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Old 01-21-06, 03:19 PM
Walmart bike rider
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Being a bike courier is a cut-throat business. You've got to compete against other bicyclist and you've got to kiss up big time [translation=bribe] to dispatchers or business owners in order to get deliveries that make good money. Seniority means everything in the business. You've also got to bend or break every single traffic law in the book to make serious money. And it's a very dangerous job because of that. You can probably make better money if you don't care what you deliver. And it's a declining business, most bike courier companies have tanked in these days of the fax and email.

I'm not trying to discourage it but it's not a glamourous job.
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