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Old 11-25-2009, 09:22 PM
 
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I used to be proud to say I live in Los Angeles. Now, I find myself apologizing, to people, outside of LA. I gest, " I live in LA, but don't hold it against me." Hence, its no secret, to anyone, that there is a caste system in LA. Finally, in response to your comment;who hasn't had bad experiences in Los Angeles--its unavoidable!


quote=osuzana;11781588]Nope, not a native. Just don't believe in generalizations when it comes to people and where they live. If you think ALL Northern Californians are intelligent, compassionate and intelligent, then I am afraid we will probably be hearing from you again in a few years after living there. No place is perfect nor are people. You obviously had some bad experiences here so I guess moving will solve that. FYI..I have lived in several different states in my life but most of the time was in Ca. and I was a teenager in the 70's living in the Valley. You do know that nothing stays the same?
I love Northern Ca. and the only reason I would move there is for the beauty and architecture. Never would I assume that everyone living in N. CA. would be sooo different than here except that many also despise SoCal like you do.[/quote]
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Old 11-25-2009, 09:30 PM
 
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I used to be proud to say I live in Los Angeles. Now, I find myself apologizing, to people, outside of LA. I gest, " I live in LA, but don't hold it against me." Hence, its no secret, to anyone, that there is a caste system in LA. Finally, in response to your comment;who hasn't had bad experiences in Los Angeles--its unavoidable!


quote=osuzana;11781588]Nope, not a native. Just don't believe in generalizations when it comes to people and where they live. If you think ALL Northern Californians are intelligent, compassionate and intelligent, then I am afraid we will probably be hearing from you again in a few years after living there. No place is perfect nor are people. You obviously had some bad experiences here so I guess moving will solve that. FYI..I have lived in several different states in my life but most of the time was in Ca. and I was a teenager in the 70's living in the Valley. You do know that nothing stays the same?
I love Northern Ca. and the only reason I would move there is for the beauty and architecture. Never would I assume that everyone living in N. CA. would be sooo different than here except that many also despise SoCal like you do.
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Honey, bad experiences are unavoidable everywhere! Good luck and hope you find your paradise.
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Old 11-26-2009, 03:47 AM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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I'd probably be bitter and angry too, especially if my name was Cassidy.
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Old 11-26-2009, 05:56 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Hutch hasn't come back, maybe he was just having a bad day with his family or something and wanted someone to give him a little attention.

Nita
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Old 11-26-2009, 06:34 PM
 
Location: canada
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$2,500 isn't good enough...I'm going down with about ten times that much and i'm scared...plus I have a degree.
I would make there is a guaranteed job, and a guaranteed place to stay, or you're going to be homeless and miserable extremely quick.
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Old 11-26-2009, 06:41 PM
 
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I disagree with basically everyone who has posted so far. Lining up a job first, as a 19 year old kid, would be a terrible idea, as it would require an expensive trip pre-move just to fart around for a week landing McInterviews. You're going to have to risk it.

2500 is plenty if you're resourceful. It's suboptimal, but you'll be fine with street smarts. First, get a roommate off craigslist. Meet a few for coffee and pick one. Utilize hotwire to bid on cheap hotels for a day or two while you do this, then move in. Next, go business to business asking for a job. Any job, and go ahead and forgo your ego; look desperate. Beg. Tell them you'll work your ass off. You'll land something.

It'll be fine if you really want it.
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Old 11-26-2009, 07:28 PM
 
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I don't thinkmost people are suggesting that he fly out to interview; the advice is more along the lines of "don't come." He says that the job (the one he could potentially transfer to, which he should/could line up in advance without an interview) that pays $10 isn't good engou; what are the odds he's going to quickly land something better than that? He also says he's willing to be homeless for awhile, but then doesn't want the $10/hr job. That sends off mixed messages, and to me suggests that his expectations aren't going to match up with the reality of the current economy.
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Old 11-27-2009, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Brentwood happens to be a very,upscale, respectable community. I wouldn't live in the valley if you paid me. Most expecially, dreary, is the energy in North Hollywood. Unless, of course your disabled or a drug addict, then its a match made in heaven.

Well, when I said "the area between I-10 and the Hollywood Fwy", I did include Brentwood. It's in that area

Yeah, I agree. Some people on here aren't very supportive. Personally, I do not regret it at all, just like I said. It was a great experience I wouldn't want to miss.

You said you were gonna wait tables? That's actually a great idea. Especially in the area I described. If you break it down, I made like at least 17 bucks an hour. I knew people who made more than that. Yes, gotta find a job first, but you got experience.
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Old 11-28-2009, 08:05 AM
 
Location: So Cal
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Yeah, as a matter of fact, I am in a bad mood because of LA. LA has a toxic vibe and I cannot wait to relocate. I've lived here since I was a teenager, in the seventies, and it is a different place today. Northern California people are intelligent, compassionate and wholesome. Note, why do you think so many people are moving to Seattle and Oregon? Let me guess? Your a native.
Are the criminals more intelligent, compassionate and wholesome too? Since it seems there are many more up North.

Crime Index 2007
Sacramento----------608
Fresno---------------421
Modesto-------------494
San Fransisco--------501
Oakland--------------945


Los Angeles----------356
San Diego------------339
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Old 11-28-2009, 05:34 PM
 
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You would be far better off putting up with you're parents. Being unemployed and homeless in LA is a honorable life, and once you are down, good luck getting back up. LA is not a nice place to be homeless.
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