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Old 22nd August 2014, 07:36 PM
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Hello all let me introduce myself i'm Gringo and I just turned 18 last month i'm new to the forum. I been living in Tijuana since I was 11 years old and now want to work in S.D and rent an apartment here in Mexico, but some of my relatives are telling me this is a really bad idea. Is this true? advice?

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What's the "bad" part? Living in TJ, or working in San Diego? Or ... is it the commute?

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Old 22nd August 2014, 07:44 PM
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What's the "bad" part? Living in TJ, or working in San Diego? Or ... is it the commute?
To me personally I feel safer here in Tijuana than some parts in the U.S but my relatives here in Mexico are worried of something happening to me because i'm working in S.D. I don't mind the commute.


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Old 23rd August 2014, 05:38 AM
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I cross a couple of times a week and see many people around your age in the queue wearing clothes branded with their employer's name or logo. I can't say anything about whether working in SD would put you in anyone's focus, but clearly there are hundreds of people - including youth - who make the commute each day for work. (I'm sure I couldn't handle it, but maybe it'd be different if I was 18 again...)

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Old 23rd August 2014, 01:24 PM
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Are you working days or nights?

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Going to start working at the daytime.

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Old 24th August 2014, 02:26 PM
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Then I do not see the problem. Many people are going back and forth every day.

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If a person is not mature enough to know how to control drinking, criminal activity (drug use), drunk driving, fighting, rage, seeing bad situations and avoiding them, than that person will find problems, no matter where he or she lives.

Crime, police corruption at all levels, political favoritism, congestion, taxes, fees, penalties, fines, and high rent are some of the reasons I don't live there.

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Crime, police corruption at all levels, political favoritism, congestion, taxes, fees, penalties, fines, and high rent are some of the reasons I don't live there.
Where is there?

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Where is there?
Well, he said he is thinking about working in San Diego. He didn't specifically say he is considering living there but I offered my opinion of San Diego.

Why? Did you automatically think I was talking about Tijuana? All cities have good and bad points, and that's my point.

I don't think it's the particular city so much as the individuals ability to manage his life to stay safe and out of trouble.

And as for the commute across the border, get a scooter and SENTRI for your car.
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