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Old 05-09-22, 02:25 PM
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Looking for bike mechanic

Hi guys looking for a bike mechanic to work for us in a hot country,

Skilled and experienced with road bikes.

Any luck?
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Old 05-09-22, 02:27 PM
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So it's a dry heat?
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Old 05-09-22, 02:29 PM
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So it's a dry heat?
Erm summers are 40+ C but work atmosphere is Ac chilled workshop, if it helps
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I think political climate and citizen/government relationship would be as important as climate.
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It would take a metric **** ton of $$$ to get me to work over there.
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Ummm...schmaybe...hell no
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$300,000 a year, free place to live that is nice and air con'd and moving for my bikes and stuff and you got yourself a mechanic.
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maybe a book would help?

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One we achieve zero carbon emission, it will once again become a quaint and peaceful fishing village, and the ruins will be spectacular.
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$300,000 a year, free place to live that is nice and air con'd and moving for my bikes and stuff and you got yourself a mechanic.
I'm sure that is exactly what they have in mind.

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might be cheaper to ship the unit over to a good mechanic. If international expertise is desired, shipping it over here & paying for its' return could be arranged.
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… in all the wrong places.

Sorry, I couldn’t resist.

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Originally Posted by They View Post
Hi guys looking for a bike mechanic to work for us in a hot country,

Skilled and experienced with road bikes.

Any luck?

Location: Dubai
I suppose the question is what the job is? Is it working for a local bike shop, or is it working for a professional cycling team (which might also include time in a team car).

If this is serious, I'd encourage you to hire locally. If you find someone that shows promise, but lacks some skills, perhaps there is a place you could send he person for both classroom and on-the-job training.

I suppose if it is for a team mechanic, perhaps you could poach mechanics from other teams.

In many cases bike mechanics don't get paid well (maybe $10 to $20 an hour). So, come in with an offer a mechanic can't refuse, and you'll snag someone. $50 an hour?

Here in the USA, we have people called "headhunters". Their job is to track down qualified employees, and even snag them from competitor businesses.
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My question is… Should I use, “They is looking for a bike mechanic”, or “They are looking for a bike mechanic”?

I think it is treated as the plural, even if singular, same as using you as a singular pronoun.

But if They is a proper name for an individual, do I use is?

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Originally Posted by 70sSanO View Post
My question is… Should I use, “They is looking for a bike mechanic”, or “They are looking for a bike mechanic”?

I think it is treated as the plural, even if singular, same as using you as a singular pronoun.

But if They is a proper name for an individual, do I use is?

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I suppose the question is what the job is? Is it working for a local bike shop, or is it working for a professional cycling team (which might also include time in a team car).

If this is serious, I'd encourage you to hire locally. If you find someone that shows promise, but lacks some skills, perhaps there is a place you could send he person for both classroom and on-the-job training.

I suppose if it is for a team mechanic, perhaps you could poach mechanics from other teams.

In many cases bike mechanics don't get paid well (maybe $10 to $20 an hour). So, come in with an offer a mechanic can't refuse, and you'll snag someone. $50 an hour?

Here in the USA, we have people called "headhunters". Their job is to track down qualified employees, and even snag them from competitor businesses.
The real question is WHERE is the job. Going by the OP location it'd be a major culture shock that would cramp a lot of westerners style.

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So… what happened to the last guy?

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So… what happened to the last guy?

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They is probably pondering what they should do, or taking a poop.
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$300,000 a year, free place to live that is nice and air con'd and moving for my bikes and stuff and you got yourself a mechanic.
You may still struggle to pay bills in Dubai for that measly salary. Maybe nice cot in the bikeshop
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So… what happened to the last guy?

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How do you know it was a guy. It could have been a woman that refused to wear a burqa in 110° weather, and was disappeared.
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You may still struggle to pay bills in Dubai for that measly salary. Maybe nice cot in the bikeshop
I did say a free place to live that is nice and air conditioned. I tried to be thoughtful of that.
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I did say a free place to live that is nice and air conditioned. I tried to be thoughtful of that.
What is nicer than an AC bikeshop
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I’ve know some people who did international stints in Dubai and nearby places. If you want to travel that part of the world and can get a good arrangement it’s not bad.
While I’m not going to defend human rights issues there, it isn’t as if more friendly countries that we aren’t leaping up to insult, say India, are exactly clean. Then we have issues here in the USA. There are still a few sunset towns that haven’t dried up, and plenty more that seem to think they aren’t but are in practice.

If the OP is actually serious then they should post up more details. While I wouldn’t do it, you can hire a bicycle mechanic for $40k/year in SF where a house is well over $1M. It’s not unreasonable that you might poach someone to any other high COL area.

Honestly it might be fun for a while, but I’m unaffordable compared to the other offer here, so likely not the target audience.
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What is nicer than an AC bikeshop
One of those nice Dubanese mansions or a penthouse apartment would work fine.
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