Hire an Olympian: Athletes with day jobs

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Any employer would be proud of how well the Canadian athletes have performed at the Winter Olympics, but are top performers on the ice also ideal in the office?
 
Here are six Canadian Olympians with unpredictable occupations:
 
Eric Neilson
Skeleton
Mail carrier
Sliding face first down the ice could be good practice for delivering mail in the winter. The 33-year-old has been carrying mail for Canada Post for more than a year.
 
Dominique Maltais
Snowboard cross
Firefighter
Although she’s had to take a break from fighting fires to train for the Olympics, Maltais plans to return to full time firefighting as she transitions out of snowboarding.
 
Jake Holden
Snowboard cross
Division manager at stone work company
Holden is one of two on this list working for their family’s company. He oversees a division of stone work company Stoney Links, which is owned by his father.
 
Jennifer Jones
Curling
Corporate Lawyer
Serious on the ice and in the boardroom, the 39-year-old who led the Canadians to the gold medal is also a partner at Golden Girls Finance Inc., and a senior legal advisor for National Bank.


Brad Jacobs
Curling
Accounts manager at RBC
One of the country’s biggest banks must have a pretty good flex time option to allow the skip for Canada's men's curling team to take time off to train and compete.
 
Heidi Widmer
Cross country skiing
Server
The 22-year-old serves up fine food at her family's Swiss-Italian restaurant in Banff, and also works occasionally as a housekeeper at Mt. Assiniboine Lodge.
 
 
 

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