Hi again everyone, I’m back to continue where I left off, with me working as a driver in Val D’Isere (which I see has finally got some new snow!). Anyway, part of my job was also to take the bus down to the airport and collect the new guests each week. I would also sell them lift passes on the ride back to resort and it was on one such trip that I first met Ben and Bella, who were staying in one of our chalets. As it turned out, both were impressed by the staff and so decided to return later in the season to interview people to come out and work during the summer at The Peligoni Club. At that point I had plans to go back to America for the summer and so gave the interviews a miss. My fellow driver Jason on the other hand had no such plans and so landed himself a sweet job as a driver/maintenance guy on a beautiful sunny Greek island. Was I jealous? You bet! But as you’ve probably already worked out, somehow I managed to turn the tables. Read on to find out.
Weeks passed and the end of the season drew ever nearer. Unfortunately for me my plans to return to America unravelled, fell through and basically did a running jump, leaving me jobless for the foreseeable post-winter future. Even worse was that fact that pretty much every summer season opening had already been filled, I couldn’t even get a job as a pot-wash with Mark Warner! However good things come to those who wait. Or in this case those who happen to be in the right place at the right time, with the right place being on the sofa next to Jason one snowy afternoon. He was just about to email Harri to apologise that, unfortunately, he wasn’t going to be able to come out and work for the summer. The opportunity didn’t stand a chance. In fact it didn’t even see me coming as before Jason had even hit send I had fired off my CV along with a suitably ego-boosting cover letter filled with my heroic exploits and detailing why I would be the perfect replacement. All I had to do now was convince Harri of this over the phone and hope that the fact they hadn’t interviewed me wouldn’t count against me. Luckily for me it didn’t and after a brief 9 days back in the UK, I was on my way to Greece!
Tune in again next week where I’ll be blogging about what it was like to work a summer season for The Peligoni Club! Au revoir!
Posted on 06 December 2011