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No job;No Tacoma

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ne0tas, May 3, 2011.

  1. May 3, 2011 at 6:59 PM
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    ne0tas

    ne0tas [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I've applied to a ton of places! None have called back, contacted mr whatso ever. Not even McDonalds! I feel so lame that I can't find a single job....I live in california..and man does this suck because I want to buy a 2nd generation Taco trd off-road sooo bad. They are to gorgeous. :D how can I find a job in this economy?? Or make money, other than selling drugs. >_>;;
     
  2. May 3, 2011 at 7:03 PM
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    ne0tas

    ne0tas [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I am turning 19 in June. But calling them will help me get somewhere??
     
  3. May 3, 2011 at 7:05 PM
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    ne0tas

    ne0tas [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hmmm there is a brewery down my street. o_O I wonder if they would hire me if I had a forklift certification ...
     
  4. May 3, 2011 at 7:11 PM
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    jgwheeler17

    jgwheeler17 I'm a zit. Get it?

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    tint, dents, scratches, two blown speakers and trying to pay her off...
    male prostitution?
     
  5. May 3, 2011 at 7:13 PM
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    SurfInferno

    SurfInferno Dont be stupid, its not smart.

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    thats how i got my job.
     
  6. May 3, 2011 at 7:16 PM
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    ne0tas

    ne0tas [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hmmmm that seems like that would work really well as in trying for a job other than just applying and not doing anything..which is what I was doing..:s
    I will see about calling some people after I turn in my application to ensure I will get a better chance. :D

    I also have a problem...with people..I get nervous around people I don't know and get quiet and stuff. :x would that be an issue with some jobs?
     
  7. May 3, 2011 at 7:32 PM
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    o5iiawah

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    if you dont mind heights and crazy hours, most tower businesses are hiring.
     
  8. May 3, 2011 at 7:36 PM
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    blackbox

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    Looking for work is harder work than most paying jobs are. Keep working it, it will pay off eventually.
     
  9. May 3, 2011 at 7:36 PM
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    Polymerhead

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    You have a HS diploma, yes? If not, that's the best way to start...

    Oh, and 19 with no college prospects? Have you considered the Military? You need that college degree eventually, might as well do it on our dime.
     
  10. May 3, 2011 at 7:45 PM
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    Dustyroades

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    Buying a TRD Taco is probably not a wise financial decision for a 19 year old just entering the job market. Just saying.
     
  11. May 3, 2011 at 9:10 PM
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    iowa530

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    At age 19, I was lucky to afford an old Pontiac. I'm sure a lot of guys on here have similar stories. Didn't get my first Tacoma until age 30 (2wd old man model). Nearly 40 when I got the 08 Tacoma. Several jobs and a few college degrees in between.

    Keep applying for jobs. If you speak to a manager, make sure your clothes are decent. One of my first jobs was at a department store. I wore khakis and button down shirt to return the app. Wore a sport coat and tie to the interview. I didn't know it at the time, but the manager was very impressed by that. I was very shy, but that can be overcome. Just be polite and clean cut. Seems to be a lost art.
     
  12. May 3, 2011 at 9:14 PM
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    Yamaha Dave

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    Honestly if I were in your situation a.) 19 b.) no job c.) living in a recession money strapped state like CA d.) no college prospects; I would seriously consider the military. If I could do it over again that would have been my route.

    Think about it. You get to serve your country, get paid, and you get the GI Bill to pay for all your schooling.
     
  13. May 3, 2011 at 9:17 PM
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    04LTtacoma

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    Why dont you get into a trade into some sort?

    When I was 18 got into the low volt electrical trade. I make pretty good $$$. Once you get into a trade they give you a lot more then minimum wage.
     
  14. May 3, 2011 at 9:23 PM
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    steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

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    buy a $500 civic and save your money.

    Like everyone else said, join the military, not getting a college degree nowadays is a very bad idea.
     
  15. May 3, 2011 at 9:44 PM
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    Caduceus

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    Yeah no shit.

    Dude, you're 18. You have little to no job experience. Where are you applying? I mean, you have to put up with crap jobs before you can get nice ones. How far away are you applying? you're in Duarte - so you're not in the middle of no where. There's got to be what, like 4 zillion fast food joints within 5 miles? A trillion gas stations? The Miller brewery (sure, go for it!) Have you applied to literally every one of those? How many restaurants or bars? Movie theaters? Go to Mt SAC and take some mechanic classes and get hired that way. Or take a 1-semester EMT class (they only pay $8/hr, but its' something).

    There's lots of things, just get out there and be creative.
     
  16. May 3, 2011 at 9:45 PM
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    mcleod90

    mcleod90 150,000 miles and counting

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    check craigslist. thats where i got my last two jobs. i know its hard to find work now especially in california. my dad has been looking for work for the last 2.5 years. just keep applying.

    and even though i am only 21, i wouldnt recommend getting a new truck now. I drove an old Mazda that my dad gave to me with 296,xxx miles on it until I saved enough for a down payment and established some credit. I had a hard time getting a loan because I was a first time buyer and did not have a cosigner.

    my advice. work part time, start some school, get a reliable car that you can afford and in the meantime save for your down payment on your 2014 Tacoma :wink:
     
  17. May 3, 2011 at 9:55 PM
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    Ridgerunner

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    Pick a place you can handle IE go into Safeway and insist on talking to the mgr. Here's the thing-go at him like you know you can help the place out, rather than that you need the job. Truly feel like you can plug in and actually be an asset to whatever dept you are shooting for. When I was a boss my favorite people were the ones who approached me this way:) never turned down a guy who seemed to know they could be a help.
     
  18. May 3, 2011 at 10:11 PM
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    Matic

    Matic Locked and Lifted "02" DC TRD.

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    My first job I kept going and loitering in the lobby several days a week. They finally hired me on and later a buddy of mine told me he was told by mgmt that I was there all the time anyway so they might as well pay me to do something.
    military is also a good choice.
     
  19. May 3, 2011 at 10:54 PM
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    ne0tas

    ne0tas [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I am going to community college right now, currently taking Information Security and Virtual Computing. I'm not going for my certificates right now just something for myself that I am interested in.
    and well what my plan was is once I get a job(I hardly have to pay bills right now..) save up untill I had about 4000 (I know that would take a looooong while) and since my mon is helping me buy a car by putting in some of her money as well as mine (about 1 grand) I would sold that car and added that to my down payment..
    I don't plan on getting a /brand/ new taco..something along the lines of a 2005 6-speed since they are about half price over new!
    But now i am having doubts I will ever buy a Taco. :S
     
  20. May 3, 2011 at 10:55 PM
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    ne0tas

    ne0tas [OP] Well-Known Member

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    But thank you everyone. ;}
     
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