A holiday like the others, book, you fall in love with the island and then decide… I want to move to Ibiza, I want to work in Ibiza.
In many of those who left for a simple holiday on isla bonita have thought to move and work in Ibiza, some have done so, we… We are evaluating.
If you would like to work in Ibiza and you are losing your mind between portals and forums you could read the interview we did to Federica, a friend from Turin known right on the island who explained how she lived in Italy and what changed when one summer she decided that she would return to the island to live there.
With the frank and sincere way that distinguishes her, Federica told us about the difficulties but also the satisfactions that brings with it the choice to work in Ibiza and live there.
What did you do before you moved to Ibiza?
I arrived in Ibiza by pure chance.. I had been there for the first time on vacation in 2017 and her Good Vibes had literally kidnapped me. Once in Turin I felt nostalgia for the island as you can feel the homesickness.
In Italy I had a job that did not allow me to live as I hoped and when I was offered to work here, I accepted on the fly despite the initial doubts, which I do not hide to have had. Then I decided to take it as a challenge: in Italy I had always done the job of clerk, here I would start as a maid, a job that I still do today.
How did you first get a job in Ibiza?
I left Italy with an acquaintance who wanted to open a pizzeria in Ibiza. Then unfortunately my work experience with him did not go well but I did not give up; I immediately started looking for a new job and within a week I had a new job always as a waitress in a restaurant in the area of Sant Antoni de Portmany.
When and why did you decide to move permanently?
I decided to move definitively to get a more profitable job than I had in Italy. Also living on an island has always intrigued me and I must say that life on the island flows light and pleasant, less chaotic and stressful than that of the city.
You left on your own?
I left with the guy I was gonna work for who opened his club on the island.
Did you know how to speak Spanish?
I couldn’t speak Spanish at all! In order not to get so, completely wrong, I bought a basic course , a few months before leaving and as a self-taught I started studying. It helped a bit, but as I imagined, languages are learned on the spot by talking to the locals.
What do you do in Ibiza now?
Now I work in Ibiza always as a waitress in a nice restaurant and I have fantastic colleagues!
How are you professionally framed in Ibiza?
In Ibiza I have a regular employment contract, then of course it depends on the type of work and the employer. If I’m not mistaken, it’s just the guys who sell the tickets to the beach, and I’m just saying to the beach, maybe they don’t really have a contract.
What is the best time to look for work in Ibiza?
To find a job in Ibiza, in my opinion the best time is between the end of April and the beginning of May. In general, however, it is not difficult to find a job on the island in summer, especially in the catering and hospitality sector.
… pay better in Italy or in Ibiza?
The salary is considerably higher in Ibiza than in Italy but let’s not forget that life is more expensive here on the island!
Finally, do you have any advice for anyone who wants to move and work in Ibiza?
I believe that to work in Ibiza, you have to be very open-minded and not prejudiced. On the island you have to deal with very different people, people who come from all over the world and with very different mentalities.
In addition, one should not be blind in mind, have a spirit of adaptation even at work, on the choice of work and be ready for sacrifice… but this is always true in life!