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What IS My Job Title???
#16
jam*wil Wrote:although anybody that's a half-decent rider can be a snowboard instructor.

I would do it but I'm not interested in the 45 minute commute everyday.
no, not really. and if they arnt as good as others, they dont get near as many lessons as the good instructors. plus if they suck, then they're not there half the time and usually can hardly teach beginner lessons.

I do 40 min. but my parents also work there..so i get a free ride.
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#17
jam*wil Wrote:although anybody that's a half-decent rider can be a snowboard instructor.

Actually... thats not true.

"Doing" and "Teaching" are not the same at all. Try taking somebody who has never snowboarded before... put them in a group with 3 other 'never-ever's, and see how many you can have on the lift and riding in 3 hours...

...harder than it sounds.
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#18
Regardless of whether I'm a half-decent snowboarder...

Regardless of if I could be a snowboard instructor...

Regardless of commute times, salary, etc, etc...

The point is, I am not currently paid to snowboard. I am paid to sit in a cubicle and do computer-ey stuff. I might live closer to my desk than I do to the nearest mountain, and I might make more money than I would there (probably a bit, actually), but it doesn't matter. Computers are boring and snowboarding f'n rocks. If I could get a job where I was required to do the latter instead of the former, man, that'd rule.

So, uh, yeah. What I said still stands. That job is awesome.

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PS: In two seperate one-on-one sessions, I was able to teach two friends to snowboard. Not well or anything, mind you, but they showed up not knowing a thing and went home able to make it down the bunny slope. They also woke up the next morning quite bruised and battered, but who among us didn't?

PPS: One of them decided snowboarding wasn't for them. The other bought a board, boots, and bindings. He can't wait for next winter. We're hittin' the mountain every single weekend until he can keep up. Actually, his plan is to pass me. Phft. I wish him luck with that. =)
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#19
GimmeSnow Wrote:The point is, I am not currently paid to snowboard. I am paid to sit in a cubicle and do computer-ey stuff. I might live closer to my desk than I do to the nearest mountain, and I might make more money than I would there (probably a bit, actually), but it doesn't matter.

I am currently taking a skool bus driving course...

I will (if all works out) be bussing school trips to the mountains to ski/board. Lift pass paid - accomodations paid - and I will get paid to be there... (whether I board or not).

Apparently they have a hard time finding bus drivers for the winter overnight trips...

I will have to take days off from my day job... but who cares - I will still be 'working'.


It seems like a much better deal than the ski patrol board for free deal...
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#20
Dino00235 Wrote:Actually... thats not true.

"Doing" and "Teaching" are not the same at all. Try taking somebody who has never snowboarded before... put them in a group with 3 other 'never-ever's, and see how many you can have on the lift and riding in 3 hours...

...harder than it sounds.
exactly.

although with smart instructors, and people that are capable of physical activity (rare) you can usually get a small group (1-4) on the lift and almost/ linking their turns in a 1-2 hour period.

this, unfortunatly, does not happen often. Confusedad: as you could imagine.

you get the:
-"I CANT DO IT!"
-"What if I fall?..."
-"Can I trade my board in for skis?"
-"I KNOW...you dont have to keep telling me!!! :angry:"
-"Im ready for other hills now, can I leave?" (when they most definitely are not)

but really, it is a fun job. other than the snowboarding part, you get to teach people something that you love doing. not to mention I've met so many interesting people through lessons. (good and bad) I've had foreign exchange students too, they loved it!

ok, I'll stop now.
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#21
Dino00235 Wrote:Actually... thats not true.

"Doing" and "Teaching" are not the same at all. Try taking somebody who has never snowboarded before... put them in a group with 3 other 'never-ever's, and see how many you can have on the lift and riding in 3 hours...

...harder than it sounds.
I taught two of my little brothers how to ski... I'm the eldest of four boys.. Pretty sure I could handle it.
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#22
jam*wil Wrote:I taught two of my little brothers how to ski... I'm the eldest of four boys.. Pretty sure I could handle it.
skiing is way different.

plus, whos to say you're teaching them the right stuff and/or techniques.

im not saying you couldnt, but you're making it seem like its harder to get a job and a fast food restaurant.
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#23
someloser*rider Wrote:im not saying you couldnt, but you're making it seem like its harder to get a job and a fast food restaurant.

Nice one!

On the other hand... where do you work in the summer?
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#24
Like you'd know! Have you ever worked in fast food? Huh? Have you?

Rolleyes hehehe..

Anyway, jk, of course.

Now, while I've never worked in fast food myself, I would like to share a little tid-bit of advice a buddy of mine gave me. When we were in high school, he worked at the local McDonald's. I visited him one day and asked how work was going. He responded, and I quote, "If ever given the choice between working at McDonald's and giving birth... to a porcupine... which was on fire... well, it'd be a close call. Still, I'd say go with the porcupine."
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#25
Dino00235 Wrote:Nice one!

On the other hand... where do you work in the summer?
no where.
I have enough left over from the winter to spend over the summer.

plus, I've been too lazy to get my license. so, i cant really get a job. I applied to the only places I could in town (like 2) and they still only hire older people usually.

next summer.
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#26
someloser*rider Wrote:i cant really get a job. I applied to the only places I could in town (like 2) and they still only hire older people usually.

next summer.

I remember using excuses like that when I was a teenager...

haul my ass out of bed at the crack of noon... fill out an application or 2 (in crayon) before dinner...

then tell my folks... "They were looking for somebody older/more experienced/taller/shorter/etc..." then asking them for money (just till the economy improves and the job market opens up)...

Teenagers. Pfft.



edit: Post number 420! Woohoo! Rock on!
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#27
there are only a couple places to apply here. I live in the middle of nowhere.

and I dont ask my parents for money. believe me.
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