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  • Bye-bye JoblessTrackWorld….. Hello LBS :o)
  • PeterPoddy
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    Having been made redundant from the building industry at the end of December I decided that this was my opportunity to do something I WANTED to do. I’ve always loved taking things to bits and repairing them, and I’ve said for a long time that I’m not sure weather I prefer riding bikes or fixing them, and I’d known for years that this was what I’d do if I ever got the chance…..
    So, I set about the task of visiting 25-30 bike shops and asking for jobs, leaving CVs, and applying for EVERY single job that came up within a 30 mile road radius of home.
    I also took on servicing work for friends as a means of learning more (which I did) and self funded my Cytech 2 qualification, (which I loved doing)

    And today it paid off, as I signed of the dotted line for a job at The Bike Company in Staines. 🙂 (they have another branch in Windsor)
    To be honest I couldn’t wish for a nicer bunch of people to work with, too. I start next Tuesday.

    And also, today, I had a random phone call from Andy at The Purple Bike Shed looking for an occasional freelance mechanic.
    It never rains but it pours! 🙂

    Ask me again in a year if I made the right decision, OK? But right now I’ve got this massive cheesy grin. 😀

    cynic-al
    Member

    Well done fella. I too have some good job news, it’s a nice feeling.

    Premier Icon ampthill
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    Oh good news. I hope that they were impressed by the reputation of your famous fork servicing guides.

    Always nice to have good news

    jekkyl
    Member

    nice one mate, congratulations. Have fun.

    Premier Icon mangoridebike
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    Nice one! good luck with it 🙂

    clubber
    Member

    Good work PP. Booyakasha!

    jock-muttley
    Member

    Well done ;0)

    edlong
    Member

    Congratulations and best of luck

    scud
    Member

    Good news mate (i’m the guy who brought the Carrera hybrid from you)

    Andy Guerin is a top bloke too, you’ll enjoy working with him

    goldenwonder
    Member

    Congratulations-I know the feeling as I started at one of my new local LBS’s last week after a year out of the trade.
    Still self employed as well, but nice to top things up when it’s quiet.
    Great business to be in, even if the money isn’t the best

    allthepies
    Member

    Well done, sounds like beer o-clock 🙂

    saleem
    Member

    Good luck

    Get a job you enjoy doing and and never work another day.

    brakes
    Member

    congrats!
    what’s the staff discount like?

    PeterPoddy
    Member

    Well done, sounds like beer o-clock

    Damn straight. 🙂

    Oh good news. I hope that they were impressed by the reputation of your famous fork servicing guides.

    Well, I showed those to East St Cycles and didn’t get the job….. 😉

    nick1962
    Member

    I’l be bringing in my C456 for a replacement headset forthwith 🙂
    Enjoy the new job.

    Premier Icon nickc
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    Paid in XTR?

    eyerideit
    Member

    Nice one.

    Will you be riding that lovely Explosif to work?

    fatsimon mk2
    Member

    well done and good luck 😀

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    Don’t let them ask you to do the peg board for the tools.

    Well done, too 🙂

    thomthumb
    Member

    hi 5.

    😀

    Luminous
    Member

    Congratulations !, good stuff 😀

    Now, get back to work, oh, and we all want discount with your shop now !
    😆

    Premier Icon Cheezpleez
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    Nice one! Enjoy

    uselesshippy
    Member

    Bike company?
    Is that west side or east side? 😀

    toxicsoks
    Member

    Always nice to hear good news on the job front. Congratulations, enjoy.

    mindmap3
    Member

    Good stuff.

    I quite enjoyed my time working in a bike shop. Get to know the reps if you can…they’re always good for extra special deals, especially on old stock (i got the last Demo 9 Spesh had left and got a cracking deal on it) or if they have something new to push (our Sram rep gave us a massive discount on some X0 stuff when it first came out).

    PeterPoddy
    Member

    I’l be bringing in my C456 for a replacement headset forthwith
    Enjoy the new job.

    You can forget that! Actually, they do have a vice, so maybe…… 😉

    Nice one.

    Will you be riding that lovely Explosif to work?

    Sadly it’s a bit too far for that, but I’ll probably get a road bike at some point… **shock-horror**

    julianwilson
    Member

    Nice one Peter!

    gee
    Member

    Well done. Friends of mine own those shops – great place to work.

    GB

    Premier Icon alfabus
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    nice one 🙂

    I start next Tuesday.

    How exactly did they phrase that?

    Premier Icon Rusty Mac
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    Great new Peter, what is even better is none of your customers now need see the gawd awful mess you made of spraying you peg board 😉
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    should have been blue any way 😀

    stevewhyte
    Member

    Good for you, it’s nice to hear a bit of good news on here.

    flip
    Member

    😀

    Well done, hard work pays off!

    Great news, PP! Clearly my advice was the key element in your success…! 😉

    Premier Icon ART
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    Good news, well done that man! 😀

    ski
    Member

    Great new Peter, well done,

    I was made redundant in Dec. too.

    Been doing some none paid voluntary work for the local parks & woodlands, loving it, today I got the wink to apply for a job too 😉

    juan
    Member

    Yoooohoooo well done Peter 😀

    Premier Icon Wally
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    PP you have a super reputation on here for sound fixing advice and huge congratulations.

    robbonzo
    Member

    Congrats PP, fair play for making a big change in life. How was the cytech course? I’m thinking of doing it myself, what level did you do?

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