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Discussion in 'California & Hawaii' started by blue, Apr 10, 2008.

  1. blue

    blue boob hater

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    I'll be moving to this fine corner of the world in the next month and a half ish for school, but the lack of "college-lackey" positions listed on Craiglist and the like are worrisome. Where are jobs listed around here, does college-type employment pay a living wage, and how difficult are they to come by? In Utah the economy is still booming so getting a decent-paying job isn't tough, but I'm told CA is tougher...enlighten me.

    edit: I'm here now. I've got two weeks to find something...anything...
     
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  2. DirtyDog

    DirtyDog Gang probed by the Golden Banana

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    I would be surprised if you couldn't find a service industry job just about anywhere.
     
  3. beaverbiker

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    a lot of people i know that don't have college educations are waiters and bartenders. they make a killing in the city.
     
  4. Total Heckler

    Total Heckler Beer and Bike Enthusiast

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  5. Lucee

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    Hi Blue--

    I've been here for almost 2 yrs--I've spent half of that time unemployed. Yes, it can be worrisome, but it also teaches one to be creative. BTW--I am educated. The degree doesn't matter, it's a tight economy & a tight community, understand?

    So, it's up to you--are you up to the challenge? I read a santa cruz co. statistic that shows that ages 20-30 leave the county. These people leave, I'm sure because they'd like to own a home, or sick of using all their payroll for rent, or being unemployed. Or maybe I'm talkin' outta my ass...

    Regardless, good luck on whatever you decide.
     
  6. skatetokil

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    One of those cities that just too cool for its own good. Lots of people and no jobs. Like Portland.
     
  7. SCTreeHugger

    SCTreeHugger Chimp

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    If there is a place you want to live and be poor, Santa Cruz is high up there. Tons of stuff to do with little or no money. I had my fun.
     
  8. MDJ

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    Ha, making six figures is barely a living wage out here, let alone college-type employment.

    But, it still seems like there are a lot of under-employed people managing to get by in SC.
     
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    ...down to the methadone clinic...
     
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    you could always sling herb lol.
     
  11. blue

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    Anyone have a hookup for pretty much anything? I'm here now, but just as I'd feared, jobs are damn tough to get. I've gotten a couple interviews, but nothing has come of them.

    Contemplating building a treehouse somewhere in the redwoods.
     
  12. punkassean

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    SC is tough. Most of the full-time residents either figure something out working for themselves or commute over the hill to the bay. What about one of the 20-odd bikes shops in the county?
     
  13. Total Heckler

    Total Heckler Beer and Bike Enthusiast

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    Yeah thats true. The bike shops always seem to be looking for someone. Try Family Cycling Center in Capitola. I think they are always looking for new sales people. Plus you get all of your bike celebrity sitings covered there too (Cam, Greg Watts, Jamie Goldman, Etc.) they are frequent shoppers there.

    Also be sure to check those links again I posted on my previous post. Best of luck man.
     
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  14. blue

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    I'll stop by there tomorrow, thanks for the heads up. I may end up doing the Highway 17 shuffle during the summer if things don't really pan out in SC, and see if I can dig up a waiter job during school or something :(
     
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    Have you considered a career in footwear? Everyone needs shoes, they're the foundation of every wardrobe. :)
     
  16. blue

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    Shoe Fetish is hiring! :rofl:

    Bike shops seem to be the way to go...I've got interviews at a couple, now. Thanks for the tips!