This isn’t really “mundane” or “pointless”, but it’s certainly something I need to share.
My girlfriend – a fellow doper who will remain namless – has spent the last two months in New York City, living off her savings, in an attempt to find a permanent job. Along with job interviews, she has signed with 10 temp agencies, hoping to find a temp-to-perm job. Only one agency has called her, providing her with sporadic work.
To make a long story short, her money has run out. Her two-month lease is up, and she’s been accepted at another apartment building, but without a job, she can’t afford the deposit, or the rent.
Friday evening she will board a plane and return to Los Angeles. Though I love her and look forward to seeing her again, she wants to live in New York. She gave up a lot on this two-month gamble, and I want it to pay off for her.
I am requesting, desperately and foolishly, for any New York dopers’ help in this endeavor, from general advice to specific phone numbers.
My girlfriend has a bachelor’s degree and a decade of employment experience. She will accept just about anything that allows her to pay her rent and stay in Manhattan.
I hope someone will see this and offer some assistance. After over three years on these boards, I know dopers are honest and trustworthy, and would never take advantage of a situation such as this, or allow any harm to come to one of their own.