There are 3 LBS's in my area. One of them is crappy and like a used-car lot in terms of ethics. One of them is awesome and knowledgeable, and popular, but a little intimidating. The third is sorta a loner shop. The clientele is less-extreme, but the staff just as informed, and very comfortable. Plus, they have a big bucket of random used parts you can usually buy for .50 when you just NEED a derailleur hanger bolt. It's always secretly been my favorite, though I shop more at the intimidating one since they are literally 100 feet from my classes.
Anyway, I've been joking with my girlfriend (who thinks that I should start charging my friends for all the bike work I do for them ) that I was going to get a job at my favorite shop, but I never meant it. Then, this afternoon, I discovered an ad that there was a "Bicycle mechanic and customer service" position open at a store in town. Sure enough, it's my favorite store!
I'm headed in Monday (are all bike shops closed Sunday for riding purposes? They are here.) to demand my interview, and hopefully I'll start working there very soon, and maybe even do some of the easy mech work until they learn to trust me with a wrench