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Old 01-15-07, 06:37 PM   #1
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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.
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Old 01-15-07, 07:29 PM   #2
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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,
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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.
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Old 01-15-07, 07:41 PM   #3
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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!
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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.
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north of sydney, near wyong. just so you guys know im used to a 2.5 to 3 hour commute anyways.
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Ha Ha Ha! Another one - our numbers grow.

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