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Old 13 Sep 2007
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Need job in Europe!

Hi, I feel like Im blowing up the HUBB with all my new posts!

I just came over from the States after finishing college. I graduated with honors with two seperate degrees, a BBA in International business and Finance, and a BA in Spanish, but needed to learn more about the world before I go to wallstreet. Im going to be traveling around from Germany into Spain (where Im really looking to work for a few months). Im willing to do pretty much any type of work (clean, cook, wash dishes, pick, farm stuff, etc) that uses or dosnt use my education. Im also a native english speaker with spanish near fluent. The only problem is I have no work visa.

If you know of anything, or have any advice for working while traveling PLEASE dont hesitate to let me know. HEre or by email Tybaltcap ATT gmail dddott com
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Hi, I feel like Im blowing up the HUBB with all my new posts!

I just came over from the States after finishing college. I graduated with honors with two seperate degrees, a BBA in International business and Finance, and a BA in Spanish, but needed to learn more about the world before I go to wallstreet. Im going to be traveling around from Germany into Spain (where Im really looking to work for a few months). Im willing to do pretty much any type of work (clean, cook, wash dishes, pick, farm stuff, etc) that uses or dosnt use my education. Im also a native english speaker with spanish near fluent. The only problem is I have no work visa.

If you know of anything, or have any advice for working while traveling PLEASE dont hesitate to let me know. HEre or by email

Thanks!
Tim
It seems loads of people enter the UK and work illegally...why not try it. Spain will pay very little...youre competing with the Spanish who need those jobs even if they pay badly, and loads of Brits who want a life in the sun...and struggle to get work.

If you go to Wallstreet, remember not to be like that Investment Biker bloke.
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If you go to Wallstreet, remember not to be like that Investment Biker bloke.
Oh I dunno- him retiring at around 37 with more money than he knew what to do with doesn't sound all bad...
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During the harvesting season you shouldn't have any problems finding work on a farm. Farmers in W Europe have great difficutly finding workers, as the locals prefer the dole over temp. lowpaid jobs. However, you will be working alongside Eastern Europeans with accordingly low wages. Don't get caught!

Don't know whether this would work in Spain. I know for sure it will in Germany.
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Try the postal service wherever you are. They often use extra casual workers to meet demand. Xmas is their busiest time of year. In the UK they now use agencies to supply casual staff but if you contact the sorting office they'll tell you which agency they use. Good luck.
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Teach languages!!

There's plenty of expats in Spain who want and need to learn at least basic Spanish. And English is taught as a second language here, so there are plenty of kids who need extra tuition out of school.

I found this info on a forum from 2005 so I guess rates are higher now. The going rate for our tiny village in Andalucia is 15€ per hour.

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Teaching in Madrid, Capital (and immediate surroundings):

Generally speaking:

Laboral contract (legally working with social security & taxes paid by academy/employer):
in academy: 10-12€ per hour
in-company: 12€ per hour.

Autónomo (legally registered freelance/self employed where you are paying your own social security & taxes, and you invoice the client)
Through an agency: 18-20€ per hour
Direct contract: 25-35€ per hour (in company)
private students: 18-20€ per hour

Under the table (a.k.a. working illegally*, no social security payments and not paying taxes):
in-academy/agency: 12-15€ per hour
on your own: 10-20€ per hour
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Hi, I feel like Im blowing up the HUBB with all my new posts!

I just came over from the States after finishing college. I graduated with honors with two seperate degrees, a BBA in International business and Finance, and a BA in Spanish, but needed to learn more about the world before I go to wallstreet. Im going to be traveling around from Germany into Spain (where Im really looking to work for a few months). Im willing to do pretty much any type of work (clean, cook, wash dishes, pick, farm stuff, etc) that uses or dosnt use my education. Im also a native english speaker with spanish near fluent. The only problem is I have no work visa.

If you know of anything, or have any advice for working while traveling PLEASE dont hesitate to let me know. HEre or by email
Thanks!
Hi Tim! No worryes just pop down Spain and you will see that if you keen in working (expecially hospitality related jobs) the owners of restaurants and cafes' usually don't bother "too much" at looking for visas and work permit! (in peak turist season in popular places they don't bother at all) also teach english you will be amazed how many peoples will pay you for that (tesol or not tesol). Fruit picking? Cleaning backpackers rooms? Any place with turist will give you a job! Make sure they pay you cash after each shift, you won't get rich but will pay for the petrol/bed/food.
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Hi, I feel like Im blowing up the HUBB with all my new posts!

I just came over from the States after finishing college. I graduated with honors with two seperate degrees, a BBA in International business and Finance, and a BA in Spanish, but needed to learn more about the world before I go to wallstreet. Im going to be traveling around from Germany into Spain (where Im really looking to work for a few months). Im willing to do pretty much any type of work (clean, cook, wash dishes, pick, farm stuff, etc) that uses or dosnt use my education. Im also a native english speaker with spanish near fluent. The only problem is I have no work visa.

If you know of anything, or have any advice for working while traveling PLEASE dont hesitate to let me know. HEre or by email

Thanks!
Tim
For sure, if you apply for jobs teaching with a poor spelling level like yours, you will have problems. How can you get a degree if you cant spell or even use capitals ? (though it is a US degree). Dont get annoyed, use this information well, to help you write good letters of application.
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the best pay is in Ireland at the moment. So if you dont mind brutal weather and plenty of work, head on over here, you would be here in two days from most places in Europe
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Hey guys, thanks a ton!

In the end I decided to head home for about 6 months to earn maximum money at minimum time to keep riding. I think when I come back it will be more the season for casual work as well so I can do that a bit as I travel around. I know my spelling and grammar are terrible, so I cant really look at teaching english - its the only job Im not considering. Also I dont really bother doing too much proof reading on my posts in motorcycle forums - but thanks for the advice!

Hope to see you all on the road!
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If you head over again bear in mind there are ski season jobs ... For US citizens you should be able to get a work permit for Andorra, I have a friend up there who is always looking for staff at this time of year.

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Wall St got a whole lot smaller mate - i'm watching it go down now
So dont rush back, enjoy yourself
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I'm not being negative, just being realistic. It would be very difficult to get work for cash in Germany where I have lived. Few employers will break employment laws and there are tons of others looking too. Lack of German is crippling. If it's during holidays Germans also have had laws protecting their own students' part time job prospects. That said, in Munich a lot of Bier is drunk/spilled and it might be possible to get something and sleep in the camp site. But I tried it years ago and had a permit and still had few offers without language skills. On the other hand if you're not shy Amsterdam always needs studs. Linzi.
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Hi, just read your original posting and noted your training. So: You could try teaching business vocabulary in Germany. The school teaching in English is pretty high but there is a need of speciality English such as financial. I think I am correct when I say cold calling is useless in Germany. You'd need to meet and get recommendation by word of mouth. Germans are imressed by professional appearance too. Your American language and financial slant is a powerful tool. I can't take responsibilty for saying you'll succeed but the openings for English would be on one to one basis with adults who are already fluent, but need the accurate, banking vocabulary that even a general member of the US or UK public wouldn't have. For all means try it. Take business cards and try and make contacts. A lack of permission to work might be totally unimportant in such an aggreement. Linzi.
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Hi again. I just spoke to a Spanish university student here in UK and he said, "Yes certainly", when I put to him the idea of teaching specialist, financial Wall Street vocabulary. You'd not be competing with most others trying to get cash for teaching English. You should target adult bank and financial staff who already speak English. I would think even very senior staff would be interested in private, discrete coaching. Personally I'd try the senior female staff but that's up to you! Seem's the advice is, "Go for it". I guess there would be some interesting conversations given the present situation reference banks and Wall Street in particular. Linzi.
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