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Astrophel
Fear will kill your mind and steal your love as sure as anything;
Fear will rob you blind and make you numb to others suffering









Since: 10-03-04
From: Azul Lux Orbital, Kirin Beta

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Posted on 10-08-06 11:29 PM Link
It's to finish paying off my computer (I have reasons for getting one this way, so please leave that subject alone, k?).

See, mom and dad said they'd loan me the money, but only if I had a job first. I've been trying, but it hasn't been going well. I intend to keep trying since I want to get the fuck out of here eventually, and I need money for that, but... right now, I need money so I don't lose my computer.

So, anyone got any ideas (legal ideas, Clock) for how to get $55 in time to pay my already-late computer bill?
Stitch

Mr. Bright
Holy crap, it is the RoboCoonie!








Since: 08-20-04
From: California

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Posted on 10-08-06 11:50 PM Link
(Because I can) Get a job. Or, be me and have them continually offer you work that you continually refuse. Mow a lawn. Wash a car. Prostitute yourself. Sell something on eBay. Sell back a few games to GameStop or something. Get a job.
Astrophel
Fear will kill your mind and steal your love as sure as anything;
Fear will rob you blind and make you numb to others suffering









Since: 10-03-04
From: Azul Lux Orbital, Kirin Beta

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Posted on 10-08-06 11:59 PM Link
Originally posted by Zabuza
(Because I can) Get a job. .


Do me a favor and stfu. You appear to be selectively illiterate, so I won't waste my time repeating what I've already said.

Originally posted by Zabuza
Mow a lawn. Wash a car. Prostitute yourself. Sell something on eBay. Sell back a few games to GameStop or something.


In order, won't work (the lawns are mowed for everyone here), car washes aren't exactly in high demand here (and when they are wanted, there's a car wash not too far away... less than a mile, by my estimates), you gotta be kidding, overparanoid idiot parents, and cash tradeins at Gamestop are only 80% of store credit tradeins. Store credit tradeins suck, so therefore cash tradeins suck 125% more. But still, that seems the best idea so far...
Rogue
If you're reading this... You are the Resistance











Since: 08-17-04

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Posted on 10-09-06 12:11 AM Link
The only things I've done in the past for quick money have already been mentioned and shot down (doing menial work for my grandmother around the house and selling things on eBay).

Selling things online (eBay, Craig's List, LiveJournal, MySpace, etc) does seem to be the quickest way to get money that I've noticed among my friends who need the money to pay rent and such. These same friends also put up PayPal donation buttons in their profiles and guilt-trip people into donating. But as you mentioned, your parents are against that.

Sorry, I'm not much help on this one.


(Last edited by Rogue on 10-09-06 03:13 AM)
Logos

Again?
Banned








Since: 07-24-06

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Posted on 10-09-06 12:14 AM Link
If your ego permits, pick up bottles and cans, and bring them to the nearest whatever-they-call-them-thingies.
Astrophel
Fear will kill your mind and steal your love as sure as anything;
Fear will rob you blind and make you numb to others suffering









Since: 10-03-04
From: Azul Lux Orbital, Kirin Beta

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Posted on 10-09-06 12:17 AM Link
Originally posted by Logos
If your ego permits, pick up bottles and cans, and bring them to the nearest whatever-they-call-them-thingies.

Recycling facility?

Well, other than my mother always worrying about cars running over me (I'm only blind in one eye, dammit!), I don't even know where the hell the nearest one is.

I think I'll go with the Gamestop thing... not the best solution, but the only one that seems workable right now.
FX

Zombie Marco








Since: 03-24-06

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Posted on 10-09-06 12:19 AM Link
You might be better off with the Ebay thing. You could sell the same things and probably get more money.
Astrophel
Fear will kill your mind and steal your love as sure as anything;
Fear will rob you blind and make you numb to others suffering









Since: 10-03-04
From: Azul Lux Orbital, Kirin Beta

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Posted on 10-09-06 12:30 AM Link
Did you go illiterate?

Originally posted by me
overparanoid idiot parents,
Stitch

Mr. Bright
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Since: 08-20-04
From: California

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Posted on 10-09-06 12:44 AM Link
Being illiterate is one thing (the inability to read), but being unable to comprehend is another. So, maybe you should pick a dictionary from time to time as well.

And, it's not being ignorant either, I'm just an ass.

But, GameStop is like the overparanoid-parents solution to selling stuff on eBay. Granted, the resale value is lame, but it is something. And "tradein" isn't a word. "Trade-in", however, is.

Store credit is lame, unless you're planning on buying more games. Since you're not, you're better off with a yard sale, doing random odd jobs for people around town or your neighborhood, or selling your crap to GameShit.

As the adult decision for people with their own bank accounts, I've seen eBay (and LiveJournal and equivalent communities) do wonders for people. Maybe a solution when you break free from the parental units...you know, failing actually having a job. Or some kind of part-time job. Could it be that you're too selective right now?

If you haven't got the experience and skills to back up your dream or tolerable jobs, maybe its time for stuff that you haven't considered. I took that risk with QA in gaming industry, and now, I'm valuable enough to pull in the positions willing to give me $65K a year and benefits. And, I've only been doing QA for about a year.

But, that's just me. McDonald's wasn't looking?
Logos

Again?
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Since: 07-24-06

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Posted on 10-09-06 12:48 AM Link
Credit it? Look for a bank that gives money on opening a savings account, and get your parents to let put it in there, they can get it back easily. Baby sit?Tell people you won't go near their babies for money? Tutoring is rather profitable, I hear.


(Last edited by Logos on 10-09-06 03:49 AM)
Xeios

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Since: 08-16-04

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Posted on 10-09-06 12:50 AM Link
Well, mow some peoples' lawn around your neighborhood. And...Help old ladies carry their bags. And if at all possible try to secure some regular income. Perchance a Job.
Astrophel
Fear will kill your mind and steal your love as sure as anything;
Fear will rob you blind and make you numb to others suffering









Since: 10-03-04
From: Azul Lux Orbital, Kirin Beta

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Posted on 10-09-06 01:36 AM Link
Originally posted by Xeios
Well, mow some peoples' lawn around your neighborhood. And...Help old ladies carry their bags. And if at all possible try to secure some regular income. Perchance a Job.

oh for the love of god, it's like you people just don't read anything but the thread title. I already addressed the lawns issue (they're mowed for everyone), and I've been looking for a job, as I said in the first post.

Zabuza: Actually, apparently McDonald's wasn't looking. Already applied there, haven't heard a damn thing from them. Wendy's too. Ditto with Wal-Mart. And Lowe's was addressed in the topic I linked to in the first post. Gamestop's not hiring, apparently, I haven't heard from Sears or Home Depot... that's just the places I can remember having applied at. And I'm taking an application up to Quiznos tomorrow. So yes, I am trying to find a job.
Stitch

Mr. Bright
Holy crap, it is the RoboCoonie!








Since: 08-20-04
From: California

Since last post: 697 days
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Posted on 10-09-06 01:46 AM Link
Since I don't know how old you are (and too lazy to click on your name), I can't fully address your situation. But, finding a job is tough. At one point in my life, it was even tough for me.

If you are 18 and in California, there's always the $9-$15/hour QA positions with gaming companies. Other than that, I'd say you're SOL unless you take up tutoring or odd jobs to acquire $55.

Hell, I'm even tempted to just PayPal you the $55 if it'll shut you up.

You do realize that companies can always say they're not hiring because its more acceptable than "you're a dumbfuck and we refuse to employ and play you". And, I was flown out to Phoenix for an interview with Southwest Airlines, only to receive not one--but two--letters telling me that I wasn't what they were looking for and I could only reapply after a year--exactly--had gone by. Got a free trip to Arizona out of it, though. Still had to pay for car rental, hotel, food and gas.


(Last edited by Zabuza on 10-09-06 04:50 AM)
Astrophel
Fear will kill your mind and steal your love as sure as anything;
Fear will rob you blind and make you numb to others suffering









Since: 10-03-04
From: Azul Lux Orbital, Kirin Beta

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Posted on 10-09-06 01:49 AM Link
I would've shut up after the Gamestop suggestion if no one else said anything, actually, since that seems like the best option given the circumstances.
Stitch

Mr. Bright
Holy crap, it is the RoboCoonie!








Since: 08-20-04
From: California

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Posted on 10-09-06 01:55 AM Link
Well, then. There ya go.

Then, there's always the second half of my challenge to win a few bucks.

I don't even remember how I did it, but the answer is saved on my USB drive...
Belial

Bazu








Since: 01-29-05
From: New Zealand

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Posted on 10-09-06 03:07 AM Link
The thing about getting a job, is calling the place you applied at BACK. That's probably the only reason why I have a job. You have to take the initiative to call them back yourself. They aren't going to do anything to get the ball rolling. YOU are. So stop bitchin and take the damn initiative to do something.
Astrophel
Fear will kill your mind and steal your love as sure as anything;
Fear will rob you blind and make you numb to others suffering









Since: 10-03-04
From: Azul Lux Orbital, Kirin Beta

Since last post: 1080 days
Last activity: 427 days
Posted on 10-09-06 07:29 AM Link
Alright, look, the original purpose of this thread has been served, so I'm closing this. And seeing as how it's my thread to begin with, I don't forsee any complaints.
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