Working at the resorts/clubs?

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  1. Hyru

    Hyru Enthusiast Registered Member

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    A couple friends and myself were looking at possibly living and working in cancun for the summer next year

    A couple questions for whoever has time to answer... appreciate it.

    1) How does one go abouts finding available jobs at the resorts? Is there a site or something I could look up typical jobs?

    2) Whats the average pay of those who work in the resorts/clubs?

    3) Roughly, how much would I be looking at paying per month for every basic but furnished room in Cancun (downtown cancun as well)?

    4) Ive heard different answers for this one.... to work on the resorts, is it required to speak Spanish as well as English? My English is perfect... My Spanish is horrible.

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Klaw

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    I can't answer all of your questions but I can tell you that your choise of jobs may be limited in the resorts and clubs.

    You won't be allowed to work in a job that a Mexican can do so that leaves out most all jobs in a resort with the exception of activities staff and selling timeshares.

    The activties staff job is hard work and it's not the non stop party that many think it is. Long hours with little time off.

    Selling timeshares is tough as well and in the beginning I believe it can be very hard to make a living at. It is very cut throat.

    As for the clubs, well, you won't be able to work as a bartender or bouncer there either since youare not a Mexican national.

    Good luck but I suspect finding a job may be harder than you think. But good luck!
     
  3. gene37412

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    If you can't answer the question the why don't you keep your mouth shut for a change...
     
  4. Klaw

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    Hyru,

    You asked legitimate questions and I was just trying to give you some information you might not have. I'm sure there will be others along shortly who can provide you with the answrs you are looking for.

    I'm sorry that your thread was used by Gene to try and antagonize and berate me for whatever problem it is that he has with me.
     
  5. R.I. GAL

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    Gene.......................That was quite rude and uncalled for......... perhaps if you cannot find any value in Karan's posts you should just skip over them :!:
     
  6. Steve

    Steve Administrator Owner

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    Gene, that's enough. No more please.

    Please see PM's
     
  7. Dive Pro

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    I have met more than several people from various countries that have jobs in cancun, a lot of course dive instructors and divemasters. Also I know sales people at different places, time sharing has a lot. But also at hotels there are many and a lot working at several different positions, I have know receptionists that now are managers, concierges, and specially positions with direct tourist attention and service where different languages are involved. The only catch is that you have to work for that company and your immigration document is provided with a statement that says you are only allowed to stay if you work for this or that company but I also know some people that work for themselves and not for any company. If you come and really look I guess you may find something.
    Hope this helps
     
  8. gbchayctca

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    Hijole! I thought that Klaw did a very nice job answering those questions.

    There is no way you will find a job and be able to work in Cancun just for the summer. The way things work in Cancun, it may take you three months to meet people, make connections, learn some Spanish, and then find a job. It's not like resort/vacation areas in the US where they are perfectly happy to have you for the summer season and may include room and board.

    Plus, there's the limted jobs that you could do as Klaw mentioned. Not much time left for whooping it up.

    Better to save some money, rent a short term apartment, take some Spanish classes and whoop it up without working.

    As far as rental prices, they go anywhere from 1000 pesos a month for a room in a sketchy area with a shared bathroom to 25,000 pesos for a beach front condo. And there's everything in between.

    Something adequately furnished and short term would cost more than just a standard year-long lease.

    Oh, and hotel jobs require a work permit, which can take months to get.

    Best bet for under the table work is as a mopetera (for females) or braceletero (for males). But Mexican nationals in those jobs have the advantage on monolingual foreigners as they are functional in English and fluent in Spanish, especially because the summer is the big time for domestic tourism.
     
  9. Klaw

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    Thanks Melissa!!! :lol:
     
  10. DConCT

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    well that was interesting.
     
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