At the age of 15 that I lost my father ( hart attack accident ) ,
he was cars electrician , and he was using all his force so to made me one too..
And he was not trying to just teach the job, but to make me an lover of perfection as he was .
Any way after his death, I was free to choose my way in life , and I started playing with electronics,
and actually with home made FM transmitters ( tubes ) .
Because of that hobby , I started to buy electronic parts from an local large shop ,
that was selling parts and they was making repairs too. ( five technicians was in it all ready )
The Boss of this business , made to me an actual invitation , job proposal ,
to work for him at my spare time ( I was still in the school of Electricians ) ,
and my payment would be by percentage ...
At any successful repair I would get the 40% if it was in door , and 60% if it was outdoor ( installation of an TV aerial ) ..
In about five years , I had become an master repairman, in anything other than TV sets,
that I hate them .
Mostly because they are heavy to move around ..
I did my time in the Army ( Greek air force - radio communications ) ,
and when I came back , I started to work as employee technician at the local repair centers of major brands like Philips ( HiFi TV ) - Panasonic ( photo copiers - telephone centers) - Miele ( home appliances )- Omron ( cash registers ) Ricoh ( photo copiers ) , I was very good but those was very small businesses , and at every small financial difficulty, they showed the door to me , because I was and the most fresh employee to them .
No matter the difficulties , I got so much knowledge , that I could start anything that I would like.
And I did , I traveled in a near by Island , and started my own business there , aka less competition.
Started to work with hotels , repairs on boats , electrical generators on the Vila's and satellite dishes.
The island was mostly an attraction for tourists, and at the winter time it was like an desert financially,
so I moved back to my home town after two years.
The good part after you become an true knowable freelancer , are that finding an job ,
its more easy ... The factories are trusting you more , than any new face .
You can do small contracts ..
You can start an new business ..
You have the "power" to become partner at someone else s business .
Any one who can accept the challenge and become an freelancer his is an hero ,
and if you had survive by doing this over and over for 27 years , then you are also truly tested one !!