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Strong Backs Wanted - NYC area

Short version: I'm looking to hire some high school kids in New York City in late July for manual labor at a rate of $10/hour, at about 4-5 hours per day.

Long version:

The third floor of my mother's house (where I grew up) is filled with a lot of books, magazines, comics, games, and other random junk. My brothers and I have decided that now is the time to clear out everything that we care about, and leave the rest to be hauled away as trash. This means I need to go through everything, select out my possessions, seal them away in boxes, and move them down to the basement.

Given the magnitude of this task, and my own back issues, hiring some high school kids would seem to be the way to go. The current plan is to do all this the week of July 24-30. If anyone knows of a high school kid who might be interested in helping out, please let me know. My Mom's house is in Forest Hills and is half a block or so from a subway station.


That is a brave, noble, and wise plan. I hope you find lots of willing and able help, and that the weather is kind to you.
It'll probably be hot on the third floor, but we'll have AC running downstairs.
I'll put out the call to my little brother and his friends. See if anyone is interested.
Thank you! I've been trying to figure out who I knew who might have connections with high school kids...
If you don't get enough strong backs through personal connections, you could always post to nycjobs.
I'm going through personal connections first, but if that doesn't pan out as much as I'd like it to, I will certainly consider your suggestion. Thanks!
Forest Hills?

Hang on, did you go to high school with Liz Stokes?
Um, yes. Liz was a year ahead of me, I believe. She made me my first garb and took me to my first SCA event.

So...how do you know Liz? SCA?
Oh man. Another small world moment. We went to Wellesley together. She lived just a couple doors down from me our first year there. And yes, she's the one who introduced me to the SCA.
Just FYI, although Liz and I both grew up in Forest Hills, we also both went to Hunter High. So this is even more of a bizarre coincidence.
Right, I'd forgotten she'd gone to the smarty-pantsy high school. But then again, that description fits you well ;)
I know what that's like! Good luck, hope it goes smoothly... and if you're planning to bring the stuff down here afterwards, I've had good luck with the B.U. Quickie Job Service.

Although my guess is that most of the stuff will stay in NYC for a while. When it finally needs to be moved, I'll probably find one of those moving companies that also have a storage facility, and have them truck it away with one phone call...
Our experience has been that the closer you get to Boston proper, the more expensive the storage is. If you get to the point of needing any.

December 2016

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