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    Looking for job and thinking about courier postions.

    I am currently looking for a job, and because I already commute everywhere on my bike and live car free, I thought that I might look into being a bicycle courier. However... I live in a fairly small town with only four courier companies around, so i'm not sure what that means. I am planning to call all four later today and ask them if they even use bicycle couriers.

    You guys think being a courier in a small town is a bad idea? Would the money probably suck?

    Oh... and does this make me a poseur?

    Heh.

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    i think it might be a cool gig for a little while, but from what i've heard it's not great money or time or anything. others can surely elaborate more, but the impression i've always gotten is that the only upside (which some feel is the only one needed) is getting to ride your bike all over all day.
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    如果你能讀了這個你講中文 genericbikedude's Avatar
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    Ususally courier companies in more sprawled-out cities use cars. You'll only get bike messengers where bikes go faster than cars--NYC, Philly, SF, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by genericbikedude
    Ususally courier companies in more sprawled-out cities use cars. You'll only get bike messengers where bikes go faster than cars--NYC, Philly, SF, etc.
    That is what I am thinking also. I still think I should call up though... right? No harm I guess.

    I'm a college kid right now, so a lot of money isn't my main concern, but some I do need. I'm tired of woring at Publix also, and really want to do something I enjoy.

    Maybe some law firms would hire me as a runner? Hmmm...

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    maybe not as much fun, but try food companies that do a lot of delivery to addresses on the FSU campus. I'd think sandwich and sushi places would be best as you could just throw the food in your bag, unlike at, say, a pizza place.

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    exactly... i deliver for a sandwich shop and pizza place that are right next to each other. But they make me ride their bike...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoshKel
    That is what I am thinking also. I still think I should call up though... right? No harm I guess.

    I'm a college kid right now, so a lot of money isn't my main concern, but some I do need. I'm tired of woring at Publix also, and really want to do something I enjoy.

    Maybe some law firms would hire me as a runner? Hmmm...

    Check out blueprinting and printing services. They provide an easy-to-carry service that can't really be carried out through fax or email. They print specification books, large format drawings and the like. My town has only ~80,000 people and has 2 companies that do this specifically. There aren't any messengers here, but there might be where you live...

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    plan on being poor

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    Quote Originally Posted by adamkell
    maybe not as much fun, but try food companies that do a lot of delivery to addresses on the FSU campus. I'd think sandwich and sushi places would be best as you could just throw the food in your bag, unlike at, say, a pizza place.
    Y'know... that is a really good idea. Thanks for that . I'm going to check out some local Deli-type shops that deliver.

    And $0.00/gal: I can't be anymore poor than I am right now heh. Better than nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adamkell
    maybe not as much fun, but try food companies that do a lot of delivery to addresses on the FSU campus. I'd think sandwich and sushi places would be best as you could just throw the food in your bag, unlike at, say, a pizza place.
    Words out of my mouth. I'm about to wrangle down one of these gigs. Interview tomorrow morning. Gosh, Kell, you just want to live my life, don't you?

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    I actually deliver for a sushi place. Mind the miso.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikearena
    Words out of my mouth. I'm about to wrangle down one of these gigs. Interview tomorrow morning. Gosh, Kell, you just want to live my life, don't you?
    for a moment, I thought you'd set up an alias BF account and had created this thread before I talked to you about this.

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