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Old 23-10-2009, 10:22   #31
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Having read the thread and all the negative bits, I'm sure few of the posters above have ever attempted to work in a third world country. During my travels I have frequently met people doing just that, never mind the paperwork. In fact, regulation is much more limited down there, and they are usually more relaxed about immigration. I should think the boating community, where a number of older & often relatively wealthy people are sitting in a spot, would be reasonably fertile soil for this stuff!

In fact, a random Frenchie came snorkelling over to a friend's boat in the Canaries the other day offering this precise service..
Exactly!! Money is king in all 3rd world countries... if there is any problem with any official, 20 bucks and a beer can normally fix it! and thats a big "IF"

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Old 23-10-2009, 10:32   #32
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Not going to happen

Here on the gulf coast of Florida, it's between $1 and $2 a foot. And that's from people who will be around for the whole year, usually.

People have been trying to figure out a way to cruise and "make money" for a long time. Do some succeed? A few. And some people win the lottery, too, but it's a bad way to plan your living budget.

Cruisers are:
1) Frugal - they do most of their own work;

2) helpful - Most of the time, I have had free help from fellow cruisers when doing engine work, sails, fixing things, etc. And have given free help where I can, like computers, etc.

If you are going to try and charge other cruisers, you will end up losing far more than you gain.
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There are numerous ways to make money under the radar. But people should be aware of the dangers of being caught. Newbies don't have a clue, that's why they ask questions.
If we make public the ways to gain employment under the radar. Then it's nolonger under the radar, and everyone and his dog will take our oppertunities away from us. Either by law or by competition for the jobs available.
It's reather stupid to talk on a publc forum, of ways to do something illegal. IMHO
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Old 23-10-2009, 19:48   #34
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I have lived in Asia pretty continuously since 1984. Some would describe certain countries as third world - I don't like the term. Asia still has the highest growth potential of anywhere.

I do know people who have worked under the table and been successful. I do know that labor laws are changing and getting stricter. I do know that the "struggle" for law and order is a never ending battle when officials make so little. Can you bribe them - yes. Are you at their mercy - yes. Could you get in trouble - yes...

In regards to teaching English. I lived in Japan for 5 1/2 years. There were tons of undocumented people teaching English - the pay is good but "native" - read neutral to American - spoken English is preferred. Not sure if Japan is a place I want to long term cruise however.
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I tried hull cleaning out in perth western australia were i live. I got a job from a farmer that neglected his launch in the swan river that honestly had 2 foot of mussles on it. The boat was on a mooring about 300m of the shore . never again i was swimming in mussel meat for 2 and a half hours on a over cast day, there has been more shark attacks in the swan river then along the coast. young and dum made $200 not worth it.
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had 2 foot of mussles on it. The boat was on a mooring about 300m of the shorefor 2 and a half hours on a over cast day, there has been more shark attacks in the swan river then along the coast. young and dum made $200 not worth it.
Crikey! $200 for 2 1/2 hours work! Alan Bond would then have sold the mussels to a Pepermint Grove resturaunet for $500..........

And the shark skins for $1,000





Prise the teeth outta your leg for an extra $5 each....


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most cruiser nets offer an opportunity to offer "trades for coconuts|" they call it. Apparently trades are legal, at least in Mexico. perhaps one could exchange services for groceries, tequila, beer, to keep one in the basics. Try to avoid stepping on locals turf. Find a unique niche. Electronics, refrigeration, electrics, etc, carry adequate tools, source parts suppliers that can/will ship to your port of call. Do a very good job, get references.

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used this ploy many times when doing bigger jobs(teak decks,refits etc) on yachts in boat yards all over the world where there are work permit issues.
would either arrive with the vessel,and get checked in as crew,or join the vessel as crew.
generally satisfies most immigration authorities,though they can get a bit twitchy if you do this on a regular basis at the same boat yard
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most cruiser nets offer an opportunity to offer "trades for coconuts|" they call it. Apparently trades are legal, at least in Mexico. perhaps one could exchange services for groceries, tequila, beer, to keep one in the basics. Try to avoid stepping on locals turf. Find a unique niche. Electronics, refrigeration, electrics, etc, carry adequate tools, source parts suppliers that can/will ship to your port of call. Do a very good job, get references.

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LOL... pretty much like in the US then.... work for autohelm, prop shafts etc...
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Is there any difference in condoning we cruisiers working illegally in a foreign country and people crossingr our boarders to work illegally in the US?

I think not! Why then should we not welcome the unwashed as they flock to the US to live and work in paradise?

You should also be aware that people who have relocated to other contrices via boat, and obtained a valid work permit, will be the first to turn you in to Immigration in order to protect their jobs.
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[QUOTE=John A;590139] Why then should we not welcome the unwashed as they flock to the US to live and work in paradise?
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I'll have you know I wash regularly.... Easter, Birthday and Christmas....
Jeez... the cheek of some folk......
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Is there any difference in condoning we cruisiers working illegally in a foreign country and people crossingr our boarders to work illegally in the US?

I think not! Why then should we not welcome the unwashed as they flock to the US to live and work in paradise?
Before Socialism, (both countries), immigration wasn't a problem. A group of hard working men that took the wealth of one country and moved it to another used to be called an "army".
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A group of hard working men that took the wealth of one country and moved it to another used to be called an "army".
Now they are called 'bankers'...
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Now they are called 'bankers'...
You sure you got the spelling right there......
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