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Anyone ski Jiminy this weekend? Were they short handed?
I'll add cost of living in resort areas. The only way resorts will sustainably make it work is by adding employee housing and importing seasonal labor.Wow. I don't think they use seasonal visa workers, and keep in mind Jiminy Peak is essentially a full resort with a LOT more staff than Catamount, B-East, Butternut, etc.
Everyone is understaffed and short-handed. Everyone. 3 factors...ski areas still pay minimum wage or a dime above...low season pass prices...crazy low unemployement rate. It's going to start affecting your ski experience if the trend continues.
Does anyone know if the employees of John Harvard's are employees of Jiminy or if they're employed directly by John Harvard's, which is a chain that has 5 restaurants total per their website. The one at Jiminy, one in both Cambridge and Framingham, MA, one in Providence and then 1 at the Holiday Valley ski area in NY.
While this isn't a good PR thing, this tidbit could make a big distinction and cast some false negative PR at Jiminy
The article makes it sound like they are NOT employee's of JP, but work for the concessionaire.
I'm withholding judgment until I have more facts, but from what I know about skis bums and college students, I'm sure they would never think to use a snow storm and a government-declared state of emergency as an excuse to miss a fulfilling, highly lucrative day of work.