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DPS Driver

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ACT close, a touch higher depending on companies. Prefer hourly to day rates too.

event would have more need for a BA then Thredbo, if Thredbo did need one it would be short term projects. Still the idea of living there is super appealing. Not sure a Thredbo salary would cover a mortgage there though.
They don't need one. Their IT manager is a gem and covers several roles. He should be paid more.
 

skull

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I worked for both resorts and never made a lot of money. It's a lifestyle choice, don't you know :rolleyes:
I can understand the lifestyle choice and I guess there is always plenty of people willing to work there so they don't really need to be competitive on wages. If you were cashed up to begin with to purchase in there and take a role to cover some costs while living your tree change it could be really nice.

Alternatively you could run a booking site for accommodation and not refund anyone who had to cancel due to covid
 

Annabuzzy

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Sorry, this was always going to happen. If you booked something without a refund policy, more fool you. I'm not defending the providers who are denying the refund as they are pricks too, but if you can't use a little bit of common sense that's your problem.
many other thredbo accomodation providers offer Covid cancellation policies which are much more generous.

To be honest Raine and Horne appear to be out of step with the norm in Thredbo.
 

Principal Douglas

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I can understand the lifestyle choice and I guess there is always plenty of people willing to work there so they don't really need to be competitive on wages. If you were cashed up to begin with to purchase in there and take a role to cover some costs while living your tree change it could be really nice.

Alternatively you could run a booking site for accommodation and not refund anyone who had to cancel due to covid
I shouldn't complain. I had some great times working at Thredbo and to be fair they did improve the salaries for middle management during my time there. It's still a boys club and if you don't go drinking with the right people (ie. crawl up certain butts) you tend to be on the outer a little a bit, but overall it was a nice place to work
 

BlueHue

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Whenever I looked into finance jobs at either resort, the pay was very low ~ $40-$50k for a CPA. Free list pass but :confused:

Not something that would afford a mortgage and family even back then.
I looked into a role advertised there in my line of work and spoke to others who'd worked there in office roles in the past. No thanks. Does not stack up as attractive employment.
 
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BlueHue

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I can understand the lifestyle choice and I guess there is always plenty of people willing to work there so they don't really need to be competitive on wages. If you were cashed up to begin with to purchase in there and take a role to cover some costs while living your tree change it could be really nice.

Alternatively you could run a booking site for accommodation and not refund anyone who had to cancel due to covid
Going by what I've heard back office roles are not great for 'lifestyle'.
 

skichic

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I looked into a role advertised there in my line of work and spoke to others who'd worked there in office roles in the past. No thanks. Does not stack up as attractive employment.
And that’s saying something given your current employment ;)
 
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skull

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There’s a reason many do the weekday live in Canberra, or even Sydney but family home in Jindy.
That is a good option for us, wife is a school teacher and could pick up work where ever we go and I could travel to ACT for the week (even just live in the van). Only thing is I left the full time Military as I didn't want to be away from the family anymore so that options wouldn't be to favourable.

I have a colleague I worked with here who lives in Bermagui and would travel up do a couple days in the office then the rest down the coast remote. He has no kids though.
 
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BlueHue

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There’s a reason many do the weekday live in Canberra, or even Sydney but family home in Jindy.
My boss, you know who I'm talking about, was just talking about that in a meeting and how many opportunities there are in Canberra. Read in to that what you will.
 
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skichic

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That is a good option for us, wife is a school teacher and could pick up work where ever we go and I could travel to ACT for the week (even just live in the van). Only thing is I left the full time Military as I didn't want to be away from the family anymore so that options wouldn't be to favourable.

I have a colleague I worked with here who lives in Bermagui and would travel up do a couple days in the office then the rest down the coast remote. He has no kids though.
After 11 years of the lifestyle thing, I was ready to leave after 8. But youngest wanted to stay and finish school. I spent my last 2 years contracting and travelling.

If you’ve got a normal job, you’re still skiing weekends. Any specialist appointments are in Canberra, hospitals, theatre, major shopping, airports all Canberra. You’ll spend more time on the Monaro than you do now. Take a sickie to ski and you’ll be seen by someone who knows your boss ;) Kids will spend hours travelling for non-skiing regional sports and other activities. Mine were in the debating teams, often meant 6am at school and not home until night time.

I wouldn’t move back.
 

sastrugi

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As someone who has worked in both a GBE and private business, anything you buy never quite suits the business, and needs quite a bit of work, sometimes the software, sometimes business practices. With ACTEW we spent rather a lot of money, but it took years of in-house development with the software owners to get it to do what it needed to.

I think when they said "yeah, it could do that" our guys heard, "it does that".
I've found that working at 2x NFPs with Salesforce. Hear all about it's true potential but have never seen it in full action at either org. Always a huge error such as not matching the actual databases it needs to etc. Big companies earn a lot of money from NFPs over several years trying to get the impossible working :(
 
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skimax

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Those things are giant dumb calculators,
Without standard data dictionaries and data governance and someone doing a lot of work in cleansing historical data , thats how they remain.
 

sastrugi

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I shouldn't complain. I had some great times working at Thredbo and to be fair they did improve the salaries for middle management during my time there. It's still a boys club and if you don't go drinking with the right people (ie. crawl up certain butts) you tend to be on the outer a little a bit, but overall it was a nice place to work
I assume your employer was KT? Apart from some summer work, I always worked for small business in Thredbo. All KT staff always received more benefits than the lodge managers and restaurant staff. But one summer I was bonused a pair of ski boots from KT which for me at the time was like winning lotto! Ah the carefree mortgageless days :)
 

BlueHue

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Those things are giant dumb calculators,
Without standard data dictionaries and data governance and someone doing a lot of work in cleansing historical data , thats how they remain.
Cleansing historical data....... shudders......... I've spent way too much time doing this. Job almost complete - kind of. Now I'm going to reconfigure the software from the ground up........ shudders again.
 

Principal Douglas

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I assume your employer was KT? Apart from some summer work, I always worked for small business in Thredbo. All KT staff always received more benefits than the lodge managers and restaurant staff. But one summer I was bonused a pair of ski boots from KT which for me at the time was like winning lotto! Ah the carefree mortgageless days :)
Yeah, KT.
 
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Townsend

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The groomed runs were superb! The off piste ranged from lovely snow to’interesting’!View attachment 217880

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Telezacski

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After 11 years of the lifestyle thing, I was ready to leave after 8. But youngest wanted to stay and finish school. I spent my last 2 years contracting and travelling.

If you’ve got a normal job, you’re still skiing weekends. Any specialist appointments are in Canberra, hospitals, theatre, major shopping, airports all Canberra. You’ll spend more time on the Monaro than you do now. Take a sickie to ski and you’ll be seen by someone who knows your boss ;) Kids will spend hours travelling for non-skiing regional sports and other activities. Mine were in the debating teams, often meant 6am at school and not home until night time.

I wouldn’t move back.
For years my mum wanted dad to quit his job and work a BNB with her, which is about as far from his comfort zone as possible.

anyway after a while he worked out he could make more money in a month in his current role than in a year running a BNB so convinced mum to stop looking. Point is this and your stories convinced me and untele Zac to hang off, let the kids finish school then chill in the mountains. Better to earn half the money working our Canberra jobs remote part time and enjoy the mountains than earn half the pay doing the same jobs in the mountains full time and still be commuting.
 

robbo mcs

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I rode my bike from Jindy up to Thredbo today. I’ve done it lots of times out of season, but never in season before. Actually very pretty the last bit, looking up at all the snow up top:) The river was pounding down in the valley. You see and notice a lot more on the bike than in a car.

The village was dead as a doornail, like a ghost town. Although I did bump into Stuart Diver in the bakery when I was grabbing a coffee. Maybe he is the last man standingLOL

The snow cover down the bottom looking very sad for early september, but still looks like heaps up top. My expedition at Perisher yesterday confirmed they have a lot of snow left at >1700m, so would be the same up top here.

One thing of interest. When I was getting a shot at the bottom of the Kozzie chair, patrol were loading two skiiers up the hill on skidoos, you can see it in the photos. I presume they are probably some of the Olympians training up top. Perisher has the same thing happening with moguls.

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telecrag

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Was the road quieter than out of season?

Looks like staff on the skidoos.
 

robbo mcs

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Was the road quieter than out of season?

Looks like staff on the skidoos.
Didn’t look like staff on the skidoos? I saw them up closer before taking the photo, didn’t look like any staff uniforms I’ve seen. Ski patroller driving the skidoo, and one passenger behind on each, with skis and backpacks. Could wrong though.

The road certainly was pretty quiet. I ride that road less and less these days, as even in summer it is busy.
 
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Townsend

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Interesting because I found it hard to believe how busy it was! Yesterday afternoon there were about 30 people in the skate park.

It is the olympians who are getting lifts up the hill. I have tried hitching to no avail!
 
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LMB

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I rode my bike from Jindy up to Thredbo today. I’ve done it lots of times out of season, but never in season before. Actually very pretty the last bit, looking up at all the snow up top:) The river was pounding down in the valley. You see and notice a lot more on the bike than in a car.

The village was dead as a doornail, like a ghost town. Although I did bump into Stuart Diver in the bakery when I was grabbing a coffee. Maybe he is the last man standingLOL

The snow cover down the bottom looking very sad for early september, but still looks like heaps up top. My expedition at Perisher yesterday confirmed they have a lot of snow left at >1700m, so would be the same up top here.

One thing of interest. When I was getting a shot at the bottom of the Kozzie chair, patrol were loading two skiiers up the hill on skidoos, you can see it in the photos. I presume they are probably some of the Olympians training up top. Perisher has the same thing happening with moguls.

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Ooofff what a difference 3 weeks makes! So much melt.
 
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skull

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The Defender has moved on. Looking at the tyre tracks, it went up Merritts then down High Noon.
That would have been a fun drive back down.

So with the exit of the defender and the latest restrictions not opening up the snowy area does this mean they have made the decision to call it a day?
 
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