Haha well... I WAS expecting to board most of the time, so that's kind of a bummer. I didn't calculate it out or look into it, but I was hoping to work about 20 - 25 hours a week. From what I hear, I'll be a gopher, working in various departments. How much of that money did you use towards essential living expenses and how much was for other things?
Also, what do you mean go to June?
20-25 hours a week would atleast allow you a couple of hours riding everyday. but most likely in the morning so you would have to be willing to get up early and get to the lifts on time to get a solid session in before work. thats what I did when I had the chance and it made the day alot better. The thing about calling in sick and trying to ride is true.. you will get flagged. UNLESS, you have a roommate like me that works at june and will let you on the bottom lift without scanning your pass. June is a small mountain 30 mintues away that only has about 150 people riding a day it seems. runs all to yourself at times and fresh lines all day if you catch a powder day.
I lived in dorms; mine had three bedrooms with two beds each. Sucked sharing a room at first but we got some folks re-located so that two of us had our own room. The rent comes straight from your pay check and if that doesnt cover it you owe the rest every week. I worked 35-37 hrs and had about 150 left over for expenses (read: Beer) every week. plus a second job 3 nights a week, so i got to save a good bit. got the second job so i wouldnt drink every single night...
and i worked at a cafe so i got lunch free everyday i worked and like 50% off everything else.