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Old 02-10-2014, 08:18 AM
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I have over 8 years of customer service, call center and sales experience. It hasnt benefited me as far as fiances so I want to try something new. Im applying for my CNA or LPN this year, I also wouldn't mind trying something different than customer service UNLESS it pays 12hr minimum. Ive always loved the " arts" my entire life but never lived in a area were I could try out for jobs in that sort of field. Such as dance, casting director, or anything performing arts. I would love to be able to move in the next 6 months to some place thats warm, convenient with public transportation and safe. Places like California, Florida, Nevada and Atlanta come to mine. Im just NOT sure where to began to look for employment, Ive searched many places and feel the best thing to do is apply to a technical college take a medical course and hope to find a job in the performing arts or places I can do auditions for movie extras. Is
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Old 02-10-2014, 09:09 AM
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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There are many universities such as UCLA and art institutes turning out graduates with performing arts degrees, that will make it hard for someone without that to compete. Ask the thousands of waitresses in LA waiting for their big break. It's also an industry big on nepotism. Most jobs go to relatives of existing employees and management. The medical route makes a lot more sense, maybe you can find time to take evening classes in the performing arts, or try out for local theater group productions that don't pay.
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Old 02-11-2014, 03:16 AM
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Keep in mind when you're in southern California and looking for work, your race matters. If you are not Latino, you will have a rough time finding work.
When I moved into the L.A. area I thought surely I could get a job at the old standby McDonalds until I could find something paying better.
Boy was I mistaken. I have not seen any other race employed at the McDonald's around here other than latino. I must've applied online several times to several locations and talked to lots of mgrs. Never able to get hired at one.
It's not just McDonald's either. It's all blue collar trades around here in southern California. What I did back east and got paid good for, I can't even get an interview for here. Mexicans have a stranglehold on jobs in southern California.
If you're not Latino you may want to save yourself job hunting headaches and consider somewhere else.
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