Finding quick work in LA, economy notwithstanding.
October 31, 2011 1:15 PM Subscribe
My brother will work for food. He's coming from a tough situation to visit me in LA for just a few weeks at most, and he needs to find some immediate work, even if it's just a few dollars a day. Are there any options for him?
posted by brenton to Work & Money (25 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
The main thing is that he just needs to build some confidence and some practice that he really can do this sort of thing. He is brilliant, gifted, and smart, but doesn't have experience or qualifications right now, but more importantly, doesn't have the motivation or the hope. I'm basically putting him through a little boot camp, and part of the program is that he needs to "work" every day. If we can't find money making work for him, I'm going to have him volunteer somewhere, but if he can get paid a little, even if it's barely enough to buy his food for the day, it would be a vast confidence boost for him. I'm literally thinking of having him stand on the corner of the street with a cardboard sign that says "I need work, not spare change" and a stack resumes in his bag.
But I do think there have to be some sort of jobs that can be started immediately and that don't require longer commitment. Someone said that signature-collectors get a dollar per signature. That is the sort of thing I'm looking for: something that can start this week and end in two or four weeks.