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Old 07-06-2010, 01:48 AM
 
Location: Here and there, you decide.
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Most likely I will still be working at Vons this time next year or I will be unemployed.
Davie, let me give you some advice.. first, you're making 7.25 an hour.. you should be still looking for employment elsewhere.. keep throwing out the resumes.. get into a casino... Caesars Palace is hiring.. it doesnt matter the position, just get in... Screw Vons! Work there until you find something better....
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Old 07-06-2010, 02:09 AM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
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Davie, let me give you some advice.. first, you're making 7.25 an hour.. you should be still looking for employment elsewhere.. keep throwing out the resumes.. get into a casino... Caesars Palace is hiring.. it doesnt matter the position, just get in... Screw Vons! Work there until you find something better....
I have been looking up and down for something better with absolutely ZEERO luck.
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Old 07-06-2010, 03:13 AM
 
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Get busy..Cops for noise or off hour excitement. Code enforcement for the junk and garage door. Find out which Housing Authority and go see them. Don't call they don't work over the phone. Go see them.

Section 8 has reasonably tight renter rules...you just have to get them to enforce them.

Expect it to take a while but you can get it squared away if you stick to it.

Here is a start:

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and their "new" website:

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Anyway, I cannot speak to LV. However, like OleCapt says, Section 8 has strict rules. By your posting OP, there are several violations that the landlord would be required to fix, even though he didn't cause them. So here is what has to happen:

1.) Call and find out who the correct agency to contact is. Get a phone number and call that entity. Also get their mailing address and fax.

2.) Once you determine who the enforcement people are and where you can report the code violations, do so. Be polite. Civil servants don't get graded much on job performance. So their motivation just decreases when people are aggressive with them. Just be polite, concise, and straightforward. In your case, you want to inform them that you are reporting code violations, the address of the violations, and how long the violations have been occuring.....specifically......

3.) The following are Section 8 violations:

-Constant traffic in and out of the house(incidently, you should also report this to the police narcotics unit as this behavior is due to narcotics sales out of the house...100% guaranteed with no other possible explanation).

-Police constantly at location.

-Too many people living there. This is the biggie. A huge no no. If the inspectors come out and indeed find people not listed on the section 8 application, these people WILL get the boot.

-The garage door and screens missing. This is also a HUGE Section 8 violation. The people will not get kicked out, but the landlord will be required to immediately do repairs. Hopefully(likely) this will induce this jackass absentee jerk dummy buying when there are no renters landlord into getting away from Section 8 when their term of residence is up.


So in sum, there are a number of violations occuring and you have a lot of options with which to deal with the situations. I had the same thing happen in my community in LA...a house 5 doors down. Many neighbors had called police in the past, the narcotics units had made arrests there. But no one ever called the housing authority. So I waited until Thursday afternoon when 8 cars were parked on the lawn and on the driveway. I knew from past experience that there would likely be 20+ people staying at the house that weekend. The only people that were supposed to be there were the lady who had the section 8 residency, her daughter, and her granddaughter. However, the daughter had a boyfriend and baby daddy who was a gang member and the gang typically spent every Thursday through Sunday night there selling drugs. So I called Los Angeles Housing Authority that Thursday afternoon around 2:30pm. I told them that there were over 20 people living there and there was presently many cars parked there and would be on Friday as well. Sure enough on Friday the Housing Authority inspector came out. My barely human scum neighbors did not disappoint and the inspector noted 12 cars and 15 people at the residence. Monday the lady told one of my neighbors that she was moving out to ghetto desert hell in Lancaster, 50 miles away. Less than 2 weeks later they were gone, bells rang, and the neighbors celebrated! I don't know if Las Vegas Housing Authority is so prompt, but I do know that they have a set of rules that must be followed and they do enforce those rules.
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Old 07-06-2010, 06:08 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Upstate NY!
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Happy 6th of July to everyone!
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Old 07-06-2010, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Vegas
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I'm on my HOA's board out here in vegas. we have a lot of section 8 moving in (hope and change). My neighborhood has gone from a wonderful, quite place to live to East LA in about a year or so.

The management company we work with said there is nothing that can be done............

sad, but true.
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Old 07-06-2010, 07:33 AM
 
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Turns out that I got straight pay tonight as well. Same deal, tomorrow is when the state recognizes the holiday. I am a little better off though in that I get paid for my day off tomorrow, albeit straight time.
Well, in effect, you're actually receiving double-time for working on the holiday. You will be receiving 16 hrs. of pay for 8 hours of work. What you've described is simply an accounting situation (showing 8hrs pay for Sunday & 8hrs pay for Monday). That's the way the federal government shows holiday pay as well in the same situation.
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Old 07-06-2010, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Here and there, you decide.
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I have been looking up and down for something better with absolutely ZEERO luck.
you are not going to find something overnight, it took me 7 months
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Old 07-06-2010, 09:05 AM
 
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I'm on my HOA's board out here in vegas. we have a lot of section 8 moving in (hope and change). My neighborhood has gone from a wonderful, quite place to live to East LA in about a year or so.

The management company we work with said there is nothing that can be done............

sad, but true.
Wait are you now blaming the President for section 8? Bwahaha now I have heard it all.
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Old 07-06-2010, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Vegas
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Wait are you now blaming the President for section 8? Bwahaha now I have heard it all.
where was i blaming the president? I live here, i've seen my property value drop unbelievably over the past 2 years. Section 8 does not help one bit.
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Old 07-06-2010, 10:01 AM
 
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I have been looking up and down for something better with absolutely ZEERO luck.

Go join the Culinary Union and use them to get your foot in the door, Show up for work on time and always project a good attitude. Then apply as a internal transfer to another entry level job you’re interested in. Move around the various departments until so will find the right fit and to keep the burn out syndrome to a low.


Once you’re in, you can either run with it or become a creature of repetition and never leave your comfort zone. It’s all up to you.
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