Hookah Masters and COVID-19 crisis: How has is it affected them? Germany

Enrico, hookah master from Berlin.

What is your name and in which hookah lounge you work and for how long time?

My name is Enrico, but my friends call me Eno. I worked in the Mauritius(Marzahn) for 2 years, then Barlou Bar (Friedrichshain) for 6 Month and since 2 ½ years in the Adrijan Café.

Do your hookah lounge work now? If not, when it stopped?

We are open since the 2nd of June, we had to close at the 14th of March.

How much hookahs usually you prepared per day for customers? What is your average salary per day?

Normaly we prepare about 50 Hookahs per day.

If your lounge closed do you have any salary or support from your lounge employer?

During the quarantine all employees were quit. Means no salary or grants.

What are you do now in quarantine? How your life changes? Do you have any other work?

During the time I was looking for a temporary job at Rewe as an unpacker, where I`m still working.

What is your 3 favorite hookah tobacco brands?

My favourite tobacco Brands are
Al Fakher
Hookain
Social Smoke

What is your 3 favorite hookah model brands?

My favourite Hookah brands are
Khalil Mamoon
Ocean Hookah
Amy

Can you be interested if some hookah manufacturers will offer you a remote job via first in the world international hookah job service Hookah Head Hunt https://hhh.hookahbattle.com/de/ ?What do you think about this service?

I`m not disinterested but at the moment i`m satisfied with my Job at Rewe 3 times a week and the weekend at Adrijan Café.

 

 

Chris Ignatius, hookah master from Kaiserslautern.

What is your name and in which hookah lounge you work and for how long time?

My name is Chris Ignatius and i`m preparing hookahs since 4 years in the Skyy Lounge Kaiserslautern

Do your hookah lounge work now? If not, when it stopped?

We are open at the moment, but we are just allowed to serve drinks. So the guest traffic went down extreamly

How much hookahs usually you prepared per day for customers? What is your average salary per day?

For normal we prepare about 50 to 70 Hookahs per day. At the moment 0!

If your lounge closed do you have any salary or support from your lounge employer?

While the lounge was closed, we get short-time compensation, which is very low. As employee in gastronomic you rely on tips.

What are you do now in quarantine? How your life changes? Do you have any other work?

Everything had changed during the quarantine e.g. meeting friends was an No-Go. You only sat at home.

What is your 3 favorite hookah tobacco brands?

My favourite tobacco Brand is O`s with African Queen as Flavour

What is your 3 favorite hookah model brands?

The most attractive Pipe brands are Pandora and Aeon

Can you be interested if some hookah manufacturers will offer you a remote job via first in the world international hookah job service Hookah Head Hunt https://hhh.hookahbattle.com/de/ ?

What do you think about this service?

I would be very interested in a freelance job, because earning money with your hobby is always good and funny.

 

 

Eren Sari hookah master from Germersheim.

What is your name and in which hookah lounge you work and for how long time?

My name is Eren Sari and im working since 6 Month in Germersheim at the Classic Lounge.

Do your hookah lounge work now? If not, when it stopped?

At the moment we are open.

How much hookahs usually you prepared per day for customers? What is your average salary per day?

We prepare about 40 Hookahs per day

If your lounge closed do you have any salary or support from your lounge employer?

No salary or grants for this 6 weeks

What are you do now in quarantine? How your life changes? Do you have any other work?

I didn`t found a temporary job, so I pursued hobbies and invested my money.

What is your 3 favorite hookah tobacco brands?

My favourite tobacco brands are
Dozaj
Nameless
Al Waha

What is your 3 favorite hookah model brands?

My favourite hookah brands are
Dschinni
Aeon
Brodator

Can you be interested if some hookah manufacturers will offer you a remote job via first in the world international hookah job service Hookah Head Hunt https://hhh.hookahbattle.com/de/ ?

What do you think about this service?

I am interested because it`s an interesting service!

 

 

Patrick Nuske hookah master from Aalen.

What is your name and in which hookah lounge you work and for how long time?

My name is Patrick Nuske, I have been working in the Aladin Hookah Lounge in Aalen since 3 years.

Do your hookah lounge work now? If not, when it stopped?

The bar is unfortunately closed since 16.03.2020.

How much hookahs usually you prepared per day for customers? What is your average salary per day?

We rather have a smaller selection of tobacco and each prepare 10-20 heads. Less during the week and more at the weekend. My average salary per day is around 80-100 euros.

If your lounge closed do you have any salary or support from your lounge employer?

I get a little bit of support but unfortunately not very much.

What are you do now in quarantine? How your life changes? Do you have any other work?

I do a lot of sport and use the free time to continue my education in this area. And of course I smoke shisha every day.

What is your 3 favorite hookah tobacco brands?

Nameless / Aqua Mentha / Zomo

What is your 3 favorite hookah model brands?

Ocean Hookah / Aeon Shisha / MIG

Can you be interested if some hookah manufacturers will offer you a remote job via first in the world international hookah job service Hookah Head Hunt https://hhh.hookahbattle.com/de/ ?

What do you think about this service?

I would definitely find that very interesting. I always like to learn new things and to continue my education regardless of the area.

 

 

Eduard Gelwich hookah master from Bad Marienberg.

What is your name and in which hookah lounge you work and for how long time?

My name is Eduard Gelwich I`m working in the Mood (Bad Marienberg) as part-time since 3 years.

Do your hookah lounge work now? If not, when it stopped?

At the moment we are waiting because the local government didn’t give the informations for a reopening. We are closed since the 14th of March.

How much hookahs usually you prepared per day for customers? What is your average salary per day?

Normaly I prepare about 18-40 Hookahs per day. It`s really hard to assess.

If your lounge closed do you have any salary or support from your lounge employer?

While the Lounge was closed, I said to my Boss I don’t need the money because he had to pay the rental. I fully understand this. It`s a very hard time for Lounge-owners

What are you do now in quarantine? How your life changes? Do you have any other work?

During the quarantine I worked in my normal job as “Metal-former” so I used the time to evolve myself. Before Corona I worked part-time, so I had enough money aside. But I want to establish my own company . I have some project and prototypes and hope everything went positive.

What is your 3 favorite hookah tobacco brands?

My favorite tobacco Brands are

Holster
187
Al Fakher

What is your 3 favorite hookah model brands?

My favorite hookah brands are
Elmas
Alligator
Kaya

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What do you think about this service?

It sounds very good.

 

 

Daniel Schlicher hookah master from Worms.

What is your name and in which hookah lounge you work and for how long time?

My name is Daniel Schlicher an I`m working in the Parkcafe in Worms

Do your hookah lounge work now? If not, when it stopped?

At the moment we are closed because Rheinland-Pfalz doesn’t give any informations for opening. Our closing was at the 14th of March.

How much hookahs usually you prepared per day for customers? What is your average salary per day?

Normally we prepare about 120 Hookahs per day.

If your lounge closed do you have any salary or support from your lounge employer?

No salary or grants.

What are you do now in quarantine? How your life changes? Do you have any other work?

I had more time for my studies and self-employment. But financial it was an disaster. I didn’t found something else. We didn’t get any good informations for a reopening.

What is your 3 favorite hookah tobacco brands?

Its hard because e.g Double-Apple I just want to smoke Al Fakher from the UAE. And Mint just Startnow. But for everything else: Kismet, Hookain, True Passion

What is your 3 favorite hookah model brands?

Also a hard question but NPS and Aeon. And just for optic a Meduse.

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What do you think about this service?

I have to confess, I have no idea what that is. Apart from that no, because due to study and self-employment, the necessary time is probably not available.