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Motorcycle Messenger (San Francisco)

Date: 2009-07-20, 12:23PM PDT
Reply to: job-dwfrc-1279761858@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

A Messenger & Attorney Service in San Francisco is seeking for motivated and energetic individuals to do deliveries in San Francisco and surrounding areas. Messenger with legal filing experience is preferred but we will train.
Messenger must have own car, motorcycle insurance and must be able to read map (Thomas Guide)
Part time from 1:00pm -5:00pm also available.
If interested Please email resume to Donna at mendaye@acelegal.com
Fax: (415) 556-8000

Location: San Francisco
Compensation: Hourly
Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.
Please, no phone calls about this job!
Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.
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If it really is a motorcycling delivery gig, it's not all it's cracked up to be.

For a while after I moved to LA, I had a scooter courier job with a company that shuffled escrow files around. They figured it was faster and more efficient to use the scooters, because we could lane-split. Which was true. However, I ended up putting over 60 miles a day on my bike, and just couldn't keep up with the maintanance. I occasionally used one of their bikes if someone else didn't show up (there were only 2-3 of us on scoots on any given day, the rest in cars), but they didn't keep up their repairs, either. It wasn't always easy to find a parking space quickly for a 2 minute visit to a random office (frequently got yelled at for my choices of parking--like hell was I going to pay for a garage space for that long), and the phone/walkie talkie system they used was extremely distracting. Oh, and they expected us to use it while riding.

They also turned out to be complete sleezebags when it came to payday.

Not that all similar gigs would turn out to be so bad, but I would proceed with caution.
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SF is a small city though - 7 square miles. Would be tough on a scooter's transmission though, I would think. And I'd want to have another part-time job with medical insurance before considering something like that.

Sounds better than this job: http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/hea/1279612482.html
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valincal wrote:
Lice Control the "original" head lice company is again leading the way with changes that will revolutionize the way we help the community with head lice problems. We have moved our successful system of head lice removal from a salon to a mobile service.

EEEEEEKKKKKKK!!!!!!

Gotta go scratch my head now... Razz emoticon
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Every time i hear or see the word head lice i get the heebie jeebie's I took care of many a person with head lice in my day Crying or Very sad emoticon Try explaining that to a date when they see that you have a bottle of nix in your bathroom Kids were the worst culprits If we found them everyone had to be treated, patients and staff. Thanks VAL, as i sit here typing and scratching my head
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Me too Judy, whenever I see a patient with crabs, I get itchy as soon as I realize what I'm looking at. Typically we don't see the adult crabs crawling around, instead you see the nits pasted to the hair. The nits (egg clusters) are laid at the base of the hair. The farther along up the shaft of the hair you find them, the longer ago they had been laid and thus the longer the infestation has been on that person.
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I was a motorcycle courier in Washington DC for a year and had a blast, worst part was the really hot and really cold days. Never had trouble keeping up on maintenance though. But if you don't do your own it gets really pricey.

At 60 miles a day you only had to do service every 100 days, don't see what your problem was. Heck we would do 150-200 miles a day.

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That courier job looks fun.
I rode an enduro as a moto courier for a dellivery company down in San Jose. I was always flying up to SF with a last minute court filing in the commute lane. The enduro was a great bike to thrash around in the city with- I could go over almost anything!
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Wayne B wrote:
At 60 miles a day you only had to do service every 100 days, don't see what your problem was. Heck we would do 150-200 miles a day.
Yeah, but that was shortly after I had ridden the same bike across multiple states to actually get there, and in addition to the everyday driving that I did (I have never owned a car). Plus, it was a kitted 2-stroke, so stuff was wearing out faster. When I saw the bill for getting the whole top-end rebuilt, and that it was more than I made from that place in a month, I said to hell with it.

I will say that trying to deliver more envelope than the other courier chick at the time made some of it fun, like a little race. We were working in the same few miles up and down a main road, so we passed each other quite frequently. Probably made it a bit more dangerous, too.
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