So seeing as I'm injured and likely won't be riding much for the rest of the season, I'm trying to utilize my down time and get an early jump on employment ideas for the summer. I'll be working at Ohio Dreams again this summer, and then probably working in the same ski shop that I worked in this year, next winter. The trick is finding something to fill that gap from mid August until mid November.
I've worked as a landscaper/mower for the same company the past 4 summers, but I'm hoping to switch it up and find something where I can make a bit more money. I don't have a college degree and I'm not in school, I like working hard/working outdoors, and I have some experience when it comes to certain equipment operation (landscaping related) as well as basic tool/repair knowledge. This is all making me lean towards something like working for a logging company, on an oil rig, on a fishing/crabbing boat, or something else forestry/outdoors related.I don't mind having to bust ass for a few months as long as the potential for good pay is there.
If anyone has any experience or knowledge in regards to these professions, I would really appreciate any info you could give me including what those types of employers look for in a new worker and what the pay scale would be for someone starting out. I did some research on my own already, though I was having trouble finding specifics i.e. pay scale, good/bad employers, locations, etc. Plus I figure NS would be a good place to ask seeing as pretty much everyone on here salivates at the thought of being able to work hard all summer and then ski all winter. I am also open to any other ideas/jobs that would be good, high paying summer/fall seasonal work. Thanks for any info.
i made 3 grand in 2 weeks of work tuna fishing. then it slowly started to get less and less and only made 1600 for being gone for a month from home port. slow fishing and bad weather made us run in a lot and wait it out. at least i got a lot of drinking done
you're at the mercy of the fish so its kind of a gamble.
i don't know how the season is going to be this year. i might go long lining for halibut instead.
i was also a gen. laborer on a house build site and was making 15 an hour
ive seen your other posts man, you're pretty much a piece of shit, get over yourself. - charmander
i did a job during the summer involved in the removal of asbestos containing materials. dirty job, major health risks if you slack, a week long training process, hot, sweaty, be prepared to drink gallons of water a day and eat like micheal phelps. however, if you stick with it you can make upwards of 1500 a week. i worked in new york, around buffalo, where the rate was over 45 an hour. also it can be a good resume booster. you write in handler of dangerous materials and people are interested in finding out what you did. also its a badass job to talk about. look into it.
Work at a golf club.. but pick the nicest one in your area and work down from there! Be a bagboy just clean clubs, get an hourly rate, get to drive carts, get to golf (idk if you like to..) ohh and TIPS!
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construction hands down if you can land a job. im lucky enough that my dad owns a sheetrocking/metal framing/ acoustical celing business, worked all fall, a lot of it at a school where its a government project and the minimum all skilled laborers can get paid is $38/hr. my families business is non-union, but if youre capable of landing a union job take full advantage, those dudes are the laziest fucks around and never get paid under $35/hr.
no college degree, not in school, only looking for work for a few months, not to be a dick (well maybe a little bit) but you sound like a horrible candidate for any job that doesnt have the phrase "would you like fries with that" in the job description
vote democrat, its easier than working
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Well, not to be a dick, but you're kinda being a dick. The reason I'm only looking for a summer or late summer/fall job is because, as I said in my first post, I have jobs the rest of the year. It just so happens that the jobs that I am interested in and have worked for in the past, are seasonal. I choose to work seasonal jobs because it allows me more time on snow in the winter. I feel sorry for you if you think I'm just some lazy idiot who can only work in Mc D's just because I don't go to college. I am trying to pursue a career as a pro skier and I don't have the money, or the interest, to go to school right now. What I do have, is a very good work ethic, what I feel is a pretty well functioning brain, an interest in working my ass off in the summer, and a drive to do just about whatever is necessary so that I can do, and hopefully eventually have a job doing, what I love. And that is skiing. If you are going to post in a thread like this and just make generalizations about people you know nothing about and provide no positive, or even constructive criticism, then you might as well not even bother posting.
To everyone else, thank you for the suggestions and keep em coming. I've got plenty more research and Googling to do thanks to your input. I'm sure that this thread will help out a lot more NS'ers than just myself who are looking for a decent summer job.
you can make bank tuna fishing, don't know where they would in season during that time but you can probably find out
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the only time ive ever seen you post on this website is degrading people because you assume youre far smarter and hardworking then them because you have a degree in engineering. kindly fuck off, and quit using this site as a means to feel better about yourself. the fact that you constantly have to make posts boasting how smart and more qualified you are than everyone on this website leads me to believe you're overcompensating for some gigantic insecurity in your life. if everyone on here is really as bad as you make them out to be then go live your awesome life away from it.
i dunno about the US, but here i made a license for high-ropes courses and it was something around 400-500 bucks. but if you can get a good job somewhere, you can easily make 100-200 for a days work (with a day in this case being somewhat 4-6 hours) its also possible that you dont need a license if you assisst.
anything outdoor-guiding stuff basically. i work as a MTB-guide and although its not overly great paid in my case (i have no official license) its still fun, only 4-5 hours a day and i go home with 80 bucks for riding a fucking bike through wonderful nature (something i would do in my freetime for free).
i also was a dishwasher for 4-5 years in summer. i know, very creative, but there are hotels which only need someone for a few hours in the evening, something like 3 hours or so. thats what i liked about it. easy 1500 bucks per month for working 6 days a week for 3-4 hours (not to mention all the nice meals/desserts i got for free, yeah, the cook was such a nice guy).
in the end i just can imagine (thats the way i "chose" to get to all those jobs) that if you can find some small entreprise with a nice boss (in my case he owns a hotel and an outdoor guding company), he always needs help for various things.
in all seriousness, i read that 3 times, 1st time i thought what the fuck is he on about, read it again and thought, this fuckbag has to be kidding, read it once more and decided calling you a fuckbag wasnt good enough - sick-as-aids
Lifeguard. take the Water Safety Instructor (WSI) course and you can get a hook up at a local town or state park's pool. My brother did it this summer, made 800 bi-weekly salary at the town pool at what i think was about 8.75 an hour. but if he were to do it at the state, it would have been bumped up to 9.75
If you want you can try to get a job on an oil rig being a roughneck. Depends on the rig but it can be pretty hard work. I would definitely suggest that you try to get on a rig that has a man camp and is drilling directional wells. You will be working 1-3 weeks in a row 12 hour days. Each week you will switch between the day tour and the night tour. But then you get a whole week off. Because of this schedule you could keep living in Utah and just commute to where the rig is.
You need to go through the Rockey Mountain Oil and Gas Training School in Casper Wyoming. PM me if you are interested and I will give you the number of the recruiter. Since I don't know you I don't feel comfortable giving your a recommendation but things are starting to pick up and they have a 100% placement, whether or not you make it will be up to you. It is an extremely demanding job but if you make it the first hitch, work hard, and do what you are told, you have a good chance. You will make around 25-30 dollars per hour plus safety pay, hazard pay, bottom hole pay depending on the operator, and have some type of bonus system. When I did it, given oil prices were about double what they are now, I made a ton of money. More than I make now as an engineer.
Work on a fire crew in the west. Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, California all have them. It might be a little late to apply for them but they are great paying jobs and you will be in awesome shape. Or trail crews are the same idea. Great summer jobs