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Old 05-18-07, 03:54 PM   #1
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New Job

I posted (stupidly) about a NOS Cannondale track that was in my local bike shop a while back, somebody on here bought it (who?)... I hate you, I hope you enjoy it. Post up some pictures

Anyway, I just got a job as a mechanic at the same shop, YAY. This is the only place that I could think of where somebody might share my excitement, my girlfriend doesn't care and she is sick of hearing about it.
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Old 05-18-07, 04:20 PM   #2
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i just started a new job working at a shop, too. congrats.
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Old 05-18-07, 04:26 PM   #3
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yeah its about time for me to start looking for a job soon
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I posted (stupidly) about a NOS Cannondale track that was in my local bike shop a while back, somebody on here bought it (who?)

learn the art of the ninja, you must.
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Old 05-18-07, 08:00 PM   #6
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I used to work at a bike shop. Never again.
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Old 05-19-07, 12:01 AM   #7
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I used to work at a bike shop. Never again.
why is that
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Old 05-19-07, 06:45 AM   #8
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i met one of my best friends at a bike shop when we both worked there 10 years ago. we went back to the same bike shop 'incognito' last weekend.

we are both glad we no longer work there.
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I used to work at a bike shop. Never again.
i used to work at a shop too. it was fun, but it was also really ****ing difficult. we were not trained well, and there was not good system to coordinate/communicate between the shop and the floor - which were in two seperate parts of the store. the shop's management was really slow to respond to certain things, and as a result, we were nonresponsive to certain custommers, and couldn't do things for people - which is frustrating if you're the person saying "i'll see what i can do..." plus, being in your feet for eight hours is tough, and so is taking care of customers. it's not all fun, candy, beer, **** talking, and bike parts, kids. it's a job.
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Congrats and props for the new job.
Headshakes and fingerwags to the Forum "brother" that sniped your ride.
Search the attic of your new job and seek another treasure at cost.
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Old 05-19-07, 10:02 AM   #11
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yeah its about time for me to start looking for a job soon
I had a job, once.
Once!
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No, I've never had a job because
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Old 05-19-07, 10:26 AM   #13
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Headshakes and fingerwags to the Forum "brother" that sniped your ride.
Do we know for sure that it was a bfssfger? That's some cold blooded **** right there.

On the other hand, I read once about some ape researchers who observed a female away from her group who located a stash of treats. Apparently these apes' brains are wired way down deep so that when they find food they involuntarily make a food call to the rest of the group. Anyway their arms are under control of the "higher" more voluntary motor cortex; so this one clamped her hand over her mouth to muffle the food call, grabbed the stash and ran for it. Take a lesson from our relatives yellowjeep .

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Its totaly ok about the bike, i just want some ****ing pictures
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i want some ****ing pictures too

but this isnt the forum for that
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Old 05-19-07, 07:37 PM   #16
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it's not all fun, candy, beer, **** talking, and bike parts, kids.
you worked at the wrong shop, clearly. it is, in fact, very little other than what you listed. take that, high school guidance counselor... can't play with bicycles forever my ass!
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you worked at the wrong shop, clearly. it is, in fact, very little other than what you listed. take that, high school guidance counselor... you can't play with my ass forever!
You went to the wrong high school guidance counselor, clearly.
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I NEED a job. all the lbs jobs are taken here by bastards who know alot about bikes but don't care much about riding them.
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my shop has cookies, beer, and a great employee discount. so far im loving it. the guy thats training me cracks me up, funny little mid west transplant.
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whats wrong with the midwest?

that sucks jakbikes, I got a call yesterday from another shop that i had asked about a job, so now i have to figure out which one give me the biggest discount and best hours, having options to negotiate rules. but the one i just heard from is alot closer and being able to ride to work is a major major plus.
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