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|Osman Yıldız - boat captain Yıldız 1 and 2|
|Monday, 10 August 2009|
Name / Adınız Soyadiniz
Occupation / Mesleğiniz
Originally from / Doğum yeriniz
Family / Evlimisiniz ve çocuğunuz varmi
What time do you get up? / Saat kaçta uyanırsınız
What’s for breakfast? / Kahvaltıda ne seversiniz
What time do you start work? / Saat kaçta çalışmaya başlarsiniz
What time do you stop work? / Saat kaçta işiniz biter
How long have you done your current job? / Yaptiğiniz işi ne zamandir yapıyorsunuz
For four years I worked in the Sevgi restaurant. In 1994 I went to Germany for a while to learn the language, and when I returned I worked in the Han restaurant as a waiter. From 1996 I ran the King restaurant for a while, (now the Aubergine).
After that I decided to become a fisherman, and then in 2004 I moved into doing boat trips when I bought Yıldız 1. In 2006 we bought a larger second boat, Yıldız 2.
What’s the best thing about your job? / Yaptiniz işte en sevdiği şey nedir
Describe a typical day / Bir gününüzün nasıl geçtini anlatirmisiniz
Our passengers start to arrive between 9.00 and 10.00am, and once everyone is aboard we leave Kalkan harbour and head for various bays in the area. During the day we will make a number of stops, so that people can swim, or maybe visit the local beach where they can cover themselves in mud. (It is supposed to be theraputic). We might even try a bit of fishing.
Along the way we provide drinks and a meal, plus afternoon tea and cake - all very civilised.
In the late afternoon we head back to port, and tie up in our usual spot. Once our guests are safely disembarked, we set to work cleaning the boat, making sure it is ready for the next day. I also check the fuel and our drinking water supplies and top them up when necessary.
We spend the rest of our evening on the boat so that we are on hand to deal with potential customers who may be thinking about taking a boat trip. We can explain all about the day and take bookings. I also check the weather forecast for the following day.
Do the seasons make a difference with your work? If so, how? / Yazın işinizde değişiklik oluyormu? Oluyorsa anlatın?
In the main tourist season it is our aim to be out at sea as often as possible, so we take as many bookings as we can. I enjoy being busy in the main season, but the days are long and it is a big responsibility taking people out to sea - you have to concentrate all the time.
What makes you happy? / Sizi en çok ne mutlu eder
If you were not doing this job, what else would you like to do? / Şu anki yaptiğiniz işi yapmıyor olsaydiniz ne iş yapmek isterdiniz
Tell us something about yourself that not many people know. / Kendinizle ilgili bir çok insanın bilmediği bir şeyi anlatırmısınız
Anything else / Başka her hangi birşey
|Last Updated on Saturday, 08 August 2009|