RVers Workers On Wheels Newsletter #613 ~ March 27, 2010

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Email the Editor/Publisher ~ Coleen Sykora

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RVers Workers On Wheels Newsletter #613 ~ March 27, 2010

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Update from Your RV Workers On Wheels Newsletter Editor

Neither wages nor working conditions are the most important employee benefit for workampers. At least that's what our survey shows. More on this later in the newsletter.

As always, we look forward to hearing from you. Use the forms on the website to submit your worker profiles, resumes, to tell us about your favorite workcamper campground, etc. Your responses to the polls help shape the future for working RVers. If it is easier for you, just send us an email and let us know about your job, your RVing, or a share a general update.

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 and RV Site for RV Workers at CA Marina
~ Caretaker Position with Free RV Parking and Utilities in OR
~ Immediate Caretaking Position in TX
~ Work Camper Couple Needed In Hilton Head, S.C. ASAP, $10/Hr.
~ Workcamper Wanted for SD Campground Summer 2010

The freshest ads are on the March Job Listings page.

~ March Job Listings

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

~ Job Listing Index

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Working RVer Tip

If you refer to yourself as "retired," it is logical that an employer won't offer you a wage.

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

Desired Workamper Benefits Survey Shows Sewer Hook-up More Important than Wages

The most desired workamper benefits are an RV site with electric and sewer hook-ups. That's according to our survey results. Many thought a FHU RV site should be a given.

Along with asking you to choose your desired workamper benefits, we asked for your comments. Here's what you told us about employee benefits:

• We don't care what days of the week we are off but we do want to spend them together.

• Of course, full hookups, but the friendliness is most important. If you have that, you can deal with the rest.

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

~ Desired Workamper Benefits

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Working RVer Tip

If you are applying for work at a campground or RV park, and you have maintenance skills, be sure to list them on your resume. Maintenance skills are usually in high demand.

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Your Working While RVing Questions Answered

What Makes an RVer an RVer?

~~ An RVer asks: What makes a person an RVer? I thought anyone who traveled by an RV was an RVer. But, on another forum, someone asked about RVers who sang for their supper or otherwise worked as musicians and entertainers. Someone replied about the folks he'd seen performing at RV parks in AZ, TX, and other places. He was shot down and told that those folks aren't part of the RVing community. What gives?

~~ I answered in part: If you sleep in a recreational vehicle -- an RV -- you are an RVer.

I suspect he meant they aren't part of the camping community. Some folks forget that not all RVers are campers and that not all campers are RVers.

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

~ What Makes an RVer

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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.

~ Product demonstration in retail stores
~ Scaffold builder
~ Gift shop sales at independent shops
~ Teach swimming classes
~ Scheduling coordinator

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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

Get enough sleep. Lack of sleep negatively affects your attitude, alertness, and abilities.

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Campground Owners Want Workers Who Will Follow Directions and Work With Them

Let's hear first hand from a campground owner about what she looks for in hiring work campers. This interview is with Lori J. Crawford owner of Loranger Pines RV Park in West Branch, Michigan.

Q. What would you like RVers to know about campground work?

A. That for the most part, and in general, campground work is fun! Living and working in the outdoors is a blessing and gives a person the opportunity to connect with all aspects of nature from weather to wildlife.

Q. What is it about your best work campers that makes them stand out above the rest?

A. What is probably most important to me is that the workamper not try to run the campground the way they see fit. They should be able to follow instructions and directions, and carry out all work as instructed or asked to.

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

~ Interview with a Campground Owner

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Working RVer Tip

The work "maintenance" doesn't mean the same to everyone. Some think of it as doing repairs, while others use it to mean things such as cleaning, mowing grass, or weed eating.

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Animal Related Jobs: RVers Work with Pets, Livestock, and Wildlife

Animal related jobs range from pet sitting to doing wildlife rehabilitation. These jobs are ideal for animal loving RVers and campers. Some careers with animals, though, involve harvesting them.

This is a sampling of what is out there for RVers and campers.

• Animal photographer
• Dairies
• Dude ranches
• Living history farms
• Musk ox farms
• Pet day care at campgrounds
• Ranch caretaking
• Reindeer farms
• Wildlife tour cruises

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

~ Animal Related Jobs

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Working RVer Tip

An employer is more likely to respect you (and hire you) if you admit your limits than if you claim to know how to do everything.

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Positive RVing Attitudes

There is no freer man than the one who has a positive mental attitude. ~ Peter Sinclair

The quality of an individual is reflected in the standards they set for themselves. ~ Ray Kroc

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

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