2018-06-24 09:00:00 CEST
Seriously, just don’t even bother
Everyone is talking about the A1 Major Vienna presented by Swatch like it’s the event of the season, like you would be missing out on an event of epic proportions and may as well become a social recluse if you don’t check it out, like the last thing you’d ever want to do is go there let alone work there...
In the interest of presenting balanced and totally *cough* unbiased sports lifestyle journalism, we’ve compiled a list that should make you think again. Here are five reasons why you should stay at home this summer, not come to the totally unmissable #ViennaMajor and definitely not under any circumstance work there:
1. You will work on a man-made island situated in the middle of the longest river in Europe
That is not cool at all. Years and years of human evolution has allowed us to travel to space, make and drive commercial electric cars and tame nature by literally building an island in the middle of a river that flows through more countries than any other river in the world. Oh well, standing and working on the pinnacle of human ingenuity isn’t for everyone. Having the perfect view of one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in the world also isn’t for everyone. I mean, who wants to be based in a city that holds the title of being the most livable city in the world for the ninth year in a row – oh noooo…. I’d rather stay in a place that doesn’t make it on to any lists.
2. You will gain work experience
The labor market is becoming increasingly competitive. The expectations and demands upon graduates are at an all-time… everything. If you are 15 and don’t have your master’s degree and 20 years’ experience in that role or something similar you cannot find a job (we may have exaggerated that figure just a tad). But you know who needs work experience? Especially when you have the opportunity to be placed in super cool departments like: sport, VIP and hospitality, social media, Red Bull Beach Arena entertainment, and visitor and player support, whilst simultaneously learning under the direct guidance of industry professionals.
3. You get to mingle with the stars
From Olympians and internationals to VIPs, working at the #ViennaMajor will give you the opportunity to meet, get to know and work with people from all over the world – who would want that? A chance to make friends for life and meet those guys, who may have represented your country at the last Summer Olympics – what a drag.
4. You get to see behind-the-scenes
Beach Volleyball Major Series organizes five star beach volleyball tournaments (don’t mean to toot our own horn but toot toot). But seriously, you would get to see how an event of this scale is put together. Anyone looking for a career in sports and event management would get some serious insights, but then again, who wouldn’t want to benefit from seeing and being a part of something like the #ViennaMajor? Oh wait, I forgot! We are supposed to only talk about cons… *desperately trying to think of cons and coming up blank*
5. You get to work at an event that focuses on the sport that you love!
Beach volleyball. Beach volleyball. Beach volleyball. Wherefore art thou beach volleyball? Deny thy amazing tournament and refuse thy amazing opportunity. Or if thou wilt not, be but sworn my dedication and loyalty and I’ll no longer want to watch you on the sidelines. ‘Tis but thy and only thy - that is the sport that is in my heart. ‘Tis but destiny and good fortune that permits me to work as a volunteer. (Soz Shakespeare)
The long and the long of it is that there simply are no cons to working as a volunteer at a Beach Major Series event. Sun, beach volleyball, sand, beach volleyball, party, beach volleyball, friends, new people, new friends, an experience of a lifetime and most importantly – beach volleyball.