Foreigner in the US

Discussion in 'Americas' started by Master, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. Martian

    Martian Long timer

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    Master, if you're looking to earn some money for the "kitty" the best places are tourist areas in season. You'll be in places that everybody wants to see. There are always more jobs than people to fill them. You'll get to meet and party with women from all over, and nobody goes on vacation to save money so the tips are great. Your language skills will be a big asset in a tourist area, and your accent will open doors that otherwise may be stuck. Learn a transferable skill, such as bartending or waiting tables, and you'll find plenty of work. I traveled by sailboat working as I went; there is always work to be had if you're willing to do it.

    EDIT: Oh yeah. If you get to Kansas, I've got a place for you to crash.
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  2. Z50R

    Z50R Not lost yet

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    If your native language is something other than English and you can hold a conversation in English than you should have no problem getting hired as a translator. I'd second looking on Cragislist for "gigs" (anything other than adult:deal) for the type of work you are looking for. I have a friend who goes on there all the time for odd jobs despite having having a good job and an engineering degree. It is kind of an adventure for him and adds $ to his bullshit budget. If you pass by Boston (or want to stay around for a while) let me know and I can at least give you a couch to crash on.
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  3. fullmetalscooter

    fullmetalscooter Let me take this duck off

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    3 or 4grand isn't out of the question to get a bike here and then back to eupore. if your bike isn't that special buy one here and sell it latter. 2 to 4 grand buys a good running bike. 4 grand gets you an older bmw, triumph etc. Not that hard to buy one and insure it here. there are lots of threads about doing that.
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  4. Wreckchecker

    Wreckchecker Ungeneer to broked stuff.

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    So now that you've peaked our interest, what do you ride at home? And what would you be willing to ride here in the US?
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  5. Master

    Master Been here awhile

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    Hehe...
    This is my Katie, I love to ride her :evil:

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    And of course, I'd like to take her on this trip I'm dreaming of, that's why I'm so desperately trying to find a cheap way to smuggle her in.
    I did not think about other bikes yet. Guess it would have to be something reliable and cheap if I have to buy one over there.
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  6. fullmetalscooter

    fullmetalscooter Let me take this duck off

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    I wonder if you could work on a cargo ship for pasage of you and your bike? Honestly there isn't any cheap way there I ve ever heard of flying or shipping a bike there and back.
    Nice bike you ve got. You can search for a bike here using
    http://www.searchtempest.com/ . it searches all of craglist or by state etc.
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  7. Martian

    Martian Long timer

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    Its been awhile since I did any shipping overseas, but it wasn't all that expensive if you crated it and had it put in a container along with other stuff.
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