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post #11 of 21 Old 10-13-2012, 06:28 PM
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post #12 of 21 Old 11-13-2012, 08:02 AM
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Seeking native english speaker Nanny for live-in in Benicassim, SPAIN

Seeking native english speaker Nanny for live-in in Benicassim, SPAIN
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post #13 of 21 Old 11-13-2012, 08:08 AM
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Seeking native english speaker Nanny for live-in in Benicassim, SPAIN

Seeking native english speaker Nanny for live-in in Benicassim, SPAIN
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post #14 of 21 Old 11-13-2012, 04:15 PM
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Unless you go with a reputable agency you could wind up sold as a slave in the sex trade. Don't dismiss it, it's a real possibility. Anyone can create glowing reports, doesn't mean they represent the truth. There are thousands of people in Spain who speak fluent english. Why and out of country appeal?

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post #15 of 21 Old 11-20-2012, 09:12 AM
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Seeking native english speaker au pair to live-in in Benicassim, SPAIN

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Unless you go with a reputable agency you could wind up sold as a slave in the sex trade. Don't dismiss it, it's a real possibility. Anyone can create glowing reports, doesn't mean they represent the truth. There are thousands of people in Spain who speak fluent english. Why and out of country appeal?
sorry, because I was in London as an au pair before, to learn english and to live the experience in another country
Now I am back to Spain, and have 2 children, and I would like to give the chance to someone to live the same experience as I had, and at the same time to take care of my children
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post #16 of 21 Old 11-20-2012, 09:17 AM
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Seeking ASAP native english speaker aupair to live-in in Benicassim, Spain

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Hello! My name is Benedicte, and I am very interested being an Au-pair in Spain. I currently work with horses in Norway, but I'm looking for a place to learn the spanish culture, language, and additionally it would be a dream come true to be able to work with horses and other animals at the same time. I added you at Skype and sendt you a more detailed request there. I'm really looking forward to hearing from you, and hope you haven't given this opportunity to someone else yet :)
Seeking ASAP native english speaker aupair to live-in in Benicassim, Spain
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post #17 of 21 Old 11-20-2012, 09:19 AM
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I thought au pairs were PAID? Why would anyone volunteer not just to take care of your children, but your horses for nothing?

If you're serious about giving someone the au pair 'experience', you need to list with a reputable agency and PAY them for their service, not expect slave labor.

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post #18 of 21 Old 11-20-2012, 08:29 PM
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Two gals years ago when to Europe to work with a reputable horse trainer. They figured they'd be working with beginners and feeding and riding under this guy. Barn slaves is what it turned out to be and they had to stick it out if they wanted their return ticket. Neither one saw a lesson. That probably taught them the biggest lesson of their lives.
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post #19 of 21 Old 11-21-2012, 07:02 PM
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Two gals years ago when to Europe to work with a reputable horse trainer. They figured they'd be working with beginners and feeding and riding under this guy. Barn slaves is what it turned out to be and they had to stick it out if they wanted their return ticket. Neither one saw a lesson. That probably taught them the biggest lesson of their lives.
I can not stress enough that people need to research these jobs and get real references(not just email address) and talk to other barn owners and staff in the area.

I got sucked into a position at what I was told was a high scale dressage barn. I was promised $100 a week, free accommodations, food and 3 lessons a week as well as horses to ride daily.

I got there and only ever had 2 lessons in the 4 months I was trapped there, never got to ride other horses, only got 24 hours off every two weeks and never offered a ride into town, worked 6am - 10pm and was not allowed to talk to any boarders as staff are never to be seen or heard. I also would get screamed at if I touched any food outside of meal times that wasn't served to me.

The only reason I hadn't high tailed it out of there right away was I had traveled across the country to get there, was foolish and went with no back up money and kept hoping it would get better. The reason she got away with it is it was titled a "working student" position. I was lucky enough to have a friend bail me out of there and help get me a job at another barn where staff were actually respected by the owners.
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post #20 of 21 Old 11-26-2012, 06:03 PM
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I wonder why Georgia Rose is looking for a free employee all the way in North-America. In Spain the unemployment rates are higher then ever, so why not look for a Spanish or European girl to to the one-hour-a-day job?
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