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Old 01-23-07, 05:28 PM
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Most of my coworkers cycle to work.

I recently moved to San Francisco and took a new job at a startup software company. It's a small company, there's only 5 other guys there besides me.

Of the 6 of us, 4 commute by bike at least part way (One guy takes the BART in from the east bay, then rides to work from the train station, another only rides sometimes, and takes the bus the rest of the time). Both of the guys who don't bike to work take the bus. Not a single one of us drives to work. While were working, there's a big stack of bikes leaned up against one of the walls in the office. It's pretty cool. No one ever has anything bad to say about cyclists, and one coworker who lives in the same neighborhood as me has suggested routes for me to take.

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Are they hiring?
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Do they ever ask if you rode in?
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Old 01-23-07, 08:56 PM
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Originally Posted by jyossarian
Do they ever ask if you rode in?
If I take the bus, and show up with no bike, they'll say something like "Didn't feel like riding today?" or "How come you didn't ride?"
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Old 01-23-07, 09:03 PM
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Hehe.

I work in a small startup (4 people). We were pulling in the parking lot that our company shares with a medical company and a pediatrician and only one space out of about 30 was available. That set my coworkers complaining about the problems parking since the pediatrician moved in. I said that I hadn't noticed a problem..... It got a laugh.
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That sounds like where I work. We have about 30 people total and there are always 10-20 bikes in the bike rack in the garage. Only the higher ups drive and a few others take the bus/train when the weather is bad. Everyone is pro-cycling, though.
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Old 01-23-07, 09:51 PM
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I'd like to submit my resume... where do I send it?
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I'd like to submit my resume... where do I send it?
Ha! We happen to have a Denver office, but I don't know how cycle-friendly they are out there.
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I'll swing by and check it out for you, ok?

Actually... they probably don't have a need for a network admin/ IT manager type person, though.

*sighs*
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If that means you can swing a hammer and schmooze the wealthy, then yes.
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I notice that quite a few people commute on bikes in the city. I know a handful of people that will ride their bikes to the BART station before taking a train to work (which is what I do).

Just out of curiosity, what is the name of this startup software company?
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We have 400 people at our facility, and in the 14 years I've been here, apart from me I've seen one other bike about 4 times. OK, there's zero public transportation anywhere near here, and some people commute 100 miles one way, but there are a number of people commuting < 5 miles.
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Originally Posted by notfred
I recently moved to San Francisco and took a new job at a startup software company. It's a small company, there's only 5 other guys there besides me.

Of the 6 of us, 4 commute by bike at least part way (One guy takes the BART in from the east bay, then rides to work from the train station, another only rides sometimes, and takes the bus the rest of the time). Both of the guys who don't bike to work take the bus. Not a single one of us drives to work. While were working, there's a big stack of bikes leaned up against one of the walls in the office. It's pretty cool. No one ever has anything bad to say about cyclists, and one coworker who lives in the same neighborhood as me has suggested routes for me to take.


I miss living out there. I was in Oakland and worked in Emeryville. There were 4-5 of us who bike commuted. Several others took public trans. No one though riding/public transportation was unusual.

Now that I live in Florida people think I'm crazy riding 28 miles a day. I'm getting tired of the same old conversations. The kinda go like this "I only live 4 miles from work but there is so much traffic. I couldn't bike here". What...ever tell me something I haven't heard already.
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"I only live 4 miles from work but there is so much traffic. I couldn't bike here".

It starts with One.

Of course, WE all already know that.
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Im at a small startup software company as well, and during the non-winter months, a good deal of the company bikes to work as well.

Although im the only one who braves it during the winter.
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Old 01-24-07, 01:10 PM
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I'm jealous. We have about 3,000 people in the building during the days and a little over 1,000 at night. At this point its just me and one other cyclist. There used to be a third, but I haven't seen that bike in months
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I recently had a business trip out to San Francisco. Lots of bikers there. I was a amazed to find there was almost always one in sight. I wished I'd packed up a folder and joined them!
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I passed through the guard shack today at about 8:20am. He said I was "numero dos today." Assuming half the staff is already at work by then, this accounts for about 1000 vehicles.

Many congrats!
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Sigh, I work in a building with thousands of other people and yet my bike is almost always alone in the bike rack.
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AFAIK, it's just me in the building. There are 20+ in our office and no bike commuters. One guy that I know of takes the bus sometimes. The funny thing is, the guy that used to sit in my cubicle bike commuted too, he still contracts with us sometimes and said he was glad there was still a bike in his old cube.
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