RVers Workers On Wheels Newsletter #598 ~ December 12, 2009

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RVers Workers On Wheels Newsletter #598 ~ December 12, 2009

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Update from Your RV Workers On Wheels Newsletter Editor

The Christmas holiday season brings with it all sorts of temp jobs. And, for those of us doing the same jobs, we sometimes do them differently this time of year.

In our case, we're selling Christmas lights and decorations. We also put out more gift items. Additionally, I'm writing Christmas articles for magazines and websites.

What jobs are YOU doing that are related to Christmas and the surrounding winter holidays? Are you working as Santa or Mrs. Claus? Working retail? Manning Christmas tree lots? Serving at holiday parties? Designing holiday cards? Vending at craft bazaars? Acting in Christmas pageants? Working for a nursery or putting up other decorations? Packing boxes for Amazon? Some other temporary Christmas job?

We'd like to know what you are doing. Where you are working. The best and worst parts of the job. As much as you'd care to share.

~~ Go to the website to share what you are doing and read what other RVers are doing.

~ Christmas Season Jobs

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.

~ Multiple Paid RV Park Positions in CO for Spring/Summer 2010
~ Wanted: Christian RV'ers to Ttravel with the SON
~ Pay and Bonus Plan for Resort Workkampers in TX
~ Vegetable Stand Workkamp Position in FL, Work for RV Site
~ Paid Summer 2010 Seasonal Positions at ID Camping Resort
~ Paid Campground Job in MO for Someone Competent with Horses

The freshest ads are on the December Job Listings page.

~ December 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

When considering a campground job, inquire about the socialization aspects of it. Are you welcome to participate in guest activities? Are you required to participate in guest activities?

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

Interior Decorating Business 10 Steps to a Fab Job as an Interior Decorator

by Tag and Catherine Goulet of FabJob.com

Imagine having a career that lets you use your creativity to make homes and businesses more beautiful and comfortable. Welcome to the world of interior decorating.

As long as you have the desire, you can become an interior decorator. No special education or experience is necessary to break into this career and succeed. (Unlike becoming a certified interior designer which has strict requirements including two to five years of post-secondary education in interior design.) You can become an interior decorator immediately.

1. Train your eye

Since you are interested in a career as a interior decorator, chances are you already have a “good eye” for design. In other words, when you look at a room you can see what looks good, and what could be improved. But no matter how naturally talented you are, you can continually “train your eye" by studying what people consider to be good design.

2. Educate yourself

Interior decorators are expected to know about the various elements involved in decorating such as: space planning (how to arrange furniture and other items within a particular space), use of color and light, furniture and decorating styles (for example, Colonial or Southwestern), floorings, wall coverings, window treatments, and use of accessories such as pillows and art.

5. Prepare a portfolio

A portfolio is a collection of samples of your work, plus any other documents that can help show why someone should hire you. The most important part of an interior decorator's portfolio is photographs of interiors you have decorated, so make sure you take "before” and “after” photos of every space you decorate. Choose 15-20 photographs of work you are proud of, and arrange them in a photo album or portfolio case.

8. Establish relationships with suppliers

When you go shopping as a professional interior decorator, you are entitled to “designer discounts” of up to 50% off the regular retail price which you can pass on to clients.

Based on the FabJob Guide to Become an Interior Decorator by Tag Goulet and Catherine Goulet. The complete guide gives detailed advice on how you can get paid to decorate homes and businesses, be hired for a job in the decorating industry, or start your own interior decorating business. Visit www.FabJob.com/decorator.asp for information.

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

~ Interior Decorator

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Working RVer Tip

Show up for work on time. Sometimes it is the most basic of things we forget or get sloppy about, and that bosses notice the most. Being on time for work is one of those things.

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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.

~ Business broker
~ Fire fighter support crews
~ Make and sell personalized candy bar wrappers for announcements or special events
~ Independent filmmaker
~ Teach dance classes

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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

You work a job to make money for the company. That's the reason you are hired.

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Would You Pay $860 a Month for a Campground Site?

~~ Larry writes: Many RV jobs in your listings require 20 hours per week for an RV site. That is equal to 86 hours per month. At 10 dollars an hour, this amounts to 860 dollars for lot rent. I believe this is rather high. There is no park that I know of that is worth that kind of money. I would like other people's feelings about this.

~~ I answered: Many jobs for RVers pay for all hours worked and provide an RV parking site besides. Those positions usually don't stay listed long.

However, some campground owners are simply unreasonable. One this week wanted 48 hours work per week for a site, and the work was cleaning. I declined to post that one.

At the very most, I suggest that an RV site is worth eight to ten hours work per week for minimal duties.

~~ Voice your opinion and read what others are saying on the website.

~ $860 Campground Site

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Working RVer Tip

Competence alone is seldom enough to succeed.

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Value of Working RVers In a Poor Economy

"We bring great skills and talents to ALL industries and at a very nominal cost," writes working RVer Frank P.

Frank was looking at job listings and thinking about the economy. He knows working RVers are a valuable resource, especially these days when the economy isn't the best. He's wondering if the general public knows that, or if we need to do more to promote ourselves.

What do you think? What are those skills and talents that Frank refers to? How is the economy effecting the numbers and kinds of jobs available for RVers? What advantages do working RVers offer employers, particularly when times are tight?

~~ Read the comments and add to the discussion on the website.

~ Value of Working RVers In a Poor Economy

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Working RVer Tip

Smaller businesses may be more likely to appreciate the experience, wisdom, and work ethic of mature workers than larger corporations.

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Positive RVing Attitudes

Enlightenment means taking full responsibility for your life. ~ William Blake

Enjoyment is not a goal, it is a feeling that accompanies important ongoing activity. ~ Paul Goodman

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

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