The Odyssey of a Greek in Search of Work

Tilemachos Karachalios mops floors and yearns for home
Life in Sweden is lonely. “I want to leave my bones in Greece,” says Karachalios Photograph by Casper Hedberg/Bloomberg

As a pharmaceutical salesman in Greece for 17 years, Tilemachos Karachalios wore a suit, drove a company car, and had an expense account. He now mops floors in Sweden. “It was a very good job,” says Karachalios, 40, of his former life. “Now I clean Swedish s- - -.”

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