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sistaray



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2007 5:39 pm    Post subject: lima jobs Reply with quote

If one were to play the "English teacher looking for work" game, i.e. arrive in Lima w/o job secured, are the places to look Miraflores and Barranco (sp?) ? I kind of want something more central ... but perhaps jobs are lacking there? Or maybe there are jobs to be had for the industrious person anywhere in Lima?

Sorry, this is a vague post. Just curious about the best areas to hit the pavement.

Im hoping to find a position without split shift; willing to work for awful pay, just no split shift.

thanks
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naturegirl321



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2007 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Best places are the rich districts, La Molina, Surco and Miraflores. The best place to start would be the LA JOb List. See the link in my signature.

As for no split shifts, that'd have to be at a school, either primary or secondary.
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RyanS



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 4:48 pm    Post subject: Re: lima jobs Reply with quote

sistaray wrote:
If one were to play the "English teacher looking for work" game, i.e. arrive in Lima w/o job secured, are the places to look Miraflores and Barranco (sp?) ? I kind of want something more central ... but perhaps jobs are lacking there? Or maybe there are jobs to be had for the industrious person anywhere in Lima?

Sorry, this is a vague post. Just curious about the best areas to hit the pavement.

Im hoping to find a position without split shift; willing to work for awful pay, just no split shift.

thanks


Knowledge of spanish is important to get by and not exploited and so is a university degree. Friends are also very important. You can find places looking for english teachers everywhere in lima though. just apply everywhere. Central Lima is dangerous, you will get robbed in blind daylight, make sure you travel with a friend as a gringo.
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nineisone



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had zero problems walking Central Lima on foot during the daytime. Nighttime can be challenging, but a small modicum of common sense should get even a traveling novice through safely. Lima has some very rough patches, but on the whole I thought it safer than some places I've lived in the U.S.
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naturegirl321



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nineisone wrote:
I had zero problems walking Central Lima on foot during the daytime. Nighttime can be challenging, but a small modicum of common sense should get even a traveling novice through safely. Lima has some very rough patches, but on the whole I thought it safer than some places I've lived in the U.S.


I think it depends how you look, if you're short, dark haired and wear clothes like they do here, you should be fine. If you speak Spanish, makes things better. But when you see people in shorts and flip-flops with camera and hats in the dead of winter, I think you're asking for unnecessary attention. DO your best to fit in. And here, sunglasses aren't usually worn, so that can be a give away.
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Siempre Onion Jar



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 1:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ugh, I've been thinking about that. What if you speak decent Spanish and dress like a Peruvian, but are super pale and blonde and about 5'7? Is there any way I can avoid looking like an easy target/touristy while simultaneously looking "Nordic"?
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naturegirl321



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 2:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You cuold fit it. There are tall blonde Peruvians. they-re of German decent.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 3:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ohhh, that's good to know. I don't want to be like the midnight cowboy when he went to New York, after all. haha
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naturegirl321



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 3:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Depending on your dress and mannerism, you could pass for Peruvian until you open your mouth and start speaking. Somehow no matter how well you speak Spanish, they can still tell. Try telling them that you have a problema con la lengua, which is a speech impediment. Works for me Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 4:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmm, I haven't known enough Peruvians to know their dress and mannerisms, but I'm sure I'll figure it out. I usually pick up on those things pretty fast.
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