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basscadetz 01-15-07 06:37 PM

moving near sydney soon
 
so, i'm moving near sydney (within an hour of) and i'm curious about a few things that maybe you guys could help me out with. i joined the sydney BMA forums but havent gotten approved yet and im too anxious to wait.

are messenger jobs easy to get for americans?
what are the pay rates for a messenger?
are there and bicycle co-ops i can get a cheap track/road/fixie type bike (or does anyone have one laying around they dont want that i can arrange to have picked up? :):):) )?
are your experiences as a messenger there positive?

any suggestions/tips/otherwise will be greatly appreciated.
thanks!
soon to be australian,
mike

secondsaway 01-15-07 07:29 PM

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Originally Posted by basscadetz
so, i'm moving near sydney (within an hour of) and i'm curious about a few things that maybe you guys could help me out with. i joined the sydney BMA forums but havent gotten approved yet and im too anxious to wait.

are messenger jobs easy to get for americans?
what are the pay rates for a messenger?
are there and bicycle co-ops i can get a cheap track/road/fixie type bike (or does anyone have one laying around they dont want that i can arrange to have picked up? :):):) )?
are your experiences as a messenger there positive?

any suggestions/tips/otherwise will be greatly appreciated.
thanks!
soon to be australian,
mike

Mike I am not sure your American citizenship would have any influence whatsoever insofar as your ability to procure suitable employment as a messenger in Australia.

You will only find messenger work in the CBD I would assume? Living 1 hour from the Sydney CBD would give you quite a commute on a daily basis.

If you have your heart set on Sydney then so be it. However I would investigate similar employment opportunities in Melbourne. It is by far a more enjoyable city to live in and you are likely to obtain much more convenient accommodation IMHO.

Good Luck with it anyway.

basscadetz 01-15-07 07:41 PM

yeah, an hour commute by train is nothing compared to what ive done in the states. melbourne is on the list but more for down the road. thanks for the info!

matagi 01-15-07 09:37 PM

Just to add to what secondsaway has said .... Melbourne is also far more bicycle friendly than Sydney.

Where in Sydney will you be living - one hour by train covers a lot of territory.

basscadetz 01-15-07 10:50 PM

north of sydney, near wyong. just so you guys know im used to a 2.5 to 3 hour commute anyways.

matagi 01-15-07 10:59 PM

Ha Ha Ha! Another one - our numbers grow.

There's a bunch of us from the Central Coast on the forums.

basscadetz 01-16-07 12:03 AM

sweet! we'll have to go ride and act crazy sometime! anyone got an extra track/road/fixie they dont need? (can't hurt to try) i'd like to bring my bikes over there but the cost is unreal!


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