offered to any Greek who wants to take on the job of a souvlaki wrapper in a Greek souvlaki bar in Dublin, Ireland.
The job listing, in addition to the €2,500 salary, promises that the potential employee will also be provided with a free flight to Ireland and accommodation for the first fifteen days.
In speaking to Alpha TV, the operations manager of Yeeros Steakhouse in Dublin explained that they are looking specifically for a Greek employee for this position because they are interested in someone who knows the product well.
In relation to the salary, the manager assures that €2,500 is quite decent for Ireland. “For Greece and for Ireland it is a very good salary,” he says. “The minimum wage here is €1,600, and so €2,500 is quite a bit more.”
According to the manager, rent for a place to live in Ireland can cost €750 euros or more.
As for the store’s extra benefits for any Greek who is interested, the manager assures that “for all interested people who want to take the step, we offer the flight ticket and provide a free stay of at least fifteen days so that [the potential employee may] feel comfortable and know that he or she will come and not live on the street.”
Minas, who showed interest in the job listing and eventually moved to Ireland says: “I’m from Thessaloniki. A friend recommended I take a look at the job ad. I called, arranged to meet with the owners, and came [to Ireland].”
He adds that he is “very pleased.”
“In the two months I’ve been here,” he says, “I’ve learned what it’s like to live as a human being. In Greece, we were slaves. I went to work from morning to night. Here, we also have days off, [and] we work forty-eight hours a week. There is already more than enough money and it is worth it for someone to try this.”