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Old 05-14-2008, 05:02 PM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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I don't think I like this guy's attitude--am I alone?
I never have liked it......its a typical loosers atitude.
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Old 05-14-2008, 05:19 PM
 
Location: In my house
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I don't think I like this guy's attitude--am I alone?
You aren't alone.
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Old 05-14-2008, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas Resident
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Okay so I don't have a laptop and I will be there for an entire week job/condo hunting. Of course I plan to pound the pavement once I'm there. I also plan to try and set as much as I can up before I get there. However, I know once I'm there I will want to be on the net daily to check out new leads. PLUS I have to run the condos I'm considering past you all for the stamp of approval and ask all the usual questions ..."is this place safe" "will I need to sleep with my gun" "are the walls paper thin" ?? ha ha ha

Can you go to the public library and use the internet for free?? I thought about just renting a laptop from a rental place but you can't just get them for a week, which is all I need.

Any suggestions?

maybe you could borrow someones laptop a friend or a relative before you come out to vegas? but yes a laptop will come in handy on your search.

you might look into a drivers license or a nevada ID? when i tried applying for a job all i got was "you have to be a resident" from the people i applied with.

good luck with you.
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Old 05-14-2008, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas Resident
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I don't think I like this guy's attitude--am I alone?
im with you and pink on this one....hi pink! ::WAVING::
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Old 05-14-2008, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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You can get a library card on line, or at the desk in about two minutes but you have to be a Nevada resident. Las Vegas-Clark County Library District (http://www.lvccld.org/cardsservices/index.html - broken link)

You DO have to have a card to use the computers.

I know that Marriott Hotels have computers for guest use and it's free. They may limit your time though. I've used them in other hotels too.

Why not kill two stones with one bird and go to Nevada JobConnect (yes it's one word with cap 'C'). Nevada JobConnect - Career Centers

LAS VEGAS
3405 South Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89109
P: 702.486.0129
F: 702.486.0118

HENDERSON
119 Water Street
Henderson, NV 89015
P: 702.486.0129
F: 702.486.0230

NORTH LAS VEGAS
2827 Las Vegas Boulevard North
Las Vegas, NV 89030
P: 702.486.0200
F: 702.486.0230

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Old 05-14-2008, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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A little more about Nevada's JobConnect. This is Bill Clinton's idea of a One Stop Center, which is OK, but like all government ideas the name can be confusing. It is several agencies under one roof that is supposed to make it easier for a job seeker to get whatever help he/she needs without driving all over town. The JobConnects in reality are mostly staffed by employees of the state Employment Security Division. You can't file for unemployment in the office anymore, except from a computer or a hot-line phone, but there are lots of folks there to help you find a job. They maintain a daily list of available jobs (usually hundreds), there are counselors to refer you to jobs, and there is a good sized resource center where you can get on the computers to search for listings, etc. You can type and print resumes, send faxes, etc., and it is all a NO CHARGE service. (They don't like to say FREE because then people want to argue about who pays for it. You and I don't BTW. Employers do.) JobConnects also house the CEP which can pay for such things as work cards, required uniforms, tools, etc. for Nevada residents. It also can provide an incentive to employers to hire you by reimbursing them up to half of your salary during a training period which is sometimes a big incentive for an employer to hire you. It is NOT CHARITY. It is a program funded by a tax on employers to help provide a trained work force FOR THEM to draw on.

Anyway, if you need to use a computer that's a good place to go as you can also check out the job listings while you're there, and get advise from someone.
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Old 05-14-2008, 09:35 PM
 
Location: Home!
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I know that I really wish I had borrowed or bought a laptop with me when I was out there researching apts. I would not have had to wait until I came home and posted here about the complex we put a deposit on.
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Old 05-15-2008, 02:28 AM
 
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Just an idea: get a cheap USB thumbdrive and put a bootable Linux OS with programs on it, and use it at the library. No more silly restrictions, and everything you'd need to use from home.
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Old 05-15-2008, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Vegas Baby
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Thanks so much everyone for all the suggestions!!! You all are awesome!!!

I will be staying with relatives, I asked which library was closest & I was told flamingo or west lv. So I guess that means they live on the west side of town???

Do I need a permanent address to get my NV drivers license?? Will I need the license to be considered for employment? I planned to just use my Ohio license until it expired.

I will certainly check out the JobConnect sounds like a good place to start. I will be there Sat-Sat so my plan was to job hunt really hard Sat-Wed and look for a place the rest of the time. I'm really hoping to find a job first based on the suggestions that you should live near your job. However I'm not leaving without a place because I'm moving July 7th.

I will be getting a rental for the week and this should be "fun". lol I say that because my sense of direction SUCKS and I will be the first to admit it!! lol I am not a turn north on xyz go 3 miles then go south on xyz type person. I'm a go up the street and when you see Del Taco make a left go down that street and turn right at the Dollar store, if you get to Burger King you've gone too far type person!! ha ha ha
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Old 05-15-2008, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Home!
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I will be getting a rental for the week and this should be "fun". lol I say that because my sense of direction SUCKS and I will be the first to admit it!! lol I am not a turn north on xyz go 3 miles then go south on xyz type person. I'm a go up the street and when you see Del Taco make a left go down that street and turn right at the Dollar store, if you get to Burger King you've gone too far type person!! ha ha ha

Yep, those are my kind of directions too!!
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