My name is Chris, and I'll be coming to live around Rolle (Vaud) towards the beginning of July and am looking for some kind of work until roughly January
I am the "trailing spouse" at this stage, in that I will be coming to Switzerland with my wife and staying with her family.
The main hurdle I've been facing is language.
I speak a little French but not enough to actually count as speaking the language. My last few years working has been in customer service/ sales which doesn't bridge the language barrier so well. Prior to that I worked in residential construction, lumber-jacking, and commercial deep sea fishing, and before that I was working at a private home-school, doing a bit of everything including driving people in a 15 passenger van, shopping preparing and cooking meals, teaching, assistant teaching and curriculum planning for up-to about 30 people.
I love traveling and visiting new places, and have lived in Australia the last few years working as an account manager for a finance company.
Basically I'm going to be living in Switzerland soon and was hoping to find some kind of work when I get there but most job offers seem to be for French speakers only. I am hoping some people here had some thoughts what kind of work might be available from July to January that might be suitable.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.