As a young prison guard, Kristina learnt a lot about people. To read somebody’s state of mind and decode their needs. How to de-escalate a conflict if an inmate was angry or threatening. And to look out for small deviations in her surroundings.
“I can’t help it, I still notice a pile of fresh dirt when I go for a walk in the woods. When I worked in the prison, I found little saws and suchlike in those small piles,” she says.
From one unusual job to the next: A few years later, prison guard Kristina took on a job as a riding school instructor and had to deal with a very different group of people, namely children and youngsters. Again, she made good use of her empathic skills. A couple of years later, she changed jobs again: This time to be a security officer at Copenhagen airport.
However, when she landed a job as a cashier and service advisor at Danske Bank a couple of years later, her frequent change of workplace came to a halt.