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#1 crusader

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 02:25 AM

whats up, my friends. I am going to be moving to playas in a few months, with a little bit of cash. I was wondering if someone like my self can get a job in TJ. I am a gringo who will be living with my ssi check which isn't very much. I was hoping to find a job in tj so I wouldnt have to cross the border daily.

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 05:37 PM

Hello Crusader.

Getting work in Tijuana will not be easy.

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 06:22 PM

What do you mean no work in TJ? I see locals fighting over collecting aluminum cans every day...

But the reality really is that you will have to face that daily crossing if not independently wealthy. Why do you think the locals here go to the US to get money???

My neighbor has even suggested she and I get married so she can continue crossing and working in the US. Anyone know anything about that?
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Posted 02 February 2009 - 09:06 PM

Not that easy, she'd HAVE to live in the U.S. for at least TWO years with you after marriage.

Is she willing to put up that big of a sacrifice? smile.gif

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 09:59 PM

QUOTE (crusader @ Jan 31 2009, 07:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
whats up, my friends. I am going to be moving to playas in a few months, with a little bit of cash. I was wondering if someone like my self can get a job in TJ. I am a gringo who will be living with my ssi check which isn't very much. I was hoping to find a job in tj so I wouldnt have to cross the border daily.

Thanks



You can easily live in Tijuana with $700-$1,000 a month if you are single .
Whats the average salary of a MIddle class family in Tijuana,Working class?
I doubt its $400 a month ?

#6 Klort

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 10:16 PM

Food is not cheaper in Tijuana. Restaurants may be a little cheaper, but not Costco food.

Apartments are cheaper, cars are not cheaper, gasoline is now more expensive.

Working class.. I'd say $1,200 per month. They're the ones driving around in Nissan Platinas.

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 08:21 AM

QUOTE (Klort @ Feb 2 2009, 04:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
They're the ones driving around in Nissan Platinas.


Ugly ass little cars...

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 09:27 PM

QUOTE (Miggiesmallz- TEXMEX @ Feb 3 2009, 12:21 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ugly ass little cars...



It is OBVIOUS that you have never seen a Citroen 2CV...........

Got a dictionary? Look up ugly. It's pictured there.

Ever follow one on a road in France? And kept watching for it to fall over in 90 degree turns? The three wheel bolts on a tin plate are not that reassuring either...
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Posted 03 February 2009 - 09:55 PM

QUOTE (richsinc @ Feb 3 2009, 03:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It is OBVIOUS that you have never seen a Citroen 2CV...........

Got a dictionary? Look up ugly. It's pictured there.

Ever follow one on a road in France? And kept watching for it to fall over in 90 degree turns? The three wheel bolts on a tin plate are not that reassuring either...

http://en.wikipedia....iki/Citroen_2CV

I stand corrected...

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 11:19 PM

Thanks for the Wiki site. Remind you of a sardine can on wheels?

At one time I actually contemplated buying one and painting it with daiseys ala Peter Max as a joke.

What does that other car you spoke of look like?
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Posted 03 February 2009 - 11:58 PM

Nissan Platina...

http://www.4llantas.com/files/2759.jpg

It is actually an older model Renault Clio that was sold in Europe. Nissan rebadged it as "Platina" and it's sold all over Mexico and, apparently, the Caribbean.

As pointed out by Miggiesmallz, it is as ass-ugly car.

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 01:06 AM

I just love those tiny little Japanese cars you see around tijuana. smile.gif

The ones unavailable in the US because they don't pass safety tests.

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 01:57 AM

QUOTE (Klort @ Feb 2 2009, 03:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Food is not cheaper in Tijuana. Restaurants may be a little cheaper, but not Costco food.

Apartments are cheaper, cars are not cheaper, gasoline is now more expensive.

Working class.. I'd say $1,200 per month. They're the ones driving around in Nissan Platinas.


$1,200 Per month must include more than 3 salary workers from a factory(Maquilladora)?

Food is a little cheaper than the USA.




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Posted 04 February 2009 - 03:06 AM

http://www.tijuanabl...topic=598&st=60

Seems as though we've digressed down this road before. Welcome to the board.!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 04:22 AM

QUOTE (Chivas3 @ Feb 3 2009, 05:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
$1,200 Per month must include more than 3 salary workers from a factory(Maquilladora)?

Food is a little cheaper than the USA.


I thought it was roughly $1,000 to $1,200 per month for working in the maquiladoras.

Food - orange juice, milk, and Coke was more expensive in Tijuana in both Calimax and Costco. Tortillas are cheaper for sure, but my basic dietary requirements consist of Coke and Big Macs which cost more in Tijuana.

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 05:55 AM

QUOTE (Klort @ Feb 3 2009, 09:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I thought it was roughly $1,000 to $1,200 per month for working in the maquiladoras.

Food - orange juice, milk, and Coke was more expensive in Tijuana in both Calimax and Costco. Tortillas are cheaper for sure, but my basic dietary requirements consist of Coke and Big Macs which cost more in Tijuana.



I read that the average factory worker in Tijuana earns around$80-$100 per week.

Well i don't drink cokes and hardly big macs.I like to watch my diet,alot of fruits,vegetables etc

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 04:58 PM

QUOTE (Klort @ Feb 3 2009, 03:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
As pointed out by Miggiesmallz, it is as ass-ugly car.


That's a BEAUTIFUL car compared to the 2CV.

Looks like that picture was taken at Kate Seasins*sp?) Park,in PB.

I'll find some pics of my Ferrari like German Ford and post here... WHAT!!!! You say???
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Posted 04 February 2009 - 06:21 PM

You haven't seen the back of this car? My neighbor used to have a black Platina and it looked like a big black lab trying to take a crap.

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Posted 05 February 2009 - 12:28 AM

Welcome to Tijuana aka the shark tank.Finding a job out here will be almost impossible,but you can make your $$ go far if you use a little common sense.GOOD LUCK!

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Posted 05 February 2009 - 10:48 PM

QUOTE (Klort @ Feb 2 2009, 01:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Not that easy, she'd HAVE to live in the U.S. for at least TWO years with you after marriage.

Is she willing to put up that big of a sacrifice? smile.gif


Like your sarcastic sense of Yuma.

I would have to move to US? 2 yrs? Shit! That ain't gonna' happen! Why can't we just get maried here???

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