Most of the time, I am showing people around my island or demonstrating my cooking without charging anything for it. It's just something I do naturally, something I have never felt the desire to charge for. I cook every day, I observe new things every day and I like to share both - it never occurred to me to place a charge for doing something naturally. But that is the market-driven profit-centred world we are living in - sadly, that is what I may have to do in the future.
But even if you aren't in the job creation market, the jobs I mentioned above show that we often have to accept what is available if we don't want to move away or be unemployed. We can't expect jobs for our formal skills or qualifications - they may exist elsewhere, but not where we are. We don't always live in a place for the work - there are mote to things in life. We can't be picky - but in all likelihood, in a place like Crete, there is probably something available for us to do in order to earn a living if we are willing to work. And we all have to work, otherwise we could not live here - the land may give you food to eat, but you can't pay your way through society these days if you don't have some sort of monetary income.
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