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Did any of our PA members go to the Blue Mt. job fair this past weekend?  If you go to their web site you can still apply, it is too far for me to travel every day but if you are in the area sounds like fun to work at a ski area.  You may get some type of skiing privileges, I don't know for sure but it does not hurt to ask or negotiate. 

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I'm a season passholder at Blue, and, believe that Blue always needs more employees because they don't treat existing people very well. Yup, it's a part-time seasonal job at minimum pay and that's too be expected. Most who work there are locals with a short commute, for many it's one of the few opportunities to make spending money.. The management is very employee cost conscious and runs at minimal staffing levels. Among the most abused are members of the ski school who commit to working a minimum of 2 shits per week, and, often don't make any money as they are only paid when actually teaching a paying student. 

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I'm a season passholder at Blue, and, believe that Blue always needs more employees because they don't treat existing people very well. Yup, it's a part-time seasonal job at minimum pay and that's too be expected. Most who work there are locals with a short commute, for many it's one of the few opportunities to make spending money.. The management is very employee cost conscious and runs at minimal staffing levels. Among the most abused are members of the ski school who commit to working a minimum of 2 shits per week, and, often don't make any money as they are only paid when actually teaching a paying student. 

I did one season as an instructor at Shawnee. You got a set fee for each time you taught a group, and if you were lucky enough to teach 2 or 3 groups, by the time you were done the last thing you felt like doing was skiing on scraped down slopes.  The main perk was the "instructor instructing", and I have to say I did learn a lot that season.  Oh, and you pay up front for your uniform coat. I didn't make enough as a part-timer to payback my investment, although I admit I had a 3 week period I could barely walk, never mind ski, because of tweaking a tendon in my lower leg.

 

Ever since that season, I have the utmost respect for the people who have made a life-long commitment to being a ski instructor, and I make sure my wife and I tip our instructors well.  

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I did one season as an instructor at Shawnee. You got a set fee for each time you taught a group, and if you were lucky enough to teach 2 or 3 groups, by the time you were done the last thing you felt like doing was skiing on scraped down slopes.  The main perk was the "instructor instructing", and I have to say I did learn a lot that season.  Oh, and you pay up front for your uniform coat. I didn't make enough as a part-timer to payback my investment, although I admit I had a 3 week period I could barely walk, never mind ski, because of tweaking a tendon in my lower leg.

 

Ever since that season, I have the utmost respect for the people who have made a life-long commitment to being a ski instructor, and I make sure my wife and I tip our instructors well.  


I skied Shawnee once it was the longest lift line in my life.  NEVER AGAIN

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I'm a season passholder at Blue, and, believe that Blue always needs more employees because they don't treat existing people very well. Yup, it's a part-time seasonal job at minimum pay and that's too be expected. Most who work there are locals with a short commute, for many it's one of the few opportunities to make spending money.. The management is very employee cost conscious and runs at minimal staffing levels. Among the most abused are members of the ski school who commit to working a minimum of 2 shits per week, and, often don't make any money as they are only paid when actually teaching a paying student. 


No matter what mountain I ski I always go out of my way to be nice to the local workers.  You would not believe some of the fools I have observed when standing on lunch lines and ticket lines.

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