Old 02-17-19, 08:32 PM
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Originally Posted by veganbikes View Post
People get paid minimum wage because people still believe bikes are toys and many still treat them as such. Minimum wage is not a signifier that something is easy, sure the easy stuff is easy but there is a lot to learn young padawan. It seems there is a big ego here of people who think everything is just so easy that you just watch youtube and magically you are an experienced bike mechanic who can fix any bike quickly and efficiently. Trust me to get far in this industry you have to know your stuff and that doesn't come from watching some videos it comes from experience and working on a wide variety of bikes with a wide variety of problems in short amounts of time. Also there are a lot of specialized tools that aren't practical for the home mechanic to have and while some stuff you can bodge together to make something close it may not do the job properly or it won't last long.

You realize a lot of folks are getting underpaid for what they do, it is a common problem amongst a lot of people. People with money don't like to give it up even if it means they could make more money. Sure I don't work in a cubicle checking emails, playing Minesweeper and filing TPS reports and that must be a signifier for difficulty because some seem to get paid decently. However that is not the case. Obviously though you are still young and figuring these things out and maybe one day you will work some jobs and get paid very little and work really hard and use a lot of skill and maybe just maybe realize what you are saying is wrong.
Lol man you have heart. But you need to just realize it isnít that serious. Thereís a reason ppl donít get paid good for what you do. Nothing wrong with it just the facts. Thereís a reason you get paid way more to clean teeth, be a doctor, lawyer, electrician, construction worker, social worker, accountant, medical assistant, you name it. There all jobs requiring actual skill that is in DEMAND and isnít easily learned. Tell me how did you learn to do what you do ? By just going out and doing it. The bike was invented WAAAY long ago and remains in principle the same. And you are wrong. Anything that could go wrong with a bike is learnable through forums/internet. For Christ sake my dad and I restored a whole ass 70 Chevy pick up from frame up, in our garage. We learned how to swap the ENGINE in our 99 power stroke diesel, and We learned how to install fuel injectors, oil pump, and fuel system OURSELVES through YouTube and diesel truck forums. Bikes ARENT that serious man for real give it rest. People self teach computer engineering/coding completely online redd!t/YouTube. And you think a silly bike is more complicated than coding and engine rebuilds/modifications? Man you need to wake up smell the coffee.
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