Work no is­sue for first-time back­packer

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

IT’S Cor­rado Gi­radi’s first time trav­el­ling out­side of Europe and it was a very ex­cit­ing mo­ment for the 27-year-old Ital­ian.

Look­ing for work has been no prob­lem at all for Mr Gi­radi, who worked in a win­ery as an op­er­a­tor be­fore com­ing to Mundubbera less than two weeks ago.

“I just got to Mundubbera not long ago and I’m search­ing for a job. I worked in the pack­ing shed but I pre­fer work­ing in an open space with na­ture,” he said.

“Here in Aus­tralia you can de­cide where you work, so if you don’t like where you work, you can quit and look else­where.”

Mr Gi­radi be­lieves the peo­ple in Mundubbera and through­out the North Bur­nett were po­lite and friendly.

“All the peo­ple I’ve met are po­lite and cour­te­ous, it’s great to share mo­ments with them,” he said.

“I’ll be here un­til mid-Septem­ber and then I will go to Sydney be­cause I have a friend of mine from Italy who will move to Aus­tralia and live here for good.

“We didn’t say good­bye when we were in Italy and now I’ll catch up with him when I head there next month.”

Mr Gi­radi has been im­prov­ing his English and feels as though he has gained a lot of con­fi­dence.

“I feel com­fort­able speak­ing English as I use it all the time, I feel as though I’m in my safety zone,” he said.

Mr Gi­radi’s visa ex­pires in March 2018 and from there he will be head­ing back to Italy be­fore mak­ing plans to one day re­turn to Aus­tralia to see his friends and fam­ily.

KEEN TRAV­ELLER: Italy’s Cor­rado Gi­radi.

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