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Old 04-25-2011, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Upstate NY!
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Sounds like a dream trip. Have fun!
A wet dream trip would be better.
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Old 04-26-2011, 11:58 PM
 
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So on topic, anyone ballpark my prospects as a slowly aging child with a sporadic job history in the mortgage/real estate services industry looking to make at least $15/hr? I consider myself to have no real skills but I type fast, possess a high technical aptitude, and when I don't swear continually I tend to sound fairly intelligent. Then again compared to the babbling morons that litter this planet and call themselves human beings, I am awesome.
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Old 04-27-2011, 12:17 AM
 
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you might be overqualified and over educated, and they prefer Latinos to work at Mexican restaurants.
LV Job market is atrocious. Phoenix is a little better. I've heard 99% of realtors aren't earning a living right now, meanwhile the fees to work pile up. I can't even afford to rent. I can afford to buy though, and have successfully bought 3 homes for about 80% off each time. Lots of renters out there.
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Old 04-27-2011, 12:32 AM
 
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I don't even want a job in real estate. I'd rather be a dentist. Realistically I'd just like to make a remotely reasonable wage and perhaps even walk into a job that's interesting or fun (god forbid).

Is it that much cheaper to just buy?? I find it somewhat odd to have rents that much higher than mortgages.
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Old 04-27-2011, 01:21 AM
 
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Rents are a lot higher than not having a mortgage.
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Old 06-30-2011, 12:00 AM
 
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Don't listen to what everyone says. There are jobs here but you have to be open minded. I came here working as a wedding photographer but our business struggled since it was new and had too close. I've since gone door-to-door selling for 1 year and a half which opened the door for another position that is selling products to casino employees and is a steady hourly paying job. I found both of these jobs on craigslist. I've also hooked up with a few companies doing wedding photography on the weekends and this year has been my busiest yet! My point is if you are willing to try something different no matter how uncomfortable it sounds, can be rewarding and support you in these rough times. If you have the desire and a good work ethic, you can work anywhere! just don't feel like the world owes you anything. You have to go get it!
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Old 08-20-2011, 03:00 PM
 
Location: North Las Vegas
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Unemployment in Vegas has been sketchy for the last 3 yrs and it seems to continue to be bad, we are now at 14% unemployment. Anyone looking to move to Vegas and needs to find a job should find the job first before moving here.

Nevada, local unemployment numbers up
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Old 08-20-2011, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Sunrise
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The people having the most problems finding a job are the people who were in construction during the boom and refuse to do anything other than construction. "I'm a framing carpenter. That's what I DO, man."

Those people aren't finding jobs.

People who don't mind back-tracking, learning new skills and taking a different career path -- they can find work. Casinos are still turning a profit, most of them at least. And there's always turnover which means there's always jobs available. So learn slot-tech, dealing, culinary, or something similar and do that while riding out the economic storm. Or take hotel management classes and work your way up the ladder. There are some seriously rich people in the valley who did just that.

Although, a person who can't pass a background check should probably move someplace else. I've been checked for every single job I've taken here.
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Old 08-20-2011, 09:09 PM
 
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The people having the most problems finding a job are the people who were in construction during the boom and refuse to do anything other than construction. "I'm a framing carpenter. That's what I DO, man."

Those people aren't finding jobs.

People who don't mind back-tracking, learning new skills and taking a different career path -- they can find work. Casinos are still turning a profit, most of them at least. And there's always turnover which means there's always jobs available. So learn slot-tech, dealing, culinary, or something similar and do that while riding out the economic storm. Or take hotel management classes and work your way up the ladder. There are some seriously rich people in the valley who did just that.

Although, a person who can't pass a background check should probably move someplace else. I've been checked for every single job I've taken here.
Got two in-laws that are slot technicians and they cant even handle the work load. They are busy as hell. Working about 50 hours a week each. Im surprised more people are not getting into this. You gotta also think that most casinos are not buying new machines. They are doing what ever they can to keep the older machines up and running.
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Old 08-22-2011, 08:08 PM
 
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Although, a person who can't pass a background check should probably move someplace else. I've been checked for every single job I've taken here.
I bet the more diligent background checks by employers is one reason the crime rate has dropped across the board since the boom busted a few years ago.
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