thanks for the input, but that sounds a bit pessimistic.
In the US, you don't even have to be a legal citizen to get a driver's license (in some states), much the less a job. they hirer mexicans for any and everything and one of my professor's at school is canadian.
What about all those people who work there way from place to place around europe. Arn't there civilian jobs at American armed forces bases. what about working at hostels instead of paying for staying ther? I've also come across programs where you work about 20 hrs a week and that pays for school while your there, only i don't want to go to school. I was looking for things along those lines.
You'll find that Europe is alot different than the US on many fronts. As far as i know in Germany, if you want to work you need to be registred with 2 places, one being the police.
As far as mexicans go, im sure they are working illegally, in the UK its a main election issue all these illegals in the country, working, and not paying any taxes.
Of course you are welcome to try, but i wouldnt want to be you if you get caught, i know in the US if you are caught working or over stay your visa by a wk or so, you are not allowed to return, or jailed.
The people that work from place to place are more then likely EU citizens, since i am from the UK, i get the same treatment from any other member state of the EU, weather im learning, working, ill, or unemployed. I cant be refused a job because im British, and can work and live where i wish.
But since the UK is not "connected" to mainland europe, we still get hit for tax on things we bring back if we declare them. From what i have heard all internal borders within the mainland are open, and is as easy as driving from Oklahoma to Texas.
i don't want to do anything ilegal so i guess working is out...
After looking into it further i found an agency that gets jobs for US students in the UK. http://www.bunac.org/USA/workinbritain/
does anyone have any expirence with BUNAC or any simular organization?