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Jobs for 15 year olds near Geneva

Hello, my name is Luka. I'm 14 (soon 15) years old. I have a diplomatic D visa card. I am from Croatia, a non-EU country. I speak English and Croatian fluently, and a little French (I can have simple conversations with French speakers).

I am looking for a job over the summer. Any jobs for 1-2 weeks will be perfect. Do I need any work permits here? And how do I obtain them?

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Luka
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Re: Jobs for 15 year olds near Geneva

Luka, normally it is forbidden to employ any kid under 15. Depending when is your b-day, you may apply.

However, I would expect that for small jobs, most people will overlook it. Have a look at the local Migros or Coop, and see if baby-sitting may be requested... or go in the local bakery/newspaper/coffee shop and ask if they may require help during school break (perhaps during the week-ends?). You should not need any work permits in addition to your card... you are legally here.

Oh, and a suggestion: I don't know if Luka S****** is your real name, but I would suggest for your safety that you don't use your real identification on internet... a pseudonim would be better.

Good luck!
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I really don't think any Migros/Coop or official employer will employ a 15 year old. Much better to try and get a job as mother's help/gardener, etc.
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Old 10.05.2011, 17:42
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Re: Jobs for 15 year olds near Geneva

I can't help, but loads of natives of your age are also looking for summer jobs, so try to present it as an opportunity to improve your knowledge of our language (French)
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Re: Jobs for 15 year olds near Geneva

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I really don't think any Migros/Coop or official employer will employ a 15 year old. Much better to try and get a job as mother's help/gardener, etc.
Odile, you are correct.... sorry but I forgot to finish my sentence.
At Migros and Coop there are big boards where people sometimes ask for help. Luka could post there a proposal for - washing cars? gardening? mowing the lawn?

And... Luka, well done on fuzzing up your name.
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Old 10.05.2011, 19:21
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Re: Jobs for 15 year olds near Geneva

In my Gemeinde, it is permitted to work with conditions from the age of 13, but with far lesser restrictions after 15. For a short term job, perhaps the Croatian Embassy and community ( some advice from them here too ) might be willing to provide a task for you during summer ?

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Re: Jobs for 15 year olds near Geneva

Last year my then 14 year old daughter worked on a farm for 2 weeks.
Pay wasn't brilliant but it was better than nothing.
I think the minimum number of weeks that you can work is 2 and I don't know about the maximum.
The organisation she use was
http://agriviva.ch/
If I remember right it cost 40chf to register.
The hours were long, the work was hard but it was a good expirence for her.
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Re: Jobs for 15 year olds near Geneva

I have a feeling that when people are here for diplomatic missions, their family members cannot work? It may have changed, though...
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