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Job of a lifetime - but not in Switzerland

A wealthy family in mainland Europe is looking for a full-time English/French tutor for their four-year-old daughter.

The ideal candidate will be:

a) A young woman in her 20s
b) A native speaker of English or French with an excellent command of the other language
c) Used to working with children (e.g. kindergarten or primary school teacher)
d) Open to other cultures and languages
e) Willing to make a four-year commitment

Accommodation will be provided in a guest house in the grounds of the family’s home. Housekeeping duties are not required, the family has ample staff.
Salary will not be an issue but will be commensurate.
Scheduled start of employment: Autumn 2007.

You can PM me with your CV or requests for further details

Utmost discretion assured. Only serious candidates please - no time-wasters.
It cannot be stressed enough that this job is for 4 years and is not in Switzerland.
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Re: Job of a lifetime - but not in Switzerland

Where is it then?
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Re: Job of a lifetime - but not in Switzerland

I was going to ask that too. Is it either somewhere inhospitable: Iraq, Zimbabwe, Nigeria - or can we recognise the wealthy couple simply by knowing what country they live in ? And that would simply not do...

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I was going to ask that too. Is it either somewhere inhospitable: Iraq, Zimbabwe, Nigeria - or can we recognise the wealthy couple simply by knowing what country they live in ? And that would simply not do...

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It says "mainland europe". Sounds like it could be an interesting job!
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Re: Job of a lifetime - but not in Switzerland

And why do you only want young women in their 20s. This post sounds just too weird for me. Job of a lifetime... hmm..
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You work "Long Time"

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And why do you only want a youg women in her 20s. This post sounds just too weird for me. Job of a lifetime... hmm..
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Re: Job of a lifetime - but not in Switzerland

Moscow actually! Nothing against men, I think most women would prefer having a woman look after their four-year-old daughter every day. Young, because stamina will be needed. Speaking French every morning and English every afternoon or vice versa will be quite demanding.
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Moscow actually! Nothing against men, I think most women would prefer having a woman look after their four-year-old daughter every day. Young, because stamina will be needed. Speaking French every morning and English every afternoon or vice versa will be quite demanding.
Well, for Russia Moscow may be mainland Europe - for the EU Moscow is rather in the "outskirts", to put it mildly.
I'm rather prejudiced when it comes to Russia (my father's from Hungary and had to witness what the Russians did to his friends and family in 1956) - not for a million dollars would I send my daughter (if I had one) anywhere near that region.
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Re: Job of a lifetime - but not in Switzerland

Its not too bad, but why dont you try to look for some one in Moscow. There are plenty of girls that are fluent in english and french. Also you would only have to pay half of what you would pay here. I cant see people going to work to Moscow for four years just like that.
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Re: Job of a lifetime - but not in Switzerland

Update on this job - the post is still open, but the timeframe is now ONE year and not four as originally stated. Native speakers of English or French with a good working knowledge of the other language, please PM me if you are interested.
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Re: Job of a lifetime - but not in Switzerland

the words barge pole and avoid spring to mind.
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Re: Job of a lifetime - but not in Switzerland

No, absolutely not - unless you are a woman, would enjoy the company of a 4-year-old girl and speak fluent French and English.
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Re: Job of a lifetime - but not in Switzerland

Hello Mods,

Are there guidelines for posts of this type? Would the forum be liable if all this went wrong somehow? Even under the thin employment protection available in Switzerland isnt employment advertising based on age and sex restrictions illegal? Does the forum therefore wish to be complicit in illegal activity?

Or have I been in CH too long?

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Hello Mods,

Are there guidelines for posts of this type? Would the forum be liable if all this went wrong somehow? Even under the thin employment protection available in Switzerland isnt employment advertising based on age and sex restrictions illegal? Does the forum therefore wish to be complicit in illegal activity?

Or have I been in CH too long?

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As far as I know it's perfectly legal here to advertise for a specific gender or age group. I have seen many an advert that does this.
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