Ski area says workers can’t work at competitorThe Associated Press | March 25,2013WEST DOVER — Employees of the Mount Snow ski area and affiliated businesses won’t be able to also work at a competing resorts after April 21 because it creates a conflict of interest, the resort said in a memo to employees.
Mount Snow Director of Human Resources Thorin Magbie said workers who are also working or volunteering at the Haystack resort, a part of The Hermitage Club, after April 21 may not be rehired or accepted as a volunteer at Mount Snow or its affiliated resorts.
“In general, working at other businesses in the valley does not constitute a conflict of interest; however, Hermitage and Haystack have been at times in conflict with Mount Snow’s business interests,” the memo said.
“It was a business decision for Mount Snow to put the rule in place regarding employment at Haystack,” Communications Manager Dave Meeker said.
The Hermitage Club is a private resort that includes the Haystack ski area.
It’s unclear how many people would be affected by the policy.
“We do not understand why Mount Snow would create a policy that directly impacts workers’ livelihoods and the Deerfield Valley,” said Hermitage Club founder Jim Barnes. “We are sorry to see it cause hardship to the employees of either mountain.”MORE IN Southern Vermont
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