While we were at the Citi Bike facility in Greenpoint, Brooklyn earlier this week, we took a few minutes to talk with Jaytee Taylor, the Warehouse Supervisor who hails from Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.
How long have you been working for NYC Bike Share?
I started in September of 2011, so almost two years now.
How’d you get the job?
When we were still based in the Navy Yard, I went down there and applied for work with whoever was hiring. First I got a call about doing security guard stuff, but that’s not for me, so I passed, and they said, ‘What about this bike thing. It’s warehouse work.’ Well, I’ve done a lot of that, so I jumped at the chance.
So it’s good work?
It’s great. Lots of young people. Nice people. Good energy. Great benefits. And I like the bikes.
So you ride them a lot?
Oh yeah, we ride them all the time. It’s the best way to get around.
Are you excited to be working on something that’s so noticeable and new?
Definitely. It’s a new transportation system in New York City. Not many people can say they were part of building something like that.
Would you recommend this job to other people?
Definitely. It’s one of the best companies I’ve worked for in years, and the benefit package is excellent, and we’re busy getting the stations out, so there’s lots to do.
If you’re interested in joining Jaytee and hundreds of other New Yorkers on the NYC Bike Share team, be sure to check out the jobs page.