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Worst job for skiing?

post #1 of 26
Thread Starter 

The "best job" reminded me of the moaning from one of my friend about the worst job for skiing:

 

Tax Preparer!

 

(that includes accountants whose business is focus on tax filing)

 

The best part of the ski season ALWAYS falls in the busiest time for work. :-( I do feel sorry for her.

post #2 of 26

The plow guy never gets any freshies either...

post #3 of 26
Actually, my plow guy just gets up earlier. I usually see him on the mountain.
post #4 of 26
Anything in NYC? wink.gif
post #5 of 26

Biotech hubs seem to be aggregated pretty far away from the mountains (Boston seems closest) I threw in a PhD application to UVM which would be pretty awesome though. The general work load sucks for skiing sucks and you are always on the time of your model organisms. (18 hour replication cycles have you all-over in terms of hours).

post #6 of 26

I think you got it on the first try with Tax Accountant.  Jan 20-April 15th, they're pretty much in a time suck. 

post #7 of 26

Never thought about it, but I think you're right with tax pro. 

post #8 of 26

liftee, you get to watch other people skiing for most of your day.

post #9 of 26

My wife is a school teacher.  Zero flexibility to take days off, and when you do have breaks, it's the most crowded and expensive days of the season.

post #10 of 26

My friend is a charter accountant and he's always crazy busy in the winter.  He used to get in 30 days in a season and now he maybe gets out for 4 days at most.  I kinda feel sorry for him, but not really lol

post #11 of 26

Any retail job.  You don't get enough money to afford skiing, you don't get PTO, you don't get healthcare.

post #12 of 26

Any 8-5 job like mine where you can't just leave when you want or go take advantage of a powder day.  My whole office knows I ski so calling in sick on a big dump day is pretty frowned upon...

post #13 of 26

What about professional sports?

 

You are forbidden in your work contract from undertaking dangerous activities that could injure you (such as skiing). Plus if you play hockey you don't have time to ski in winter!

 

on the plus side once you retire you ahve tons of money and time to ski!

post #14 of 26
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by focker View Post
 

Any 8-5 job like mine where you can't just leave when you want or go take advantage of a powder day.  My whole office knows I ski so calling in sick on a big dump day is pretty frowned upon...

That makes it as bad as any other job. Not particularly the worst job.

post #15 of 26
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by core2 View Post
 

Any retail job.  You don't get enough money to afford skiing, you don't get PTO, you don't get healthcare.

What about no job? You got lots of time but still no money and no health care. 

post #16 of 26
You mean like mine?
post #17 of 26
I'm a self employed carpenter, so I can leave whenever I want but I would still have to make up the hours because I have deadlines unfortunately. I wish I lived closer to the mountains, marmot basin is 3.5hr away and I'm sick of that hill.... I mean mountain....
post #18 of 26

Any job in or near the mountains>any job farther from the mountains.  

 

Or so it seems to me.  I'm sure someone here will find fault with that.  

post #19 of 26

I believe my productivity, job longevity, and overall income would suffer if I lived much closer to the mountains.  I'd be too tempted to ditch work and go skiing as soon as the kids were on the school bus.  As of now, I really don't have a realistic window to ditch work to ski and get back home before someone has to meet the school bus in the afternoon.  So, ALAS I just stay home and work the hours I've promised to instead of going skiing.  Holidays and weekends are my only current recourse as we're required to burn our PTO over the Christmas to New Years break on furlough every year so taking off on a weekday isn't even an option on those teacher work days when I could bring the kids along.

post #20 of 26

Vibes, crgildart.  Pretty early on I decided that living in the mountains was the goal, and that's how I played it - forestry degree, etc.  I'm not saying that there haven't been drawbacks, like people pointing at me and laughing when I hit the big city, but once I got on a career path there wasn't much reason not to live in/near mountains.  

post #21 of 26

If you can live in a resort community and have a high paying job, dreams have come true.  It seems like most people either get to the mountains and can't make any money or are stuck in the cities and can't get to the mountains.

post #22 of 26

Worst job ???

This you will not believe happened to me!

 

Job : Tour Package Guide

 

Site : Méribel, France

 

Context : Free two weeks information sessions  from the French tourist agency. Meetings at many French ski resorts in villages, resorts . Many meals, conferences and visits,,but no skiing! Large windows facing great slopes! Walks by lifts! Rides up new 30 persons lifts !

But no skiing!

 

Evening meals at restos at very top of resort,,,,but no skiing.

 

Worst job !!!

 

You all understand why !

 

Pa

post #23 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by Voila View Post
 

Worst job ???

This you will not believe happened to me!

 

Job : Tour Package Guide

 

Site : Méribel, France

 

Context : Free two weeks information sessions  from the French tourist agency. Meetings at many French ski resorts in villages, resorts . Many meals, conferences and visits,,but no skiing! Large windows facing great slopes! Walks by lifts! Rides up new 30 persons lifts !

But no skiing!

 

Evening meals at restos at very top of resort,,,,but no skiing.

 

Worst job !!!

 

You all understand why !

 

Pa

Wow - too bad the sessions weren't at night!

post #24 of 26

Snowsport,

I did not get into "details", but I will share one.

 

Sample supper which begins at 7 PM and ends at 11 PM.

 

I lost count how many types of drinks,,,,,( and services)!

 

All I can say,,,is near end of "supper" I was "slipping" the last toasts ( of some form of very hot, local drink ) to the young lady who was taking away our plates. I am sure her strange look was due to her trying to determine who was going to fall down first in the group.

 

Best supper I have ever had,,,,,but still no skiing!

 

Pa

post #25 of 26
Quote:
I think you got it on the first try with Tax Accountant.  Jan 20-April 15th, they're pretty much in a time suck.  

+1 In the early 2000's there was a college student in Quebec (screenname Frankontour) who was totally addicted, posted constantly on First Tracks and on eastern forums.   When he was graduating, he mentioned he was getting a job as an accountant.  I wrote him offline, warned him that was a big mistake.  So he now skis during crappy eastern shoulder seasons and takes his "ski vacations" to Timberline in the summer.

post #26 of 26
I was in accounting for a few years.. Like three..
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