RVers Workers On Wheels Newsletter #570 ~ May 30, 2009

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Email the Editor/Publisher ~ Coleen Sykora

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Update from Your RV Workers On Wheels Newsletter Editor

We stopped at a new outdoor flea market this weekend. It was downright chilly. One vendor sat with a propane heater directed at her and she still looked miserable. Others shivered, even though they were bundled up in jackets and stocking caps. And then, there were the vendors with motorhomes – they stayed comfy inside, coming out when needed to wait on customers.

Every once in a while a Work Wanted ad catches my eye. One that came in this last week advised prospective employers to contact the RVers by email. The impressive part was that it continued with an explanation that they are presently employed and do not carry their cell phones during the day. I appreciate workers who give their current employer that respect and I bet their current and future employers appreciate it, also.

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.

~ Short-term Caretaker Needed in OK to Care for Pet Animals
~ Advertising Sales in Campgrounds and Schools
~ New Mexico RV Park Looking for Workamping Couple
~ Caretaking Position Open for July in WA
~ 5 Days x 24 hours Festival Gate Job - Pays Hourly Rate

The freshest ads are on the May Job Listings page.

~ May 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

Those Who Talk to Those In Charge Get the Positions

A government run campground may have an official procedure for selecting volunteer camp hosts and other park workers. That does not mean they follow it. If you want to workamp in a particular park, talk to the ranger, volunteer coordinator, or whoever is in charge at that park.

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

Tour Guide Tips: Six Tips for Being a Great Guide

These tour guide tips come from a Dan Austin, a tour company operator who has over 20 years in the business. He clearly lays out what skills, abilities, and characteristics are important to him.

"A great guide can make a successful trip just as quickly as an average or sub-par guide can ruin one," says Austin, co-founder and Director of Austin-Lehman Adventures (ALA), an active tour company based in Billings, Montana.

Here are the top traits ALA looks for in selecting tour guides:

1. Focused with laser-like precision on making sure that guests feel like a V.I.P.

2. Naturally intuitive and has the innate ability to foretell what a guest is thinking or wanting.

3. Spontaneous and can seamlessly deal with the unexpected, both pleasant and potentially disastrous. This means having a Plan B ready in case of such things as sudden weather changes, lodging snafus, and road delays.

Read the rest of this article on the website.

~ Tour Guide Tips

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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.

~ Seasonal farm worker
~ Circus employee, as a school teacher for the children who travel with the circus
~ Work seasonally in a tire repair shop
~ Watchman at rest areas
~ Demonstrate and sell power tools at events
~ Write verses for greeting cards
~ Licensed water system operator at campground

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Working RVer Tip

Newest Job Listings Go on Top

On our website, we post the newest Help Wanted and Work Wanted ads on the top of the page. Older ads move down the page as new ones are added above them.

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Your Working While RVing Questions Answered

Contract Obligations

~~ Pam asks: We signed a contract to do a Friday, Saturday, and Sunday breakfast program. We understood that there would be an occasional Monday and special events throughout the summer, all to do with food prep, and we had no problem with that.

However, now that we are here, they decided no more Fridays and we would only work three hours on Saturday and Sunday. The other six hours they have us trimming bushes and doing yard work. This is not what our contract said.

Are we obligated to fulfill our summer agreement and the outside work (which he will not let us do early before it gets really hot) or can we leave and move on?

~~ I answered in part: I think you have an obligation to fulfill your summer contract -- but so does your employer. Contracts are a two-way agreement. You cannot do it alone.

It sounds as though your employer won't let you keep your end of the deal. If your contract said you'd be doing food preparation and food service, and didn't mention anything about trimming bushes, landscaping, or yard work, but that's what he's having you do, then, no, I don't see where you are obligated to stay.

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

~ Contract Changes

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Working RVer Tip for Employers and Volunteer Coordinators

Include the Job Location in the Ad

When writing your Help Wanted, include the town and state where the job is located. It also helps if you include a general region or part of the state.

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Positive RVing Attitudes

There is no freer man than the one who has a positive mental attitude. ~ Peter Sinclair

The man who fears suffering is already suffering from what he fears. ~ Michel de Montaigne

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Coleen Sykora, Editor/Publisher
35555 Spur Hwy #281
Soldotna, AK 99669

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