RVers Workers On Wheels Newsletter #594 ~ November 14, 2009

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RVers Workers On Wheels Newsletter #594 ~ November 14, 2009

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Update from Your RV Workers On Wheels Newsletter Editor

I goofed in last week's newsletter and linked to the October jobs instead of the November ones. Sorry about that. I hope you figured out my mistake and found them.

Have you missed some of our newsletters? Or, would you like to read them again? You'll find the most recent ninety-some issues posted on our website.

~ Newsletter Back Issues

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.

~ Work-Camp in Paradise - Position Available Immediately, FL
~ Long Term RV Park Host for Hastings, NE
~ Full-time Position in TX
~ Housing Included for 5 Hours Work Per Week in TX
~ MN Workcamp Job with Site and Stipend at County Park

The freshest ads are on the November Job Listings page.

~ November Job Listings

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

~ Job Listing Index

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Workers On Wheels Blog

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~ Workers On Wheels Work for RVers and Campers Blog

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Working RVer Tip

You'll do best at a job where your words and actions match the "corporate culture" or atmosphere of the business.

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Your Working While RVing Questions Answered

Ad Response

~~ A Campground Owner asks:

We posted a Help Wanted, but the ad response wasn't as good as we had hoped. We'd like to post another one. Can you help us write one that will get a better response?

~~ I answered in part: You'll get a better ad response if you let the RVer know what's in it for him. What are you offering? Wages? RV site? With what hookups? What attractions or fun things are nearby? It baffles me as to why this is important, but many RVers want to know how far it is to the closest Wal-Mart.

If you are looking at a work in exchange for a site deal, be reasonable. If you charge $400 per month for a site with utilities, and if you can hire someone for $10 an hour, that's 40 hours work total per month.

Be sure your ad includes the following: City and state where the job is located; it can be helpful to include an area, such as which part of the state. The approximate dates you need help, including the year.

~~ Read the longer version of my answer -- and add your comments -- on the website.

~ Ad Response

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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.

~ Teach whittling or carving lessons
~ Computer project consultant
~ Ventriloquism
~ Retail sales clerk during holiday rush
~ Write and sell "how-to" e-books

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Working RVer Tip

When you make a mistake, take responsibility for it. Admit it. Apologize for it. Work to see that it doesn't happen again. Most importantly, don't blame the boss for it.

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

Dog Travel Guide Can Help You Find Pet Friendly Beaches, Parks, and Campgrounds

The Campground and Park Dog Travel Guide can help you plan your RVing vacation. More importantly for working RVers, it can help you decide where to look for your next job.

I know what it's like to travel with pets (we have a dog and two cats in our family). When I'm looking for a campground, I couldn't really care if they have a pool or if the shower house has tiled floors. However, whether or not they allow pets -- multiple pets -- is a deal breaker.

The listings, and there are close to 600 pages of them, give you the pet information you need to know. It answers questions such as these about each accommodation's pet policies:

• How many dogs do they allow at a campsite?
• Are there breed restrictions?
• Are there size restrictions?
• Is there an off leash area?
• What (if any) additional fees are there for having pets?

The folks who put this dog travel guide together put the best part of it at the end of the book. There, you will find the section titled, "Dog-Friendly Highway Campground Guide." They follow Interstate Highways from town to town, through one state and then the next, just as you would drive them. These listings are brief and organized so they are quick to scan.

~~ Read the rest of this book review on the website.

~ Dog Travel Guide

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Working RVer Tip

Mind your manners. "Please," "thank you," excuse me," "good morning," and "good night," have amazing impact.

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Your Working While RVing Questions Answered

Permanent Jobs

~~ Jewell asks: Do you have permanent jobs that pay wages where a husband and wife can both work and make enough money to pay bills, etc?

~~ I answered in part: Yes, there are permanent jobs for RVers that pay wages good enough to live on.

Some are in fixed locations. Look for campgrounds, marinas, and motels that need managers or permanent maintenance workers. Check out mini-storage facilities that need security or on-site staff. Year round theme parks are another option. Other options are museums, fair grounds, and year round living history attractions. Many of these facilities have RV parking, often with full hook-ups, on their properties.

Others are permanent jobs with a single company, but they require travel. Erecting fences. Doing gas line leak detection. Corporate trainers. Educational speakers and seminar presenters.

~~ Read the longer version of my answer -- and add your comments -- on the website.

~ Permanent Jobs

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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 - Request a Catalog

~ Use and Tell Team Building Method

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Working RVer Tip

Know what is expected of you.

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Reader Feedback


~~ PnmCtyBchBG-Brenda writes: I enjoy getting your newsletter to keep my dream alive. I read the jobs and other info. you provide to let my husband and me now that I'm not so crazy after all. For the last four years, I have wanted to live this lifestyle and I know that one day my time will come. I just wanted to take a moment to say, "thank you," for your work that it is so much appreciated on my end to help me stay focused on the days to come. Enjoy your days and happy holidays!

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Positive RVing Attitudes

When you hear a kind word spoken about a friend, tell her so. ~ Unknown

Until you make peace with who you are, you'll never be content with what you have. ~ Doris Mortman

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Soldotna, AK 99669

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