give up....accept that you've become a loser. No really man, you can't get a job better than holding a sign? 9/hr is actually good considering homeless people do it for almost nothing all day too...but, go to a Wal-mart, mcdonalds, taco bell, whatever, there is always half-decent jobs at those. Do you have any hobbies and such? when I was younger I got a job at a rc car store just cause I asked the owner and told him I would work for cheap and just wanted to be around the shop instead of wasting my time. Alot of store/shop owners are willing to give people a chance if they will work for cheap/show interest/dedication.