What up? So this thread is still alive. I haven't checked in for a while.
So still unemployed and all that has been said above is true enough:
-Ridiculous salaries with even more ridiculous requirements.
-Long work hours and no flexibility.
-Peruvians will try to ***** each other (not in the fun way, alas).
I will start working as an interpreter in a few weeks. Pay is 3.3 USD an hour with a 50 USD "bonus" after 180 hrs or something like that
Coming to about 500-600 USD a month working 48 hrs a week. I've made that much on a Saturday night at my previous job, but c'est la vie
(waiting tables, not stripping btw).
While my initial optimism is all but gone, for lack of better options I am going ahead with the job. Sounds mind-blowingly boring tbh, but my mindset has shifted to survival. A man's gotta eat.
It saddens me that thing are this way and other expats confirm my less than flattering impressions of what living in Peru is like. Being gone for twelve years, I had put it all behind me and never wanted to look back. Now I remember why. Until I can leave again I will have to accept things as they are and hope time goes by fast.
On a lighter note, do expats hang out somewhere? Like is there a bar you all go to? I miss English convos.