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    We Won

    We were nominated for the Toronto Bicycle Friendly Business Awards and have just learned that we won in the "best bike commuter parking" award, and came in 2'nd in several other categories.

    With many bike commuters at our office, we're off to city hall, get fed, and come home with a trophy

    Please don't tell anyone, the official announcement is Oct. 6

    http://www.toronto.ca/cycling/bfba/index.htm

    and its not just the 10 bike rack, we have indoor bike parking when it rains and snows, complete laundry facilities for our commuters, showers, lockers for those that keep a change of clothes here, ceiling heat lamps for those that commute in winter, keyless entry to make it easier to get your bike inside, outdoor bike washing facilities...and more

    For commuters caught by bad weather, they can crash overnight...plasma TV, Jacuzzi, bar, and pull out couch...in summer there's the rooftop deck with BBQ...full kitchen facilities as well

    We beat out every other company that was nominated in Toronto in parking, came in 2'nd in some of the other categories

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    Holy crap! Your work setup is better than my house!
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    Really! I thought I was doing good with a bike rack in the parking garage downstairs and free membership in the gym down the street where I can shower. You guys really have it sweet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkrobe View Post
    Holy crap! Your work setup is better than my house!
    thanks...we bought and gutted the office...installed everything a bike commuter would need

    there's 20 that work here...about 10 bike commuters
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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkrobe View Post
    Holy crap! Your work setup is better than my house!
    +1
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    I have a shower, and get to keep my bike about 20 feet from my cube, and I thought that was sweet.

    But now I see it's not. I think I can say, truly, and with a clear conscience, that I hate you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by icedmocha View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by jm01 View Post
    For commuters caught by bad weather, they can crash overnight...plasma TV, Jacuzzi, bar, and pull out couch...in summer there's the rooftop deck with BBQ...full kitchen facilities as well
    Dang! That's fancy! Forget going home, I'd live at work. Make a drink from the bar, soak in the jacuzzi, and relax. Then I'll have to come up with ride plans to keep up my on bicycling miles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jm01 View Post
    We were nominated for the Toronto Bicycle Friendly Business Awards and have just learned that we won in the "best bike commuter parking" award, and came in 2'nd in several other categories.

    With many bike commuters at our office, we're off to city hall, get fed, and come home with a trophy

    Please don't tell anyone, the official announcement is Oct. 6

    http://www.toronto.ca/cycling/bfba/index.htm

    and its not just the 10 bike rack, we have indoor bike parking when it rains and snows, complete laundry facilities for our commuters, showers, lockers for those that keep a change of clothes here, ceiling heat lamps for those that commute in winter, keyless entry to make it easier to get your bike inside, outdoor bike washing facilities...and more

    For commuters caught by bad weather, they can crash overnight...plasma TV, Jacuzzi, bar, and pull out couch...in summer there's the rooftop deck with BBQ...full kitchen facilities as well

    We beat out every other company that was nominated in Toronto in parking, came in 2'nd in some of the other categories
    You hiring? for anything? Janitor?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclon View Post
    Forget going home, I'd live at work.
    That's partially the point . Similar to our friends at RIM "giving" every employee a "free" blackberry. They know that the employee will work longer having one (aka "I'll just check my messages" while at home)

    It's still sweet
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    Then there is Google with even more perks. Would never even need to leave the campus.

    The Google Campus at Mountain View has 11 free gourmet cafeterias (many people weight though), swimming pools, child care center, gyms, doctors on site, and more...

    At Google you can do your laundry; drop off your dry cleaning; get an oil change, then have your car washed; work out in the gym; attend subsidized exercise classes; get a massage; study Mandarin, Japanese, Spanish, and French; and ask a personal concierge to arrange dinner reservations.
    Funny, I did a quick Google search and came up with this story with more details...
    http://money.cnn.com/2007/01/05/maga...tune/index.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclon View Post
    Dang! That's fancy! Forget going home, I'd live at work. Make a drink from the bar, soak in the jacuzzi, and relax. Then I'll have to come up with ride plans to keep up my on bicycling miles.
    Yep...and our shower room is big enough for 6...we use it for our Friday group showers as part of our team building exercise...and its next to the wine cellar (the old cold room in this house)

    much better than the office we used to rent

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclon View Post
    Then there is Google with even more perks. Would never even need to leave the campus.

    The Google Campus at Mountain View has 11 free gourmet cafeterias (many people weight though), swimming pools, child care center, gyms, doctors on site, and more...



    Funny, I did a quick Google search and came up with this story with more details...
    http://money.cnn.com/2007/01/05/maga...tune/index.htm
    Hmmm...Mrs. M. just started a new job with a national retailer in Toronto...they have a fitness centre in the building, as well a small grocery store and dry cleaner...outside there's a tennis court (skating rink in winter), beach volleyball court, pond, track, and more

    job also came with all the electronic perq's

    some companies treat their people well...some better

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    Quote Originally Posted by jm01 View Post
    Yep...and our shower room is big enough for 6...we use it for our Friday group showers as part of our team building exercise
    Friday group showers? Um...if it involves me + 5 other women I will gladly participate in the team building exercise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jm01 View Post
    We were nominated for the Toronto Bicycle Friendly Business Awards and have just learned that we won in the "best bike commuter parking" award, and came in 2'nd in several other categories.

    With many bike commuters at our office, we're off to city hall, get fed, and come home with a trophy

    Please don't tell anyone, the official announcement is Oct. 6

    http://www.toronto.ca/cycling/bfba/index.htm

    and its not just the 10 bike rack, we have indoor bike parking when it rains and snows, complete laundry facilities for our commuters, showers, lockers for those that keep a change of clothes here, ceiling heat lamps for those that commute in winter, keyless entry to make it easier to get your bike inside, outdoor bike washing facilities...and more

    For commuters caught by bad weather, they can crash overnight...plasma TV, Jacuzzi, bar, and pull out couch...in summer there's the rooftop deck with BBQ...full kitchen facilities as well

    We beat out every other company that was nominated in Toronto in parking, came in 2'nd in some of the other categories
    Are you hiring???
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    Holy crap! Your work setup is better than my house!
    Quote Originally Posted by jyossarian View Post
    +1
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeR View Post
    Are you hiring???
    Hey, get in line, buddy! I applied first!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmclaughlin807 View Post
    Hey, get in line, buddy! I applied first!
    Actually, we do have a couple of vacancies. Might be a long commute for some, but its a lucrative occupation.

    Our top earner made about $560K/yr a while back...he's now slowing down and enjoying life (and he bike commutes as well)

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    Let's see... at 560k a year, I could bike to work, work a year, bike home, take 4 years off....
    "There is no greater wonder than the way the face and character of a woman fit so perfectly in a man's mind, and stay there, and he could never tell you why. It just seems it was the thing he most wanted." Robert Louis Stevenson

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