Well this is my story. I´m born in Sweden but I´m not “arian”, I´m a serb so I dont look swedish at all. I speak swedish fluently.
I´m seeking a job in sweden. Any job. Somehow the last 1,5 years I can´t find any. I dont have a record of crime. I have finished school but not a engineer. Have worked 6 months before in a factory . I send emails and dont ever get answer back. The few I get answer to is a decline or the position is taken.
I got a interview thrue a friend for a job. The interview went well til he said something that was so rasict I wanted to break him in half. I said that I have a girl in bosnia and I need work, anykind of work, so I can support her when she gets here. He said something like: yeah we don´t want you to go back there…
I was like :< but I kept my cools cause I really need work. So I all the time.
It´s gone 5 weeks since the interview. I´ve called and the phone is “busy”. I sent email and get o answer from him.
Now when I worked in the factory 1.5 years ago there where people like me, Non-swedish. They all had engineer diplomas and some had even two. They worked there because they were not swedish.
They told me horror stories about the reality about work in sweden. There was a architect that was educated in USA and had the best score in his university. Worked in USA and England. So he made the mistake to move to sweden. Worked in a factory and hoping that one day he will get a real employment. After 5 months he said he´s going to his home country in somalia to start a firm there.
There are thousands of stories like that and they are real. I feel so bad that there are such injustice in a country like sweden. Sweden is one of the most evolved countries in europe and yet the rasicm is unchanged.
Sometimes I feel sick in my gut and angry. Want to hit my fist on the table and scream. Knowing that I as a human beeing has a lower value then a swede. Thats the reality that I have to face every day.