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  1. #1
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    When did you "throw in the towel"?

    I'm in my mid-30s. I live in a great place. Too great of a place. Job market is bad. Everyone wants to live here/move here. Classic blowing up mountain/near mountain town scenario. Either gotta tele-commute or show up with a pile and open a business. I am really only qualified to own a fairly niche/capital intensive business. I pigeon holed myself and sending out my resume many many times has left me with my thumb up my ass. I don't have any access to capital to start any businesses, so my options are: Move to a real city and get a normal persons job and embrace the weekend warrior/windshield time, or go back to school with every other person in my situation....hoping things change in a few years and new credentials will open up some new doors.


    Plan B: Sell everything (besides bikes and skis) and live in a van down by the river.

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    Plan B is working for me. And I live in a great place.
    thnx Capt. Chuck Shunstrom

    A few people feel the rain. Most people just get wet.

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    op is way to young to be worried imo, roll the dice, son.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ikon_Police View Post
    I am really only qualified to own a fairly niche/capital intensive business.
    Only qualified to own a business?
    Quote Originally Posted by Downbound Train View Post
    And there will come a day when our ancestors look back...........

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    If he was to consider owning a business, the industry he knows would require a large capital investment to get involved.

    Is the way I read it.

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    PM mbezos for funding

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    June 7 2005 when they thru in the towel for me, a year later I moved to the mountains, I guess i did it backwards ... story of my life
    Lee Lau - xxx-er is the laziest Asian canuck I know

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    Quote Originally Posted by PNWbrit View Post
    Only qualified to own a business?
    Operate as well, but my experience is above and beyond that. Have already reached out to see if anyone in the industry is hiring at a managerial level.

    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    If he was to consider owning a business, the industry he knows would require a large capital investment to get involved.

    Is the way I read it.
    This.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ikon_Police View Post
    Operate as well, but my experience is above and beyond that.
    How long have you been living in this great place to live? I thought there was only tele commuting and showing up with a pile of cash to start a business?
    Quote Originally Posted by Downbound Train View Post
    And there will come a day when our ancestors look back...........

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    If you stick around you'll learn that there's a range here. Some people have stuck it out. Some people split. Some people made their money and then went. Some people are happy visiting the goods. etc. etc.

    In other words, it's an individual thing and you're gonna have to find your way. But if you have specific questions there's probably somebody here who has done that and can at least try to answer your question.

    And if you have anything funny to say we'd be all ears.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PNWbrit View Post
    How long have you been living in this great place to live? I thought there was only tele commuting and showing up with a pile of cash to start a business?

    I'm gonna take a wild guess on telecommuting. Or manwhoring.

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    Get in touch with Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    have specific questions there's probably somebody here who has done that and can at least try to answer your question. .
    ^ this.

    Whereabouts would be a start.. then telling us what you actually want in mountain town heaven.. a living?.. your already meteoric career progression (while there?) to continue?

    Then there are numerous threads about great skiing/biking near big cities you could look at.

    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    we'd be all ears.
    I thought we were all teeth here?
    Quote Originally Posted by Downbound Train View Post
    And there will come a day when our ancestors look back...........

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    When did you "throw in the towel"?

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    Get in touch with Steve
    And PM Rontele, hes a wiz on this

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    @ PNWB: Had a look at Charlie lately?

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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    @ PNWB: Had a look at Charlie lately?
    You mean HRH the Prince of Wales?

    That wanker wouldn't have any good advice about mountain town career choices.
    Quote Originally Posted by Downbound Train View Post
    And there will come a day when our ancestors look back...........

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    He's all stocked up on ears though.

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    never bro
    been twenty plus years of pure awesomness
    don't puss out and throw in the towel
    just think how few people actually make it in a ski town, you know your a 1% right?

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    Don't listen to fred he's high.

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    VDBTR is not a bad place.
    watch out for snakes

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    Move to the beach. Every person should do it at least once in their lives.

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    Plastics.

    Let's do some livin'
    After, we die

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    Lee Lau - xxx-er is the laziest Asian canuck I know

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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    Don't listen to fred he's high.
    no weed today have a really important meeting tonight
    and it's not the handjob behind the highschool bleachers type meeting
    now if I can remember what its for I"ll be all set I do know it's not a good meeting
    plus I got to meet with a lawyer tomorrow gotta keep this shit tight
    survival of the fittest

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ikon_Police View Post
    I'm in my mid-30s. I live in a great place. Too great of a place. Job market is bad. Everyone wants to live here/move here. Classic blowing up mountain/near mountain town scenario. Either gotta tele-commute or show up with a pile and open a business. I am really only qualified to own a fairly niche/capital intensive business. I pigeon holed myself and sending out my resume many many times has left me with my thumb up my ass. I don't have any access to capital to start any businesses, so my options are: Move to a real city and get a normal persons job and embrace the weekend warrior/windshield time, or go back to school with every other person in my situation....hoping things change in a few years and new credentials will open up some new doors.


    Plan B: Sell everything (besides bikes and skis) and live in a van down by the river.

    dude , your thread Title is rhetorical - But

    I am saving this space at the Bottom of the page for my diary entry --

    more to follow... skiJ
    " ... I will do anything to go Skiing ... There Is no pride ... " (Miriam , 2005-2006 epic)

    Dec21, 2016. LittleBigLost :
    " I think about it everyday. It is my reminder to live life to the fullest. I get up early, go to bed late, 'cuz I got shit to do. Like I said, I'm 61. Not going to wait till I'm 81 to do stuff, ...

    Get out there and do stuff!

    Enjoy life to the fullest!!

    See you on the slopes! "

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