NATASHA: I don't know what I'm going to do.
I need to find a job. If I don't, I won't be able to stay here next semester.
ERIC: Have you tried university part-time jobs?
NATASHA: What do you mean?
ERIC: I mean in the library, or in some information center.
Often the university hires foreign students for part-time positions.
NATASHA: Yes, I know. I tried that.
They don't have anything now. So what can I do?
ERIC: Well, since you're a foreign student, it's hard.
That's because it's actually illegal for you to work in America.
NATASHA: I know that. You don't have to tell me that. That's my problem.
I know I have the right to work for the university. That's legal.
But they don't have a job for me. And it's illegal for me to get a job elsewhere.
ERIC: Anyway, there must be some solution.
You know there are many people working illegally in New York.
NATASHA: But I need a pretty decent job.
I need to make enough to pay my rent at least.
ERIC: I have an idea.
ERIC: Since you're Chinese, maybe you can find part-time work in Chinatown.
NATASHA: I already had that idea.
ERIC: Well, why don't you go and look down there?
NATASHA: But I don't know what I would do.
ERIC: It may be part-time work as a waitress or something.
It would be illegal, but sometimes waitresses make a good salary.
NATASHA: Maybe. I don't know.
ERIC: I will ask my friends for you.
Maybe someone knows a company that needs part-time people.
That's another thing you should do. Ask all your friends to ask around for you.
You might find something.
NATASHA: I have to find something.
Otherwise I have to go back to Taiwan. I'll be broke in two months.