Raising the Bar
squeak-dev at lists.squeakfoundation.org
Wed Oct 9 21:32:01 UTC 2002
On Wednesday, October 9, 2002, at 01:21 PM, Benoit St-Jean wrote:
> --- john-reed.x.maffeo at mail.sprint.com wrote:
>> Making the cutoff skiing, snowboarding, and mountain
>> biking is just too
>> low. The pool of potential applicants is too large.
>> By raising the bar,
>> a higher quality candidate will emerge.
> What if I do skydiving? Do I qualify? :)
Hmm. Skydiving is a bit difficult from Whistler, since we don't have a
local airport. It's about a 2 and a half hour drive to the nearest drop
zone, a fact which eventually forced me to give up jumping.. There's
not a lot of hang-gliding here either, but they do para-glide off of
Blackcomb. For surfing you have to go to the west coast of Vancouver
Island, which isn't too far away, but does involve a ferry.
Kayaking, snowmobiling, and climbing would also be good ways to reduce
the field. ;-)
Say, did I mention the 20 centimeter rule?
All kidding aside though, it's true. It's not for everyone, but for the
right sort of person, this *is* a dream job. I'm not getting rich, but
I love my job, I love my lifestyle. When I first started here my
commute to the office involved taking the lift up one face of the
mountain and riding down another, no foolin'. It took a bit longer than
the bus, but not much, and it was way more fun.
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