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Advice needed Snow bed

Discussion in 'Falls Creek' started by vik0m, Jun 10, 2019.

  1. vik0m

    vik0m First Runs

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    Hi everybody,

    I’m looking for a room/bed for the season in Falls Creek. Have you hear about something available ?
    I’ll work as a lifty, but if it could help i can do some extra after my day shift as a casual handyman (fixing things, shoveling, etc).
    I have five years of experience as a mechanic and multiple experiences of farm work.

    Help me to become a member of the big Falls Creek Family !

    Cheers

    Pardon my English, I’m French ...
     
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  2. Chaeron

    Chaeron One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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  3. currawong

    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Beds are pretty hard to come by, especially for only occasional work.
    If you are in or near Falls Creek already, I suggest you doorknock businesses that might need someone. Most businesses won't take on full staff till late June so you might pick up something in the interim. It's not uncommon for staff to leave or be dismissed during the season, so you should keep your eyes open for opportunities later as well.
     
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  4. vik0m

    vik0m First Runs

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    Thanks @Chaeron and @currawong for your fast answer !
    I’m not in falls creek actually but this is a very good advice, thank you.
    Are you from falls ?
     
  5. Chaeron

    Chaeron One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    I’m a frequent visitor from Melbourne - @currawong ’s advice is spot on.
     
  6. currawong

    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I live in the valley below Falls Creek and visit often.
     
  7. vik0m

    vik0m First Runs

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    Ok, sorry for my curiosity, its none of my business.
    But I have discovered that in Australia it’s always better when you know someone who someone etc than just arrive and say hello I’m a French backpacker ah ah
     
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  8. Bogong

    Bogong Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    You may be a French backpacker, but your experience working on a farm shows that you are not afraid of hard work and you're also a mechanic. Even if an employer doesn't need a mechanic, most people think of mechanics as logical and efficient people. So many employers would value someone like you more than a 20 year old Australian who is more interested in partying than hard work.

    There are three big ski resorts in Victoria, you should be able to find a few months work in one of them.
     
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  9. currawong

    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Elk lodge/restaurant sometimes has european staff. They probably won't have the sort of work you are looking for but you may meet someone sympathetic. I think Koki lodge sometimes has international staff. Other people on the forums may have better ideas.

    Ski tuning and bar work are other things that might be possible to combine with being a lifty.
     
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  10. vik0m

    vik0m First Runs

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    Oh thank you @Bogong ! Do you want to hire me ? Ah ah
    Thank you again @currawong for your good advices !
    It’s amazing to see who many people are struggling this year to find a bed ...
     
  11. Moondog55

    Moondog55 One of Us

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    I think part of the reason for so few snow beds is the bed tax. If you pay a bed tax then you need paying people sleeping in those beds to pay the tax. So fewer beds for staff and employees
     
  12. jorgo

    jorgo Hard Yards

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    Do you already have the lifty job or just assuming you can get one when you arrive?