Career advice for altos: drive an HGVNews
VAN magazine has a fascinating interview with Swiss-based alto Dina König who found herself constantly on the road, away from home, cast in uninvolving roles.
A single mother, realizing that her relationship with her son was suffering, she made the road her home and retrained as a tram driver.
Read the full interview here.
In November 2019, I had a really shitty gig: shitty music, shitty conductor, shitty pay. I came home and realized that I was depressed.
Then the pandemic started. For me—and probably for many others—everything collapsed. Personally and professionally. There were two or three weeks where I had no idea what I was going to do: with my son, financially, and just in general. I had student loans. I spent those two or three weeks crying. Then I said, OK, I have to do something. I was willing to do anything as long as it didn’t involve spending the whole day in front of the computer. Nurse, elder carer, postal worker, train conductor, policewoman… or tram driver with the Basel public transport system.