Is there anyone in LA that can help me out with a room for a couple weeks?

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by Zeke Markham, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. Zeke Markham

    Zeke Markham Been here awhile

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    I'm coming out to LA next week for a new job. I don't really know the area and funds are kind of tight, I'm looking for somewhere to stay for a little bit, until I can get my own place. Anyone have a spare room they'd rent out for a few weeks?
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  2. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    You should put the location of the job. When you say LA do you mean Los Angeles City or somewhere else in the County? I think it's at least 100 miles or more long and at least 70 miles or more wide.
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  3. Zeke Markham

    Zeke Markham Been here awhile

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    Oh, right, I keep forgetting that. I'll be working in Hawthorne.
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  4. Strong Bad

    Strong Bad n00balicious

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    Let me guess....SpaceX??? Sorry, but I'm about an hour and a half away.
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  5. Zeke Markham

    Zeke Markham Been here awhile

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    Yeah, SpaceX.
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    PukaWai Been here awhile

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    In LA, that must be about 7 miles? :rofl

    Hawthorne is tricky since it's right on the border between some rather decent areas to live and some rather scary ones.
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  7. Zeke Markham

    Zeke Markham Been here awhile

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    I finally heard back from one of the people I emailed on Craigslist. Looks like the cardboard box under the overpass is a now the back up plan rather than the primary!
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  8. GSequoia

    GSequoia Where are my tools?

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    Good, teh overpasses are full up here. But at least if you're homeless the weather doesn't suck. :evil


    I'd offer to help but my home is 720 sqft with two kids and two grown ups, I'm full up!
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  9. Zeke Markham

    Zeke Markham Been here awhile

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    I appreciate it man, the housing out there is going to be an adjustment for sure. And the traffic. I'm looking forward to some more moderate temperatures though. These 30 degree mornings coming home from work are not entirely awesome.
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  10. GSequoia

    GSequoia Where are my tools?

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    You should enjoy the vast range of topography available to play in.

    You'll get used to traffic, at least here in CA you're allowed to split lanes, that helps a lot.
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  11. Strong Bad

    Strong Bad n00balicious

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    A word of warning with SpaceX. I've got several friends working there and none of them are happy. All are currently working six 12 hour days and one 10 hour day. Ton's of stress & frustration and turn over is rather high. Be careful of what your wish for........
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    That's okay, once you are in LA there's a decent engineering scene :D
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  13. Marine By Choice

    Marine By Choice Sergeant 0311

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    I would rather have that than unemployment! Fortunately NEVER been unemployed. And the overtime really adds up, it would appear:norton
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  14. tedder

    tedder irregular

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    Engineers are usually put on salary, which means you work 80 hours and are paid for 40 :deal
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  15. tuff enuff

    tuff enuff Imported Adventurer

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    Not true - I worked over 40 years as engineer in major Socal aerospace companies. Did lots of overtime and never had to work for free but engineers got straight time when hourly paid workers got overtime premium. Government contracts don't allow unpaid work because it makes it impossible to track real costs and gives an unfair competitive advantage.
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  16. tedder

    tedder irregular

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    Aw, nice! I'm used to software engineering, non-government.
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  17. Zeke Markham

    Zeke Markham Been here awhile

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    After 6 months of unemployment, I'll work just about any amount of hours. Besides, it's less than I was working deployed to Afghanistan.
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  18. tedder

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    Afghanistan? You might like living in South LA, then. Same bombed-out look. :evil
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