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Old 07-09-2013, 03:46 PM
 
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I'm sorry but as someone whose husband is in the restaurant business, I do not agree that selling shoes means you would be a good waiter. Taking shoe "orders" is very different than being a waiter. It's difficult to find a restaurant job without prior experience.
At my job I juggle as many as 6 customers at once bringing out multiple pairs in multiple sizes, all while answering phones, and cleaning up after myself as I go. I know it's not the same thing but if I I can carry stacks of shoes taller than me while wearing a suit and a smile I know I can handle being a waiter.
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Old 07-09-2013, 04:08 PM
 
Location: New York City
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Wayne: do us all a solid be a good citizen - save your username & password in a safe place. Please come back after all is said in done in 12 months and post an update whatever happened. Most people on these hundreds of threads just disappear and we never know what happened

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Old 07-09-2013, 04:25 PM
 
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At my job I juggle as many as 6 customers at once bringing out multiple pairs in multiple sizes, all while answering phones, and cleaning up after myself as I go. I know it's not the same thing but if I I can carry stacks of shoes taller than me while wearing a suit and a smile I know I can handle being a waiter.

At least when you drop shoes they don't break!
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Old 07-09-2013, 04:26 PM
 
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So my girlfriend of 2.5 yrs and I were planning on making the move next year, but we recently broke things off. I'm 26 and was gonna move to Chicago where id have a decent paying job, and a couple friends, but I felt uninspired so I'm just gonna stay with my original goal of moving to and living in New York....blah blah blah

Anyways, I this is somewhat spur of the moment so ill have about 10k, But absolutely zero job prospects, and only one contact.

I don't want my own apt, I'm looking to rent a room because to be honest my credit is subpar and since I don't have a job I'm pretty sure nobody is gonna lease me my own place with no income.

I have 3.5 years of high end retail experience, and I am fairly charismatic, but I'm concerned with landing a job immediately because I know how quickly 10k can go in manhattan while looking for an apartment and a job.

Is it unrealistic to think that I could nab a room within 4 days, and a job within 8-10? Can I get a decent job going door to door or is it all craigslist and networking? Is there anything I should absolutely avoid or be especially careful of?
You might be surprised and find out that you have more than one contact. Are you on Facebook? Other social networking? Make some posts, tweets, whatever, and ask your friends if they have friends in NY. This is the best way to find jobs, rooms for rent, etc.

I think you mentioned you work at Nordstrom. Any way you could do a transfer?

Your budget of $900-$1100 for a room in Manhattan is going to be tight. This is more like the cost of a room for rent in some of the average to nice places in Brooklyn and Queens. If you feel like you have to live in Manhattan, try the Upper East Side, as the apartments tend to be more reasonably priced there.
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Old 07-09-2013, 04:30 PM
 
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So if I was looking for one neighborhood each in both bk and queens that had great nightlife and a super quick commute to midtown where would I want to look?
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Old 07-09-2013, 04:31 PM
 
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At least when you drop shoes they don't break!
Haha that's true, I'm definitely used to being bitched at by rich people tho so that's a plus
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Old 07-09-2013, 04:32 PM
 
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So if I was looking for one neighborhood each in both bk and queens that had great nightlife and a super quick commute to midtown where would I want to look?
Williamsburg in Brooklyn and Astoria in Queens.
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Old 07-09-2013, 04:35 PM
 
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why am I hearing the Frank Sinatra song in my head while reading this thread?
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Old 07-09-2013, 04:44 PM
 
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why am I hearing the Frank Sinatra song in my head while reading this thread?
Probably cuz that damn song was so ingrained into my psyche as a kid while watching Yankee games that now it's causing me to make stupid decisions as an adult haha.
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Williamsburg in Brooklyn and Astoria in Queens.
Any other nabe in brooklyn besides williamsburg worth mentioning?
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Old 07-09-2013, 04:48 PM
 
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Any other nabe in brooklyn besides williamsburg worth mentioning?
Pretty much the entire northwest part of the boro.
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