RVers Workers On Wheels Newsletter #561 ~ March 29, 2009

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Email the Editor/Publisher ~ Coleen Sykora

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Update from Your RV Workers On Wheels Newsletter Editor

I recently read on a working-on-the-road forum that RVers need to find campground jobs eight months prior to the work season. That's plain and simple BS. We have many job listings coming in now for the summer 2009 season. That's about two months out, less in some places. Year round, we get ads looking for workers to start immediately.

If lining up the job you'll do a year from now makes you feel secure, then do it. There are places that do offer contracts nine months or a year ahead of time. But, it certainly isn't necessary.

I visited with an RVer today who is attending a job fair this week. It is not an RVer or work camping specific event. It is a community job fair open to anyone. But, what do you bet that many of the jobs will be summer, seasonal jobs? My guess is the vast majority of them will be temporary positions starting late spring and ending late summer. They'll be jobs at tourist related businesses, including B&B's, fishing charters, resorts, retail stores, restaurants, and hotels. And, they'll be jobs within our other seasonal industries, such as construction and fishing.

We received a lot of Help Wanted ads in March. People are hiring.

Wherever you are in your work and travels, we wish you joy and prosperity,


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Current Job Openings for RVers

Here's a sampling of the most recently listed job openings.

~ Hiring for Part-time Job in AK, Distribute Visitor Guides
~ FL Resort Jobs with Pay, FHU RV Site, WiFi, and Propane
~ Work This Fall Hanging Christmas Lights and Decorations, TN
~ Volunteer Workamper Needed in ND at National Historic Site
~ RV Park Job in TX with RV Site and Salary

The freshest ads are on the March Job Listings page.

~ March Job Listings

For the archives of previously posted job listings, see the monthly job index page.

~ Job Listing Index

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Working RVer Tip

Fewer Permanent Jobs Means More Temporary Jobs

When permanent, full-time employees are laid off, new opportunities open for temporary, short-term, and seasonal workers. Employers hire for specific projects and for peak seasons.

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New Pages On Work-For-RVers-And-Campers.com

Employer's Profile: Redbeard's Ranch Campground

~~ by Jane Meador, Readbeard's Ranch Owner

Redbeard's Ranch is a peaceful, family-oriented 295-acre campground on the scenic Niangua River in the Missouri Ozarks. We have 14 RV sites, rental teepees, and tent-cabins. We also have tent sites along the shaded riverfront. We rent canoes, kayaks, rafts and tubes for floating on the river.

The Niangua River is well-known for its Rainbow and German Brown Trout. New this season are the tractor-pulled hay rides and guided trail rides. The environment is rural and rustic. The property is lovely.

Our campers are primarily families, scout groups, church groups, and individuals who appreciate the peaceful, quiet atmosphere at Redbeard's Ranch.

Redbeard's Ranch is now hiring. Read the rest of this employer profile on the website.

~ Redbeard's Ranch Campground

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Ways RVers Make Money

Here’s a sampling of work RVers can do to cut their expenses, earn a living and pay for their travels.

~ Proofreader
~ Park maintenance
~ Craft show vendor
~ Sell and service satellite dishes
~ Herbalist consultant and lecturer
~ Gas pipeline worker
~ Sew custom embroidery designs on clothing

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Working RVer Tip

Economic Changes Create Opportunities

Look for businesses that may be outsourcing work instead of hiring staff.

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Your Working While RVing Questions Answered

Short Term Jobs That Allow for Frequent Travel

~~ Jim asks: Are there workamper jobs for short time commitments? If so, where can I find them? There are so many workamper jobs, but all I have seen go against our full timing goal, which is to travel. Thanks.

~~ I answered in part: Here are some ideas:

• Fill in at campgrounds for seasonal workers who take time off for emergencies.

• Work the shoulder seasons at campgrounds and tourist attractions.

• Work for a temporary staffing service.

• Work fairs, RV rallies, home shows, rodeos, trade shows, and other events that only last a few days.

• Work for a carnival or circus.

• Create jobs that take you from campground to campground, or town to town.

~~ Read the longer version of my answer on the website.

~ Moving Frequently and Working

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Working RVer Tip

Personal Networking

Ask your RVing friends where they are working and where they have worked in the past. They may tell you about positions they highly recommend. We often hear of RVers who are very happy with a job and employer, but they don't plan to return next year simply because they want to experience something new.

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Reader Feedback

~~ Clayton writes: Thanks for the use of your service. We have filled the opening, so please remove our ad. It is placed in March, titled "Country Caretaker to Watch and Feed Doge and Cats - Kansas." Thanks Again

~~ My comment: I posted Clayton's ad on 3/24 and I received the above note from him on 3/25. It is great to know that our not only work, but that they work quickly. Workers, be sure to check the website pages often, so you don't miss plumb positions.

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Positive RVing Attitudes

Life is about choices. Choose to live each day to its fullest. ~ Unknown

The future is not in the hands of fate, but in ours. ~ Jules Jusserano

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35555 Spur Hwy #281
Soldotna, AK 99669

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