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joe tzintzun
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I've been to quite a few interviews the past month and the golden question always comes up, do you have a reliable transportation. I always say yes. The interviewer sees me walk away. I don't drive because i don't have a car. In my head I'm thinking I have 4 ways to get to work: bus, uber/lyft/friends/family. The hiring managers seem to think having a car is the ONLY way to be reliable. I want to buy a car of course but I need an income. I can't get the income until I have a job. I don't have a job because I don't have a car... what a vicious cycle #transportation

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John Streeter
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Not having a car shouldn’t matter. If you live in an area with good public transportation you don’t need it. If you believe in conserving fuel/energy/money/environment that’s another reason. Most people don’t show up for interviews. If your manager doesn’t see that they aren’t a good manager or they should at least ask. Keep plugging along and you will get your chance to shine

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Alexis M
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Your right it’s not a vicious circle tell them I take the train bus Uber Lyft I plan ahead and leave early to arrive one hour early tell them how long you’ve worked and if it’s true say I’ve never been late for a job since I started working and also I took public transportation when I first started working I was never late because I got to work one hour early cars break down they are unreliable too and you dread car problems you get one tire brakes it humbles you for sure

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Sandy Steenbergen
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I have reliable transportation looking for a job serving working in the food industry or delivery at not a desk job

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Remy Cole
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Unless the job you're applying for requires a car. Other than that, as long as you're at work on your schedule start time, it shouldn't matter to them how you get there.

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joe tzintzun
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I always take a day before to time out my route and possible obstructions on the trek to a possible new job

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Philip Cotton
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Hello Joe,

Let me first say, congrats on getting to that point in the interview process. I used to work as an HR manager many moon ago. I’ll keep it short and simple. When the question arises, unless your job is directly related to using your personal vehicle to drive and complete work and they are providing a reimbursement for the wear and tear as well as gas mileage and maintenance of your vehicle, the only answer you need to give is yes you do have reliable transportation. I’m sure the bus can make it there a bike can make it there a square can make it there. That is considered reliable transportation. They could ask for clarification or how would you get here, but the repercussions on that would be if they didn’t hear you you can file a lawsuit for them discriminating against your social economic status for not be able to purchase a vehicle potentially because you’re alone come and visual or whatever. So just to be clear, if KMPlayer ask you that same question again you can answer it freely as you have the right as Americanas to do, You can simply state that you do have reliable transportation to and from work and lastly, Do you wanna know application to elaborate on how you plan to get to work technically.

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Ford Simpson
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As long as you can get to work on time it doesn't matter. Less cars on the road is better for the environment.

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Edgar Roldan
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go to Hotels.com and setup an account with them online. This allows you to participate in their regular rental specials. I use to rent a car to save gas when I visited my children in the Stockton area. Rent a car from them at the nearest Airport that offers Hotels.com affiliated vendors pickup location. The Last time I rented from them it was $5/day to rent a small economy car. It may of gone up in price since that was almost 10 years ago. Priceline.com also has great specials on their rentals too. Remember the pickup must be at airport or possibly at a train station, trans train or bus depot. They will let you know where. Bring the required ID cards to allow them to let you leave the parking lot.

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Nick S
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Tell them you have a car but it’s in the shop right now and it will be done by the time you start work. It might be a little lie but that could change their mind .

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Xavier Hudgins
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Hopefully you get one to go to work.

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