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Old 10-31-2012, 02:14 PM   #51 (permalink)
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What's you education and preferred career again? I'll keep my eyes and ears open...
Education is electronics engineering technologist. I am not too picky on the job/career at the moment, anything that my education is required for would be preferable though.

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Old 10-31-2012, 06:35 PM   #52 (permalink)
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I've been trying to nut up for this for the last few years. Being a Project Manager/Lineman requires to much travel to enjoy life, I'm gone 10-11 months of the year. I've spent the last 4 years of my life in that purgatorial shit-hole that is Texas. Working 75-90 hours a week is no way to live. I've done it for 8 years now and I feel like I've saved enough to enjoy a simple job in Denver somewhere. Being a Project Manager has adversely affected my health - No time to work out and my stress level was crazy high.

I had one season where my company didn't get any bids - instead of jumping on the next train I just moved to breck for a season, we rode at-least 5-6 times a week, was the best year of my life!

Go for it, But I think just getting a regular job in a decent city within an hour or so is better than living on mountain. Unless you have the means and career background to pull it off. There's not a big calling for Linemen or Electricians in Breck.

I'm going for it once my rental property and house is paid off, which should be in the next couple of years - A couple dumps in Golden, CO.. good enough for me though!
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Old 10-31-2012, 07:46 PM   #53 (permalink)
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hey bro, im 24 years old and just moved from NJ to Salt Lake City less than two months ago for the same reason. i love snowboarding man, LOVE IT, and the mountains by me just weren't doing it for me. a couple years ago i saved up some money and decided to go to high cascade in oregon. that was by far the best experience of my life and i decided then that i needed to move west where the snow was good and the people were friendly. that same week at camp is where i met my girlfriend and weve been dating ever since despite a 3.5 hour drive between us back home, and now an even greater distance as i am out here in utah and shes home finishing her last semester of college. shell be out here in january. it took some time and weve been saving money and while i cant say my jobs were as secure as yours was, i did leave a great job making my own schedule working for a moving company making $22/hr plus tips, working at a snowboard shop, and also a sweet job at the phillies and eagles stadiums. i also did graduate from rutgers with an accounting degree, but i decided that accounting wasnt really for me during the whole college process but i had a scholarship and decided to push myself to finish school and get a degree.

a torn acl and broken collarbone kept me out of work the first winter after high cascade, so i was out of work for a while and that set me back a little. but after that i buckled down and saved a lot of money and my girl did the same. now here i am, got a job at a snowboard shop making crap for pay but im loving it all the same. i cant wait to ride and live life and ultimately find a good job in the industry. its good now but i know itll be a lot better once my girl gets here and then itll feel like home but i still think i made the right decision doing this. i miss my family and friends but this is my dream and it may sound stupid to some but im happy and thats all that matters. so if you really want it man, go for it. you can always go back, maybe not the same job but something else will come along. do what you love man, you dont want to look back on life and regret not doing it. just do a little planning first and you wont regret it!
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Old 12-02-2013, 12:23 AM   #54 (permalink)
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To start off I am contemplating a big decision right now and I was wondering if anyone (maybe with experience?) could give me some insight and some guidance as to if this is a good idea or not.

I am 23 years old. I have an electronics engineering diploma and I currently work for the military. I absolutely love snowboarding and my biggest problem is working for the military extremely limits my oppurtunity to snowboard as I am away from home for significant periods of time very often. The idea I have in my head is getting out and getting a job at a resort for a year just to ride as much as possible and do something I've always wanted to do. My fear is that I am giving up a secure job that makes decent money.

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Hey read the thread about quitting work to board. I have a similar situation and don't know what to do. I'm 27 just graduated and I manage a gym but I was offered a position as a bar supervisor at a resort working nights. Been back and fourth and wanted to see how your situation played out. Any advice will help. I'm like you don't want to throw this opportunity away and regret it my whole life.
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Hey read the thread about quitting work to board. I have a similar situation and don't know what to do. I'm 27 just graduated and I manage a gym but I was offered a position as a bar supervisor at a resort working nights. Been back and fourth and wanted to see how your situation played out. Any advice will help. I'm like you don't want to throw this opportunity away and regret it my whole life.
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Old 12-02-2013, 08:43 AM   #56 (permalink)
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this thread is SUPER long and I didnt read it all, but it all comes down to how marketable you are. If you can walk away for a year and come back and land another gig, why wouldnt you? Its all about life experience. I had a chance to coach at Windells back in 2000 that I turned down b/c of a chick and work. I regret the shit out of that decision!

With that said, I stayed in the work force and now work for a huge financial firm remotely. So seeing as how I never go into an office I figured fuck it.....and I moved to Summit County and ride almost daily. Yeah, I'm way older than most of the people who are living this life, but that doesnt meant I'm not enjoying it just as much.

The one thing to keep in mind if you peace from your gig is insurance. Sure you can work on the hill and get a pass and ride a ton, but if you get hurt thats pretty much the shit end of the stick for you. You riding daily will likely increase the probability for injury. Just something to keep in mind.

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Old 12-02-2013, 08:48 AM   #57 (permalink)
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Education is electronics engineering technologist. I am not too picky on the job/career at the moment, anything that my education is required for would be preferable though.

Thanks man
Hey man! Did you find a job and moved to Calgary? Give us some news man
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Hey so I didn't end up leaving my job instead I made my job work for me. I recently started a course and I will be moving to british columbia in may while retaining my current position and current job

That being said if I didn't land this oppurtunity I would probably be still going to alberta....I still have resumes out in alberta and if something pops up that is better then i will be leaving my job and moving there where I will still be near mountains.
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Hey so I didn't end up leaving my job instead I made my job work for me. I recently started a course and I will be moving to british columbia in may while retaining my current position and current job

That being said if I didn't land this oppurtunity I would probably be still going to alberta....I still have resumes out in alberta and if something pops up that is better then i will be leaving my job and moving there where I will still be near mountains.
Super great man! It sounds like your employer is being pretty flexible when it comes to keeping you as an employee. It's been interesting reading this thread with all the different views and ways of tackle this.

I'm actually trying to move to Kamloops from Denmark for studying a BBA. It takes a lot of encouragement and will.. Not to mention all the paper work.

Anyway I'm glad you found a solution I hope you made the right choice man!
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