RVers Workers On Wheels Newsletter #607 ~ February 14, 2010

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Email the Editor/Publisher ~ Coleen Sykora

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RVers Workers On Wheels Newsletter #607 ~ February 14, 2010

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Update from Your RV Workers On Wheels Newsletter Editor

The number of hours campground owners are asking work campers to work in exchange for a site runs from none to 40 per week. If you are required to live on site for the owner's convenience -- such as to help out when the office is closed or to provide security with your presence -- then no additional hours should be required for the site. If you don't have those off hour duties, then six to ten hours a week is typically reasonable. There may be circumstances when more hours are justified. If you believe that requiring workcampers to work 40 hours a week for a site is too much, you can choose to skip that job -- and to skip that campground in your travels.

Take a moment today to do something extra special for your Valentine. Chances are it will make two people happy. And that -- being happy -- can go a long way in helping you secure your dream job.

I've found that my dream job is helping people.

~~ Read more about what I'm doing.

~ Helping People Reach Dreams

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.

~ Paid Dollywood & Dollywood's Splash Country Positions for 2010 Season
~ Bartenders and Wait Staff Needed for Golf Resort in TX
~ Campground Workcamper Position on Washington Island, WI
~ Volunteer Workcamping at FL Wildlife Management Area
~ Pay Plus RV Site - National Forest Concessionaire Seeks Camp Hosts

The freshest ads are on the February Job Listings page.

~ February 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 you criticize or verbally attack your boss or coworkers, you risk burning a bridge that you may later want to cross.

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

Becoming a Private Investigator (PI) Isn't as Far Fetched as You Might Think

Not all private investigator jobs are high drama TV. More practical PI work may be looking for missing persons, doing background investigations, or researching for insurance companies.

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

~ Becoming a Private Investigator

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Working RVer Tip

Remember the newspaper. Employers still use it. So do staffing agencies.

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Your Working While RVing Questions Answered

Getting Recipes Published

~~ William B. writes: As a chef, I would also like to submit simple recipes to have published. I would like to have these articles help pay for my future travels.

~~ I answered in part: As a chef, do you have a specialty?

For instance, say you specialize in dishes made with fresh salmon. Check out fishing magazines. Look for regional magazines, such as Alaska Magazine, that serve an area where salmon is plentiful. Or, look to those that focus on a healthy lifestyle.

Instead of submitting just a recipe, share some of your knowledge along with it. Include a few tricks of the chef's trade. Give a few tips that could help the busy mom turn your dish into something special.

Trade journals, tourist brochures, and special interest groups also use recipes. Again, find some that match your specialty.

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

~ Getting Recipes Published

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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 craft classes
~ Stilt walker at RV shows, fairs, and festivals
~ Administrative assistant
~ Sell campground directory advertising
~ Window tinting

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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

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Working RVer Tip

Not all camp jobs are at RV campgrounds. Think church, sports, and special interest camps for children, as well as for adults.

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Employer Profile

Los Altos Rod and Gun Club

~ by April Byars, Office Manager

The Los Altos Rod and Gun Club was formed in 1953 to provide facilities for target shooting; to promote the general welfare of game and wildlife; and to promote high standards of sportsmanship.

The range is open to the public Thursday through Sunday. This is where our very important workampers come in the picture. They provide staff on our public days.

Our workampers are always off Monday through Wednesday. This is the best time to sight see throughout the area.

We are in a beautiful setting and very peaceful, with lots of things to do on your days off. The range is surrounded by Castle Rock State Park, and close to Big Basin Redwoods State Park and several other open space areas. We are close to Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Santa Cruz, and Monterey, CA.

~~ Read more about this on the website.

~ Los Altos Rod and Gun Club

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

~ Submit an Employer Profile

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Working RVer Tip

If something is going wrong at work, you may need to speak out. But, make sure you focus on fixing the real problem.

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Positive RVing Attitudes

Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend. ~ Laertius Diogenes

The greatest hurdle is convincing yourself that what you want is possible. ~ Unknown

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

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