the cycle to work scheme has just been launched where i work, bonus! i hear you say! that's what i thought . . .
basically it all has to be done through halfrauds
as a former bike shop employee for 12years this grossly upsets and annoys me to say the least. it's not the company dictating this but the scheme itself.
just been to the presentation about it and after asking and sensibly arguing my points as to why i'd prefer to go to a local dealer i was told to shut up basically. thing was most of the other guys in the group wanted specific bikes aswel. not halfrauds own brands or whatever.
we have been told that halfrauds can get anything we want subject to availabilty, giant, specialized, trek, basically anything. they glossed over the fact that i didn't want to give that arse of a company any of my hard earned money, and that i didn't trust their mechanical skill, how many halfrauds do you know are cytec trained? or even if they are can be bothered to set up bikes correctly?
bottom line is i don't want to give these idiots my money. but i still want to get a bike on the scheme so . . .
WHAT I WANT TO KNOW IS HAS ANYONE FOUND A WAY ROUND IT?
meaning can you get halfrauds to pay for the bike to a local dealer? i have heard it can be done but not sure how.
You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something in your life.