I had a great weekend. The hike on Saturday was amazing. Worked yesterday.
After a calmer head, him taking me off the weekend hosting shifts has been good for me. I actually had off every night over the weekend. Got to see a concert, had dinner with friends. My schedule is also more in line with other hiking buddies.
I will see where the next few schedules take me. July is the busiest money here. I make good money. Hiking doesn't really cost much money except for gas and an occasional lunch and drinks afterwards. If I work 4-5 days a week and hike the others I can still save a bunch of money. Especially since I eat for free at work. Which means if I work a double I do not have any food expenses for the day.
I think I caught the new director by surprise. We were talking about about 4th of July (we have some 900 people come). I said work me all you want, once September comes I will not be paid until December. So I want to work as much as possible.
He said, "well how does unemployment work, you should get that right?"
Nope, Seasonal employees in CO are NOT eligible for unemployment (unless you are laid off in the middle of the season.) You see in CA and ID where he and all his guys use to work allow seasonal unemployment during the off time. I think these new guys are in for a rude awakening when fall comes and there is no work or unemployment.
What differentiates an average host and a great host is anticipating unexpressed needs and wants of their guests. Just because the want/need is not expressed, doesn't mean it wouldn't be appreciated.