INTERVIEWING LOCAL PROFESSIONALS by our 5th graders – December 2010 Issue – Primary School of Pteleos

INTERVIEWING LOCAL PROFESSIONALS
by our 5th graders

In October, we, the 5th grade learners, decided to interview some local professionals in order to find out more about their jobs. We interviewed the local chemist and the carpenter.

INTERVIEW WITH A CARPENTER
by Danae Xiromeriti & John Kalantzis

In October 2010 we visited Mr. Jim Xiromeritis and we asked him if he wanted to answer our questions. He willingly accepted.

How many years have you been doing this job?
I was very young when I started helping my dad in this job. That’s how I learnt this job.

Have you studied to do this job?
I finished senior high school and I preferred my father’s job.

Does one need a lot of money to do this job?
One needs a lot of money and, once you decide to do this job, you must make a lot of investments.

Do you think your job is profitable?
This job is creative, pleasant, the works satisfies you, but the job isn’t profitable.

INTERVIEW WITH THE CHEMIST
by Helen Kaltsouni & Alex Pardalos (5th grade learners)

In October we visited the chemist of Pteleos and we asked him if he wanted to answer our questions. He willingly welcomed us in his shop.

How many years have you been doing this job?
I have been doing this job for 22 years.

How difficult is your job?
There are a lot of problems. First of all, the types of prescriptions are different. Also, there are always changes in the way of prescribing. In addition, it is sometimes hard to find medicine and a chemist needs to be in touch with a lot of warehouses in order to supply his shop with medicine.

Do you think that your job is profitable?
In the past it was profitable and now is not very much.

Do you have to study at the university to do this gob?
Yes, it is necessary for someone to study at the university.

How do you buy your medicine for your pharmacy?
I buy medicine from the cooperative unions in Volos, Athens and Thessaloniki.

What are your job difficulties?
The new machinery and the people who don’t know what they want!

Do you believe that this is a job young people should try to do?
Yes, they should follow it, studying new technologies and modernizing their technique, following the right practices which will be taught by the right teachers.

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