Thursday, March 20, 2008

me...

just a small intro...i started messengering in april of 2001(i think). the first company i worked for was standard courier. i know, i know, the company has many cons as opposed to pros but, honestly, the dispatchers there loved me and i was getting some serious hook up. as long as the loot makes its way to your pocket then it doesn't matter what company you work for. it might have been 2000 but i don't really know...have to ask mike mo when he started to see when i did. anyway, i biked for a couple years straight...after the second winter i took off to get some education. scad offered a weird schedule that allowed me to return during the beautiful summers and the nasty winters...i did that for about the next three years or so.

i finally came back to chicago for good and although i had/have my m.f.a. the streets kept calling my name. decided to keep biking when the lead dispatcher for standard courier asked me if i wanted to work in the office. he was taking off for texas to do some training and become a more serious racer. it started getting cold and i said...f*ck yeah.

i always used to get pissed off at all my dispatchers for messing up my routes and not knowing what they were doing. now i was becoming the person every messenger loves and hates and loves in a matter of minutes. as i sat in the chair i realized all the b.s. that a dispatcher has to go through. it wasn't as easy as i thought. i was routing 20 different guys trying to figure out when and where each one would be. anyway, i quickly got the hang of things and many of my messengers began requesting that i dispatch full-time. do you have any idea how great that feels?

the opportunity came to work at another messenger company...i couldn't pass up the option of having health benefits. i got up and left and now i dispatch at arrow. not too bad there...you have to wear a goofy uniform if you ride for them but other than that and the slow days of late, it's not a bad company at all. well, thats my career in the messenger industry...hasn't been as long as others but long enough to know how things work...

...oh yeah, pic(s)...


...besides being a "once upon a time" messenger i am also a "once upon a time" b-boy...ha!


...courtesy of diondra(co-worker)


...that's me, uncle julio. thank perkins for that flattering pic...peace.

5 comments:

Bubblan said...

Damn, Arrow desperately needs a new website.

j.dot said...

ha! they keep asking me to help but they gotta pay...peace.

vxla said...

uncle julio's in austin, right?

damn, i think that's the place i've been to with Everclear magaritas. They're the kinda you wake up 2 days later from. ugh.

j.dot said...

naw...it's over on north and clybourn.

vxla said...

Oh yea, that one! i swear there's a place in Austin,TX that has that exact same sign.

Back in the 'ole days (1997) i got held up at the corner of north/clybourn by a guy with a .38; how north/clybourn has changed since then.

peace...and congrats julio!