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Old 11-15-2004, 10:20 AM   #1
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well im the one who keeps having struggles with life...was an au pair in italy..that went to shit after a week...spent another week backpacking through rome, florence and venice meeting people and looking for work....ran out of money and now i just arrived in geneva switzerland to stay with some family friends until i figure something out quick....i have a chance to go to london friday and since the pound is so strong right now compared to the dollar...i think im going to stay in london and work... from some fellow backpackers i heard that you can work in bars in london and they give you a place to stay and some food to live this true?? can anyone hook me up with any sort of work or any ideas ASAP! ive been a bartender before...and i can work anything like a coffee place or whatever will keep me alive and will give me a chance to save a little while living so clueless and i have no return ticket to minneapolis so im basically screwed if this doesnt work!!!...heeellppppppppp meeeeeee

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Old 11-15-2004, 10:37 AM   #2
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Hi Jessie,

Wow. Well, I don't have any specific help for you, but a good start would be to see if you can work at a hostel, that way at least your bed would be taken care of, and they may pay a bit over that too. And they might have a line on where you can get a job bartending or waitressing. Good luck!!
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Old 11-15-2004, 11:06 AM   #3
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1- I really dont think your parents will just let you rot and die in europe, you sound really desperate, why not just phone them? Mine have an understanding with me that if at any time I feel I am in over my head, they'll fly me home, no questions asked, no lectures, nothing. Most parents are kind like that, I would think....

2- I'm working in london this winter/spring, but I understand that its kind of difficult and skechy getting work without a visa. That said, there are tons of holiday jobs in the city, and yes you can get room and board with some of the pub jobs. I'd probably go Sv's way, first try to find work in a hostel, because then at least you have housing and maybe sort of food.

Good luck, I hope everything works out alright for you.
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i dont know what your job specifics are but try may have some luck because you may get some temp work being that its warned london is very VERY expensive do you have any funds at all? It may be very hard to find a job where they put you you have any bar experience?

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Old 11-24-2004, 04:27 PM   #5
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i would say there is alot of work over christmass, not sure about without a visa i would move further north than london as its very expencive, small pubs and resturaunts need people at this time of year some will have no problem with cash in hand, i know people that do this kind of work and have no problems but to get full time work is hard. as they will not pay you much cash in hand so you may have to do a few hours at 2 different places.

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