B.GillisSorry in advance, this is gonna come off a little rough.
Yes I would say about half of the J1’s use it as a vacation but there is a significant amount that use the money they make to pay for their educations. So the job and money are definitely relevant to plenty. Money goes a long way when you’re making 3-4 times more than you would in your home country.
Its funny that you bitch about resorts not paying wages as often as you do. I’ve worked at Northstar for 7 years now and I’m making $50k. In my experience the resorts pay the employees that are worth a damn and aren’t jaded fuck offs like you and my roommate. You have the same complaints about every resort you work at and you always leave in the same manner. Sure being at northstar isn’t the greatest work experience and I have days that I hate it but it’s 500 times better than working for a regular company. It’s all what you make of it man.
Yeah go fuck yourself. I'm not mad but yeah.
Good for you, you managed to do alright. I'm happy for you. Honestly. But I've seen them bone so many people over the years. Employees with a shit ton of experience that can winch, groom parks, make snow, weld, do maintenance stuff, and know the mtn dipping out because it's just not worth it. These aren't shitty jaded employees, these are people with skills who work hard, and are willing to work for less but at a certain point want to be above the poverty line. It's great you're doing well but honestly fuck you for insinuating that anyone that has a gripe is a trash enployee that's just jaded. Thats complete fucking bullshit.
There are people with a deep passion for the ski industry. People that could do other higher paying jobs but have skills to give back and also enjoy what they do. Who the fuck are you to shit on them for wanting to continue working in the ski industry but also wanting to pay rent and buy groceries and maybe pay other bills in the same month?
I know a decent amount about northstar. Im no top employee there. There's people with a decade plus that are frustrated and many bailing. I'm not the worlds best anything, but I know I'm sure as fuck worth more than taco bell's starting wage. And it probably would have taken another 2-5 years to get even that.
So once again go fuck yourself. It's great you like it, it's great you're getting paid. But you clearly don't know anything about me or some of the people I mentioned.
BTW, I worked a full season at my home mtn in NY. Welded a bunch of new features, found some cheap ones a mtn was selling and refurbished them. The first rail they had I bought off craiglist with my own money.
I fucking love the ski industry. I saved that mtn a ton of money. Our rail park rivaled some of the best shit around though small. We had people driving 4 hours to come just to hit them and sesh or film. Don't fucking come at me about being jaded. I've been fucked over hard by several ski areas. Like anything else, many times the job that's pitched is not what you get.
I finally got a good opportunity at a spot and took it. Vail can suck a dick. A few people are able to make a living there. That's the truth. Fuck this "It's all what you make of it" shit. Getting paid less than taco bell is what it is. That's the fucking truth. I got 3 years there. Would have done 20 but there was no room for growth. So again, I'm glad you're doing well. But please realize you're massively in the minority. So dont come at me with your bullshit because it is in fact total bullshit.
This is 100% the hardest I've ever ranted at a member by far but I woukd absolutely do it again. You're somehow oblivious to how lucky you are in that company, shitting myself and a bunch of people way better than me that work the jobs that hold that mtn together and basically telling me I'm a jaded piece of shit and if I was more positive I'd make a good living there.
That's 100% provable bullshit, you're out of touch, and you can go fuck yourself.
Peace. Actually thought we were sort or friends. But maybe whatever raise you got went to your head. Im going to continue pursuing my passion, you can keep judging me and other mtn opps while sucking up to mgmt or whatever you do. You're so fancy sorry Im not. Good luck with that. See ya never.