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BELLE DE NEIGE GIVES US THE REALITY BEHIND LIFE AS A CHALET HOST, BAR MAN, SNOWBOARD INSTRUCTOR AND MORE...

10:49 11th December 2013 by Belle De Neige @BelledeNeige
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Ever fancied living in Lord of the Flies? We didn't think so.

Ever fancied living in Lord of the Flies? We didn’t think so.

What the job description said:

“You’ll have to work harder, but the perks are endless”

Reality:

With any management job comes an inevitable ‘them and us’ situation. Now, factor 18-year-olds into that image. Envision yourself at the centre of a re-enactment of Lord of the Flies, where you are perpetually shat on from all sides by staff and clients, and shovelled up by head office, while gradually coming to the chilling realisation that overall you actually get paid less than your staff because you don’t get tips. True, when I was an RM I did spend a large proportion of the season working naked from bed, intermittently eating biscuits and having sex while pre-booking ski passes online. So it’s not all bad.

Read more tales of catastrophe, sex and squalor from the alpine underbelly on Belle de Neige’s blog!

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