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Old 09-21-2010, 09:40 PM
 
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You're right JFK. If I knew than what I know now, I would have waited to move, if at all

My 21st is still 3 months out. It will greatly open up the job possibilities for me.

I've actually seriously been considering going home. I have given it a lot of thought and I realized I wasnt happy there, yet I don't seem to be happy here in LV either. I've never been happy anywhere I move.

The problem is myself and my inability to be satisfied with what I do have. I always feel inferior to others and like I dont have enough (ie material things) or that Im just not good enough (life in general)
No offense, but people like myself were BEGGING you to hold off on your decision to move to Las Vegas. We empasized the fact that the weak LV Economy, combined with your relative lack of marketable job skills, would lead to you being unhappy and in a tough situation.

Be very careful before you decide to go back to school. Many degrees aren't worth the paper they're printed on, so try to study something worthwhile. If that's not the best route, look into vocational training (EMT, plumbing, electician, etc.)
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Old 09-21-2010, 10:07 PM
 
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well now i'm going to chime in... you had an opportunity, you were offered an interview.. granted didn't know you were under 21 however you just left a message on a machine saying you werent 21 and wouldn't be attending the interview.. However, if you would have gone to the interview and did well, you would have been placed in another area (most likely food), and would be making 15 an hour as we type... until you were 21 and then to a real area... imo, you blew it.. and now you are crying the blues...
as for going to school, how are you going to afford it.. you are not a resident yet. plus as lis123 says most degrees arent worth the paper they are printed on..

lots of people gave you advice on this board, and you did exactly opposite. this is not meant to be hateful, spiteful, or a shot at you.. but you really need to listen to other people...

wow, that was one heck of a vent.. but its been bottled up for a long time.....
when you actually get a casino job, if you are going to stay, you put yourself under someone's wing, and fly... you make it happen .. that's vegas!
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Old 09-21-2010, 10:52 PM
 
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well now i'm going to chime in... you had an opportunity, you were offered an interview.. granted didn't know you were under 21 however you just left a message on a machine saying you werent 21 and wouldn't be attending the interview.. However, if you would have gone to the interview and did well, you would have been placed in another area (most likely food), and would be making 15 an hour as we type... until you were 21 and then to a real area... imo, you blew it.. and now you are crying the blues...
as for going to school, how are you going to afford it.. you are not a resident yet. plus as lis123 says most degrees arent worth the paper they are printed on..

lots of people gave you advice on this board, and you did exactly opposite. this is not meant to be hateful, spiteful, or a shot at you.. but you really need to listen to other people...

wow, that was one heck of a vent.. but its been bottled up for a long time.....
when you actually get a casino job, if you are going to stay, you put yourself under someone's wing, and fly... you make it happen .. that's vegas!
I am going to come stick up for Davie since the situation you are referring to was all my fault, not his. That was right when Davie moved here. Davie was going to go to the interview, but I told him he would be wasting his time since they probably sold alcohol in that gift shop. We both called them on Skype and they said you need to be 21 to work there so it was forgotten. To my credit, I had no idea they could have situated him somewhere else until he turned 21. Now I feel bad.
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Old 09-21-2010, 10:59 PM
 
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I am going to come stick up for Davie since the situation you are referring to was all my fault, not his. That was right when Davie moved here. Davie was going to go to the interview, but I told him he would be wasting his time since they probably sold alcohol in that gift shop. We both called them on Skype and they said you need to be 21 to work there so it was forgotten. To my credit, I had no idea they could have situated him somewhere else until he turned 21. Now I feel bad.
Since the job market is so bad, they probably would not have bothered anyway since they could easily find someone else over 21 who could be placed anywhere.
It would have been a good practice interview and a future contact if he did go though.
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Old 09-21-2010, 11:06 PM
 
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Since the job market is so bad, they probably would not have bothered anyway since they could easily find someone else over 21 who could be placed anywhere.
It would have been a good practice interview and a future contact if he did go though.
really? alot of employees in the buffet are 19-20.. pool emps are 18-20
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Old 09-21-2010, 11:08 PM
 
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I am going to come stick up for Davie since the situation you are referring to was all my fault, not his. That was right when Davie moved here. Davie was going to go to the interview, but I told him he would be wasting his time since they probably sold alcohol in that gift shop. We both called them on Skype and they said you need to be 21 to work there so it was forgotten. To my credit, I had no idea they could have situated him somewhere else until he turned 21. Now I feel bad.
actually according to a DM, he left a message, since this was decided within 12hrs of the interview time.
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Old 09-21-2010, 11:10 PM
 
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really? alot of employees in the buffet are 19-20.. pool emps are 18-20
It didn't sound like that was what they were offering. If someone is over 21, they can work in all areas. Are they restricting pool employees to 18-20 year olds?
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Old 09-21-2010, 11:17 PM
 
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no, there are no restrictions.. however the one's that were mostly hired were under 21.. possibly difference in pay, hours etc.. they were seasonal also...
there are several in the buffet at 19 & 20 making 100-150 in tips a day.
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Old 09-22-2010, 10:07 AM
 
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I am going to come stick up for Davie since the situation you are referring to was all my fault, not his. That was right when Davie moved here. Davie was going to go to the interview, but I told him he would be wasting his time since they probably sold alcohol in that gift shop. We both called them on Skype and they said you need to be 21 to work there so it was forgotten. To my credit, I had no idea they could have situated him somewhere else until he turned 21. Now I feel bad.
Correct. I believe you had self-interests in wanting Davie to be your ward and protege. Misery loves company.
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Old 09-22-2010, 10:25 AM
 
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15% unemployment - highest, or near the highest, in the nation.

Yes, it is that bad. Will it be that bad in a year? I don't know, but I can't see it turning around that much, that fast.
no not the highest but is very high. yuma and el centro is the highest in the nation. 26 and 27% unemployment rates there.
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