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Old 02-11-2010, 12:34 PM
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Okay. I looked on here and didnt see it..maybe its there but I didnt find it. Anyways, I am a 26 male looking for a fresh start in San Diego. I dont want to hear people telling me not to do it cause I have made up my mind. I am just wondering what some of you might think would be the best course of action. I already know that I could afford to live there with the min wage and the housing costs. It would be a struggle but I am used to working two jobs to make ends meet where I live anyways. I know it wouldnt take me long to find a job, not cocky just know how to find a job. So, How should I go about this. How much money should I save up? What parts of San Diego should I look at? I am going to come down there to visit soon and just wanted some tips for my trip. This trip is a scouting trip, what areas should I avoid? Is there anything I should check out?
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Old 02-11-2010, 12:52 PM
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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As far as finding a job, I like your confidence but I don't think you are truly appreciating what the job market in SD right now is really like.

I would come out with at least enough money to live on for two or three months.
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Old 02-11-2010, 12:58 PM
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Hate to burst your bubble but it took me 7 months to find ANYTHING when I first got here. Not even Walmart or Trader Joe's was hiring. To be safe you should have 7 months saved.

I wouldn't have beleived it if it didn't happen to me. I swear I could not get ANYTHING at all for 7 solid months and when i did it was a temp job.

Since you are coming anyways, I would look into Pacific Beach because you are young and will want a "happening place".
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Old 02-11-2010, 02:03 PM
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I have heard about the job market and I appreciate your warnings. I will probably transfer with the company I am with now to get me going. Pacific Beach? I have heard that alot from people. I will have to check it out.
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