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Old 10-28-2009, 12:38 AM
Location: Florida
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Originally Posted by pman View Post
you'll be fine. options are limited, but not non-existent. the deposit can be a problem for you. mt. airy might be a good fit, south philly, west philly. you'd probably want to check here to see if anyone knows the neighborhood in question.
Yeah, thanks!
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Old 10-28-2009, 06:04 AM
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Dude.. go on craigslist to the house share, find a room in South Philly near the subway for 3-400 bucks. There is a (albeit ghetto) Wal-Mart in Columbus Commons on the river in South Philly. You need to visit first, tho, drop off a thousand apps, and see who calls you back. Everybody in Philly looks out for their cousin, so you will have a hard time getting a job.
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Old 10-28-2009, 09:54 AM
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Originally Posted by sparky22 View Post
Thank you! It's like that saying "If you can make it in New York you can make it anywhere"
I think so. In smaller towns, there probably will be demand for certain types of skills. The larger the city, a variety of opportunities will exist. Might as well choose a city that you like. To me, Philly metro seems to be a well rounded metro, in a good geographic location. Good luck with you decisions! [Again, I dont live in Philly (yet), but it is where I probably will relocate to when the time to move comes.]
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Old 10-29-2009, 12:48 AM
Location: Philly
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do NOT work at that Wal-Mart, just sayin. It's far too small and completely overwhelmed. there are better jobs, IMO
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Old 10-29-2009, 01:41 PM
Location: Expatriate Philadelphian in Northern Virginia
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In the interest of being more supportive ...

If you have any experience as a server in a restaurant, you could potentially make a decent living from that. There might still be the issue of a landlord verifying that type of irregular income.

In any case, I'd encourage you to stay with your local friend here as long as possible until you get your bearings. Moving to a new place can be challenging for anyone, especially if it's your first time as an adult.
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Old 10-30-2009, 09:56 AM
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I personally think that the OP has watched to many movies.
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