Would you rather a career that pays well and offers job security, or one that you’re passionate about?
As we all know, most jobs in the ski industry pay horribly. And living in a ski town isn’t cheap. But working the 9-5 and living to ski on weekends is so depressing. Especially when skiing is the only thing that keeps me mentally sane lol
But making just above minimum wage in the ski industry is really stressful. I want a job I can be serious about, and know that I’m investing in my future by being there. Its also impossible to get ahead financially, pay off student loans, etc.
I’ve had a ski resort job, and also started a career. I’m still confused about where to go from here.
There are trade offs on both ends for sure. I’ll figure it out eventually, but mainly posting because it helps to hear a different point of view.
To people who have established careers, how did you find a balance?
And to people who haven’t, I’d love to hear thoughts on this topic in general.
Finding myself a bit lost recently and nobody quite understands the struggle like fellow skiers. TIA :-)
**This thread was edited on Jun 18th 2021 at 2:45:18pm