IÑAKI MARTÍNEZ, VÍCTOR NAHARRO I JOAN SÁNCHEZ
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Translated by Álvaro Rodríguez Huguet
GERÓNIMO BLAYA I EVELIN GONZÁLEZ
Over the past few years, the traditional figure of the caretaker is disappearing. Many communities of neighbours have decided to do without them and hire an ancillary service company for the cleaning, guard and management of the building, since they save some money this way.
Gerónimo Blaya and Evelin González are aware of this. “We will disappear eventually, in 10 or 15 years maximum I believe. In the next, they fired three”, they say. They both are worried because, unlike the elderly, the younger generations are not get used to the caretakers and, thus, it’s easier for them to renounce to their job.
While they talk about their situation, they greet and wish a nice day to every passing by neighbours: “The caretaker is the responsible for all the people living in a building. It does feel like home to us”. They assure that the loneliness is the worst of their job, but they are lucky to have each other. Despite of all this, they consider that “is a must protect job”.