RVers Workers On Wheels Newsletter #628 ~ July 10, 2010

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Workers On Wheels Work For RVers and Campers

Email the Editor/Publisher ~ Coleen Sykora

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RVers Workers On Wheels Newsletter #628 ~ July 10, 2010

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Update from Your RV Workers On Wheels Newsletter Editor

Thank you for helping us spread the word about Workers On Wheels. We appreciate the mentions you've given us on forums and the website links you've posted. Thanks, too, for telling other RVers and business owners about our services when you are visiting with them in person.

Although it is mid-July, it is not too late to be looking for work for this summer. We continue to receive emails from campground owners and others with immediate openings. Positions are out there, both for now and for next season.

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.

~ KY - Hourly Wage for All Hours, Plus RV Site, Position Open Now through Fall
~ MI - Pay for All Hours, Plus Free RV Site at Resort
~ AK - Pay for All Hours, Plus Campsite, Immediate Openings
~ OR - Barter, with Pay for Extra Hours at Resort with Kids
~ FL - Work for RV Site and Utilities at Resort

The freshest ads are on the July Job Listings page.

~ July 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

Be sure to check our blog frequently for website updates and between newsletter announcements. Bookmark it, or add it to your list of favorites.

~ Workers On Wheels Work for RVers and Campers Blog

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Working RVer Tip

Hospitals employ numerous people who aren't in the health care field: clerical, food service, maintenance, janitorial, fitness, security, childcare, etc. Check hospital websites to see what positions they are advertising.

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

Work Camping - What Does It Mean to You?

Work camping … just what is it all about to you? "It should be a chance to meet people across the country and travel to enjoy life," says KC, one of our working while RVing readers. He was writing me about what is expected from RVers, and how it all fits in with the lifestyle. The thing is, this lifestyle doesn't mean the same to everyone.

So, what does it mean to YOU?

~~ Post your thoughts on the website -- and read what other RVers have to say.

~ What Work Camping Means to Me

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Working RVer Tip

Leave your weaknesses out of your Work Wanted ad. There's no reason to tell potential employers your problems, your mistakes, your lack of experience, or your lack of skills. Instead, focus on what makes you a desirable employee.

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Working RV Profiles

Who are your fellow working RVers and just what are they doing? Here are a few words from some of them. Follow back to the website to find out more about who they are, what they are doing, where they are doing it, and why they do it. Photos, too.

~~ The Traveling McGrews: Everywhere we go, we do what needs to be done -- yard clean-up, painting, picking rock, caretaking of others horses, housekeeping, baking the famous pecan pie, walnut pie, cinnamon rolls, biscuits, etc. This is what we love to do, and then ride when the work is done.

~ Traveling Horse People

~~ Teresa & Mark Gall: Moy Mo Da Yo has a tennis court, volleyball, horse shoes, beach with a swimming float, hiking trails, and more. We run all facets of the facility. We manage the day to day operations, which include office, boat inspections, security, and more. The sunsets here are gorgeous. When the sun goes down on the lake it makes a beautiful view to behold.

~ Management Beach Host

~~ Terry Regennitter: Full time R.V.er for 16 years after retiring from the Air Force. I am a heritage craft and trade demonstrator and participate in many events as I travel. Florida in the winter, and north during the summer. I also volunteer at state parks and workamp some. I am a member of S.W.E.A.T., the Society of Workers of Early Arts and Crafts.

~ Heritage Craft and Trade Demonstrator

~~ Charles and Rondie: We left Lowes corp 2 weeks ago. Temp time off of the traveling and store rebuilds.. This is a 6 month vacation with pay and just a few hours a day.

~ Store Rebuilds to Campground to Vendors

~~ Read more working RVer profiles on the website. You may also ask them questions.

~ Profiles of Working RVers

If you are a working RVers, tell us about yourself and your work.

~ Submit Your Working RVer Story

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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.

~ Quilter
~ Math tutoring
~ RV tour mechanic
~ Race car driver
~ Campground assistant manager

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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 may be able to take an unpaid leave of absence. If you intend to return to the area after a few months, instead of quitting, ask for an unpaid leave of absence. This works well for snowbirds who travel in the summer, but spend winters at a destination park. Or, for those who stay one place for the summer and travel the south during the winters. Job seniority may continue to accrue, leading to pay raises or better benefits. It is a positive for employers, as they do not need to hire and train new staff.

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Your Working While RVing Questions Answered

The Summit Group Concern

~~ Marie S. writes: I use to work in telecommunications and handled customer concerns about fraud by telephone and internet. .... I have no idea how and if you can police this stuff but wanted to be sure that others are very concerned with The Summit Group practices.

~~ I answered in part: There are numerous businesses with that name. Unfortunately, not all of them are reputable. However, the Summit Group that we are part of is not the one you found the complaints about.

Our Summit Group is a group of Independent Watkins Associates. Watkins has been around since 1868. That's right -- over 140 years. They have sound business practices or they wouldn't have made it this long and be a thriving business today. The company has a sterling reputation. We are proud to be Independent Watkins Associates.

We know that we can accomplish more working as a team than we can each working alone. So, we have a group with support, business coaching, and a lot of fun. We pool our ideas. We help one another.

~~ Read more about this on the Workers On Wheels website.

~ Summit Group Concern

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Working RVer Tip

When you are interviewing for a job or a volunteer position, not every question needs an immediate answer. It is okay to say you would like more time to think about it.

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Workers On Wheels Back Issues

If you've missed some of our newsletters, you can still find many them on the website.

~ Previous WOW Newsletters

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Earning a Living with a Travel Website

Make travel your business. Write about the place -- or kind of places -- that fascinates you.

Here are some examples:

~ Are you on an RVing mission to visit every national park? Create a website about all those glorious national park lands.
~ If you travel to dog show, after dog show -- why not do a website directory about them?
~ Do you spend winters RVing in Mexico? You have the first hand knowledge and experience to do a profitable website cluing your fellow RVers in on how to do it. And, to take non-RVers who envy you on an armchair trip.
~ Would you be happy to go fishing every day? Build a website about your favorite fishing holes, tell folks about that new tackle and how well it worked (or didn't).

Share your passion. Share your knowledge. Enjoy the tax write-off benefits. And, you can earn a decent living from it.

~~ Read more on the website

~ Build Travel Websites

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Working RVer Tip

Not all employers carry a cell phone. Not all employers have or regularly use email. If you use both, put both in your ads, on your resume, and on your job applications.

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Positive RVing Attitudes

Patience has its limits. Take it too far, and it's cowardice. ~ George Jackson

The greatest intellectual capacities are only found in connection with a vehement and passionate will. ~ Arthur Schopenhauer

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35555 Spur Hwy #281
Soldotna, AK 99669

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