Low stress work paying food and accommodation!!

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Low stress work paying food and accommodation!!

Post by HappyChappy » Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:07 pm

People of CEO!

I've done my teaching course and plan on moving to Cambodia in Jan, but before I embark on my teaching career I thought it would be cool to get a job in a hostel / hotel for a few months.

Something chill just meeting greeting people in the bar or reception, is that sort of work common place in Cambodia or am I best off putting the feelers out now??

I haven't had a holiday in a LONG time and want to relax a bit and have fun before I become a super responsible teacher (on weekdays).

Many thanks for your serious and helpful responses :D
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Re: Low stress work paying food and accommodation!!

Post by Ghostwriter » Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:43 am

Sure, plenty of well paid positions of talking-with-the-people-in-lobbys around, and neverending opportunities to teach English.
Make sure you have a plan B though, just in case.
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Re: Low stress work paying food and accommodation!!

Post by Duncan » Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:03 am

Just make sure you join the CPP first .
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Re: Low stress work paying food and accommodation!!

Post by explorer » Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:34 am

HappyChappy wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:07 pm
I've done my teaching course and plan on moving to Cambodia in Jan, but before I embark on my teaching career I thought it would be cool to get a job in a hostel / hotel for a few months.

Something chill just meeting greeting people in the bar or reception, is that sort of work common place in Cambodia or am I best off putting the feelers out now??

I haven't had a holiday in a LONG time and want to relax a bit and have fun before I become a super responsible teacher (on weekdays).

Many thanks for your serious and helpful responses :D
That's why salaries are so low in Cambodia. People are prepared to work for very little.

How much employers are prepared to pay, is largely determined by how much previous employees were prepared to work for. If you work for food and accommodation, the next employee may be expected to do the same.

Some people in teaching jobs have been working for very little. Next you'll be asking why teachers salaries are so low.
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Re: Low stress work paying food and accommodation!!

Post by stupid-barang » Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:21 am

There is nothing low stress about talking to tourists. Something I can't stand is where I go somewhere and someone I don't know starts talking my fucking ear off.
Telling me their life story or expecting me to tell them mine.
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Re: Low stress work paying food and accommodation!!

Post by hanno » Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:36 am

Right, you think hospitality work is easy? As a hotel GM, I can tell you that it is anything but. I can also tell you that your attitude would probably not last very long in a hotel.
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Re: Low stress work paying food and accommodation!!

Post by Splashback » Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:55 am

Working for a tiny salary and food and board is common enough, especially in Kampot and on the islands, plus bigger hostels in Siem Reap and in PP like Mad Monkey and Big Easy. See if Koh Rong have an FB page and join Phnom Penh Jobs Alert. You'll probably be serving beers and checking people in and out. If you can't arrange anything online, travel about for two weeks and ask around in areas you like.

You'll find something. Good luck.
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Re: Low stress work paying food and accommodation!!

Post by Nicolas » Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:33 am

There’s also a few restaurants hiring foreigners. Not that uncommon.


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Re: Low stress work paying food and accommodation!!

Post by Doc67 » Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:45 am

hanno wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:36 am
Right, you think hospitality work is easy? As a hotel GM, I can tell you that it is anything but. I can also tell you that your attitude would probably not last very long in a hotel.
How long would he las in an interview with you? 2 Mins?

It seems that a proper hotel is not where he should be looking. A flophouse backpacker dope smelling hovel seems to be the way to go.

But good luck to him...
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Re: Low stress work paying food and accommodation!!

Post by Smoking Joe Conrad » Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:09 pm

Just get going and get a job. Why wait?
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