After having discovered sex and drugs and rock-n-roll in the early 70s, I barely graduated from high school. Interestingly, one of the courses I had to make up in summer school was gym. It was about the last time I was physically active before taking up cycling a few years back.
After a couple of decades in IT, these days I work as a clerk at the front desk (Circulation) of a neighborhood branch public library, starting just after lunch and working until closing. It's essentially a customer service position.
I've had patrons stop me in the street to return books and DVDs. Fortunately, there's usually room in the panniers. I've also ridden a few blocks with patrons on their way to the library.
OTOH, while the library is in a borderline area, my commute takes me through what can only be described as da 'hood. I won't stop there. I've been offered five bags for my bike. Although, that was for my now-retired bright yellow full-Sora Trek. My bare Ti full-DuraAce Litespeed has never attracted any attention.
I arbitrate medical necessity and Healthcare Acquired Conditions with Medicare and Insurance companies on behalf of the hospital and patient. Before that I was a Neuro ICU RN, Emergency RN, Paramedic, and Light Infantry Medic occasionally tasked out to the Sniper platoon. My commute is 20 miles.
I'm a US Army Warrant Officer. Have served for 14 years and plan on doing 11 more. I mainly ride 20-25 miles during my lunch time.
I am a solution architect (sort of a sales engineer/program manager) for a Health IT company in San Francisco (South Beach/SOMA). I have my BS in Computer science. Our office is very bike friendly, with indoor bike storage and a shower for those of use with longer commutes. On an average day there are probably 10-20 bikes in an office of about 100 people. Really nice days might have 30 bikes.
While I think there may be a lot of stereo types about who bike to work and why, I think San Francisco is one of the cities that stereotypes are not true as people with all types of jobs, education levels, and financial situations bike to work for many reasons. I see line cooks at restaurants biking to work, but I also see engineers, startup founders, and executives bike to work in and around San Francisco. I am sure many bike-commuters co-workers think they are odd (particularly those of use with longer commutes) but most people I know seem to think its a good thing, even if they think you are crazy for doing it.
I teach engineering and physics at a community college in a near-ring suburb of Minneapolis. On really cold or snowy days every student I run into asks, "did you bike TODAY?" In my spare time I play jazz guitar on a nylon-string, although I haven't played outside my house in many years.
If there was a physical quesiton of where, it's a downtown office, in a pleasant historic building. Working for architects is awesome, we get some pretty sweet digs.
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I just started working as a consultant at a tech company, doing programmer-type stuff. It's 60-odd miles from home, so they're letting me work from home four days a week. Two hours each way, one day a week. I can't complain. I can take the train, which beats the pants off driving.
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It's at the old American Standard toilet factory! This is in Hamilton, NJ, near Trenton. "Trenton makes. The world takes."
Interestingly, the only highway that runs by it is I-295, which is a relatively new Interstate. So in the old days, I guess the factory workers were expected to ride by train. The train is a short walk. Driving there takes a long time because of the lack of highways.
I'm the team lead for a bunch of java programmers. We write GIS software for telecommunications companies such as AT&T to do "outside plant" network design and analysis.
After a stint in the military, I had the good fortune to be able to do high school over at a community college, eventually transferring to, and getting a degree from a state university.
As much as you paid for that Beemer [Mercedies, Audi, Escalade], I'm surprised it didn't come equipped with turn signals.
Quality assurance at a small defense contractor.
Analog man in a digital world.
I work for a bulk food distributor, in the warehouse. I am very fortunate since I can wheel my bike to my desk and keep it there. I am the only commuter of about 250 people that are employed at my location.
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My hospital is an ideal destination for a cycle commuter. I bring the bike inside near my office, and have a place to hang my cycling clothes and a table fan to dry them off. For the most part I wear surgical scrubs all day so I don't necessarily have to clean off on arrival (I shower at home before the ride). I do have shower facilities though, as well as a coffee shop and cafeteria on site. Finally, almost all my personal service needs like barber shop, dentist, dry-cleaner/tailor, supermarket and drugstore, and good take-out restaurants are all within walking distance, or a short hop on the bike.
I work in computer networking (large company) in hardware engineering
BSEE and MSEE degrees are part of my 'edjubication'
After many jobs in the service industries I finally went back to school at age 34, finishing a BA-Ed. I'm currently teaching EFL at an elementary school in Taiwan after teaching middle and high school for many years in Houston, TX.
"Pain is weakness leaving the body"......yea, right!
Me dum wit no edukation either . . . straight D & F hi skool stoodent ~ After such a horrific experience I swore off education forever. Now work in a niche, non-profit who researches/makes educational and adaptive products for blind or impaired individuals. I know braille and use it to transcribe books, tests, other material, and create the tactile artwork for that material. I am proud that I was an integral part of a new printing technique that is revolutionizing the industry
A great job