RVers Workers On Wheels Newsletter #580 ~ August 10, 2009

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Email the Editor/Publisher ~ Coleen Sykora

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RVers Workers On Wheels Newsletter #580 ~ August 10. 2009

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Update from Your RV Workers On Wheels Newsletter Editor

Kurt stopped by to chat and told me about his new construction job. He's operating heavy equipment about 35 hours a week. He likes the work and his boss. He really likes the big paycheck. When I'd visited with him not too long ago, he was delivering auto parts. I commented to him that I thought he liked that job. He replied that the delivery job was great – until he found something better.

And there you have one secret of success: Be positive about one job while keeping your eyes open for something you'll like even more.

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


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Vending at Fall Bazaars and Craft Shows

Start now so that you can hit the fall bazaar circuit in full swing. To buy or sell, contact me, Independent Watkins Associate Coleen Sykora.

~ Coleen's Watkins Website

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Current Job Openings for RVers

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

~ Wages and Site for RVer to Work with Horses, Canoes, and Mowers in MO
~ Workkampers Needed in CA at Senior RV Park
~ Approx 10 Hours Per Week Workkamping Position ASAP In PA
~ 2010 Workkamping Position at Family Campground in NH
~ RV Site, Utilities, and Pay for Workkamping in Texarkana, AR

The freshest ads are on the August Job Listings page.

~ August Job Listings

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

~ Job Listing Index

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Join the Discussion on Work-For-RVers-And-Campers.com

Getting Paid for Taking Surveys – or Not

~~ Mitch writes: I signed up about a month ago to take surveys in an attempt to raise additional money while out of work.

Here are my results to date:

Signed up for multiple survey companies. I refuse to pay anybody to join survey company.

Took multiple surveys each day. Found that 99% are bs. Either the surveys are already full, they disqualify you (white male) (not the target group they want), or some other such nonsense.

And, if they disqualify you guess what? No pay!

In three and a half weeks my account has $7.80 in it.

~~ Read the rest of this discussion on the website.

~ Discussion on Taking Surveys

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Working RVer Tip

An Okay Job Can Lead to a Great Job

The job you consider less than ideal can be the stepping stone to your next job – the one you think is better.

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Your Working While RVing Questions Answered

Winter Jobs in Florida

~~ Bill asks: My wife and I are full-timers and are interested in finding job opportunities in Florida this winter. We read your news letter regularly but are not sure how to secure positions in Florida. We expect to be in Florida in early October. We are both in excellent physical condition and are both computer literate. We would appreciate any suggestions that you could send our way.

~~ I answered in part: A fourth option (and if I were you, this is the one I would choose).... Wait until you get to Florida this fall. Find a campground where you think you'd like to live and work for the winter. Check in there for a few days, as a paying customer. While you are there, get involved. Visit with the staff and management, and other RVers there. Take part in activities. When you see something going on, volunteer to help out a little. Be friendly. Get to know people and let people get to know you. By that time, you'll have seen how things work at that particular campground, gotten a feel for the type of park it is, and had a chance to see if you think you'll fit in. And, the reverse will be true, also, that the owner/manager will have had time to evaluate you. If you decide you like the atmosphere of the park and want to work there, then approach the manager/owner about a position. Doing it this way eliminates so many nasty surprises.

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

~ Finding Jobs in Florida

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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.

~ Holiday season worker with the U.S. Postal Service
~ Sell solar equipment
~ Chair caning and rushing
~ Property cleanup
~ Teach at vocational-technical schools and community colleges

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Build a Referrals Business

You make referrals all the time, telling people about the products and services you use. Why not get paid for doing it?

~ Build a Referrals Business

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Employer Profile

Dollywood and Dollywood's Splash Country

We are located in Pigeon Forge, TN. We are 10 miles from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which is the most visited national park in the US.

Dollywood and Dollywood's Splash Country are not your ordinary amusement/water parks. We are fortunate to be able to take advantage of the natural beauty of East Tennessee, while providing a park that caters to adults, teens and youth. We offer a great variety of shows, rides, attractions, restaurants and crafts.

Read more about this on the website.

~ Dollywood and Dollywood's Splash Country

If you hire working RVers, tell us about your business.

~ Submit an Employer Profile

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Working RVer Tip

Employment Checklist

You may find it helpful to have an employment checklist. Use it as a reminder of things you need to know about the job, the employer, and the employment situation.

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Positive RVing Attitudes

Business is like a wheelbarrow - it stands still unless someone pushes it. ~ Unknown

Keep true to the dreams of thy youth. ~ Johann van Schiller

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

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