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Riding a Motorcycle to Interview. Good Idea?

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Right now, my motorcycle is my only means of transportation. My SUV is in desperate need of an infusion of parts and money before it goes anywhere. It is not dead, but it is in a cryogenic state until I can get it fixed. Thing is, no job, no money to fix it.

I got on with a LTC that is going to take care of my school and certification. I start in two weeks. But for the longest time I was looking for work and showing up to interviews on my crotch rocket. Was this detrimental to my Job Search?

Back when I had a business I hired a couple of employees who showed up on bikes, but being a rider myself, it did not seem like a big deal.

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Aneroo is a LPN and specializes in Cath Lab, OR, CPHN/SN, ER.

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Clarify- moped or actual motorcycle. LOL Can you exceed the speed limit on it? If you can, ride it. If you don't hit the speed limit, no.

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Oh I can hit the speed limit. I lived 170 miles down Interstate 10 from San Antonio. I rode my motorcycle and got there in exactly one hour on three occassions. :D

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EarthChild1130 has 9 years experience and specializes in Psychiatric.

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I don't see the problem if you get there in time to take care of helmet head and straighten out your clothes...I don't see that your employer would need to know what you ride or drive...do you have a place on the bike to lock your helmet? We have one of those helmet locks on our bike where we can hang the helmet and lock it in place. That's only if you don't wanna carry the helmet in...I personally wouldn't have a problem with it.

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Medic09 has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN, EMT-P and specializes in ED, Flight.

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Well, it is certainly POSSIBLE that would prejudice things; but who knows? I went through nursing school, etc. with my bikes (old Honda 750Four and Triumph Sprint) as my primary transportation. So instructors and employers always see me with my helmet, etc. I am always careful to dress appropriately under my riding clothes. I think that is important. Maybe it also helps that I'm a little older; I dunno. Or maybe just, as my wife (who rides her own bike) says, I'm just dashing and debonair on a motorbike. :smokin:

At the flight service where I work our MD rides, our previous two Chief Flight Nurses ride, my regular partner rides, and so do at least three other nurses and medics. In the ED where I work, my Charge rides a bike, and one of the nurse rides a motor scooter (if that counts! :rolleyes:)

So, we're not all that unusual. I think that we do, however, have to model responsible riding in all of it's manifestations. Not only is that a good idea by itself; our professional stature pretty much demands it. Even then, there will be some folks who look askance out there.

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soulofme specializes in dialysis (mostly) some L&D, Rehab/LTC.

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It's none of their business!

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crb613 has 7 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Med Surg/Tele/ER.

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As long as you don't look like you rode a motorcycle.....:D

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Roy Fokker is a BSN, RN and specializes in ER/Trauma.

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My sister-in-law (physician) is prejudiced against bikers - she thinks only thugs and gangbangers ride 'em. I've repeatedly pointed out to her that she's being prejudiced but it doesn't seem to phase her one bit :icon_roll

As long as you wear professional attire and appear presentable, it shouldn't matter if you took the metro bus or rode a crotch rocket in to work...

cheers,

Roy (fellow biking enthusiast who is sorely missing his Enfield :()

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Jo Dirt has 9 years experience.

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I was the proud owner of a Harley Sportster until my husband sold it. I rode my motorcycle to work at the nursing home on several occasions. I think most people got a kick out of it.

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Keepstanding has 10 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in School Nursing.

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who would care about what you drove in on.

i do not see where it matters myself :yawn:

 

praiser :heartbeat

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