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Old 11-07-2011, 08:06 PM   #21 (permalink)
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i actually worked at a sushi place when I was there, but I think it has closed. Easy to get jobs at restaurants. Just go in on a friday night or skip a powder day (hard, I know) and ask to work right then. Chances are kinda high that some cook skipped out and/or they need some help with dishes. Thats how I got my job and turned into 3-4 nights a week. But if you commit to full time with the resort you might be kinda stuck unless you have a cool, understanding boss that will cut your hours
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Old 11-07-2011, 09:20 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Yea I really wasn't looking for full-time. Just wanted the perks such as free season pass and employee housing. But what good is a season pass if you only use it twice a week!
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Did you specify full-time or part-time when you registered for your job? (if you did it online and I remember correctly, you had to choose one). If you put p/t then I think the total hours is under 25 so you might be in good shape. but if you put f/t then I think you are going to be working 30+ every week, most likely 35
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Old 11-07-2011, 10:29 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Also, DaToast, was that at Mammoth?
No it was not Mammoth but all most all big resorts are the same.

Also most people do not realize that working on the mountain is considered agriculture aka farming. This means that that they can work you like 56 hours a week or something without paying you overtime. That also goes for holidays as well. Never thought that you would be a farmer.
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Old 11-07-2011, 10:38 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Yes, I specified part-time. I sent my boss-to-be an e-mail to raise my concerns about all this. I want to make the most informed decision as possible.

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No it was not Mammoth but all most all big resorts are the same.

Also most people do not realize that working on the mountain is considered agriculture aka farming. This means that that they can work you like 56 hours a week or something without paying you overtime. That also goes for holidays as well. Never thought that you would be a farmer.
Even part-time workers??
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Old 11-07-2011, 10:46 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Yes, I specified part-time. I sent my boss-to-be an e-mail to raise my concerns about all this. I want to make the most informed decision as possible.



Even part-time workers??
In California you get overtime on the day, not the week, which can be cool. Also, they are really good about mandatory breaks and stuff like that. If you specified part time you should be good to go. You might still work five days a week on the hill but shorter shifts so just take your shit to work everyday
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Beware though, there are always stipulations on part-time employees as far as not getting the same benefits as full-time.
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Old 11-08-2011, 10:06 AM   #28 (permalink)
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The only benefit that was significant (because I don't remember the other ones) was the healthcare during working hours. But it wasn't applicable to when I would be boarding. So essentially, if I got hurt handing someone boots at the rental shop then I'd be covered
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Old 11-08-2011, 12:21 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Anyone have a good resource for finding a place? I've checked many sites including mammothlakeshousing.com, trulia.com, and mammothrentalbyowner.com. I've sent a couple of the listings an e-mail but haven't heard back yet. I've also posted in the general chat forum as well as Mammoth's forum. Wanna continue searching
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Old 11-13-2011, 03:23 AM   #30 (permalink)
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No it was not Mammoth but all most all big resorts are the same.

Also most people do not realize that working on the mountain is considered agriculture aka farming. This means that that they can work you like 56 hours a week or something without paying you overtime. That also goes for holidays as well. Never thought that you would be a farmer.
When I got hired for my mountain job this year and read that in the employee handbook I just about died. The stories I had heard from other seasonal workers that have been through this before sound just like what everyone is posting...crazy dorms and evil corporate bs and all that fun stuff. Ride breaks seem to be dependent on what area you work in/your hours/how much your boss likes you. I am taking my chances and praying that after the holiday season the 56 hour weeks will go away.

OP, hope you're having some luck finding work off-mountain. Either way, good luck!
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