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    Posted: 15 April 2004 at 13:20
Hi,

I'm a university student completing my dissertation and I was wondering if you would be kind enough to help me with my research. The research is looking at the effects of the pay on seasonal workers in the tourism industry.

This research will be beneficial in making sure that tour operators are sticking to the legislation. I understand the situation with wages as I have completed a number of seasons myself.

This will only take up 2 minutes of your time and would help to raise standards across the industry so it would be directly beneficial to you and your mates. If you could also send this to any of your mates who work seasons then it would be a great help.

The is included in the email below (it is not an attachment) so if you could send me this email back with answers included it would be much appreciated. (None of the info will be given to anyone else by the way and it will be destroyed once I've finished with it) If you are reading this on the natives discussion board, please copy and paste into an email if you plan to reply, cheers. My email is bengraham81@hotmail.com

Ben.


1. How old are you?

2. Are you a boy or a girl?

3. How many seasons have you worked?

4 What is/was your season job?

5 What did you consider to be the most important part of your job?

6 When you applied for a job, did you apply with more than one company?

7 If yes, what was your reason for choosing the one you went with?

8 What was your main reason for doing a season?

9 What do you/did you consider the most important part of your job ??

10 What is your wage per week?

11 Do you think your wage is fair?

11a Do you think it is fair if accomodation and food are included?

12 How much do you think you should have been paid?

13 Do you consider that you are/were exploited by the company you work for?

14 Is there a National Minimum Wage in the UK?

15 If yes, what is it currently?

16 If yes to question 14, does it apply to you when you are overseas?

17 Do you have a residence in the UK?

18 If no, where do you consider yourself to reside in the off season (if you go on to a summer season please put no permanent residence)?

19 Do you consider yourself a worker, a long term tourist mixing work and leisure or a traveller?
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Hi Ben, I'm doing my last bit of a course as well. Here you go if it helps:

1.. How old are you?
21
2. Are you a boy or a girl?
girl
3. How many seasons have you worked?
2
4 What is/was your season job?
Winter season Chalet rep
5 What did you consider to be the most important part of your job?
Getting out boarding
6 When you applied for a job, did you apply with more than one company?
Yes
7 If yes, what was your reason for choosing the one you went with?
Best impression from the company information before I went.
8 What was your main reason for doing a season?
Getting out of the UK to do something more fun than the jobs available here
9 What do you/did you consider the most important part of your job ??
Getting out on the slopes (see above)
10 What is your wage per week?
It was about 300 quid a month
11 Do you think your wage is fair?
no, but you dont do it for the money!
11a Do you think it is fair if accomodation and food are included?
you couldnt do it on double the wages if they werent
12 How much do you think you should have been paid?
double
13 Do you consider that you are/were exploited by the company you work for?
....hmmm, its of your own choice. so no.
14 Is there a National Minimum Wage in the UK?
yes, 15 If yes, what is it currently?
about 200 a week i think

16 If yes to question 14, does it apply to you when you are overseas?
no
17 Do you have a residence in the UK?
yes
18 If no, where do you consider yourself to reside in the off season (if you go on to a summer season please put no permanent residence)?
-
19 Do you consider yourself a worker, a long term tourist mixing work and leisure or a traveller?
working traveller
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