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cassius

Member since Jul 2009 • Last active Jun 2012
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    why do you feel the right to say my country 'sucks'. It is rude and offensive. I don't like it. Your comment only warranted rudeness back. I do not wish to make any enemies, I am simply responding to the comments made. I don't wish to start some online rage, I have answered any queries or issues that people seemed to have in an honest way.

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    This was only to make sure the said mechanic did not
    a) offer substantially lower prices,
    b) offer substantially higher prices
    c) use the trade accounts to set up a an ebay spares parts business,
    It's not to act as Big Brother

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    Hello,
    I would like to point out the opportunity above advertised is not a trick to get someone to work for free or minimum wage with no benefits. Due to various circumstances external to the shop, it may well be that the work shop would be unmanned for up to 4 days in the next year or so.The shop is currently equipped with many specialist tools, which have taken years to collect, that are difficult to source and are expensive. The idea of someone using the space and the tools at hand for a small fee is an idea that is used quite frequently in hairdressing, where hair dressers 'rent a chair'.

    Sargent and Co are not asking someone to undergo any kind of indoctrination and swear allegiance to a 'pretentious ethos' is about making sure it's the right person for the job, for example a mechanic with vast experience in servicing suspension forks would not have the necessary tools or customer base to work from this shop and may find they that they do not relate so well to the customers we get, as the majority are passionate about Classic Steel bikes.
    A mechanic working form the shop would keep all of their takings and have access to many trade accounts, again which take time and money to invest and build up. It is not beyond the realms of possibility that they could manage to draw a pretty good wage from here.

    In response to 'yup no redundancy money , no sick pay , no holiday pay no unemployment benefit cos you were self employed and didnt pay your stamp etc'

    As someone else mentioned tax returns are every easy to complete for anybody with a reasonable degree of common sense, and made even easier when you pay one fee per week for your space and do not have multiple outgoings. It is also very easy to set up NI contributions as a monthly direct debit. Managing cash flow is key to managing any business regardless of takings, and this includes setting money aside for holidays, which when you work for yourself are not limited like they are when you work for most companies. Also I would say the glory days of private sector companies 'looking after' you when you are ill, pregnant, retiring are fading away and the public sector is looking like it will follow suit slowly, but surely.

    I think many of the comments made here are presumptuous and to an extent naive. It is quite feasible that someone operates from here with their own existing business and uses the space to build their business, albeit a business that 'sits' comfortably with Sargent and Co, 2 business can compliment one another not just compete. This is not about exploiting people, exploiting people could be said to be paying them £15,000 and generating £50,000 of profit out of them , not letting them have share of it, making them sign a contract which stipulates they must take holidays at a set time of the year and must be able to work bank holidays and any other time 'the company deems fit'.
    Everything is open to interpretation, and I like to think as adults we have the ability, courage and intelligence to view things from different angles and not be make caustic remarks without any real though to them and in response to 'UK this place fucking sucks', please do feel free to fuck off.

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    Hello,

    I have a role for a Classic Bicycle Mechanic, please see below:

    Sargent and Co is looking for a mechanic.

    We are looking for a mechanic with experience working with Classic bikes, which includes both road bikes and pre-90′s town bikes.

    The role will be self managed, you will be in charge of booking and managing your own clients., whether it be for servicing, rebuilds or complete restorations.

    The mechanic will also be responsible for ordering his own parts and managing his own stock.

    The mechanic would operate from the Sargent and Co shop (N5 2LT), in a self employed capacity, with access to all tools and existing customer base. The mechanic would be responsible for managing his own accounts and takings in store.

    The role ideally would be 4/5 days a week, but this is negotiable. The shop would be available for sole use by the mechanic for a minimum of 3 days/week.
    A weekly charge would apply for use of the premises, which would be inclusive of overheads (Business Rates, Water Gas, Electric). This rate will be dependent on the number of days/hours a week the mechanic wishes to use the store.

    All works carried out by the mechanic in store would be in line with ‘Sargent and Co’ ethos i..e no aluminum bikes, no mountain bikes, no BMX, no modern (post 1995) road bikes, no hybrids. Charges made to customers for any repair or restoration would be in line with the Sargent and Co price list. A copy of all receipts would be submitted monthly.

    This is an ideal opportunity for somebody looking to build (or extend) their own business with a minimum of overheads and initial outlay.

    A passion and consideration for Classic bikes and excellent customer service skills are an absolute must.

    This is a wonderful opportunity for the right person.

    Interviews will be held on the 19th October.

    Please send C.V’s/details to Rob@sargentandco.com

    If you do not hear back please do not be offended, unfortunately we will only be able to contact successful applicants.

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    Mud guard eyes?

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    okay,I need to sell a couple of things first ,,will be in touch..

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    Nice frame indeed,,Still for sale?

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    I have some,think they are 1" campy nos.

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    and nearly a year too late..

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