RVers Workers On Wheels Newsletter #603 ~ January 17, 2010

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Email the Editor/Publisher ~ Coleen Sykora

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RVers Workers On Wheels Newsletter #603 ~ January 17, 2010

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Update from Your RV Workers On Wheels Newsletter Editor

Bob and I spent a few days vacationing in Anchorage last week -- without an RV. We needed the break and the change of pace. We relaxed, had a good time, and just kicked back a bit. But, we sorely missed the convenience of having the RV with us.

This week, we are back at work, full swing. I have lots of new info to add to the websites. And, I'm starting a boot camp session to help me be a better leader and coach to our Watkins team. Stay tuned as this should be an exciting year ahead.

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.

~ Salary, RV Site, and Professional Fishing Charters for Camp Workers in AK
~ Workamper Job, 25 Hours Work for Site at Campground in GA
~ Subsistence Pay and RV Site for BLM Camp Host Job in OR
~ Paid Part-time Position with Housing at IL Conservation District Campground
~ Animal Refuge in New Mexico Seeking Volunteers

The freshest ads are on the January Job Listings page.

~ January 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

Berating an employer for not getting back to you as quickly as you would like is not going to help you get the job.

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

Disney Jobs: Join the Magic, Receive Hourly Pay, Discounts, and Free Admissions

Disney is synonymous with dreams. The Walt Disney job information websites show how you can be a part of the magic. Cast members working for the mouse serve and entertain guests 24 hours a day.

Theme parks, world-class hotels, RV parks, and cruises. Spectacular shows and beloved characters. And a multitude of support services that bring it all together. It requires thousands of full-time, part-time, and seasonal workers.

Cast members may be eligible for medical, dental and vision coverage, plus paid vacation and sick leave. All Cast Members receive theme park admission and discounts at select dining, merchandise, and recreation locations. RVers often report that these admissions and discounts are worth more than the hourly wages.

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

~ Disney Jobs

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Working RVer Tip

Attitude, attitude, attitude.

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Your Working While RVing Questions Answered

Advertising On RVs

~~ Paula asks: Do you know of any businesses or companies that would be interested and willing to pay for posting their advertising signs on our 5th wheel? I've seen others doing it and was wondering how to get started in it.

~~ I answered in part: There are two ways you can go about it.

One is to work directly with the company that provides the product or service.

The other is to work through a marketing agency.

In some cases, you are expected to attend specific events, such as trade shows or fairs. They may want you to hand out samples and visit with people about the product or service you are promoting.

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

~ Vehicle Wraps

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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 dog obedience classes
~ Sell advertising on coffee cups
~ Musical production light technician
~ Construction foreman
~ Railroad car attendant

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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

Emphasize your skills and abilities, not your newness to work camping or your lack of experience.

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Employer Profile

Snake River Boat Club Offers Caretakers Fishing, Peace and Quiet, and Pay

from Linda Whitehead

Snake River Boat Club could be right for you if you love to fish, love the outdoors, love nature, and love peace and quiet. It all started in 1938, a society for boat racing and water recreation.

We are a rustic boat club with a lodge, located in the southeastern Idaho mountains. We are near Palisades, ID.

We are looking for a caretaker couple for the 2010 summer season. Compensation includes pay, RV site, reimbursement for propane, and an end of season bonus. You get many weekends off to explore Jackson Hole, Grand Teton National Park, and Yellowstone Park, all of which are approximately one to one and a half hours drive from the boating club.

~~ Read more about this on the website.

~ Snake River Boat Club

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

~ Submit an Employer Profile

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Working RVer Tip

Campground owners read the same RV forums as work campers. If you are angry with your boss and rant to the group, it may temporarily make you feel better. And, you may not care that your current employer sees it. The damage comes when the other campground owners read it and subsequently avoid your job application like the plague.

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New Favorite Work Camper Employer Nominee

GoldBottom Mine Tours and Gold Panning

GoldBottom Mines takes you first hand into the Klondike Gold Rush. On the guided tours, you learn about gold mining and about goldfield history. You get to pan for gold and keep (or sell) what you find!

by Joan Dale

During the summer of 2006 we went to workcamp for David Millar at GoldBottom Mine Tours and Gold Panning in Dawson City. This was a great move for us. The Millar family absorbed us into their family right from day one.

I was a tour guide, tour sales person, and cabin keeper.

My husband, Victor, was a "Jack of all trades" at the mine site. He ran the mining equipment, kept it running, and did general maintenance.

Yes, we were getting an hourly wage. Plus, on many occasions, the family wined and dined us. They included us in all family celebrations.

We learned the history of the gold rush days; the history of the road house that is now owned by the Millar family; how to stake a gold claim, etc.

~~ Read more about this on the website -- and add your comments.

~ GoldBottom Mines

Nominate your favorite campground/RV park employer.

~ Add Your Favorite Work Camper Park

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Working RVer Tip

A smile and eye contact at a job interview can help you overcome lack of experience.

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Positive RVing Attitudes

Hold an image of the life you want, and that image will become fact. ~ Norman Vincent Peale

The only things in your control are your thoughts and then your actions. ~ Greg Werner

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

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