i know it's hard to get a job in this economy, but i also know that there are many intelligent people here who may have tips. i have a great one. if you have a landlord, ask if you can work for him. Oftentimes the workers they hire work for 15 to 20 bucks an hour. Put in a lower bid for 12, or 13 bucks, and you may very well get the job. Hey, it's better than minimum wage. i will share more ideas, please do the same.
Btw, the advice above i learned from experience. i only make five bucks an hour working for John because physical restrictions slow me down, but raking leaves, pulling weeds, and mowing the lawn is easy, and is what i did before for free, so i ain't complaining. Wow, so difficult raking, pusing a lawn mower with wheels, and being out in the fresh air. What a hard life. lol