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    Bike test shows what we're really like at work

    If employers really want to know what prospective employees are like, should they forget psychometric testing and watch them ride a bike? Lucy Kellaway argues the bike test shows what we're really like at work. "The two-wheel test serves to weed out those who are not team players. All cyclists view cars, lorries and buses as natural enemies, but the cyclist who is hostile to his own kind, and who squeezes past others on the inside is suitable only for solitary working."

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    Haha! That was great! Thanks for posting!
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    " . . . The not terribly fit man in Lycra is all talk, no trousers."

    Love that line!

    How you'd grade a group where I work: The cyclist cutting through traffic on his custom built bike would be considered a solitary worker, unfit to work for 'the company team' environment since he/she likes to make decisions on their own, so he/she would be let go the next time the company downsizes. Six months later he/she would be back, working as a consultant for the useless management who don't think highly of their employees and can't make a decision on their own, and they'd be making multiple-times the pay they did as an employee.

    And they'd still be riding the same bicycle . . . .
    Are we having fun yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1nterceptor View Post
    All cyclists view cars, lorries and buses as natural enemies
    They do?

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    Is this really news? I person's personality and condition of the heart will emerge in the natural course of their daily pursuits.

    The same can be said of church choirs, basketball teams, and home construction. There are those who are driven to excellence, striving to the limits of their talents/capabilities. Others are consumate team players - encouraging others and jumping in to fill a need. Some are loners, others thrive in group settings. There are folks who crave attention and affirmation, and there are those who are satisfied accomplishing what they're set out to do with little fanfare.

    Anyway, to the point, I agree with the premise. My riding follows my personality and particular bent...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Machka View Post
    They do?

    "Natural enemy" might be overstating it. I think of them more as "dangerous animals" that you don't want to turn your back on.

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    I re-read the article and see that it is humorous. My original negative assesment? I guess my coffee hadn't kicked in yet. and I may have read the article before my ride. I still recommend The Bike Show on Resonance FM.
    http://thebikeshow.net/
    Listen to interviews about bike commuting conducted WHILE BIKE COMMUTING! Be sure to check out the archives!
    This (The Bike Show) is their "finest hour".
    Last edited by BobbyG; 12-18-13 at 12:41 PM. Reason: Changed mind.
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    Haha!...thanks for posting this!
    Nothing better than a good chain lube thread...

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    Young and reckless.
    Noooooo! My thread!! -_________- http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/896498-Do-you-pack-quot-heat-quot-while-cycling

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    Quote Originally Posted by Machka View Post
    They do?
    Not to me at least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlazingPedals View Post
    "Natural enemy" might be overstating it. I think of them more as "dangerous animals" that you don't want to turn your back on.
    I class them more as rocks when climbing a hill or waves when swimming at the beach. There can be danger, but you will be okay if you grant them their nature and proceed with awareness.
    "He who serves all, best serves himself" Jack London

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    I don't care if you are on a unicycle, as long as you're not using a motor to get places you get props from me. We're here to support each other. Share ideas, and motivate one another to actually keep doing it.

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