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  1. #1
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    First day on the job

    I now work part time at a bike shop . I work 55 hours a week as a manager in big box retail and the bike shop job is more for fun. My first day on the job consisted of learning how to unbox and assemble bikes to get them ready for the sales floor. I had also sold my first bike, it was a Trek 4300. I know, I know, you all don't like "Trek" but take a deep breath and get over it . I will be working about 10 to 12 hours per week.
    I had stumbled across this shop(THIS IS NOT AN AD http://www.momentumcycles.com/ I REPEAT THIS IS NOT AN AD...I get paid by the hour not by the bike) looking for a certain feel that tells me I found the right one. You know...employees who stop doing what they are doing to say hi or ask if you have any questions. A shop with low pressure and an honest face with real knowledgeable answers. I built a relationship with the shop owner and his workers over the last few months and decided to ask if I could work part time. What he was getting was a seasoned sales professional that will help his employees at his 3 locations be better at customer service and sales. One reason why I got the job was I wanted to immerse myself further in the cycling lifestyle. I ride as often as I can and really enjoy the action, the fitness and the social aspects. The other reason is that the discount is nice too .
    The second mouse gets the cheese

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    awesome! i will be working at a bike shop in the summer
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    Just Ride
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    Thats great! I will look into working in a bike shop soon.

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    That's sweet. I hope to work in a bike shop this summer. (Up in Whistler) And if I like it, go on to hopefully open my own bike shop. Keep having fun with it. If you have fun at your job, you will never have one. If you get what that means.

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    Also the repair skills I will learn will help on the trail. I will be involved with more group rides that the shop does. For me this job is not about the money its more about the experience. Who knows maybe I wil open a shop too .
    The second mouse gets the cheese

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    Working in a shop kicks ass, as long as you don't have to sell crap bikes all day. Have fun, and be nice to the techs.
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