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Old 03-15-05, 04:23 PM   #26
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I wouldn't do it. I am sure it would put me in overload. I am a computer geek and can't work the job AND have it as a hobby. I need multiple things to do, if all I did was computer stuff (which I did before than quit) I would end up leaving the industry...I imagine the same with bikes.
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Old 03-15-05, 05:20 PM   #27
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8$ and hour seems like min. wages to me, even with discounts of parts.1200$ a month is poverty standards
Federal min wage is $5.15/hour, in mass its $6.75.
FYI, I just saw a help wanted ad at my local shop. They are kinda a cross between a regular shop and a non profit co-op, but are cooperatively owned. The pay was $9/hour, from april-oct.

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Old 03-15-05, 05:26 PM   #28
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One of the nice parts to being a special education major is I no longer have to work crappy jobs, I sub during the year...
Oww. I feel bad for you; thinking of all the subs I and others have tortured over the years.
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Old 03-15-05, 05:30 PM   #29
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Gee that's a pretty low wage. Your prices are cheaper here than in Oz but even so, that's near horrenderous.
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Old 03-15-05, 06:54 PM   #30
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I can relate this story.I have always had a love for music and thought that would be the best job for me.I went on the road playing guitar with a group for 2 years.As much as I love to play I would never do it again.Getting paid took the fun out of it,plus I decided I like to sleep every now and then.
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Old 03-15-05, 07:24 PM   #31
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I worked in a shop off and on for about 6 years. I didn't experience a loss of passion for the sport, in fact, I got into different types of riding that might not have ever experienced. I was a mtn. biker, then explored road biking and even BMX.

the one downside I saw was that after working on other people's bikes all day, i never wanted to work on my own and my friends always got mad it me about the horrible condition my bikes were in. I really haven't recovered from that, even though I've been out of the biz for 4 years now.
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Old 03-15-05, 09:09 PM   #32
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the one downside I saw was that after working on other people's bikes all day, i never wanted to work on my own and my friends always got mad it me about the horrible condition my bikes were in
so true. ever hear of the mechanic who's car is broke down all the time? or the roofer who has a bunch of loose shingles on his house? my favorite is the local painters union. their hall needed paint so bad for ever.very funny to me .
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