Girl Meets Bulgaria

Musings of an American expat in Bulgaria (with detours in Utah and Alaska)

Second Job


Simply put, my man is a stud.

Vince started working a second job yesterday. He’s a breakfast server at another one of the local hotels in Denali. He has to wake up at 3:00 am every morning and catch the shuttle from where we live into “the canyon.” Then he’ll work his regular shift at Princess during the day.

He has been looking for a second job since we got here, so he is definitely relieved to have finally found one. I, however, have mixed feelings about it. We definitely need the money but I feel bad he has to get up so early and work so many hours! I can fully admit that I could not handle it.

Vince, and most Bulgarians in general (in my opinion), have a great work ethic. The majority of the internationals who work in Denali have second and even third jobs. They are all students and depend on the money they make here to pay for all their expenses at home. From what a lot of them have told me, they can make enough in one summer working in Alaska to last them a year or more at home. That is mind boggling to me!

Vince has never been a server before, but like all other things in his life, he will try his hardest and I am sure he will do fantastic.

He doesn’t really read my blog much, but I still want to thank him for being such a hard worker. I have no doubts he will be a great provider for our family.

I ♥ you, Ventsi!




5 thoughts on “Second Job

  1. Aww what a great guy you have! Good luck to him in his new job 🙂
    Totally agree with you on the Bulgarians work ethic- my first summer in Skagway I was working 5-6 days a week 9+ hours a day and I felt lazy compared to the Bulgarians. It was amazing to me that they were all working 2, even 3 jobs. I don’t know how they do it for those 4 months, they work hard and play hard for sure!

  2. I thought this was a pretty inspiring post as well! Made me think about the hard work & sacrifice our goals require, about how much it means to have some support you through those times of sacrifice! I also have the urge to tell you not to feel TOO bad, as I can only imagine there will be times when YOUR strengths are going to be relied upon! So try to enjoy sleeping-in, while you still can 🙂

  3. That was an inspiring blog post!:) Thanks:)!

    One more proof that we (the Bulgarians I mean) are worth it.

  4. Wow, that is a great work ethic! I, on the other hand, can barely handle one job (example of not-so-great work ethic!). I bet you miss him so that must be hard when he has to work so much. Believe me, the money will be worth it, though since it will only be for a while! When is the wedding date so I can book it on my calendar?

  5. He’s great. 🙂 We all love him too.

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