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Temporary work in picking grapes, strawberries etc

This might not be the correct section but I see nothing else that corresponds better

So this is the story

My no-good-brother of my better OH has landed a brilliant idea to visit us for the summer vacation. Yaeeeeee...not.

He is lazy and stubborn, but as I don't want to confront her majesty about her little baby brother (who is btw 25, fat, bold and a major douche) I have came up with the great idea of him coming in but also getting a temp job so he can save some money and take home. IT WORKED!

Now I need to find him the toughest, most undesirable temp job in CH. I was thinking fruit picking, i've heard a lot of farms take folks and they pick berries, grapes whatever during the whole day and they even sleep at the farm! How perfect is that?

Now, I can not find any information about an agency or a farm that actually advertises these positions so I can enroll my little friend there. Can anyone, please help me find some links, phone numbers etc so I can guarantee him a spot on the next fruit fest? Not only I would be eternally grateful but I would offer unlimited amount of beer for a night in Geneva.

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Old 17.06.2015, 13:56
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Will he be here at the right time for fruit picking?

Also will he then need a work permit and therefore health insurance?
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Old 17.06.2015, 14:08
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Will he be here at the right time for fruit picking?

Also will he then need a work permit and therefore health insurance?
Not if they're from an Eastern European country or the Balkans ........ apparently.
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Old 17.06.2015, 14:10
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Will he be here at the right time for fruit picking?

Also will he then need a work permit and therefore health insurance?
He has EU passport. But from what I have heard these jobs are unrestricted anyway and the temp permits are granted easily.

Whatever time I find I will make him come than...and off to the fields
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Old 17.06.2015, 14:17
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Re: Temporary work in picking grapes, strawberries etc

All the Swiss wine producers...

http://www.swisswine.ch/en/wine/
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Old 17.06.2015, 14:17
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My no-good-brother of my better OH has landed a brilliant idea to visit us for the summer vacation. Yaeeeeee...not.

He is lazy and stubborn, but as I don't want to confront her majesty about her little baby brother (who is btw 25, fat, bold and a major douche) I have came up with the great idea of him coming in but also getting a temp job so he can save some money and take home. IT WORKED!
Do you mean bald? If so, could you provide a link which shows bald people are lazier than their less folically challenged peers?
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Do you mean bald? If so, could you provide a link which shows bald people are lazier than their less folically challenged peers?
Ah sorry, I meant to say he is fat, bald and think he is Brad Pitt. No job, no girlfriend (most likely ever).
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Old 17.06.2015, 14:30
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Do you mean bald? If so, could you provide a link which shows bald people are lazier than their less folically challenged peers?
I found one:
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All the Swiss wine producers...

http://www.swisswine.ch/en/wine/
Thanks, unfortunately no info on those jobs or where to look for. There must be some agency that is organizing these events.
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Thanks, unfortunately no info on those jobs or where to look for. There must be some agency that is organizing these events.
Have you tried the search function?
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Have you tried the search function?
Amazingly, yes I tried but without luck!
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Now I need to find him the toughest, most undesirable temp job in CH.
Make him work with expats
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that is not work
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Old 17.06.2015, 15:43
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Old 17.06.2015, 15:55
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Re: Temporary work in picking grapes, strawberries etc

25 and fat? this sounds perfect:

http://www.thelocal.ch/jobs/?premiumjob=722

Criteria for participating, besides living in or around Geneva for the next 3 months, age 18-35, inclusive:

• Male or Female, play at least two different TYPES/GENRES of video games (on the computer, phone, Xbox, etc…) for at least 2 hours and a maximum of 5 hours per week. OR
• Male, play First Person Shooting games (Eg: Call of Duty, Halo, etc…) and/or Real-Strategy Games (Eg: StarCraft, Warcraft, etc…) for at LEAST 5 hours a week. OR
• Male, play NO Video-game or less than one hour per week.
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Re: Temporary work in picking grapes, strawberries etc

Did you try googling?

https://www.google.ch/?gws_rd=ssl#q=...land+farm+jobs

Anyway, Idefix, what makes you think he'd stay in a job for more than 5 minutes if he's as lazy as you say.
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Re: Temporary work in picking grapes, strawberries etc

I would imagine farm jobs are already taken by migrant summer workers. Looks like there are a few jobs going at Ikea but he'd need to speak French.
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You could put an ad in the 'Terre et Nature' Romandie magazine- the magazine for farmers. Those jobs are normally applied for around Easter though.
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Are there no stables near you?
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