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    DON'T MESS WITH TEXAS!!
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    messenger jobs

    I live in Houston Texas and I was wondering if any one knew how to get a job being a messenger. And what all do you do for the job besides deliver messages?

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    Taunt non-messengers on fixed gears.
    Drink beer.
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    Hmmmm

    Drink coffee.

    I was once known to stop women in the street and ask them to straddle my steed and capture the moment on film.

    Now I'm married (3 months today!)

    I take pictures of flowers, sunsets, and people driving whilst on the phone.

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    deliver envelopes ....
    "sometimes i pedal my bike so fast, it feels like ... like ... im on the air"

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    I have a number of a place that's often hiring messengers in the Houston Chronicle with the line "experience preferred but not required". I'll look it up this afternoon and send it your way.

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    just go check at the services.
    houston's, lawyers, hot shot, and a few others.
    i forget the names

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrwhite
    I was once known to stop women in the street and ask them to straddle my steed and capture the moment on film.
    Link?
    Quote Originally Posted by monkey
    You could be doing blow off a dead hooker with a needle sticking out of your arm and you wouldn't get kicked out of Humboldt.

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    Congrats on the marriage AW, I'm a month and a day off my 1 year
    anniversary...gotta get to planning I guess.

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    **** being a messenger. **** court filings.

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    Goto 600 Travis and ask, or just walk into a low end company like citicouriers and you'll get hired, presuming you're breathing and such

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    Deliver anything that fits in your bag and some stuff that doesn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SamHouston
    Goto 600 Travis and ask, or just walk into a low end company like citicouriers and you'll get hired, presuming you're breathing and such
    if only it were that easy in pdx...i've realized the 4 or 5 things i could do and be happy, and mess'ing is one.
    have:ea50 flats, black, light, stiff.
    144 bcd 3/32" 49t sugino track chainring, possibly 75.

    want: risers, light, stiff, 1", black if that can be
    144 bcd 46t or 47t chainring any kind or width

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    Basically, each city has at least 1 or more ****ty messenger companies that pay **** and make you work like a dog. At those companies, the turnover rate is pretty high which results in messenger openings all the time. Also, all companies go through ups and downs with messengers because some quit or get injured. Just call around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrwhite
    Hmmmm

    Drink coffee.
    Im not sure about everyone else, but this is a big no no for me, had a large starbucks cofee, had to use the mens room 4 times shortly after. A big pain in the ass trying to get to destinations while scounting for places to , take care of business.

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    Wear a diaper if you are incredibly pee prone?
    If it's worth the going it's worth the ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by .:Jimbo:.
    Im not sure about everyone else, but this is a big no no for me, had a large starbucks cofee, had to use the mens room 4 times shortly after. A big pain in the ass trying to get to destinations while scounting for places to , take care of business.
    i feel like i have to piss all day while i'm messing about town (coffee + water all day). i know where all the unlocked office tower washrooms are now...nice that the art gallery with a washroom for all to use is right in the center of town. i can hold a piss while riding for miles...its the standing in the elevator part that really gets me dancing...

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    how much is the avg. pay for a messenger? it goes on Commission right?

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    http://www.messengers.org/contacts/ I'm not sure how up to date the tag/commission rates are
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