Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Vancouver, Washington and Ocean Shores, Washington, USA
Bikes: 2 - 2007 Custom Bike Fridays, 2 - 2009 Bike Friday Pocket 8's, Gravity 29'er SS, 2 - 8-spd Windsor City Bikes, 1973 Raleigh 20 & a 1964 Schwinn Tiger
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You'd have to understand and like Eugene to work at Bike Friday, IMO.
If I had to work (fortunately, I don't) I'd seriously consider a sales job - with cross-training in Mfg/Repair - at Bike Friday. (I spent 25 years selling tele-communications equipment.)
We live part of the time in Vancouver, WA (Portland Metro area) and get by there several times a year to purchase parts/merchandise. Our daughter and son-in-law also graduated from the U of O and as a part of that, we owned a large, old house in Eugene from '86 to '92 (it was college rental housing). Eugene is where hippydom went after Haight/Ashbury and still resides.
I also worked in a 15 employee trailer furnace factory in the late 50's-early 60's, and Bike Friday has the same small company, metal-working smell. Bikes are BIG in Eugene (just like in Portland), so YES, as previously recommended, visit Eugene and Bike Friday and see if it is a fit for you.....and GO DUCKS!!!
P.S. Our daughter and son-in-law, who are the U of O graduates, also ride Bike Fridays.
Last edited by Foldable Two; 12-16-10 at 09:16 PM.