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How likely am I to get scammed with a fake ticket on StubHub vs Ticketmaster or Craigslist?

I want to buy tickets to a concert in the US. As usual, all seats except the terrible ones got snatched up during the presale and it appears my options are:

(a) pay a 3-4x markup for reseller tickets on Ticketmaster
(b) pay a slightly less egregious markup on StubHub
(c) find someone selling tickets on Craigslist

My vague understanding is that the Ticketmaster tickets are 100% guaranteed not to be fake. And my vague understanding is that the StubHub tickets *probably* aren't fake, but I won't really know till I try to use them, at which point it will be too late if they *are* fake. And obviously Craigslist is all over the map in terms of authenticity.

I've read StubHub's guarantee, but how likely is it that the tickets I'd buy from there are legit? Is it worth coughing up extra money to buy on Ticketmaster? Thanks!

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          Job me. Career me. Fulfill me.      Cache   Translate Page      
For the past several years I have essentially been self-employed doing gig / contract work, but now I am looking for something(s) new to do. Perhaps I should look for something more stable...more career-y...while also being fulfilling...but really, any suggestions are welcome. I would ask a career counselor for help if there was one around here. I realize that some of the details within may be redundant and excessive, but maybe it'll help generate ideas. Plenty of snowflakes if you didn't get enough this winter.

(For a bit more background, this is an askme of mine from a while back. The only difference is the additional experience(s) I have gained since then. Also, I realize I may be a dabbler just like the OP of this askme, so maybe a full-time job is not the right fit for me.)

Here is what I've mostly been doing, why I liked doing them, and why it's no longer working out / what I don't like about them:

1) mystery shopping and auditing

*Why I like it:
Growing up I was a sheltered kid and never really outside of my parents' business, so it was a good way to introduce myself to different industries in a relatively short period of time. I also liked learning how business entities worked and differed. What made grocery store A different from grocery store B? Why is such-and-such important to Gas Station X but not Gas Station Y? Why did Bank A ask if this happened, but Bank B did not, and why is that important to them? What guidelines did a mystery shop for this location have and why? I also thought this would be a good way to go into consulting, if I so desired, since in the reports they often ask what you'd do differently and why. One thing I learned from my parents' business was that I disliked being stuck in one place for a long period of time, so this took care of that. It's a great way to interact with different people in different settings.

When I first started, it seemed that I was the only one doing it in the general area, so there was bonus pay galore. I would plan out routes, driving to a city as much as nearly 2 hours away and doing all sorts of different shops. I enjoyed the challenge of juggling the variety, being super-organized, observant and detailed. It was a great way to become more familiar with my region, having the choice to conduct projects that interested me while dismissing others, and making some money while keeping my time unscheduled, free and mine.

*Why it's no longer working out:
The things that once made it good now make it tiring and frustrating. It was fun getting to learn about different businesses and having excuses to visit them, but at the same time it's tiring to keep all the projects straight. Visiting the same locations and conducting the same projects is getting repetitive. Driving everywhere is also tiring and dangerous, what with all the clueless drivers out there, and I've gotten much more road rage-y than I was in the past. More people are aware of mystery shopping and auditing, so it has become very hard to make routes and bonus pay is a very rare find.

(I asked a question a while back about adding this work experience to LinkedIn. It seems like this experience wouldn't be taken seriously and valued.)

2) bookselling

*Why I liked it:
I got into this thanks to other mefites mentioning Bookscouter. Virtually the same reasons as 1; I could keep my time free and work from home, and I didn't have to stay at a single place for a long stretch of time. I used to visit thrift stores in between shops and leave sometimes with boxes of books. I really took pride in listing my inventory accurately, even bothering to count the number of pages that had markings. I've gotten so used to doing it that I've become familiar with books whose authors, titles, subjects and / or publishers might be worth flipping. This also has the added benefit of feeding my love of reading. While it doesn't a lot of money as a whole, from an investment and time perspective it has been really worth it.

*Why it's no longer working out:
Amazon suspended, then deactivated my account last year and while I have been getting some traction through other websites, it's not the same and certainly not enough to be significant. Reading their seller forums has me somewhat grateful not having to deal with the horrors other sellers have had anyway. The business seems so fickle -- a title that was worth money drops to worthlessness in weeks. Also, just as with 1, there's more competition / more people are combing the shelves than before. With postal rates and commissions rising, there's less and less money to be made. And again, the driving is tiring.

3) Chinese-English interpretation (mostly medical, sometimes technical / industrial and educational)

*What I like:
Same as 1 and 2, I don't have to stay in a place for a long time, but I do get to interact with different people, the vast majority of whom are very appreciate of me being there. You can choose which patients / clients you want to work with. It was another way to learn about industries and industry-specific stuff / terminology without throwing myself wholly into it. I actually enjoy many aspects of this work and find it fulfilling -- people appreciate your presence, you're helping people in a significant way and you can learn a lot.

*What I don't like:
The bulk of this work is in medicine, and unless people are sick there's no work to be found. It's also not guaranteed work since an appointment can be cancelled if the patient so chooses.

4) Chinese teaching and tutoring
*What I like:
I was able to work with both adults (via Craigslist) and with children (substituting for a friend of mine at a school). Working with adults, I enjoyed getting to share my knowledge and experience -- one student even had his own erhu and it was fun showing them how to play it.

*Why it's not working out:
Demand for this in my area is very low, particularly since every school has Chinese teachers now. Ads on Craigslist are rare, and the last ad I saw had already been answered by the time I saw it. It's gig work that is not plentiful to begin with and is now competitive.

Some common themes:
I DO like independence, having an open schedule, working with different people / clients, having knowledge / experience to share with people, learning, exploring, being dependable and responsible
I DON'T like routine, strict schedules, monotony, being stuck in the same location with the same people, wearing a uniform, not having the chance to grow

I think I can say confidently that I have good people, organizational, observational, communicative / conversational, writing, reasoning skills.

So...any ideas or suggestions?

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Welcome to Music and Malt, a series that examines the intersections where music and beer meet in Chicago.

by Rebecca Suzan

I've discovered a lot about Chicago since relocating here from New York City 9 months ago, but locals' reaction to the nickname "Second City" has been the most telling. The epithet places their city squarely within the long shadow cast by the Big Apple, but Chicagoans don't bristle at the comparison - they lean into it. I spoke with native Illinoisan JP Pfäfflin, social media manager for Dovetail Brewery and former publicist for Bloodshot Records, and learned that the craft beer and music scenes in Chicago epitomize the "bigger isn't always better" ethos.

RS: Is there a natural connection between music and beer?

JPP: The connection between music and beer is a David and Goliath story. Walking into Best Buy and seeing an endcap of Justin Timberlake CDs is the same as walking into a convenience store and seeing an endcap of Busch Lite. You've got the major music labels [Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, Warner Music Group] and the major brewing companies [AB InBev, Molson Coors, Heineken International] and they've got the money to get those placements for their products. There are 5,000 independent brewers in the US - higher than before Prohibition - so there's even more limited cooler and tap space for those brands. It was the same with the artists at Bloodshot [Records]. The label is well-respected and well-recognized, but it was difficult going up against the major labels and getting radio play.

RS: How did you come to work for Bloodshot?

JPP:  I answered a Craigslist ad and got the job. I was the music director for the student radio station at the University of Wisconsin - Madison and I was involved in programming music and bringing bands to campus. I wanted to move to Chicago to be involved in the music scene, and I found an ad for a junior publicist at an unnamed Chicago label, which turned out to be Bloodshot.

RS: What was the best part about being a publicist at the label?

JPP: Landing an article or a placement, like iTunes featured artist, for my bands. I championed the artists so they could make a livelihood from their art. If I succeeded, maybe the band would sell a few more records and they could take a week off.

RS: Did your time at Bloodshot prepare you in any way for working in the craft beer industry?

JPP: At Dovetail, I'm still championing independent artists, but now they happen to be alchemists instead of musicians. When I was doing publicity for Bloodshot, I made sure the voices I carried to the public were those of the artists, just like the voices I carry to public on behalf of the brewery are the voices of Hagen and Bill [co-founders and master brewers of Dovetail].

RS: How did you transition from the label to Dovetail?

JPP: At Bloodshot I booked showcases for bands at events like SXSW and CMJ, and those events usually had beer sponsors. I became interested in what beer companies were doing, and eventually I was hired by Ray Daniels, the founder of Cicerone. Cicerone is a program that certifies professionals in beer sales and service, and our offices are across the street from Dovetail. One day, I saw fermenters coming into the Dovetail space and I came over to check it out. I learned that Bill and Hagen were making traditional, continental European styles of beer using historical brewing methods, and I volunteered to pour on the brewery's opening day. I've been working here ever since.

RS: Does Dovetail have any connections to the Chicago music scene?

JPP: We've had CHIRP volunteers DJ in our barrel room and our taproom for special events. We also throw a couple of parties each year where we invite local bands to play, like our upcoming Mayfestiversary that we co-host with Begyle where we close down the street and set up stage. Working at Dovetail, you're supporting local and independent voices, whether it's the bands we bring in or the beer we put out. It's intimate, coming directly from the makers to the audience.

RS: You won't get that intimacy picking up the Justin Timberlake CD from Best Buy or the case of Busch Lite at the convenience store.

JPP: Exactly. In a taproom, you can get to know the beer and you can get to know the people who make the beer. It's the same with music when musicians play small venues. If you go see Justin Timberlake play at a football stadium you're not going to leave feeling like you know him, but you might if you saw him play a venue like Schubas.

RS: Do you see a lot of live music in Chicago?

JPP: Not as much anymore, but I used to go to shows 3 or 4 times a week. I saw Arcade Fire at The Empty Bottle in one of their first Chicago shows. I had no idea who they were and I had not seen a band like that, ever. I've seen Calexico a few times, and there was one show they played at Metro that was a wonderfully transformative experience.

RS: Was that the best show you've ever seen?

JPP: The best show was in Madison, WI at O'Cayz Corral. The venue has since burned down, but, before I worked for the label, I saw a Bloodshot band called Waco Brothers there. It was one of those incredible shows where everyone is into it. The band played past closing. They turned the lights on, but the band kept playing. Someone pulled the plug on the PA system, and the band still kept playing. They ended the show with "Death of Country of Music" and everyone was singing along.

RS: Has anything changed in the Chicago music and craft beer scenes since you started out?

JPP: The way local music is discovered has changed. For a long time, indie radio stations were getting pushed off the dial, and it became more difficult to discover local music. The Reader used to be 5 sections thick. That was my bible; I used to pull out the music section to find shows. Now people use social media to get into the local scene.  It's the same way with breweries. People use social media to keep track of what beers are being released and traded.

It's clear that Chicago's fiercely independent music and beer scenes prize artistry and passion, elevating this "second city" to a significant cultural hub. I'm happy to call Chicago my new home, and I'm excited to continue exploring the intersections where music and beer collide.

Below you'll find a playlist inspired by my conversation with JP.

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