I work at a bike co op
its ok sometimes, but it gets harder to sympathize with people and kind of burns people out
the best times are when I can fix a strange problem or meet some cool / weird people
I cant do much to help people who come in with modern bikes (dont have enough spares)
but its crazy how far the limit of repair is on older bikes
what kind of work did you have done on your bike ?
mostly I see gears and brakes not working, along with rusty dried out cables
and it always pays to wiggle wheels and cranks + fork, just to see if anythings loose