Negotiating the Future, Within and Out of Care
I think I’ve done here enough of what I had to do and that’s time for me to return, because I don’t see the situation improving, I see that each time it’s worse, I’ve been offered to work as live-in carer for a miserable wage, honestly it both saddens me and makes me laugh when they tell you. And that’s like this everywhere, so that’s the current situation, it’s difficult. It’s very complicated for people working as carers honestly. So I plan on staying until the end of the year and return home. I’m not sure I will but I plan on going back. (Mayra, 52, Ecuador, Madrid)
Mayra was residing in Madrid for 14 years when we met. She was envisaging return as a result of the limited professional opportunities she had in Madrid.
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