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Old 02-17-2008, 04:17 PM
 
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I have a friend who's looking to come over from Europe for a few months and find under the table work. Does anyone know any good leads on where to go about looking? Restaurant work? General labor...?
There aren't many young European students working illegally in PDX that I know of, then it's not as if there isn't competition with under the table working already.
Any help would be appreciated.

 
Old 02-17-2008, 08:23 PM
 
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New home construction is chocked full of untrained foreign labor paid under the table. If your friend is willing to work long hours for little pay and keep his mouth shut then he's suddendly employed. He can call any of the larger home builders and get connected.
 
Old 02-18-2008, 02:11 AM
 
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Default Why risk it???

Why would your friend risk being deported and banned from re-entry for a period of time???

Plenty of Europeans come legally as Au-pairs or students...

Maybe your friend could help you around the house in exchange for room and board?
 
Old 02-18-2008, 02:51 AM
 
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There are a number of day labor hiring sites around the city, some official (such as in Beaverton off of TV Highway) and some not so (off of MLK over the 84). However, there is a lot of competition for these jobs. Also, contrary to what many people think, many of these laborers are skilled. Skilled in a variety of construction jobs, from laying tile, installing drywall, and building retaining walls, to painting and general landscaping.

As others have mentioned, I'd look into working as an au pair, or something as such. I know there are strict rules regarding working under a student visa, but there should be better options than working as a day laborer.

Hey, your friend could simply place an ad on Craigslist and see what responses they get.
 
Old 02-18-2008, 02:54 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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Why would your friend risk being deported and banned from re-entry for a period of time???

Plenty of Europeans come legally as Au-pairs or students...

Maybe your friend could help you around the house in exchange for room and board?
Let me add, banned for 10 years from re-entering the US. Tell your friend to do it legally, to survive here he would also have to steal a person's identity and compound his lawbreaking. Things are heating up for illegals now, your friend could very likely end up in an immigration custody situation before its all said and done.
 
Old 02-18-2008, 03:53 AM
 
Location: Slaughter Creek, Travis County
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Thanks for promoting illegal immigration.

Jeez, as far as we know, this individual is carrying a bag of C4 and is willing to destroy a shopping mall while humming about his/her annointment with 72 virgins.
 
Old 02-18-2008, 04:10 AM
 
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Thanks for promoting illegal immigration.

Jeez, as far as we know, this individual is carrying a bag of C4 and is willing to destroy a shopping mall while humming about his/her annointment with 72 virgins.
Alot of posters here have the mental capacity of a 6yo.
 
Old 02-18-2008, 04:38 AM
 
Location: Slaughter Creek, Travis County
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And an equal number of posters lack any understanding of the behavior of terrorists...
 
Old 02-18-2008, 08:04 AM
 
Location: In The Outland
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Tell your friend to think twice before working under the table. First off it's illegal !
Second if he or she gets injured on the job there will be no Workman's compensation payments or medical care covered.
Third the employer could lose his business and all his legal workers may lose their jobs.
Finally we want honest educated people with some resources coming here to work, we already have way to many lawbreaking, poor, uneducated low end workers flooding our country already. Please tell your friend to stay home and please don't ask us to help your euro buddy to break our laws.
 
Old 02-18-2008, 08:10 AM
 
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And an equal number of posters lack any understanding of the behavior of terrorists...
Your knee jerk comment makes you look no better than the so-called terrorists. What exactly is the tie to someone asking about working under the table to 72 virgins? Watching too much Fox News lately??
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