Your friend must have been really confused, I guess if you live there long-term you'd need someone who can read/write/speak Japanese to translate things like official paperwork for you (like alien registration, moving papers, etc) but it's not something you're required to have yourself. Helps though of course. D8
oh nooo it doesn't, there are plenty of people/foreigners that live there right now for school or work relocation reasons that don't speak the language. That's definitely not true, as someone who has researched this extensively for years you don't have to worry about it at all o: where did you read that? I know plenty who live there and can barely speak jp lol. Just gotta find a way to survive with minimal/no understanding aaaaa
Been decent! No go with interview luck so far, I have another tomorrow for a job I don't feel qualified for but idk we'll see. Then a career fair I'm going to on Wednesday. uUUUuuuugh adult life ; ; if things weren't so expensive in NYC I'd have been able to move out on lower wages by now )):
Pfffft yeah Costco here, their minimum pay is $19 an hour. They also get to eat at their food court for free, too. ;A; Like damn we don't even get that. Costco allows you to start getting benefits immediately, too.
also hi how ya been! any word from the interview yet?
I took it December. ^_^ But I heard they take about a year after you pass the exam to actually call you in for an interview, which sucks..
And man sign me up. Here cashier stuff like that is $8-10/hour, and that's in an already-expensive city. :/ But I heard Costco is an amazing place to work because the cashiers get paid $15+ and have very good benefits. I waaaaaant. ; ;
Yup. Minimum at Whole Foods for all other entry positions are $11 each with cashier being $12. Benefits hit quick and plenty, too. Part time is required at least 20 hours and they can't schedule you for less or force you to leave early if you don't wanna. Plus a 20% off of everything in the store including sales and coupons is great, too.
And that's awesome! Did you take it recently??
And yeah rent here sucks for some reason. I'm good if it were just the rent if have to pay, but Internet, electric, and car insurance fees stack up, too.
Dang omg. I got paid $11 at my receptionist job at a mortgage broker office with no benefits whatsoever when I quit 6 months in and they start at $12 with benefits after 6 months?? Please. I shed tears....
Though I took a city exam to get an office assistant position in our public colleges since they mostly only hire people who took the job certification exams/passed their typing test and got a very high score so I'm waiting until I'm called to interview for those. Usually takes around a year after the exam until they get to you but it's worth it, the benefits are absolutely amazing and it's a job you can live off of your whole life. Want. ;w;
(but awwww man that stinks. Hope you can afford your apartment with your salary, though I'm probably just assuming it's way more expensive than it actually is because yay NYC apartment prices ridic.)
Ohhh man really..? I never expect most cashiering jobs to have good pay or benefits unless you've been there for ages. Maybe it's just my personal bad experiences with them D: How much is your place? Do you not work at the salon anymore?
Ugh moving sucks! I moved into a new apartment a few months ago and good god that was a chore. Sorry to hear about previous crappy job! :[ finally got myself a cashiering job at Whole Foods. Not very glamorous but the pay is nice and the people are great. Also good benefits, too.
And I've been pretty ok! Stress about money of course cuz even if you get paid decently, everything is too damn expensive lmao. But really I'm all good beyond that little bit.