It’s a terrible loss. But we had to let her go.
Janine went back to South Africa. It is hard to understand why she wouldn’t want to experience the infamous Berlin winter. She could have proved how hard she really was! We could have continued to go to the Thai during lunch breaks and smoke too many hand rolled cigarettes in the snow, and the whole betterplace team would have kept her warm until spring time. But why? As Till put it, Janine only does summers. I’m sorry? Summer – what summer? We didn’t have one this year. Janine fooled us!
One way or the other, she is gone. Personally, I will miss her laughing fits, the cheeky smile, and her lucid mind. As for the organisation, it was during her 3 months in Berlin when betterplace made a giant leap forward, and she contributed with the right mix of good vibes and professional advise.
Janine, good luck and all the best to you!
Your betterplace Berlin team