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Need a Job to feed Kid
I got a buddy in a tough situation:
He's an African in Russia who got a girl pregnant and they decided to keep the kid. Guy has a university degree but its worthless over there, and he speaks only English. He's unemployed and needs to feed his wife and kid. He has African citizenship, so he is stuck there and no EU visa.

The guy's dug himself into a hole, but he's a good fellow.

Is there any online job he can do? Any jobs you can think of in Russia, that don't require Russian?

I'd like to help a friend out, but I dunno what to advise the guy. I don't envy his situation.
04-04-2013 11:29 AM
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Uh, English teacher? That sounds like a no-brainer.
04-04-2013 11:42 AM
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I advise him that right at the start.

Trouble is, he says there are plenty of foreigners doing that job already.

He's done some talks about Africa at English schools, but nothing full time. I guess because he's black and African he has trouble getting work. They look at Brits and Americans as real native speakers.

Perhaps advertising hard for private lessons is what I advised him.
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04-04-2013 11:48 AM
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Assuming he's in Moscow, DeVere Group would be worth a try. They sell tax-efficient financial planning to expats.
I got offered a job with them last year but couldn't go. From what I remember, it will be commission-only, though.
https://www.devere-group.com/

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04-06-2013 03:55 PM
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Thanks for the link, I sent it.

He's not in Minsk, but in a regional center.

The guy is very motivated and interested in finance and business, even though he may lack the formal training. Its worth a shot with that company.
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04-07-2013 12:27 AM
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(04-07-2013 12:27 AM)POHammer Wrote:  Thanks for the link, I sent it.

He's not in Minsk, but in a regional center.

The guy is very motivated and interested in finance and business, even though he may lack the formal training. Its worth a shot with that company.

I meant not in Moscow...got my countries confused. I was never any good at geography!
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04-07-2013 01:31 AM
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(04-07-2013 01:31 AM)POHammer Wrote:  
(04-07-2013 12:27 AM)POHammer Wrote:  Thanks for the link, I sent it.

He's not in Minsk, but in a regional center.

The guy is very motivated and interested in finance and business, even though he may lack the formal training. Its worth a shot with that company.

I meant not in Moscow...got my countries confused. I was never any good at geography!

Yeah, could be worth a shot. I don't have any formal training in finance, nor do many graduates they recruit, so it isn't a huge problem-all you need to be able to do is sell. You do get training on the instruments though. The entry-level positions were called independent financial advisors, i think.

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04-07-2013 06:36 AM
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I was looking at GazProm recently too, which might be a more stable paycheck. They have a presence in Russia but I couldn't say where offhand.

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04-07-2013 06:38 AM
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The guy has a degree in agriculture back in Africa. I don't think he'll be qualified for those positions.

Perhaps trades would be better: study Russian and finish a course in Welding, Electrical work, etc. Maybe commercial driver's license and do trucking
04-07-2013 07:21 AM
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There are online english teaching gigs, where you do it over skype. Check out the job postings at eslcafe.com

He may have to lie about his nationality and esl credentials.

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04-08-2013 09:23 PM
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How you get a ho pregnant & keeping the kid without speaking her language?
04-08-2013 09:33 PM
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(04-08-2013 09:23 PM)Sonsowey Wrote:  There are online english teaching gigs, where you do it over skype. Check out the job postings at eslcafe.com

He may have to lie about his nationality and esl credentials.
Have you done those jobs before?
04-09-2013 06:34 AM
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(04-09-2013 06:34 AM)houston Wrote:  
(04-08-2013 09:23 PM)Sonsowey Wrote:  There are online english teaching gigs, where you do it over skype. Check out the job postings at eslcafe.com

He may have to lie about his nationality and esl credentials.
Have you done those jobs before?
No I never really pursued them because they require odd hours and the pay is relatively low. It seems like a lot of the business is for Russians, so youre expected to work before and after the working day in Moscow. I wouldnt expect more than 8 dollars an hour from this kinda work.
04-09-2013 11:14 AM
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(04-09-2013 06:34 AM)houston Wrote:  
(04-08-2013 09:23 PM)Sonsowey Wrote:  There are online english teaching gigs, where you do it over skype. Check out the job postings at eslcafe.com

He may have to lie about his nationality and esl credentials.
Have you done those jobs before?
No I never really pursued them because they require odd hours and the pay is relatively low. It seems like a lot of the business is for Russians, so youre expected to work before and after the working day in Moscow. I wouldnt expect more than 8 dollars an hour from this kinda work.
04-09-2013 11:16 AM
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