How is it affecting me? Baaaad...along with most people I know. Not just a victim finiancally, but a victim of the rising criminal activity going
along with all this BS
I'll try to sum it up short.
I'm 24, I've lived in LA for 6 years working for Hollywood. I work in the post-production side of movies and am a freelance contracter (I work out
of my house, computer job) and work mostly for one company, but do fish out work from some several other studios.
Work has dried up, can't get unemployment (tried) and that main studio owes me money, they're on the verge of Ch 11. There just isn't enough work
to go around to survive in this city at the moment! I'm a sitting duck, I'm going deeper into to debt so fast. Rent in LA is ridiculous enough, I
pay $1000 rent alone!! Not to mention car insurance, utilities, student loans, etc.....
Money disappears here fast.
To top it off, I wake up one Febuary morning, to find my car gone!!! Out of my driveway, in my back yard!!! Not just that, but how they stole it, was
first they broke into my house (prob around 4AM). Steal my roomates Xbox from the living room. And took MY KEYS RIGHT OFF MY NIGHTSAND NEXT TO WHERE
I WAS SLEEPING...IN MY BEDROOM!!!
Thanks to OnStar I got my car back within 2 hours of waking up, no damage luckily. Also the people they arrested DID have a gun!! Imagine if I had
woken up and tried to stop them...BANG...wouldn't be typing this now... That was a sign in my eyes to get out, get out... But wait theres more, I
wake up this very morning, my car is there but my window isn't!!, its in a bunch of pieces on the ground. Somebody busted my car window and stole my
ipod inside it. IN MY OWN BACKYARD DRIVEWAY...AGAIN!!! But it was different people. The people who stole my car the first time are in jail. Goes
to show you how bad crime is starting to get. I don't even feel safe in my own damn home! I'm gettin the hell outta here!
So I'm now flat broke, eating nothin but oatmeal and cheap sandwiches. Hot pockets and Campbells are a luxury theses days. I'm In a sizeable debt
(not too extreme, credit is still good, but is crumbling away as I type). I've gone past the breaking point. And now i finally have decided I have
to move back home to the midwest and live in my dad's basement. Sometime in April.
But actually, I'm so excited and thankful for this blessing in diguise to get out of this rat race known as LA. Think of all the bad things that
could happen to LA LA Land(Quake, riots, drug cartel, "terror attack"...the list goes on.) I don't want to be here when TSHTF. Now I will go back
to my family who lives far from any city in the boonies, with hundreds of acres of land and tons of guns. Sometimes I wonder why I ever left in the
first place. It was fun being a city boy while it lasted. But the ride is over, back to being a country boy again...thank god!
Much safer place, get to eat my parents food again, see all the ol fam n friends, go back to nature!!!
But then its back to the same question, with every other town, what to do for work there???....