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AnaLauren
June 27th, 2006, 02:07 PM
I am planning to move to NY soon and I only have $3000 saved. It is possible to move there on that and find a job when I get there (waitressing or something)? I want to go to law school there, so I could get loans then, but for a year I would have to live on what I make working. Is it possible???

ryan
June 27th, 2006, 02:15 PM
Yes, start by reading this thread (http://www.wirednewyork.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5632):

antinimby
June 27th, 2006, 05:18 PM
With that amount, you would certainly need to find a roommate in a more affordable part of town. Finding a job in this city has a lot to do with experience. When I first got out of college, I was surprised by how difficult it was to even land a waiter job without any kind of experience. If you've got a good background, it would be much easier to get hired.

MrSpice
June 27th, 2006, 06:17 PM
Evrything is possible if the person really wants to do it. Can your parents loan you some money in case 3000 won't be enough? I guess if you're female and are decent looking, you can find some kind of job in a retail store or as a hostess in a restaurant.

ryan
June 27th, 2006, 07:23 PM
Let's hope mrspice doesn't make any hiring decisions... AnaLauren, you will run into hiring managers like that, and some who aren't. Don't be discouraged.

AnaLauren
June 27th, 2006, 08:36 PM
Thanks for replying. I'll have a BA in Philosophy by then, but I don't count on that to help me any.

Actually my boyfriend keeps a studio in Brooklyn, but I don't think he wants to move back permanently, so I guess when I go it will be without him. Sad.

ablarc
June 27th, 2006, 08:57 PM
Spice, you're the whipping boy for the PC's. ;)

ryan
June 28th, 2006, 10:37 AM
Yeah, labor laws are sooo "PC."

kliq6
June 28th, 2006, 10:46 AM
you can blow 3000 in this town in a month, id advise to wait till you get more or find a person that can pay a bulk of the rent for you

MrSpice
June 28th, 2006, 02:03 PM
Let's hope mrspice doesn't make any hiring decisions... AnaLauren, you will run into hiring managers like that, and some who aren't. Don't be discouraged.

This is a ridiculous statement. I am not a hiring manager and have nothing to do with selecting hostesses. But most of them are rather good looking (so are TV anchors, movie actresses, bartenders at prestigious bars, hostesses at prestigious and expensive restaurants, etc.) Unless you've figured it out already, it's easier for an attractive woman to find this kind of job. I am not saying a really ugly woman cannot get it. I am saying, the chances of getting a hostess type of job are higher for a woman if she is in good shape, young and good looking. If she was going to become a computer engineer or a financial analyst, that would be a different story. Skills would be the most important factor in those kinds of professions.

mrsbobbygoren
June 28th, 2006, 02:11 PM
This is a ridiculous statement. I am not a hiring manage and have nothing to do with selecting hosteses. But most of them are rather good looking (so are TV anchors, movie actresses, bartenders at prestigious bars, hostesses at prestigious and expensive restaurants, etc.) Unless you've figured it out already, it's easier for an attractive woman to find this kind of job. I am not saying a really ugly woman cannot get it. I am saying, the chances of getting a hostess type of job are higher for a woman if she is in good shape, young and good looking. If she was going to become a computer engineer or a financial analyst, that would be a different story. Skills would be the most important factor in those kinds of professions.


I agree Mr.Spice, Sadly in America we go on looks for some jobs!! I live in CA and see it all the time! Thank god I am one of the cute ones!:rolleyes:

ryan
June 28th, 2006, 02:53 PM
Fortunately, analauren is interested in a law degree, which I'll hope will mitigate the bimbo factor for her.

Schadenfrau
June 28th, 2006, 03:07 PM
What sort of jobs are unattractive people suited for, MrSpice?

MrSpice
June 28th, 2006, 03:20 PM
What sort of jobs are unattractive people suited for, MrSpice?

My job - computer specialist - is a good example of a job that suits unattractive people just fine :))

mrsbobbygoren
July 6th, 2006, 09:04 PM
:rolleyes:
My job - computer specialist - is a good example of a job that suits unattractive people just fine :))


You crack me up:) Suits unattractive people just fine! LMAO!:rolleyes:

Ninjahedge
July 7th, 2006, 08:44 AM
What sort of jobs are unattractive people suited for, MrSpice?

Bulletin Board Poster?

milleniumcab
July 9th, 2006, 05:38 PM
My job - computer specialist - is a good example of a job that suits unattractive people just fine :))
Cab drivers don't need to be attractive..:p :)))))

RicanPrincipessa
July 10th, 2006, 01:02 AM
I am planning to move to NY soon and I only have $3000 saved. It is possible to move there on that and find a job when I get there (waitressing or something)? I want to go to law school there, so I could get loans then, but for a year I would have to live on what I make working. Is it possible???

Same here... I plan on moving to NY with a roomate with only about $3000 saved. Between the both of us about 6-7000. Do we stand a chance?! :eek:

ablarc
July 10th, 2006, 07:40 AM
:rolleyes:


You crack me up:) Suits unattractive people just fine! LMAO!:rolleyes:
Spice has a sense of humor. Needs it for all the flak he catches.

Poor Spice. Realists catch all the flak on this board.

To avoid it, you have to be in denial.

ASaint763
August 11th, 2006, 01:31 AM
Same here... I plan on moving to NY with a roomate with only about $3000 saved. Between the both of us about 6-7000. Do we stand a chance?! :eek:

I think so. I have $3000 saved as well and am moving in October. The only thing going for me so far is that I will be transferring with a job. Now I just need to find a roommate!