Working Abroad....

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  1. St piran

    St piran Read Only Funster

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    Has anyone worked picking fruit, grapes etc to help subsidise income while full timing?
    How did you find the work, was it for cash or was it for pitches and food?
     
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    did grape picking in 1976 in france . was hard work and crap money. we then went on to pick oranges in spain . hardly worth it .
    we were on our way to morocco.
    these days not so masny jobs required but there are work . my lad two winters ago was offered 30euro a day either orange picking or picking peppers etc . that was on the east coast of spain .
    its money not alot . but you can save and have a laugh.
    we got food and some where to stay . plus wages .
    my son could have had a bed and food . as well .
    lots of moroccans working picking . luckily he speaks arabic .
    think better to earn in uk . higher rate of pay usually.
    lots work round here , meat packing or bacon packing . or fish .
    lots of german mates come over in summer and work in the factories not brill wages but they have a laugh.
     
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    Work as a courier for vacancesoliel or Keycamp Eurocamp etc.This should give you income for the winter. At the end of the season for October there is often closing down work too.
     
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    A different season to what you have in mind but maybe something to think about.
    Twice in previous years I overwintered in an alplne ski resort hotel - not as a paying guest but as a paid employee.
    Free board and lodging, rubbish pay, menial work but you do get to be sheltered from the winter and get to enjoy the "snow scene".
    Not everyone's cup of tea but might appeal to some.
    And how do you get such work? You just knock on doors and keep knocking on doors, ideally around October/November.
    It helps if you have some related skill but they are always short of kitchen staff (dishwashers) if you could handle that level of work.
     
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    Have you looked on these sites
    www.helpx .net
    www.workaway.info

    there are often people advertising jobs with a small wage
    Good Luck
     
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    World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms
    It's an exchange so might not suit your income needs.
    In return for volunteer help, WWOOF hosts offer food, accommodation and opportunities to learn about organic lifestyles.
    http://www.wwoof.net/
     
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    Thanks for your replies. It is our plan to FT when we get to 60 only 9 years to go....or quicker with a loto win :)
     
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    the world might end before then.
    do it now . work in uk in summer just tour in winter .
    ive been doing it for the past 20 yrs.
    uk has loads of summer work.
     
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    Ditto wot Alan said bin doing same for 20 years to work for six month play for six months . You don't need lotto type money to have fun STAN
     
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    There are a few 'House sitting' websites out there.

    They dont tend to pay but you get free accomodation is nice places in return for a bit of dog walking or lawn mowing.

    Might punctuate your trip a bit and allow the pension payments time to catch up.
     
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    So what sort of work do you do in the UK?
     
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    i used to drive trucks , but as said there is loads of work around here.
    as your st piran are you in cornwall?
    if so st merryn meats , or tulip ,or ocean fish all get busy in summer and take workers on there are others like proper cornish for pasty making or another one at indian queens .
    others also go to some of the local printers and get work.
     
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    A Cornishman but living in Northants.
     
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    There is a job going in Zurich now as head of FIFA...

    I don't think the bonus package is quite as good as it was in years gone by but I reckon it would beat fruit picking...

    If you get the job, could you arrange some world cup tickets for me, so my people have some bargaining power when doing deals in Russia?

    JJ :cool:
     
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