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    Mess work in NYC

    So I may have a month off between the job I'm on now, and the next one. How easy is it to get a messenger job for just a month for someone with no messenger experience. I'd prefer to work with a company that would take me back during other lean times, so I am all about full disclosure at the begining. What are good people or companies in NYC to approach?

    I get the impression that Urban Express will hire anybody off the street. Is that true?

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    Breakaway will hire just about anyone off the street as well. Have fun at the safety lecture!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gnarboots
    Breakaway will hire just about anyone off the street as well. Have fun at the safety lecture!

    Sweet! I love safety meetings.

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    Apart from how I feel about this tourist attitude towards being a messenger, this "full disclosure" about your temp status will assure that you won't get any work. Or what you get will be the worst, **** jobs on the board. What I recommend if you insist on full disclosure and want to make decent money is going to one of these hire-anyone companies, let them work your ass off for a month and then walk away. When it's time to come back, go to another ****ty company.
    "I saw the Black Label movie, and those guys [CHUNK666] look like *****."

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    It takes about a month to get in shape and learn all the drops. By the time you get into the swing of it, you'll be quiting. It will be an extremely hard month, but you'll have fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by knifefight
    Apart from how I feel about this tourist attitude towards being a messenger, this "full disclosure" about your temp status will assure that you won't get any work. Or what you get will be the worst, **** jobs on the board. What I recommend if you insist on full disclosure and want to make decent money is going to one of these hire-anyone companies, let them work your ass off for a month and then walk away. When it's time to come back, go to another ****ty company.
    +1

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    Breakaway isn't too bad. Just hope you get Ed for a dispatcher. He's the ****.

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    Quote Originally Posted by knifefight
    Apart from how I feel about this tourist attitude towards being a messenger, this "full disclosure" about your temp status will assure that you won't get any work. Or what you get will be the worst, **** jobs on the board. What I recommend if you insist on full disclosure and want to make decent money is going to one of these hire-anyone companies, let them work your ass off for a month and then walk away. When it's time to come back, go to another ****ty company.
    Tourist attitude? I think of it differently, I want to develop an extra skill that isn't in the restaurant buisness to pay my bills between my other work. But all the same I hear what you're saying.

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    Urban Express is the worst company EVER.

    You won't even make enough to make repairs on your bike.

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