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ken21il


Oct 16, 2011, 4:51 PM
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ok.. about silverton- i knew i wouldn't be visiting there anytime soon. I had read a couple things to know it was for the expert only. About unemployment- i cant get a job hence unemployment.. i work for a union and have also been looking outside the union with no luck and no unemployment isnt paying for anything i'm simply looking for some advice and training ideas. With all the time off i planned to make good use of it. Thanx for all the posts guys keep the fresh ideas coming.


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aprice00 wrote:
How about out to find a job. Why am I the first one on this?

You are aware that there is a slight economic downturn at the moment? That some people are finding it slightly more difficult than usual to find steady employment?

Anyways, I'm not sure how getting a job would make him a better skier.

He just needs to reprioritize. Like, skiing > beer money


hugepedro


Oct 18, 2011, 2:51 AM
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marc801 wrote:
hugepedro wrote:
Did I say it was instructional?
You referred to it as a "backcountry program", which often implies some kind of instruction, and we're talking about an OP who is actually seeking either instruction or advice on how to learn. Just wanted to clarify that Silverton is merely a guide service.

I implied no such thing. You inferred, incorrectly, and assigned an incorrect meaning to the word "program".


pro•gram   /ˈproʊgræm, -grəm/ Show Spelled [proh-gram, -gruhm] Show IPA noun, verb, -grammed or -gramed, -gram•ming or -gram•ing.
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2. a plan or schedule of activities, procedures, etc., to be followed.
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5. an entertainment with reference to its pieces or numbers: a program of American and French music.


I said in my post that he should be advanced to expert before he even thinks about going backcountry, and the OP clearly understood this.


hugepedro


Oct 18, 2011, 3:00 AM
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ken21il wrote:
ok.. about silverton- i knew i wouldn't be visiting there anytime soon. I had read a couple things to know it was for the expert only. About unemployment- i cant get a job hence unemployment.. i work for a union and have also been looking outside the union with no luck and no unemployment isnt paying for anything i'm simply looking for some advice and training ideas. With all the time off i planned to make good use of it. Thanx for all the posts guys keep the fresh ideas coming.

Don't sweat the critics. But, if you really want to get into ski mountaineering you need to be somewhere other than Illinois. With your job situation, maybe now is an opportune time to make a move? Ski resorts are always hiring lift workers, or other workers. Benefit - you can meet and drink with the ski patrollers and get them to teach you some avy skills. Just sayin, if this is something you really want to do then you probably have to make a big change in your location.


aprice00


Oct 19, 2011, 11:05 AM
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hugepedro wrote:
ken21il wrote:
ok.. about silverton- i knew i wouldn't be visiting there anytime soon. I had read a couple things to know it was for the expert only. About unemployment- i cant get a job hence unemployment.. i work for a union and have also been looking outside the union with no luck and no unemployment isnt paying for anything i'm simply looking for some advice and training ideas. With all the time off i planned to make good use of it. Thanx for all the posts guys keep the fresh ideas coming.

Don't sweat the critics. But, if you really want to get into ski mountaineering you need to be somewhere other than Illinois. With your job situation, maybe now is an opportune time to make a move? Ski resorts are always hiring lift workers, or other workers. Benefit - you can meet and drink with the ski patrollers and get them to teach you some avy skills. Just sayin, if this is something you really want to do then you probably have to make a big change in your location.

Ok so I started typing this and was going to be a dick and ream you about your decisions on this but then I realized that I would in fact be acting a dick and ultimately its your choice to do what you will.

So in order to offer some constructive criticism and expand on my previous comment ...The way I see it is that by having unemployment you have the gift of time, and in an economic downturn with job scarcity you have the opportunity to go back to school or find some type of career minded training. That way you have a better chance of competing for the few jobs that are out there. If not you are using the system and increasing the expense on others. Unemployment is paid by the government who charges employers a tax. The taxes are tiered and are determined by the amount of benefits the employer is responsible for paying out. Finally I’m not sure about this but I would imagine that a part of the benefits come from income taxes especially in a time with 9% unemployment. Now if you are looking at ski mountaineering courses as job training I say go for it. Where you could start, is by finding out what options are out there and picking a direction.


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So, OP, how'd you do this winter?

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