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October 22

Folk: Builders Erwin, Gert, Ed, Erik and Richard

Volkshotel

Waking up at 5a.m and long days working your ass off in a dark and dusty construction site… Who said being a builder was easy? We would like you to meet five of our beloved builders.

Erwin

Name: Erwin
Age: I don’t know. I was born in ’67, whatever that makes me.
What are you working on? Taking apart the elevator.
What do you like about your job? Going home and lunch.
What do you dislike? Taking apart the elevator.
What does your typical day look like? Demolished, dusty and black.
Favourite quote? Taking a good dump a day, keeps the doctor away.
Favourite song? We don’t play music at the construction site.

GertG

Name: Gert
Age: 45
Hometown: Ammerstol
What is your job on the construction site? I am Director of Demolishment.
What do you like about your job? Destroying things. Oh, excuse me, it’s called demolishing. Building is less fun.
What do you dislike? I dunno, I’m quite happy with my work.
What does your typical day look like? Black, dusty, dirty and dark.
Favourite quote? Going down!!

Bouwvakker_Ed

Name: Ed
Age: I was born in 1970. So, I’m like 43?
Hometown: Gouda
What are you working on? Taking apart the elevator.
What do you like about your job? Going home.
What do you dislike? Going to work.
What does your typical day look like? Up and down.
Favourite quote? Let’s call it a day and go home.

erik

Name: Erik
Age: 49
Hometown: Amsterdam
What is your job on the construction site? Building foreman
What do you like about your job? The variety.
What do you dislike? The damage we cause.
What does your typical day look like? Making phone calls, looking at building plans and telling other people what to do.
Favourite quote? Was ik maar bij moeder thuis gebleven (“I wish I’d never left my moms house” – a Dutch folk song, red.). You’re not really writing that down, are you?

richard

Name: Richard
Age: 49
Hometown: Alkmaar
What are you working on? I’ve got absolutely no idea… No, I’ll be serious. I am drilling holes. Big holes…small holes… You’re not thinking dirty now, are you?
What do you like about your job? Getting out of bed at 5 a.m, the continuity. I work like a horse. At the end of the day, I’m tired like a dog. And I’m as stupid as a mule.
What do you dislike? Well, sometimes we have to work outside in the freezing cold. But apart from that… I really love my job and I am good at it.
What does your typical day look like? It differs from day to day. One day, I am working in a jail, the other day I’ll be in a shipyard or in a place like this hotel… Tomorrow, I might be in a private home, drilling a hole next to a €50.000 piano. I never know where I’ll end up.
Favourite quote: Fuck it!
Favourite song: ‘We hadden toch verkering?’ (‘Weren’t we going steady?’) by Rubber Robbie. You know Rubber

 

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