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Old 06-22-2007, 09:39 AM
 
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San Diego is not good for art/design/media jobs and if you're black then forget it unless you want to work in Target, Walmart, Best Buy or a Fast Food joint as those are the main places that are willing to accept.
I would have to disagree. There are many black people with good paying jobs in San Diego.
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Old 06-22-2007, 10:38 PM
 
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I would have to disagree. There are many black people with good paying jobs in San Diego.
There's not enough. Almost every job I've applied to there hasn't been 1 black person unless they're a security guard. I did 1 temp job as a receptionist and there were only 2 black men in the whole building.

Most of the time the only jobs I see black people doing are driving buses, working in target, walmart, best buy or the shopping mall.
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Old 06-23-2007, 06:19 AM
 
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It's better than the NE OH market. I applied for several positions at school systems in SD, as well as Polymer College in San Marcos (admin/financial) and have received calls from all of them for interviews. I don't know what would have happened after the interview, how many people are being interviewed, but at least there are "bites". My background is B.S. accounting, 70+ additional post-bac credits in various things, including a basic understanding of Spanish, and being an entrepreneur since 1999. The positions I applied are not CEO positions or high-tech, but those aren't my bag anyways.

P.S. - I never did follow through with the interviews, but one of these days I will. I can just say that there IS opportunity in SD; especially when you are coming from an area that is gasping for oxygen and is on life support.

Good luck in your job search.
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Old 06-23-2007, 06:25 AM
 
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To the original poster, if I'm allowed to post a link (if I'm not, please delete), there are postings for CA schools systems including SD (clerical, admin, etc.) on Welcome to EDJOIN!.

Again, wishing you the best.
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Old 06-23-2007, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Rolando, San Diego CA 92115
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There's not enough. Almost every job I've applied to there hasn't been 1 black person unless they're a security guard. I did 1 temp job as a receptionist and there were only 2 black men in the whole building.

Most of the time the only jobs I see black people doing are driving buses, working in target, walmart, best buy or the shopping mall.
At my last job we had a black systems engineer (SAN, NAS guy) and a younger black desktop tech. The tech was ex-military, worked for COMSYS for a couple years before us, now I hear he is an IT manager for a consulting firm. We had a black Call Center manager at my current place for a while, I don't think she worked out though.

Unless you spend a lot of time in mid-rise Sorrento Valley tech parks I don't see how you could know whether or not black people are working in high-paying professional fields in San Diego.
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Old 06-24-2007, 12:47 AM
 
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At my last job we had a black systems engineer (SAN, NAS guy) and a younger black desktop tech. The tech was ex-military, worked for COMSYS for a couple years before us, now I hear he is an IT manager for a consulting firm. We had a black Call Center manager at my current place for a while, I don't think she worked out though.

Unless you spend a lot of time in mid-rise Sorrento Valley tech parks I don't see how you could know whether or not black people are working in high-paying professional fields in San Diego.
The areas i've been to for jobs are Mira Mesa, Kearny Mesa, La Jolla, Oceanside, Pacific Beach, Clairemont and Mission Valley. I would have had a job by now if i was back at home. I have a ****load of experience. Makes me wonder what my chances would be if i wasn't black with dreadlocks.

From my experience I know. It shouldn't matter what area but you saying that about SV just proves my point. Things are way too segregated out here. Cant wait to leave.
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Old 06-24-2007, 11:03 AM
 
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Makes me wonder what my chances would be if i wasn't black with dreadlocks.
I would think the dreadlocks would be the issue rather than the color of your skin. I've rarely seen blacks with dreadlocks in SoCal. They usually have a bald head, afro or braids.
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Old 06-24-2007, 03:22 PM
 
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I would think the dreadlocks would be the issue rather than the color of your skin. I've rarely seen blacks with dreadlocks in SoCal. They usually have a bald head, afro or braids.
But what's weird is so many people tell me they like my hair. I had some guy in Target go out of his way to tell me he likes my hair and some old white couple in Applebees. I look after my dreads and from far people think they're braids. My dreadlocks aren't like the typical Rasta dreads that aren't usually looked after and are left picky.
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Old 06-24-2007, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Tea Tea:
Have you looked into starting your own biz?
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Old 06-25-2007, 10:16 AM
 
Location: OB
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My dreadlocks aren't like the typical Rasta dreads
I cannot speak for San Diego yet but I can comment from the perspective of corporate America. I need to prefix this by saying that I currently live in Philly and you have to understand that Philly is a huge empowerment zone, catering to minorities (black, gay, etc; its a great culture that provides vehicles for upward mobility)

But even with this culture, I know six African-Americans (a mix of men & women) who had dreads and were offerred positions with various law firms, tech companies, etc, under the auspices that they cut their dreads.

I have to agree with Imperial1904.
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