a bunch of bananas $4.50
8 pieces of bread $3.90
1 pack of eggs $3.50
one way ticket for bus $2.50
wash+dry clothes $2+2
one M size cup of coffee from Tim Hortons (to concentrate in making the website) $1.90
a pack of cigarettes $11
rent a bed $600/month
6 cans of beer $”I don’t know yet”
and… amount in my bank account is $60
How can I survive at this ski resort which is the biggest in North America and only rich people from over the world come here to enjoy their vacation??
In the meantime, I’m getting hungry, I have to write a new post, my clothes are getting dirty, and I’m getting the desire to smoke one more cigarette.
A season pass at Whistler Blackcomb is…
How can I buy it?
Did I come here just surviving?
I was thinking a lot while watching my bank account which wasn’t increasing, and I started to regret leaving Vancouver while watching the price of the season pass which wasn’t decreasing.
Of course, I knew that the season pass is too expensive, But Whistler has a special pass for the employee of Whistler called Split pass and my restaurant can also give it me if I pay $300 for deposit, then they take $100 for 9 times out of my paycheck.
This pass is good for me as I don’t have enough money, But also it’s like a trick, so If I get it, I can’t quite while I still want to snowboard. In a manner of speaking, this pass is to ensure employees an employer. They can manage their employee with it, even if the employee plays hooky and goes snowboarding, they can check if the employee really goes to the mountain or not.
This is a big problem for me because the chef of Whistler told me that he pays me only $11.50.
It’s kind of big lie for me because I decided to move here because I was getting $13.50. Why can’t I get the $13.50 that he promised me when I met him for an interview? $2 difference is such a big deal!!
The things that I hate in this world are lies and backbiting. That’s why I don’t want to work there anymore, but how can I get a season pass if I quit that job?
I was thinking about that every day and every night and also I was missing Vancouver and my friends there.Oh..Why did I move to Whistler?
“What are you thinking about with this serious look?”
At that time, my roommate, his name is Masa appeared in front of me. I told him why I worried and asked what I should I do now.
“Hey, Bro!! Look at my schedule!!”
Suddenly, he shows me his schedule with his phone, there is a full schedule of work every day and every night.
“If you have time for thinking about sh*t things, You can work and get a better life.”
He said that, then he took a free paper from the table and put rings around 10 advertisements.
“Look! there are tons of job in Whistler now. I put rings around jobs which might hire you. Send them your resume now!”
“But I don’t have a resume for jobs in Whistler and I don’t know how to send them. I’ll send them tomorrow.”
“No, Now!! You can make a resume and I can send you my template from when I got my job then you can send them now.”
He said that, then We made my resume for jobs in Whistler, We changed his sentences to fit me and after 3 hours I send the new resume to those companies that he put rings on.
Her said, then he put his beer in front of me.
Over the next few days, I had 3 or 4 interviews in one day, and I dropped my resume at restaurants all over the village. Then after 3 days, I got 2 more jobs in Whistler. I also talked with my chef at that restaurant, and he promised me that he will pay me $13+tips and give me 2 meals per shift.
Furthermore, One of my company’s privileges is a free season pass!! Maybe I can get it in one week.
Now, I’m working day and night and I write this post between those works. It is very hard, but I’m sure that the top of the mountain which I can see from the bottom of poverty has an awesome world and I can go there if endure those works.
Until that time, I swear 2 things to myself. Don’t say “Fu*k” in any situation and don’t sigh no matter how tired I am. If I want to do those things, I’ll try to say “I can do it.” This magic word is my best Vancouver friend taught me that things. It’s a strange word because when I say that, my feeling gets better and I can truly do it.
Masa left our house one week ago because he got staff accommodation in the village. I didn’t contact him, but I’m sure that he works hard and enjoys snowboarding every day. If he reads this post, I want to say thank you to him. I’m sure that If you didn’t say “Now” I wouldn’t have had a job and I couldn’t get any food and drink and my clothes would still be very dirty and I couldn’t write this post because I couldn’t buy a cup of coffee, even though, none of the companies which he put rings on that time, hired me.
But If I’ll see you on the mountain, this will be my turn to pay for beer.
See you on the beautiful mountain.
I can do it!!