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Posted: Sep 8, 2019 at 13:36 Quote
Bromaphobe wrote:
We don't deal with Transition, hardly buy anything off of the distro. I asked the rep and he said he needed to check with the nearest dealer - he did and they gave me stockist rates.

Ooof.

We barely buy anything from Windwave, but i'll try transition too.

Posted: Sep 19, 2019 at 13:15 Quote
mini-freerider wrote:
Bromaphobe wrote:
We don't deal with Transition, hardly buy anything off of the distro. I asked the rep and he said he needed to check with the nearest dealer - he did and they gave me stockist rates.

Ooof.

We barely buy anything from Windwave, but i'll try transition too.

Probably a bit late but hey.

Dan Jones is your guy at Windwave for transition. I staff'd a Patrol a few years back, but they ended up not being particularly forthcoming about it- especially when i broke it twice.

Then they wouldn't let me staff a BLT a couple of years later... So...

Orange can be OK but depends on your shop. If you have a dealer nearby its a no-go. Best to ask your local dealer if your shop and them are friendly.

Iv'e had 2x orange frames from my local dealer at cost. Doesn't hurt to ask!

Posted: Sep 19, 2019 at 13:42 Quote
Transition used to be super forthcoming with staff deals and I think some dealers must’ve complained as now it seems they’re still doing it, but through the nearest dealer. Have had two industry folk buy them as a staff deal but the supplier contacts me first now and asks if it’s cool and then runs the sale through me. They still get a staff deal but then there is at least some transparency.

Posted: Sep 25, 2019 at 2:50 Quote
Laaast question.

(Perhaps)

Anyone done any shopratting in Whistler? Or is there anyone in here working in Whistler?

Posted: Sep 27, 2019 at 9:15 Quote
mini-freerider wrote:
Laaast question.

(Perhaps)

Anyone done any shopratting in Whistler? Or is there anyone in here working in Whistler?

What info are you looking for?

Posted: Sep 27, 2019 at 16:21 Quote
adrock-whistler wrote:
mini-freerider wrote:
Laaast question.

(Perhaps)

Anyone done any shopratting in Whistler? Or is there anyone in here working in Whistler?

What info are you looking for?

Everyone I've spoken to has shouted 'do it' at me. Is it worth doing a season? It's a lot more expensive than France.

Also what are the shops looking for? I've been in the industry for 6 years, is experience usually enough go carry you into a role?

Posted: Sep 27, 2019 at 17:39 Quote
mini-freerider wrote:
adrock-whistler wrote:
mini-freerider wrote:
Laaast question.

(Perhaps)

Anyone done any shopratting in Whistler? Or is there anyone in here working in Whistler?

What info are you looking for?

Everyone I've spoken to has shouted 'do it' at me. Is it worth doing a season? It's a lot more expensive than France.

Also what are the shops looking for? I've been in the industry for 6 years, is experience usually enough go carry you into a role?

I don't have experience, but try asking in the Whistler thread for more responses.

Posted: Sep 27, 2019 at 18:33 Quote
mini-freerider wrote:
adrock-whistler wrote:
mini-freerider wrote:
Laaast question.

(Perhaps)

Anyone done any shopratting in Whistler? Or is there anyone in here working in Whistler?

What info are you looking for?

Everyone I've spoken to has shouted 'do it' at me. Is it worth doing a season? It's a lot more expensive than France.

Also what are the shops looking for? I've been in the industry for 6 years, is experience usually enough go carry you into a role?

If you've been a mechanic or have 6 years retail/shop experience, finding a job won't be an issue. Starting pay rates aren't that great, maybe $15-16/hour. Some shops pay commission on repairs so when you're busy you can bump up that hourly rate an extra $5-10/hour or more. If you work for Whistler/Blackcomb, you'll get a bike park pass for free.

The biggest issue is finding a place to live. Choices are sparse and it's getting ridiculously expensive. I'm not in the rental market but I've heard it can be common to pay $1000/month for a shared room. Van life is getting way more common these days; it's easier in the summer but the municipality isn't that welcoming. Finding permanent parking is tricky so be prepared to be on the move often.

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