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Old 08-17-2009, 11:17 AM
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I applied for In-N-Out back when I was in school and they wouldn't hire me because they only hire full time and want you to have flexible hours so they can change your shift or so you can cover other people's shifts. So, yeah, you can work for In-N-Out but chances are that you won't be able to go to school while you do so. They're not like the other fast food places, which is why they pay more than the other fast food places.
$1650 a month is still good if you're in an apt. that charges $1K and utilities are included.
Oh, and I didn't take your comment personaly mnita; just was wondering what the rolling eyes were about and answering your questions.
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Old 08-17-2009, 11:24 AM
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Don't forget about health insurance; in an ideal situation you get it through work, and hopefully fully or at least mostly covered by work, but it's a cost that should be factored in. It's worth it.

Check out car insurance rates, too; it might be higher in CA than at home. Or cheaper, if you're lucky! Some apartments require renter's insurance, although not all do. If you get it it's usually not too expensive, but is another thing to at least put on the possible budget items list when figuring out cost of living.
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Old 08-17-2009, 12:24 PM
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Originally Posted by matt_sfl View Post
I hear the news ever day at work, on all the TV’s for sale at my store, the current state of California. And the idea moving there right now probably comes across as pure insanity. But I was thinking about things, and if worse comes to worst and I don’t get into any classes this semester because of some immunization crap their pulling on me, maybe this is the time to just make the move out there. If I could just get a little job like I have here making 9 an hour, I could probably affort a roommate situation. Hell it would probably be nice to have a little company around the house. I mean it’s cheap here in Florida, but when you factor in the AC bills, it kind of negates the low rent. My AC bill in this little dump studio was 125 last month. My life consists of work and sitting in front of my wall AC unit. Now, while I’m establishing my income and living arrangement, I’m also establishing residency. Before long, a year has gone by and I can finish up my degree in LA. I’ll have already achieve one major victory, living in the best city in the country. And that will have a positive influence in other aspects of my life. But the biggest thing will be creating the life I want, and ditching all the anger and resentment of living here. Any hurdles I encounter out there I’ll take full responsibility for. I’ve got a reliable paid for car, no wife or kids, and hardly any belongings. I have a perfect driving record and no convictions. I can basically just pack up the car and head. I might know a couple of people out there too.

Well, sounds like you've already made up your mind - just remember that Los Angeles is super expensive. I'm not sure what part of Florida you're in but I'm in Miami and although the cost of living is increasing out here Los Angeles is worse. I'm a native Californian, born and raised and I'm totally familiar with the cost of living out there. If you have any questions let me know......
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