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Is Working Visa A Dirty word?

I have relocated to Zurich with my Swiss Husband. I have worked as a Nanny and Baby sitter for many years. I have been looking for work in this country, and when I mention I have a work permit, and can work Legally I dont hear back from anyone!. I am aware some people take the risk and offer their service cash under the table, the Employer saves a little money and you get the work. I refuse to take the risk to save some one a few franks. I went for one interview as a Nanny, and the minute I showed them my working visa the meeting was over, and they basically said dont call us we will call you. I never heard back.I am finding that it is the same scenario when I apply for Nanny/Baby sitting positions on the English Forum. Its not a very welcoming thought knowing that I cant get a job because I want to work legally so I dont get deported! Who needs that?
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Old 09.03.2011, 18:02
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Re: Is Working Visa A Dirty word?

I guess there are reputable agencies out there dealing with reputable employers, did you give them a try?
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Re: Is Working Visa A Dirty word?

Perhaps your permit says your are not allowed to work. I'm Aussie and my first permit said "accompanying my husband. Without work." It was a hassle to employee me, some forms ect, and potential employers didn't want to go through that.
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Old 09.03.2011, 18:39
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Re: Is Working Visa A Dirty word?

I've sent you a PM - I wonder also if you've been dealing with foreigners who aren't comfortable with the system, or locals who should be able to sort paperwork out really easily....
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Perhaps your permit says your are not allowed to work. I'm Aussie and my first permit said "accompanying my husband. Without work." It was a hassle to employee me, some forms ect, and potential employers didn't want to go through that.
Hi there. My working Permit is a Permit to work, I guess thats why its called Working Permit!. I dont know what type of status you have, they must have different criteas for various visas, it wasnt that diffucault to get, the hard part is now getting a job, go figure!!! Cheers and good luck
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I have mo idea what is the ratio of "with papers" to "without" here, but in Italy and in Germany there are a lot of migrant workers in the care/nanny/housekeeping working for little money. The workers need the jobs badly, the employers are often not affluent but still can afford cheap laborer, maybe just part-time. When I come here by bus from my 2nd world country - no one comes for sight seeing, believe me, and no one has a contract either.
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...I refuse to take the risk to save some one a few franks...
You are absolutely correct to do this. A friend of mine ended up in court, with a bunch of others, for having hired a cleaner who had faked her papers.

The consequences for you if you go the "black route" could be dire, although being married to a local, I guess they can't throw you out! How come you need a work permit anyway, don't you qualify for an AHV number?

Something'll turn up.
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Re: Is Working Visa A Dirty word?

Hi Carlos
thanks for your comment. I met and married my Swiss Husband in Australia twelve years ago, he became an Aussie citizen, we decided to move back to Zurich because a member of his family is terminally ill with cancer. and for me live and work here this is the process I had to go through.Firstly I had to apply for a twelve month visa to live here for that time.Secondly I had to apply for a work permit. You go and have your photo and fingerprints taken. and then you are issued with a card within three weeks.
I will eventually apply for Swiss Passport,but this takes a long time. I still have family back home and may have to return, but its good to have both/ They can kick me out if I dont follow the rules which I am very respectful.of. Those who dont are just foolish.They dont muck around here . Out you go and you cant come back!!!!
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Hi there
thank you for your message. I am very interested in meeting with you at your p;ace of business. I have been working as a Babysitter/Nanny in a Lech a Ski Resort in Ausria for the past three months. I was taking care of Children for the Hotel Guests. The ages range from new borns to children up thirteen. I have had over twenty years experience as a Baby sitter in Autralia and can provide reference.
I have to say these days I prefer to work with older children for a few reasons. I beleive I can offer older children assitance with their English in this Country if required.Also I am very good with Arts and Crafts,which I found to be quite an asset with the Children I have cared for recnently in Lech.
I am 53, non smoker and quite prepared to cook and do light house work. I dont drive and rely on public transport. I thought you should have this information about me before we meet. I look forward to meeting you in the future. Many thanks Joanne

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Re: Is Working Visa A Dirty word?

Hi there. Sorry but I dont get your Point????
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Hi there. Sorry but I dont get your Point????
Was that in reply to the comment about working with foreigners or locals ?

I guess my experience is that it's tricky dealing with foreigners who don't really know how the system works, and should be theoretically easier if you target locals (or at least German-speakers) who want an English-speaking nanny, but can handle all the paperwork and enquiries in German.
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Re: Is Working Visa A Dirty word?

Hi there
I am so sorry that comment about not getting the point was meant for Yacek, I have no idea what he was talking about or what it haqd to do with my situation. I sent you a reply about working as a Babysitter, I added my mobile phone number, they deleted it. I should have sent you a private message with it, I am still learning how to work this Forum properly. or perhaps you culd send me a Private Messsage with your phone deatails?. look forward to hearing from you soon.
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Hi there. Sorry but I dont get your Point????
Hi, my point is: there are many people who work here but spend elsewhere and have no ohter choice but ignore the immigration/work permit laws, some employees cannot afford or don't want pay a fair price for the service.
So the problem is not your work visa, but the final price to pay.
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