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Old 09-20-2011, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
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So the Cosmopolitan has pretty much decided theyre not going to transfer me anywhere else, and more likely than not I will be laid off in October

Every other casino company in town has sent rejection emails to me, so it looks like my days working on the strip are numbered

I need a job that pays minimum $10 an hour and 40 hours a week. Probably asking a lot but thats what I need just to get by. I need a job fast because Im planning on moving out of my apt and getting a room to rent

Right now it seems like all I am qualified for is minimum wage 10 hr a week retail jobs, or telemarketing (which is all the job ads on Craigslist)
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Old 09-20-2011, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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I think people these days really have to be creative and work more than 1 job. When I lived in CA, the cost of living was so great that most people I knew had 2 jobs. I know this might be a challenge but just keep your hopes up and hopefully you find something.
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Old 09-20-2011, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Well Davie, that's the $64,000 question here.

Yes, you CAN get a job here. You and I and lots of other people have proved this. There are some people with 2 and 3 jobs even. But the illusive full time job that actually pays enough to live on is another issue. That's much more difficult to find.

Just keep on trying. Have you applied with all the utilities? Put in all the online applications? How about Republic?
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Old 09-20-2011, 06:08 PM
 
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There are always the white collar, professional type jobs - which will definitely pay more than $10/hr. But if you're not qualified for those, working 2 part time jobs is probably the way to go.

As an additional income supplement, you could consider joining the air force reserves. It's not a huge time commitment, I think you only have to spend a handful of days each month at Nellis (so you'd have plenty of time to devote to other employment), but it would be supplementary work.
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Old 09-20-2011, 06:14 PM
 
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You’re never going to get out of your rut of low wages until you get an education and marketable skillset. Labor is a commodity. The value of your skillset = financial reward.
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Old 09-20-2011, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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There are always the white collar, professional type jobs - which will definitely pay more than $10/hr. But if you're not qualified for those, working 2 part time jobs is probably the way to go.

As an additional income supplement, you could consider joining the air force reserves. It's not a huge time commitment, I think you only have to spend a handful of days each month at Nellis (so you'd have plenty of time to devote to other employment), but it would be supplementary work.
Not a bad idea! And it's a steady job.

If I was a young male with no real job skills that's what I would do. I would get into something with real world job applications and let them pay for my education as well.

Probably, I would join the Air Force. They have better food and treat their people a little better than the others and there's less chance of being shot at. And if you learn airplane maintenance or something like that, it could lead you to a real life job.

Back in the Depression(and that's what Las Vegas has going on now), lots of young men, including my father, joined the military and it paid off well. In bad times, the military is a good choice.

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Old 09-20-2011, 06:17 PM
 
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LVD advice here:

I remember you saying you signed a year lease with your then girlfriend. Since there are two bedrooms you two can still live together since you surely now stay in separate rooms. You will ruin your credit if you run out on your lease, and never be able to rent another apartment for 7 years (it happened to me). Don't do it unless you can get out of the lease amicably. As far as jobs, you are 21 now so I would look at security work. Don't make a career out of it like me, but it will get you by until you can get another casino job.
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Old 09-20-2011, 06:23 PM
 
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Not a bad idea! And it's a steady job.

If I was a young male with no real job skills that's what I would do. I would get into something with real world job applications and let them pay for my education as well.

Probably, I would join the Air Force. They have better food and treat their people a little better than the others and there's less chance of being shot at. And if you learn airplane maintenance or something like that, it could lead you to a real life job.

Back in the Depression(and that's what Las Vegas has going on now), lots of young men, including my father, joined the military and it paid off well. In bad times, the military is a good choice.
Yeah. I think Air Force is the only branch in the valley anyway. But the nice thing about being reserve is that you're not doing "military stuff" all day every day, and they keep you at your home base instead of moving you around all the time (the military lifestyle isn't for everyone, so for a lot of people, the reserves are a good compromise, because you get to stay mostly civilian).
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Old 09-20-2011, 06:39 PM
 
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As I have stated many times a full time job is nearly impossible to get now a days. Especially on the strip since nothing new is opening, hence nobody hires full time. If you are going to live in Vegas do a job which at least includes tips. So even if you work part time you still can make it financially. Apply like crazy online eventually you will get called it's a pure numbers game. However if you don't have much savings it will get ugly in a hurry. Your experiencee/juice in this town is lacking so I would like to be positive for you but see too many negatives.
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Old 09-20-2011, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Sunrise
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First of all -- WHAT DO YOU DO AT COSMO? C'mon, throw me a bone.

Two -- full time jobs ARE available. I've got one. And it took me less than a week to find it after my problems with my last full time job. Then again, I can dice an onion faster than anyone. That's not much to brag about. But in the culinary world, that'll get you a full-time job in a hurry.
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