Next storyteller, from the Swedish case, on living in a remote, small community and finding work in the mine:
Where are you born?
40 kilometres from Karesuando and 220 kilometres from Kiruna.
How did you end up here?
I had to start the gymnasium and, well, then you automatically end up here. A lot of commuting, from the village to the town, to the village again.
You lived here [in Kiruna] during the weeks then?
How did you end up in the mine?
I was a pupil on the LKAB gymnasium and then you automatically get summer practice, and then when I graduated I ended up below ground.[—]
What will you do in 5 years time, do you work here?
Don’t know. I was recently travelling [—], then I felt that I could work here for the rest of my life. [—] I was homesick, and even missed my work. [—] I don’t now if it will be the same workplace, but at least somewhere in LKAB. [—] I think it’s good to work for LKAB, but it is hard to compare. Maybe I think this way because I have not experienced any-other employer.