TrashNamedNolanI feel like every park crew is either really damn good and loves their job, or doesn’t put in any effort. No inbetween. Thoughts?
True enough. Another thing is that employees are looked at as expendable. Most people don't stick around more than 2 seasons. If you've worked in parks for more than 3 it's wild. Especially on day staff.
It's true to an extent. You can teach the basics to anyone and get a functional park. But to have people maintaining things properly, fixing takeoffs beyond just pulling lines, making sure everything looks and rides nice. A crop of randoms that barely even ride park aren't going to do that, at least not in one season for the most part.
And the people that have other skills eventually dip to do that. Welding jobs, running equipment, pretty much anything and everything pays better. I don't thin mtns should/could pay a competing wage to those jobs, but going beyond "fuck em, there will be somebody else" would be cool.
Especially in an area with so much scrutiny in terms of liability, and just in general creativity and clean builds from the people riding them.
I def don't blame any of my friends who have dipped to other jobs. In all honesty it really is the smart move. I'm just hopelessly addicted to parks/ ski industry and even if I can't afford to eat and am living in some cardboard shack, I'm still going to keep doing it.
I'm going to get PARK LYFE tattooed on my chest