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Old 09-28-2010, 04:56 AM
 
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$425 divided by 30 days is $35.5. I believe it is enough for this guy and his GF.
That's $3.55 not $35.5. Even $4/day for food, consumables like soap and clothing and unexpected expenses like medical isn't reasonable, even for one person alone.
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Old 09-28-2010, 05:07 AM
 
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My roommate was 23 years old with no particular skills. He got a job selling sunglasses. It pays minimum wage plus commission. I just find that some people are not willing to take ANY job no matter what it is. That is not everyone as there are people who will take any job and still cannot find work.

Precisely my point! 23 with no skills AND NOTHING TO LOSE!! He COULD go and work for min. wage.
I am 40 years old with a house and a car. In other words, an adapted lifestyle that i worked hard for. Sure, one could say the more money you make the more problems you gain,at the same time...It is NOT my fault I was let go. If it was not for my saving...Id be screwed!!! And what of my aggressive 401 K that has been severely damaged by all this. At 23, you had better be very concerned with what is happening
So, once again, not everyone in Las Vegas is 23 and has the ability to just go out and get that fast food style of job. So, there again as well, be careful who you generalize. One day you may just wake up realizing the same thing I speak of
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Old 09-28-2010, 05:19 AM
 
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I am an educated person with a degree in culinary arts. I am a certified Pro Chef 3 C.D.C. I have, at the highest point in my career managed PNL exceeding 5 million + for some of the biggest resorts here in Vegas with my last being the Chef de Cuisine of the opening of the Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego.
Do you know how many interviews that I have been to as of late where I was told ...."you are over qualified"?
I have two recommendations for you

1) Lie. Your resume is not some document of absolute truth it is just an advertisement for you. When you are over qualified for the job use a stripped down resume - delete that degree, change your work history from chef to potato-peeler. Overselling yourself would be unethical - but underselling in order to tell them what they want to hear is entirely legit.

2) I know a guy very much like you, got the degree, worked at fine restaurants on both coasts - but with this economy he lost his job in LA and is back home living with his parents. I go to the gym on an almost daily basis and am working hard to recover from 20 years spent sitting behind a desk. Exercise is half the job, the other half is good nutrition. The gym helps with the exercise but I need just as much help with nutrition and I am far from alone in this.

It took about 6 months, but at my urging the gym's owner found this guy to deliver prepared meals to the gym on a daily basis for clients to take home with them after their sessions. So far, I'm the only one who buys all 21 meals a week from him, but he's got others that take some of their meals and others still that have attended classes that he teaches on how to prepare healthy meals. By necessity this guy has become an entrepreneur - you might want to look into a similar partnership. Especially with boutique gyms and individual personal trainers with higher-end clientele. Just something that I know is working for someone in a situation very much like yours.
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Old 09-28-2010, 05:37 AM
 
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Precisely my point! 23 with no skills AND NOTHING TO LOSE!! He COULD go and work for min. wage.
I am 40 years old with a house and a car. In other words, an adapted lifestyle that i worked hard for. Sure, one could say the more money you make the more problems you gain,at the same time...It is NOT my fault I was let go. If it was not for my saving...Id be screwed!!! And what of my aggressive 401 K that has been severely damaged by all this. At 23, you had better be very concerned with what is happening
So, once again, not everyone in Las Vegas is 23 and has the ability to just go out and get that fast food style of job. So, there again as well, be careful who you generalize. One day you may just wake up realizing the same thing I speak of
Fair enough, but then again don't say there are no jobs here as I was correct in my original reply to you . The proper way to say it was there were no jobs that would support your expensive lifestyle. I personally am 35 and work a minimum wage security guard job. I have been here with the same company for 4 years. I am sure I would have no problem finding another security guard job if I got laid off from here. Low end service sector jobs are easy to find in Vegas, and I have no problem paying all my bills with them as I live on the cheap.
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Old 09-28-2010, 12:32 PM
 
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How's the market for accounting jobs (public or private)?
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Old 09-28-2010, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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These arguments are kind of ridiculous. There are clearly jobs here. Obviously not as many of them as there were in the past. So for every position, there are potentially as many as hundreds of people wanting to fill that position. I'm certainly no expert, but it would seem that in order to get these jobs, one must distinguish themselves from amongst the crowds. In most cases I would think that would mean not just sending out internet resumes while lounging around complaining about the economy. Additionally, making contacts and connections is probably more important than ever. I will probably be on the search for new employment myself and I have accepted the realization that I will need to be looking in many different fields and must make myself stand out in one way or another.
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Old 09-28-2010, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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That's $3.55 not $35.5. Even $4/day for food, consumables like soap and clothing and unexpected expenses like medical isn't reasonable, even for one person alone.
I've done that 5 times, in case my calculator is broke....it comes out to $14.17 per day.....someone needs a new calculator.
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Old 09-28-2010, 02:01 PM
 
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one other thing the mass cooking shows have done is make people think that cooking at home is ok. It is
I think that any chef would have a hard time with so many people not going out.
I can afford to go out when I want but I am a better cook than most chefs.
I sound so dang cocksure of myself and I don't mean to. But mass production is going to loose something. I am just never satisfied or overwhelmed by the food even with a 3 star michelin.
I think that mass home flipping shows hurt people too, everyone thought they could do that too.
There is a job fair today it is on the front page of the sun.
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Old 09-28-2010, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Viva Las Vegas
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These arguments are kind of ridiculous. There are clearly jobs here. Obviously not as many of them as there were in the past. So for every position, there are potentially as many as hundreds of people wanting to fill that position. I'm certainly no expert, but it would seem that in order to get these jobs, one must distinguish themselves from amongst the crowds. In most cases I would think that would mean not just sending out internet resumes while lounging around complaining about the economy. Additionally, making contacts and connections is probably more important than ever. I will probably be on the search for new employment myself and I have accepted the realization that I will need to be looking in many different fields and must make myself stand out in one way or another.

I agree. You have no chance if all you doing is sending out CVs. You have to get out there and speak to people. The jobs will mainly go to the individuals that actively pursue them. Networking, etc.
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Old 09-29-2010, 04:34 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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OK, two people have now gotten it wrong. $425 / 30 days is about $14 per day. Not $3.50, not $35.50. $14 per day is enough to live on, if you watch your expenses. LVD has it right for the most part. If you are willing to work, you will find a job.
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