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Old 01-05-2011, 07:09 PM
 
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Don't give up. Keep your dream in front of you and just work to attain it. Save some money up with your specific goal in mind. Then get some roommates . . . can your family help you?

Don't give up, no matter what!!!!!!!!!!!
Exactly. Don't get all upset and destroyed that you can't do it now. You have a goal now to work towards. That should excite you and make you save even more and work hard to build up a good size next egg. Set a goal that two years from May you will move to NY and do everything in your power over the next two+ years to make it happen.

Another option you might want to look into is a job in a retail store that has locations all over the country like a Best Buy or something. Maybe if you work in one in Philly for a while and ask to transfer to a NY store they will allow you to do that. Then you'd arrive with a job that you are already familiar with.
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Old 01-05-2011, 07:19 PM
 
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I can go to college here and still visit NY frequently like I already do and then in 2013 I can move. But I guess I got impatient because I was thinking with my heart rather then my brain.
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Old 01-05-2011, 07:26 PM
 
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Old 01-05-2011, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC & New York
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And, you can always take the Bolt or Megabus from Philadelphia to NYC on days off, or sanity days, while living in Philadelphia.
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Old 01-05-2011, 07:42 PM
 
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Yeah. That's relief that I live closer. I DO already use Chinatown bus when I visit . Hopefully I can make it. Thanks, guys, for helping me.
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Old 01-05-2011, 07:49 PM
 
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Yeah. That's relief that I live closer. I DO already use Chinatown bus when I visit . Hopefully I can make it. Thanks, guys, for helping me.
Good plan, and since you're planning, not jumping ship on emotion, you WILL make it. It's a good sign that you're thinking and focusing on your education first.
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Old 01-05-2011, 08:19 PM
 
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If more schooling isn't for you, don't forget that you can train in a trade. As much as I am a cheerleader for folks moving to NYC, you don't want to get stuck in low-income jobs. When I moved to NYC, I hadn't finished my degree yet, but I had worked in editing and was able to join the union shortly after moving here.
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Old 01-05-2011, 08:44 PM
 
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I'm worrying that if I go to a trade school, I will get out certified in I dunno 2 years? To become an electrician or repairman and then I'll go to NYC unable to find work. I dont know how the job market is there for skilled trade.
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Old 01-05-2011, 08:46 PM
 
Location: Staten Island, New York
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Another thing, you are NOT guaranteed 40 hours a week. Don't know where you got that from.
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Old 01-05-2011, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Damn, Philly is not THAT bad.....
lol...the OP making Philly sound like Iraq.

But seriously my advice would be to just stay in Philly and get your $$ and credentials (ie work experience) up. You gotta start small and work your way up. Start by going to community college in PA and get a decent job so you can get used to living on a real budget. I would give it at least 2 years before you can hit NYC and live comfortably. Trust me NYC is a city you don't want to be struggling in.
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