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    Victim of Circumstance mightypudge's Avatar
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    Got a job at my LBS!

    With a baby due in December and the bills piling up to the ceiling, I thought it was time to seek supplemental employment. Last week on the day I purchased my new bike they were just JAMMED with customers. I mentioned to the manager - who was also working with me on the bike - that he looked a little overwhelmed. He said they have been really short-staffed this year due to some part-timers leaving unexpectedly.

    I told him my predicament and he seemed interested. He asked me to give him a few days to talk it over with the co-manager and to stop back during the week. So today I stopped back in and talked to the co-manager who basically told me he would love to have my join the team.

    I start this Thursday!
    Andrew

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    Thats great!! tell me how you like it. I'm thinking of trying to get a job at our LBS back at school. Congrats!!!

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    Congrats! However, I don't know how much free time you're going to have as soon as that baby is born!

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    Originally posted by a2psyklnut
    Congrats! However, I don't know how much free time you're going to have as soon as that baby is born!

    L8R
    Ha ha.

    Well, the baby is due in December which they confirmed is probably not their busiest month. I know they need my help part time over the summer and once the baby is born they are willing to be flexible.
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    Congrats, mightypudge!

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    That wont leave too much time for riding, now would it? j/k, gongrats and the job and the baby!

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    Originally posted by mightypudge
    With a baby due in December and the bills piling up to the ceiling, I thought it was time to seek supplemental employment. Last week on the day I purchased my new bike they were just JAMMED with customers. I mentioned to the manager - who was also working with me on the bike - that he looked a little overwhelmed. He said they have been really short-staffed this year due to some part-timers leaving unexpectedly.

    I told him my predicament and he seemed interested. He asked me to give him a few days to talk it over with the co-manager and to stop back during the week. So today I stopped back in and talked to the co-manager who basically told me he would love to have my join the team.

    I start this Thursday!
    Attaboy! Mightypudge.

    Really hope it goes well with you there. :thumbup:
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    Congrats on the job, the baby, AND the new bike!

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    Congrats! What type of "job related" experience did you have? Mechanical? Sales?

    I have also added you to the industry related forum, where all the drunk shop monkeys hang out.

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    Originally posted by Joe Gardner
    Congrats! What type of "job related" experience did you have? Mechanical? Sales?

    I have also added you to the industry related forum, where all the drunk shop monkeys hang out.
    Thanks Joe!! I feel honored.

    My background in in HR and Management. But I also have a lot of retail sales and customer service experience.
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    Have fun. I have been in and out of shops for probably 10 years now. Always part time. Right now I am in. It is a lot of fun, except for the customers . When they are watching you work on thier bike and trying to coach. It is important to refrain from saying "If your so good at it, why am I fixing your bike?". That one ended my day at the shop once I got to go home early.

    Enjoy, LBS's are some of the best p/t jobs to have. What kind of discount ya get?
    1st Cor. 10:31

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    Awesome! What shop?

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    Two words: Staff Discount


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    Victim of Circumstance mightypudge's Avatar
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    Originally posted by yikes
    Awesome! What shop?
    Keswick Cycle.

    I hope I didn't jinx myself. I heard back from them tonight - Aapparently they have to run it by the owner before they officially bring me aboard. Wish me luck!
    Andrew

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    Victim of Circumstance mightypudge's Avatar
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    Originally posted by F1_Fan
    Two words: Staff Discount

    Yes, after a 30-day probation period.
    Andrew

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    Thats awesome, I've never been there so I'll have to stop by sometime. My friend who is going away to college this fall just told me that they need someone at the shop he works at and he put in a good word about me. whooo

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    Just thought I'd revive this and tell y'all that it's official. I start next Tuesday.
    Andrew

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    :fun: :fun:
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