Just moved to hillcrest after getting kicked out of my house in Ventura County, new area and time to start finding a job and a place to stay.

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    Oct 20, 2012 6:54 PM GMT
    Currently im just house hopping, looking for a job right now and going to take out a student loan so i can get back in school. Im still enrolled at my other college currently. Ive worked retail for about 2 years, and currently working at Express 3 hours away in simi. If anybody has any advice as where to find jobs quick, and a place to stay in Hillcrest San Diego, please help. Ive got maybe 50 bucks to my name and im determined not to become homeless.
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    Oct 20, 2012 8:10 PM GMT
    bump, please.
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    Oct 20, 2012 8:12 PM GMT
    A bump, though I'm over 2000 miles away with no suggestions to offer. icon_sad.gif
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    Oct 20, 2012 10:09 PM GMT
    Can you find a head hunter or know anyone whom you can crash for a couple of nights?
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    Oct 20, 2012 10:12 PM GMT
    Fivealive saidCan you find a head hunter or know anyone whom you can crash for a couple of nights?

    whats a headhunter? I dont know anybody here icon_sad.gif
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    Oct 20, 2012 10:13 PM GMT
    Student housing?
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    Oct 20, 2012 10:18 PM GMT
    Update your resume and make it flawless. You might have to flip burgers or be a barista to get back on your feet, but desperate measures call for desperate means.

    Best of luck.
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    Oct 20, 2012 10:31 PM GMT
    crystalballer said currently working at Express 3 hours away in simi.


    Jesus fuck you commute to that? Get a transfer to the Express in Horton Plaza or Fashion Valley.
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    Oct 20, 2012 10:33 PM GMT
    crystalballer said
    Fivealive saidCan you find a head hunter or know anyone whom you can crash for a couple of nights?

    whats a headhunter? I dont know anybody here icon_sad.gif


    Head hunters usually assist you in finding a job. Or find the nearest employment agency office. Find jobs through Workopolis or Craigslist.

    You can do it icon_smile.gif
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    Oct 20, 2012 10:38 PM GMT
    Ariodante said
    crystalballer said currently working at Express 3 hours away in simi.


    Jesus fuck you commute to that? Get a transfer to the Express in Horton Plaza or Fashion Valley.


    I miss the panda inn in the Horton plaza, used to work in the NBC building there
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    Oct 20, 2012 10:45 PM GMT
    mikeinslc said

    I miss the panda inn in the Horton plaza, used to work in the NBC building there


    Is that gone now? I ate there a few times but I haven't been to Horton Plaza in so many years.
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    Oct 21, 2012 1:53 AM GMT
    if you've never waited tables, then try to get a bussers job in like a Village Inn, Perkins, Coco's or Denny's, It's not big money, but it can be fast money. The tips are not as big as waiter, but generally they pitch and give you a cut, If you do a good job. If you've waited before then, then try for waiter, tips come out to more than your pay check. The nicer you are the more you check on your customers, the better your tip. ... Probably not what your looking for but it's an option. Bartender is also fast money and bar waiter.

    Don't let pride get in the way of survival. I mean if you gotta hit up a soup kitchen then do it. If you gotta shop goodwill then do it. Drop the drugs and booze and cigarettes and any other vice until you can get on your feet.
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    Oct 21, 2012 2:19 AM GMT
    AMoonHawk saidthe more you check on your customers, the better your tip. ...


    Checking on your tables is a calculated art form. I'd much rather my waiter only check a couple times throughout the meal than breathe down my throat every minute asking if everything is ok, especially while I'm in the middle of chewing and have to hurry force down the bite to tell him yes for the 30th time.
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    Oct 21, 2012 6:11 AM GMT
    Try AppleOne, they're great for temp jobs that can lead to Full Time.


    Central San Diego Career Center
    3952 D Clairemont Mesa
    San Diego, CA 92117
    ( 858 ) 490-6470
    kearnymesa-ca@appleone.com

    Mira Mesa, CA
    9909 Mira Mesa Blvd
    Suite 100
    San Diego, CA 92131
    ( 858 ) 578-4437
    miramesa@mail.all-in-1.com

    North San Diego Career Center
    100 East San Marcos Blvd.
    Suite 370
    San Marcos, CA 92069
    ( 760 ) 591-9743
    oceanside@appleone.com

    (got these off their website: www.appleone.com )
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    Oct 21, 2012 7:18 AM GMT
    Ariodante said
    AMoonHawk saidthe more you check on your customers, the better your tip. ...


    Checking on your tables is a calculated art form. I'd much rather my waiter only check a couple times throughout the meal than breathe down my throat every minute asking if everything is ok, especially while I'm in the middle of chewing and have to hurry force down the bite to tell him yes for the 30th time.

    I mean check, like walk by and see if the have water, need another drink, need more coffee, bread sticks etc. There is nothing hate worse than the disappearing waiter. They take your order deliver your drinks and food then you never see them again. If they would just walk by and around without saying a word is fine just so you can ask them for something if you need it.

    But again, back to quick money. I'm not sure how much those guys make with the advertising signs on the street but I'd guess it would be cash at the end of the day. Hit up tatoo parlors or pot shops (if they have them out their). There always seem to be different ones around these parts, but my guess is that it gets them through a week.
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    Oct 21, 2012 7:23 AM GMT




    But again, back to quick money. I'm not sure how much those guys make with the advertising signs on the street but I'd guess it would be cash at the end of the day. Hit up tatoo parlors or pot shops (if they have them out their). There always seem to be different ones around these parts, but my guess is that it gets them through a week.[/quote]

    Thanks moon and everybody for the suggestions. Just got back from handing out my resumes to a few restaurants and different shops, yep even a tobacco/pipe shop. Now i just have to find a place to live. things are going good.

    -K
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    Oct 21, 2012 7:44 AM GMT
    Sean Cody icon_lol.gif

    But in all seriousness, see if they needed some shifts covered at Express closest to where you live.
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    Oct 21, 2012 11:08 PM GMT
    http://www.reddit.com/r/sandiegojobs
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    Oct 21, 2012 11:10 PM GMT
    If I had a body like yours, I'd be selling it for money...and WAY more than 50 bucks...more like 55 or 60 bucks, at least.
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    Oct 21, 2012 11:22 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidIf I had a body like yours, I'd be selling it for money...and WAY more than 50 bucks...more like 55 or 60 bucks, at least.


    Some people have morals, while some don't. Just because he is desperate does not mean he has to do what is uncomfortable for him. I am just assuming that he probably find it comfortable and that was why he has not resort to that yet.
  • camfer

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    Oct 21, 2012 11:40 PM GMT
    You could sell your blood plasma in San Diego. Not sure if homo plasma is accepted.

    Contact the GLBT Center and tell them what your needs are. They have a homeless gay youth program up to age 23.
    www.thecentersd.org
    3909 Centre Street San Diego, CA 92103
    (619) 692-2077


    Once you get back on your feet, put $20 away every week as an emergency fund. In a year you'll have $1040. In five years you'll have $5200. Don't touch it except for emergencies. Then you'll never be in this situation again.

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    Oct 21, 2012 11:43 PM GMT
    Jesus, first off see if you can get transferred to the Express in fashion valley or something.. because 3 hours of gas basically cancels out what you make in a day.

    Second, you could prob use. http://www.couchsurfing.org/
    btw there's no obligatory sexual favor to use someone's couch.. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Oct 21, 2012 11:50 PM GMT
    Can't you stay with your family? like beg them to let you stay, or do whatever it takes, like saying sorry. It's better than being homeless, or not having food to eat. It's your family, they wouldn't want you to suffer.
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    Oct 22, 2012 12:31 AM GMT
    nope crossfit, mom has a new famliy and my dad, just read up.
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    Oct 22, 2012 1:16 AM GMT
    AMoonHawk said
    Ariodante said
    AMoonHawk saidthe more you check on your customers, the better your tip. ...


    Checking on your tables is a calculated art form. I'd much rather my waiter only check a couple times throughout the meal than breathe down my throat every minute asking if everything is ok, especially while I'm in the middle of chewing and have to hurry force down the bite to tell him yes for the 30th time.

    I mean check, like walk by and see if the have water, need another drink, need more coffee, bread sticks etc. There is nothing hate worse than the disappearing waiter. They take your order deliver your drinks and food then you never see them again. If they would just walk by and around without saying a word is fine just so you can ask them for something if you need it.[...]


    Two extreme examples:

    1-
    Waiter at a Chinese restaurant in an expensive area of Manhattan came by once after ordering and bringing food to ask if we needed anything. I said yes, water please. She chuckled and never came back until plate removal and brought check, even though it was a small place with only a handful of lunch customers. We were there over an hour and decided to give a fractional tip, small enough to be insulting with the hope that they'll learn that a tip reflects their hospitality and service.

    2-
    On a date at a nice trendy place in a relatively newly gentrified part of lower Manhattan. The waitress stood a good distance from us but watched over us like a hawk. Without having to ask for anything during the meal she immediately brought whatever we needed without any need to ask- as if she read our minds and reacted immediately. Truly exceptionally awesome hospitality without ever getting in our way. Exceptional service received exceptional tip.

    Best of luck crystalballer!