So, work has been pretty slow lately. Well down right non-existent customers. Not bad because it allows us to get things moved around and get projects done. I have been SUPERBUSY lately with some of the new responsibilities lately. However, I love it. The new tasks that have been put on me lately are things that I like. I see all the new products before it hits the store. I'm going to be working with the Lincoln Plating/Lemond guys for all their team orders and equipment. Which is awesome since I have gotten to know a lot of them and they are all great guys. Oh yeah, I'm also doing most of the warranty stuff through Highgear, which is good because that means I get to do what I can to make sure the customer is kept happy, which is the best part of my job. Nothing is better than seeing someone leave with a smile on their face.
Whether it is a new bike, a minor adjustment, or a pair of shorts, keeping people riding is easily one of the most gratifying things that I have ever done. You won't get rich working at a bike shop, but there is more to life than money, even though mine seems to be driven by bills lately, a la Munson. I feel you on the no money thing, maybe even more so since I actually can't afford a car, but a cross bike for winter will help with the commute.
Life is difficult, but good