Monday 16 Nov, 2015
It's my first day of working at the external company. It's a subsidiary from Ergon, who seems to be taking on most of these people. It's a cloth washery. Here they take on the laundry of several different care institutions - homes for the elderly and/or mentally handicapped. All pieces of cloth have a little barcode in them that also has the name of the institution and the name of the owner.
The washery is located in Veldhoven - about an hour cycling for me, and work starts at 8:00. I woke up at 6AM to be sure I'd get there on time, since I do get lost frequently. Since the location just happens to be exactly where my father used to work 20-odd years ago, he was able to give me a good route. I find it without much difficulty beyond heavy traffic.
So easily that I'm 40 minutes early. I'm told to wait in the canteen until 8, then report back for duty. The woman in charge is somewhat bewildered at me not having brought anything - no money or food - to lunch. I cou