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Old 12-26-2009, 05:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello guys. I've been trolling these boards for a couple weeks now and I can't seem to find what I'm looking for. Here's the story:

I was recently laid off from a casino on the east coast and now get a heavy weekly unemployment check. I don't have any debt/bills to worry about or rent to cover. I recently graduated from college so my parents gladly let me move back home. I'M READY TO GET THE F OUT OF HERE.

Now I can live my dream of being a snow bum for a while. I'm looking for a place that has a good culture in and outside of boarding + summer fun, so I've chosen S. Lake Tahoe.

-I can go ANYWHERE...Is S. Lake Tahoe a good fit?

-Which mountain would be the most fun in Tahoe? I've been to a bunch of places on the east coast and Snow Bird and Steamboat.

-I'm bringing my girlfriend with me and she needs to be able to find some kind of work wherever we go.

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Old 12-26-2009, 05:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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So do you need to find work wherever you go?
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How's about finding a job and not having the others from your state pay for you?

Get a job at a resort and all is well. Live off unemployment when your perfectly capable of finding work, and your no different then a bum on a street corner imo....

Sorry to be so harsh, but I call it like I see it.
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Easy answer would be west coast, but I have no clue what you're looking for. The woman is coming so I'm guessing an easy place to bang Australians and a couch to rent for $300 a month isn't at the top of your priority list. Are you looking for easy accommodation, good powder, cheap season passes, employment, numerous resorts in a general location?
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So do you need to find work wherever you go?
Kind of. I don't need to find work. My girlfriend needs to find some kind of work but she is smart, hot, and a college grad so she'll be able to find a job more easily than the average person. Waitress, clerk, whatever. She is down for whatever. She's cool with anything right now.
 
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How's about finding a job and not having the others from your state pay for you?

Get a job at a resort and all is well. Live off unemployment when your perfectly capable of finding work, and your no different then a bum on a street corner imo....

Sorry to be so harsh, but I call it like I see it.
I've paid my entire life into EI. I've never been able to benefit from it, now I've got a steady career with incredible job security, I still pay into it, and I still get nothing back. Looking back now, if I could have spent the winter as a snow bum or a summer travelling while on Employment Insurance, I'd do it in a fucking heart beat. Live your dream dude.

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I've paid my entire life into EI. I've never been able to benefit from it, now I've got a steady career with incredible job security, I still pay into it, and I still get nothing back. Looking back now, if I could have spent the winter as a snow bum or a summer travelling while on Employment Insurance, I'd do it in a fucking heart beat. Live your dream dude.

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Thanks Dano. I've thought alot about this... It is totally against my political beliefs to depend on the state BUT... it is what it is. There is money on the table, am I going to take it? YES.

Plus, I'll be paying into Unemployment Insurance the rest of my life and I won't get a dime from the social security I pay. Better me than some hood rat drug addict- at least I'll get some life experience out of this.
 
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You can almost certainly get 100+ days of riding in, while working at a resort!

You want the "experience" of being a snowbum? Then don't mooch off the system and actually do your part. Even if it's working for $8 as a lifty....

And you don't know whether your going to need unemployment sometime down the road. What if more and more people like you take advantage of unemployment and then it's gone someday? Your ok with taking what you can when you had the chance?

It's whatever man... I have my personal beliefs and I would never take unemployment and purposely not look for a job just so I could be a snowbum.

I love snowboarding more then a lot of people but what your doing is wrong.
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Easy answer would be west coast, but I have no clue what you're looking for. The woman is coming so I'm guessing an easy place to bang Australians and a couch to rent for $300 a month isn't at the top of your priority list. Are you looking for easy accommodation, good powder, cheap season passes, employment, numerous resorts in a general location?
Exactly. I want a place that is nuts on and off the mountains and place my girl can find some kind of work. We are splitting rent, she has money saved but that will only last so long. Numerous resorts is not my top priority but good powder and a season pass at an epic mountain is. Thanks dano,
 
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Come on guys, this should be easy to talk about.
 
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