"We are looking to work ..." in the summer garden, at the harvest, in the seaside guesthouse - from one day to the next such offers come online.
Seasonal work is usually from June or July to late September. Offers appear now, so if someone is interested, they should not hesitate to search. Seasonal work can bring excellent earnings, but it needs to be thoroughly checked beforehand - advises Joanna Żukowska, an expert at MonsterPolska.pl recruitment service.
What traps can be encountered when looking for a seasonal job? Here are 7 of them:
1. unfair intermediary
Every year during the summer season, intermediaries appear on the market of "recruiters" who declare that they have a "certain" job offer, but the person who is looking for it has to pay 150-250 PLN for indicating the "address". Unfortunately, the unemployed, who look for a job for a long time and care about their holiday earnings, catch on to the "help" of fraudsters. That's why the first and most important rule is: an employee never pays for the intermediary in finding a job. Such offers are only made by scammers and the addresses they indicate do not exist or the job offer is no longer valid.
2. no contract
Employers who offer summer jobs often avoid signing contracts. Unfortunately, by only verbally agreeing, once - we break the law, twice - we risk not getting the due remuneration. It is worth to insist on a contract of mandate.
3. paid accommodation
Seasonal work often involves going to the seaside or to the mountains. It is from tourist resorts, located in picturesque parts of Poland, that most job offers for the summer flow. When talking on the phone or exchanging e-mails about working conditions, it is worth asking about accommodation. When the employer does not provide accommodation or food and does not pay for coconuts, working by the sea can only pay off for people from a given region. It is worthwhile to make such a calculation before departure, so that you do not work only for the rent and food.
4 Uncertain salary
There is no shortage of seasonal job offers on the market depending on efficiency, e.g. the number of children's faces painted on the promenade or the amount of ice cream sold on the beach. Proficiency without any even minimal basis is at risk. It may turn out that due to bad weather there will be no people willing to take walks and relax on the beach, and we will not make any money.
5. working hours
During the season there is an unwritten rule - all hands on deck. Seasonal work is sometimes tortuous. It is not uncommon for employers to look for those willing to work seven days a week for several hours. When making a decision on employment, it is necessary to find out what hours we have to work.
It happens that companies pay back the travel costs, but it is worth asking for it at the stage of establishing the details. You should ask your employer to send you an e-mail with the final arrangements. If it turns out to be too much effort for the company, you should seriously consider going to another part of Poland.
7. the rules of remuneration payment
When at the recruitment stage we are not sure about the employer, it is worth to make an appointment, e.g. for weekly or daily payment of wages. Seasonal work is governed by slightly different laws than permanent work. This form of payment is quite popular.