Not a snowball's chance in hell....... I raised this very subject with a guy from skyventure who was visiting a DZ and was discussing setting one up in the area. His response? "Have you any idea how many people want that job?" He basically just ignores the job begging letters. Even from skydivers who are also qualified engineers...
So it seems alot of other people have the same idea!! Is there anyone who has worked or is working at Skyventure that would like to discuss how they got their jobs? I can't imagine jump numbers make that much difference. Thomas Hughes worked in Orlando when it first opened at 16 years of age, and is now on Sebastian XL 4-way. I think he had like 400 jumps when he got on the team. So if anyone else has any advice I would really like to hear.
Did you know they pay minimum wage with no benefits?
Supply and demand at work - as it should be
(tangent - maybe the government can go in and change this and possibly run the tunnels out of business as a result - or, the demand for these jobs can naturally change and then some benefits may be realized - that's up to the rats and the potential rats to make it happen...........)
(This post was edited by rehmwa on Mar 8, 2004, 9:10 AM)
ummmmmmm, skyventure (last i checked) did not discriminate against nor do they lean more towards skydivers than non-skydivers.
matter of fact, one of the last instructors that we hired in orlando has become an outstanding flyer in the few months he's been there (ask the members of airspeed if there's any question about THAT one). he has ZERO skydives to his name. of course, i think that should change, but whatever.
that's all i know for today...unless some other interesting comments arise for me to toss around.
hope you're having a phenomenal day, mar. :) cya in a few....
(This post was edited by arlo on Mar 8, 2004, 12:40 PM)
Dang, arlo! I just looked at the SkyVenture wish list and was amazed at the number of locations that want to buy into the adventure!
A couple of questions.
1) What percentage of these listed are 100% in their building likelihood?
2) In the "Amusement Park" settings, will it be difficult to pound home the importance of safety?
You know, in a skydiving setting, with skydivers running the show the safety and survival factor is already in the forefront of their minds. Will it be the same way with wuffo's running the show? It was quite impressive watching the new instructors being trained at Perris this past week. The shit they have thrown at them in preparation for the inevitable 'scoop and save' was scary! Hats off to you instructors!
Hi Lori, I think you and I were watching the instructor training together at Perris last weekend. I'm the AFF-4 that went in-between the instructor rounds. That sure was crazy how how the real instructors made it so difficult for those in training. Kind of reminded me of the rodeo and watching them wrestle a calf to the ground.