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Old 04-10-07, 01:59 PM
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Concierge at W Seattle Hotel. Just got a promotion...my new title is W Insider....like a liason between guests and hotel. I am also an international ****** on my off-time.
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I stayed there a few nights, nice place.
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Hella.
I sell East flatbeds, and want to get my own truck/trailer someday.
Pinstriping is the **** too. I always mess around with it, but dont have the touch.
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Old 04-10-07, 02:17 PM
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Jeez, am I the only lawyer in this place?! Actually, that's probably a good thing.

I'm a public defender in Cambridge, Mass., which is a spectacular job except for the pay being lousy, which is why I also do Spanish translations on the side (and am eagerly waiting for a lucrative coffee-table-book deal). Of course, my wife just got a job as a professor in Connecticut, so some time in the next nine months we'll move to the Middle(town, CT) of nowhere, she'll start making double what she makes now, and I'll have no incentive whatsoever to do anything other than stay home with my two little kids and tinker with bikes all day.

Seriously, if anyone knows of a job for a Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking lawyer in central Connecticut, preferably one that doesn't involve helping the Man and lets me ride my bike to work, holla.
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Old 04-10-07, 02:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Ya Tu Sabes
Jeez, am I the only lawyer in this place?! Actually, that's probably a good thing.

I'm a public defender in Cambridge, Mass., which is a spectacular job except for the pay being lousy, which is why I also do Spanish translations on the side (and am eagerly waiting for a lucrative coffee-table-book deal). Of course, my wife just got a job as a professor in Connecticut, so some time in the next nine months we'll move to the Middle(town, CT) of nowhere, she'll start making double what she makes now, and I'll have no incentive whatsoever to do anything other than stay home with my two little kids and tinker with bikes all day.

Seriously, if anyone knows of a job for a Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking lawyer in central Connecticut, preferably one that doesn't involve helping the Man and lets me ride my bike to work, holla.
If you're moving to Middletown, I assume your wife is now a prof at Wesleyan. I know a lot of the professors there live in New Haven, which is a 25 minute drive away. (Of course, if you live in Middletown you'll be able to commute by bike.) There will probably be more law-related opportunities there :
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i'm relocating to Chicago this summer and one of my biggest concerns is whether or not there's a shower @ the office. That and indoor storage of a bike. Not so much benefits and vacation days, just bike storage and a place to scrub myself before and after work...

i've been spoiled with the SF weather in the past several years.
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woah, dudes. Ya Tu Sabes, what's your wife going to profess? i graduated there a coupla years back. middletown ain't no city, but it's a nice place with plenty of noncollege stuff to do. new haven isn't exactly bustling big city, but there's lots there too.

too bad, by the way. my favorite bike punk professor is just leaving wesleyan...
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Old 04-10-07, 02:29 PM
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Originally Posted by disco2000
If you're moving to Middletown, I assume your wife is now a prof at Wesleyan. I know a lot of the professors there live in New Haven, which is a 25 minute drive away. (Of course, if you live in Middletown you'll be able to commute by bike.) There will probably be more law-related opportunities there :
Yeah. I think we're going to do faculty housing at first, till we have a sense of what the area is like and where we want to live. It's hard for me, having grown up in Brooklyn and spent the last six years in the Boston area, to think of Connecticut as anything other than an enormous suburban obstacle between the two cities I want to get to, but I'm working on it. I'm figuring there might be work for me in Hartford (city of light, city of magic), which would be a reasonable bike commute. I'm almost 30 and I've never had to drive to work, so I'm a little bit scared *****less of the possibility. <sigh> The things we do for love.
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there are busses, but they're not great. bike commuting to hartford - ambitious and exciting! might be time for gears.

really, the new haven-to-hartford part of connecticut is not a wasteland. fairfield county is the suburban wasteland (stepford wives, anyone?) - but you don't have to go there. nobody's holding a gun to yer head. and in fact, if they were, still don't go.
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Old 04-10-07, 02:39 PM
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Originally Posted by queerpunk
there are busses, but they're not great. bike commuting to hartford - ambitious and exciting! might be time for gears.
As it happens, I just picked up a decent old Motobecane 12-speed that I promptly downgraded to a six-speed. But I did a ten-mile commute in New York on the fixie for years, so I'm sure 16 miles won't be so bad. Now all I have to do is get a job . . .
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Old 04-10-07, 02:52 PM
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For the cash or the health insurance?
Both. Heh. The bike shop didn't meet my needs for either sadly. I love working on bikes, but I can't deal with the negatives of the business.
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Old 04-10-07, 03:03 PM
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Full time undergrad student.

I work in the school's tutoring center. I teach people to speak in class if they are having trouble. I'm going to fired from this job, I'm sure. I hate it.

Hopefully I'll work with a stage lighting company this summer. Seems interesting.
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I wish I had a job. Anyone need a CAD slave?
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Originally Posted by JaredG
i'm relocating to Chicago this summer and one of my biggest concerns is whether or not there's a shower @ the office. That and indoor storage of a bike. Not so much benefits and vacation days, just bike storage and a place to scrub myself before and after work...

i've been spoiled with the SF weather in the past several years.
If your working in the loop, they have a "bike hotel" you can park your bike that has lockers and showers and stuff for realllly cheap/month.

Also through most of the year, you dont get THAT sweaty in chicago.
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Originally Posted by lima_bean
If your working in the loop, they have a "bike hotel" you can park your bike that has lockers and showers and stuff for realllly cheap/month.

Also through most of the year, you dont get THAT sweaty in chicago.
The Millenium Park Bike Station (now McDonald's Cycle Center) rules. Seriously. I commuted downtown from almost-Evanston for six months and the Bike Station was my savior. I think it was something like $15/mo.

https://www.chicagobikestation.com/
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I wish I had a job. Anyone need a CAD slave?
Architecture-related CAD? Have you tried talking to Cadnetics? We've got at least one Cadnetics guy in here at all times... If you want, I can probably get you a contact there. PM me.
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I do the inventory and office work for a bike shop. It's miserable being so close to the bikes but not being able to work on them. I enjoy selling people bikes though.

Ya Tu Sabes, I like your coffee table book. Reminds me of the guys I worked with while landscaping. Every time we would see an icon in a customer's yard, they would ask "Tu amigo?"
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I am a former florist/waitress/cook/sculptor, boy was that ever fun!

Weird that there are so many planners... or maybe not... ever since I started riding I can't stop thinking about planning... maybe I'll pick up another major...
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Originally Posted by Ya Tu Sabes
It's hard for me... to think of Connecticut as anything other than an enormous suburban obstacle... <sigh> The things we do for love.
That part of Connecticut is nice. I lived there for 2.5 years. Check out North Guilford, just south of Middletown. It's far enough from the coast to not be so.... uptight. Lots of hills, trees, hiking trails. It was great. Middletown is nice, too. You might also look around Cheshire, west of Middletown as well.

I agree - Middletown to Hartford is ambitious. Take the side roads because the traffic will be tough.

Good luck!!
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