Robert (Rob) LA LAU
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Rob la Lau

Rob la LauContact details:

Phone: +33.(0) (France)

Residence: Saint-Étienne-de-Montluc (France)


Multilingual. Versatile. Social. Practical. Pragmatic. Dexterous. Resourceful. Accurate. Autonomous. Team spirit. Studious.


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Books published:

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Work experience:

March 2020
Textbooks and reference books in the field of IT; in English, Dutch and French.
January 2020
March 2020
Unix teacher — École Nantaise d'Informatique, Saint-Herblain (Loire-Atlantique, France)
General Unix utilisation and administration; mainly for adults.
March 2019
December 2019
Translator French → Dutch — Éditions ENI, Saint-Herblain (Loire-Atlantique, France)
Translation of textbooks and instructional videos in the field of IT, from French to Dutch.
Narration of instructional videos.
December 2018
February 2019
Aspirant manager — Emmaus Netherlands
Internship at 4 Dutch Emmaus communities: Parkwijk (Utrecht), Haarzuilens, Langeweg / Breda, Feniks (Tegelen).
September 2018
November 2018
Night watch / Valet / Porter — Hôtel d'Europe *****, Avignon (Vaucluse, France)
Part of the concierge team for this 5 star hotel in the center of Avignon.
June 2018
September 2018
FTC Summer Season
Technician — Résidence Chalet Skadi *****, Val d'Isère (Savoye, France)
Sole technician for this 5 star holiday appartment residence: maintenance of appartments, shared space and technical installations; including swimming pool, sauna and Turkish bath.
December 2016
June 2018
Board, lodging, pocket money
Compagnon — Emmaüs, Rodez (Aveyron, France)
Electrical equipment: workshop and sales.
October 2014
October 2016
Board and lodging
Host — Multiple accomodations (Cantabria, Spain; Lot, Gers and Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France)
Mainly accomodations for pilgrims to Santiago de Compostela.
Varying from 12 to 45 beds. Reception and information of pilgrims and tourists, service of dinner and breakfast, service at bar and terrace, cooking, blister care, cleaning and household, maintenance and repairs, etc.

Gîte Compostela
Montréal, Gers, France

Le Presbytère
Lanne-Soubiran, Gers, France

Gîte Bélardine
Arblade-le-Bas, Gers, France

Gîte de l'Escargot
Uhart-Mixe, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France

Domaine de Monsalvy
Dégagnac, Lot, France

El Galéon
San Vicente de la Barquera, Cantabria, Spain

December 2014
February 2016
Board and lodging
Handyman — Several private individuals (Dordogne, Cantal and Corrèze, France)
Masonry, carpentry, plumbing, electricity, tile work, gardening, etc.
May 2014
October 2014
Pilgrim to Santiago de Compostela (Netherlands → Spain)
From the Netherlands to Santiago; 3000 kilometres in 5 months, on foot, alone.
November 1999
February 2014
IT freelance (Netherlands)
Linux, FreeBSD, network and systems administration, security, development of websites and applications (Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, C++), etc.
November 2012
April 2014
Voluntary work
Volunteer — Mental hospital Rivierduinen (Netherlands)
Cooking with/for the occupants of the semi-closed section; 1 day per week.
Before 2000 Miscellaneous — Multiple employers (Netherlands)
Multiple functions at multiple rock festivals, bar tender, waiter, janitor, delivery truck driver, warehouse employee, lifting truck driver, etc.

Hobbies and interests:

Traveling. Hiking. Skiing. Shooting (air pistol, free pistol).