35°C 98% humidity!
Africa: a new day dawns in a port town at the west coast. Like countless days prior to it, this one, too, will bring temperatures of 35 degrees Celsius in the shade and a humidity of 98% percent. The heat is so oppressive it almost seems tangible, and no clouds are in the sky to promise shade or rain.
Under these conditions, diligent work is done nevertheless at a construction site near the port. There are conveyor systems, car unloading, crushers and more to be assembled. Site manager Heinz Forstinger, who has been working here since February 2018, manages 400 workers, among them 15 Interjobs-supervisors. He works in a motivated and precise manner every day, but today he is particularly buoyant. He knows that the managing directors Bruno Steiner and Christian Bruggraber as well as account manager Franz Führer will visit later, in the evening, after their drive from the airport to the site, which takes several hours. He also knows that they will have a suitcase full of foodstuffs from home with them, as is custom at Interjobs. Heinz and his colleagues are particularly looking forward to this, for they miss Austrian food from time to time. When Bruno, Christian and Franz eventually arrive, the contents of their special extra suitcase are consequently enjoyed by everyone at a barbeque.
It is with pleasure that Site manager Forstinger explains the construction site and its difficult conditions to the team from the main office over the course of the following days. He is glad to know that staff support is a major priority for his firm, even at the most remote construction sites. He enjoys the visit from Austria and the good food that reminds him of home, whereas Christian, Franz and Bruno are impressed by the site’s dimension and the work that is conducted here under such difficult conditions. They will stay from the 28.10. until the 02.11., a short amount of time, during which they will nonetheless gain a great number of impressions – including some of the cultural kind.
Even after all has returned to normal, in both countries the visit will be remembered with a smile for quite another while.
Our site manager Heinz Forstinger explains the challenging conditions to the management on visiting the site.
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from all the team here at Interjobs. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your valuable cooperation this year and look forward to a productive 2019.