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Humorous...maybe?

post #1 of 14
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I don't know who created this, and it's obviously a bit over the top, but it may be, sadly, cynically, more true than not:

 

 

http://goanimate.com/videos/0Upfjz5bYN2I?utm_source=linkshare&utm_medium=linkshare&utm_campaign=usercontent

 

 

"The names are true ("Bobby" is actually Vail's ski school director, and "Mr. Katz" is the Vail Resorts CEO), but the faces have been changed, presumably to protect the guilty."

 

Enjoy--have a laugh, or a cry....

 

Best regards,

Bob

post #2 of 14

Scarey, Bob, just freaking scarey

post #3 of 14
I thought it was a riot. Wonder how Katz feels?
post #4 of 14
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I thought it was a riot. Wonder how Katz feels?

 

He probably feels pretty good if those salary numbers are true.

post #5 of 14

As a result of that video, I "liked" "Fair Wages for Ski Instructors" on Facebook. But I'm not sure it really does anything useful. I don't think it even shows on my timeline for FB friends.

post #6 of 14

Spot on.

 

And exactly what I thought BEFORE I became a ski instructor.

 

Mike

post #7 of 14

"More cougars in Aspen."    

 

I found that humorous. The rest...sad, but not surprising.

 

EDIT:

 

Just got back from a monthly shopping trip to CostCo to stock up on a variety of things. Had a bite there with my girlfriend - hot dog and slice of pizza, (both surprisingly good), and a soda. $3.80, total. We used to hit the food trucks across the street, but would end up paying close to $20 for lunch that often wasn't that good.

 

Anyway, got me thinking - CostCo offers really good value for its customers, pays and treats its employees well (from everything I've ever read), and the company and its stock seem to do very well. Why is that such a hard business model to replicate?

 

I feel compelled to add that unlike a lot of folks who poo-poo the various Vail resorts I've skied many of them and like them, and am very appreciative of the Epic Pass, which I feel is a tremendous value, and which I hope persists.


Edited by jc-ski - 11/12/14 at 1:26pm
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pays and treats its employees well (from everything I've ever read), and the company and its stock seem to do very well. Why is that such a hard business model to replicate?

Because it requires strict adherence to the No Assholes Rule, and since assholes are in exceptional supply (and demand as well in most organizations) only a few businesses can really pull this off. Yes, I am serious wink.gif
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As a result of that video, I "liked" "Fair Wages for Ski Instructors" on Facebook. But I'm not sure it really does anything useful. I don't think it even shows on my timeline for FB friends.


Fairwages was/is a member here.  Joined EpicSki because he figured this was a good place to campaign for his case. 

Not sure if we've heard from him in a while though. 

 

 

As for the video.......

Why are you hiring ski instructors who can do math?:rotflmao:

post #10 of 14

Yes definitely a funny video.  

 

Trekchick, if we could do math than we'd know what we should be getting paid each paycheck.  My father was a CPA so I'm very good with numbers and regularly find errors on my paycheck, usually requested privates that were not paid as such.

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Yes definitely a funny video.  

 

Trekchick, if we could do math than we'd know what we should be getting paid each paycheck.  My father was a CPA so I'm very good with numbers and regularly find errors on my paycheck, usually requested privates that were not paid as such.


Ever find any errors in your favour, such as being overpaid for walk-ins as if they were requested privates? Thought not!

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Yes definitely a funny video.  

 

Trekchick, if we could do math than we'd know what we should be getting paid each paycheck.  My father was a CPA so I'm very good with numbers and regularly find errors on my paycheck, usually requested privates that were not paid as such.


Ever find any errors in your favour, such as being overpaid for walk-ins as if they were requested privates? Thought not!

 

Actually that happened a couple of years ago.

post #13 of 14

Sad but true...

 

I actually just came across this on FB & was about to post it.  Thanks for taking care of it BB

 

(wonder if that was your cell phone making some of those calls)

post #14 of 14

I got the video link in my e-mail this morning from Fair Wages.

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