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Fruit picking in Europe
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I’ll be in Europe until late July but I have a feeling I’ll be on the streets by that time. I realize I won’t be making loads of money by picking fruit but every bit helps. Just wondering how easy it is to get a fruit picking job. Is it possible to do it just for a couple weeks? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Where did you hear about the job? Kind of an odd job..

Your changes of getting a job are very very very small, especially since you are already over there and have not gone through the visa / sponsor / etc process. See some other postings about that.

I would highly suggest that if you feel you will be on the streets by July, then you should come back before then. Your life will be hell with no money on the streets. And in general, its just not smart to put yourself in that type of situation (especially being a woman by herself in a foreign country).

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I completely agree with the above being on the streets in most parts of Europe puts you at risk.As for fruit picking we have many orchards here originaly planted during the Communist era.Some are thriving but a lot are going to waste which is a crying shame.You could get a job here but you wont earn any money no one does here yet.You might get board and lodgings in one of the villages but we are a long way from the nearest city and not very cultivated yet.

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okay maybe i was being a little dramatic. just trying to get the point across. thanks for all the advice though. i’ve got an interview for a hostel on monday. wish me luck!

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Great! Good luck with the interview. Please pass on any tips that might be helpful.

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I remember way back when and looking through the Working Around The World book and thinking I might go work in the olive groaves in Greece. Man, I can’t believe I was serious about that. I think working in a hostel is the best option. I hope you find a job.