RVers Workers On Wheels Newsletter #587 ~ September 27, 2009

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RVers Workers On Wheels Newsletter #587 ~ September 27, 2009

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Update from Your RV Workers On Wheels Newsletter Editor

Working RVers just seem to be the nicest people! I've never met Jerry Marshall or his bride in person. But, I'd like to. There's something about his sense of humor. And, his sense of common sense. Jerry is featured in this issue's Working RV Profile.

I didn't plan for this issue to have a dog theme. However, it turned out that way.

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

Coleen

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Current Job Openings for RVers

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

~ Work Camping in Oklahoma, 10/12 Hours for Site and Hook-ups
~ Stipend and RV Site with Hook-ups for Work Campers in LA
~ Caretaker Needed Summer of 2010 at ME City Beach
~ Texas RV Park Looking for Work Camping Park Manager
~ Work Camping Volunteer Needed at GA Nature Site

The freshest ads are on the September Job Listings page.

~ September Job Listings

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

~ Job Listing Index

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

Work Camper Resumes

Lots of job seeking RVers are posting their resumes on our website. It's a complimentary service we provide our readers.

Employers – take a look and you'll find some talented, skillful, and willing workers.

~~ Find the resumes and on the website, along with the form to submit yours.

~ Work Camper Resumes

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Working RVer Tip

Skills Transfer from One Job to Another

Relate your skills from previous jobs to the position you are applying for now. Relevant skills and experience count. It doesn't matter that you used the skill for a job with a different title or even in a different industry.

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Your Working While RVing Questions Answered

Large Dogs – A Problem?

~~ A reader asks: I have three extra large pet dogs. Will this be a problem getting a position?

~~ I answered in part: It could. There are pet friendly RV parks. You just can't take for granted that they all welcome multiple pets.

If you are working and parking your RV somewhere other than a campground, you have other things to consider. Some employers allow RVers to park on the business premises but ask that you keep a low profile. That's difficult to do with larger pets that need to be walked and exercised outdoors.

If you are working as on-site security, your dogs could be an advantage. You might consider mini-storage or construction site security positions.

I wonder about working at animal shelters. I'm not sure if your three would be welcome, since they are accustomed to assorted animals coming and going. Or, if they would be viewed as extras in an area already over populated. Maybe some of our readers who work for shelters could share their knowledge on this angle.

~~ Read the longer version of my answer on the website. And, post your comments.

~ Pets

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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.

~ Marina attendant
~ Pipeline inspector
~ Teach basic computer classes
~ Hunting guide
~ Make and sell wooden puzzles

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Watkins Bus. Info

Part of our income comes from my being an Independent Watkins Associate (ID #362289). You could be one, too.

~ Buy or Sell Watkins Products

~ Use and Tell Team Building Method

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Working RVer Tip

Accept Changes and Be Flexible

Things change. Change along with them and you'll probably be fine. Stick to doing things the way you've always done them, and you may get left behind.

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Work Campers Favorite Volunteer Site

Safe Harbor Farm

~ by Laurie Stockwell

Animal lovers needed at Safe Harbor Farm. It is staffed almost entirely by volunteers.

Its mission is to rescue adoptable dogs and cats from high-kill municipal shelters in the region, spay or neuter them in the on-site clinic, and provide other necessary medical care. They are groomed, given good nutrition, and lots of one-on-one attention.

There are four full hookup RV sites on the property. Wi-fi and free use of the laundry are included. In return, Safe Harbor Farm requests twenty hours of volunteer work per week.

Job opportunities include hands-on animal care (feeding, grooming, dog walking and training, etc.), gardening, landscaping, simple carpentry, painting, and helping with adoption events on the weekends. Sometimes it's just taking the big dogs to the beach (30 minutes away) for a romp and a chance to socialize.

My husband and I have volunteered at the Farm on several occasions. We find the atmosphere joyful, upbeat, and cheerful. And it feels great to help save a few small lives that otherwise had no chance.

~~ Read more about this on the website.

~ Safe Harbor Farm

~~ Nominate your favorite volunteer site or employer.

~ Tell us about your favorite.

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Working RVer Tip

Job Interviews: Don't Go Empty Handed

When you go on a job interview take along the following:

~ Social Security card
~ Government issued ID (such as a drivers license)
~ Resume or filled out application
~ List of references with their contact information

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Working RV Profile

Rather Work Than Exercise or Walk a Dog

~ by Jerry Marshall

I have just finished a two month tour of duty with the Florida State Parks at Mayo, FL. It was an excellent assignment! Park rangers, which actually worked and did not expect me to do their job, assumed I had limited "common sense" but a desire to work, which made for a great professional and personal relationship.

The park required five volunteers. Only two (including myself) were able to complete the commitment.

This was my first experience as a camp work/host. It gave me a data base for determining my next assignment and an excellent, current work experience reference.

My current camp/host, which I found via Worker on Wheels, is located in the east Texas area and is seeking a second camp/host worker with general construction background/experience. So far, this is what I have been looking for as a home-base, working 20 hours/week with the flexibility of still being able to travel during the year.

~~ See Jerry's "And now I am a fisherman!" photo and complete profile on the website.

~ Working RVer Jerry Marshall

If you are a working RVers, tell us about yourself and your work.

~ Submit Your Working RVer Story

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Working RVer Tip

Sleep On It

Avoid making major job decisions when you are dog tired. It is easier to think clearly after you've had a good night's rest.

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Positive RVing Attitudes

Fortune favors those who act. ~ Brian Kim

The greatest conflicts are not between two people but between one person and himself. ~ Garth Brooks

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

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