RVers Workers On Wheels Newsletter #638 ~ September 19, 2010

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Email the Editor/Publisher ~ Coleen Sykora

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RVers Workers On Wheels Newsletter #638 ~ September 19, 2010

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Update from Your RV Workers On Wheels Newsletter Editor

The pitfall of doing work you enjoy and are excited about doing is that you sometimes get going and going and going ... and forget that no matter how much you love what you are doing, you still need to take time to slow down, and in fact, to stop, to rest, and to get enough sleep. I was reminded of that this past week. And, so, this week's newsletter is a bit late.

Bob and I spent much of the weekend at a local dirt track, enjoying a weekend of car racing. We went to help and support the Hagedorn racing team, so we were in the pits with the drivers. Although this was "time off" for me, I couldn't help but notice a large number of RVs -- volunteers, car drivers, pit crew, vendors, etc.

The opportunities out there for working RVers are endless. Look. You will find them everywhere.

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 are some of the most recently listed job openings.

~ AR: Salary and RV Site at Campground Job in Ozark Mts., Spring/Summer 2011
~ CA: Christmas Tree Lot Operators Wages and RV Site Utilities
~ MT: Pay for All Hours, Part-time Job at RV Park and Uhaul Rental
~ NM: RV Site and Stipend for Work Camping at 1880's Town
~ TX: Resort RV Site and Possible $ for Professional, Skilled, and Labor Positions

The freshest ads are on the September Job Listings page. Go to the page listed below to see them all, including details and contact information.

~ September 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 Work for RVers and Campers Blog

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Working RVer Tip

You may be able to stay in the parking lot (or an out-of-the-way area) of a hospital or nursing home while volunteering there.

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Your Working While RVing Questions Answered

Dog Act

~~ Kathleen H. asks: How would I go about finding campgrounds who would be interested in booking a dog act with my three poodles, either for a price or campsite trade? They have all been in local theater productions and do numerous tricks.

~~ I answered in part: When you have your dog act put together, do some volunteer runs with it. That will give you and your doggie actors experience.

Another concern is that the show actually be entertaining to a general audience and not just something that you, as the loving dog owner, find cute.

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

~ Dog Act

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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.

~ Dude ranch animal care
~ Sheet metal worker
~ Make and sell pottery
~ Children’s camp activities director
~ Museum interpreter

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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.

Find out about special offers for new associates who start this month.

~ Use and Tell Team Building Method

~ Buy or Sell Watkins Products

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Working RVer Tip

Learn to negotiate so that everybody wins.

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Your Working While RVing Questions Answered

Survive on Campground Work

~~ A prospective RVer asks: Can one survive on just campground work? I am worried about finding jobs on the road. Is it safe to be a full timer?

~~ I answered in part: Actually, it is possible to do much better than just survive. While many campground jobs offer a barter arrangement where you work for your site and utilities, many others pay hourly wages.

As for the safety factor, I'm guessing you mean financial safety. Being mobile and having a home on wheels that you take with you can add to your financial security. One tip that can help your financial safety on the road is to start in an RV that you can afford

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

~ Survive on Campground Work

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Working RVer Tip

Be courteous in your job search -- and after you've landed the job. Use the words, "Thank you!" often.

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Your Working While RVing Questions Answered

RV Park Reviews for Work Campers

~~ An RVer asks: I would like to see someone start an honest RV park review type page about their experiences work camping at the RV parks and resorts. The good, the bad, and the ugly. Has anyone seen anything like that?

~~ I answered in part: One of the reasons you probably won't find a site that offers what you are looking for is that many people don't know the difference between fact and opinion. Or, it could be that when they have just been fired their emotions are running so high that they get those two very different things all mixed up.

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

~ Park Reviews

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Working RVer Tip

Employers typically -- and rightfully -- expect things to be done their way and on their time schedule. You might ask if the they've ever thought of doing something another way, but ultimately, it is the employer's place to decide how and when things are done.

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Earning a Living with a Website

We use and recommend SBI for website building. It is very useful in creating a profitable website based business.

~~ Read more on the website

~ SBI

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Words of Wisdom from Workers

To Take Care of Your Work, You Must Take Care of Yourself

~- Stacy K. writes: Sleep, you must need. So slow down and think of yourself right now. Pamper. Pamper.

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Working RVer Tip

Keep things in perspective. It isn't about you. It isn't about the boss. It's about getting the job done.

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Your Working While RVing Comments and Advice

Fair Booth Availability

~~ One of our website visitors writes: If you are interested in applying for space at any county or state fair, will need to contact each event manager. There is a Western Fair Association that does manage most of the events in the western states, including California and surrounding states.

~~ I commented in part: Another tip is to find out when the "grandfather rights" of previous year's vendors expire. If they haven't reserved their space by the specified date, those spaces open to vendors on the waiting list or others.

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

~ Fair Booth Availability

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Working RVer Tip

If you don't have a land line or cell phone, or if you are staying in an area with poor cell reception, or if you simply don't answer your phone when it rings, you may be better off not putting a phone number in your Work Wanted ad, on your resume, and on your job application. Or, let the employer know to expect voicemail. I applaud the RVer who addressed this situation by asking prospective employers to leave a voice mail message, with the explanation that he did not take personal calls while at work.

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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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Positive RVing Attitudes

Experience shows that success is due less to ability than zeal. ~ Charles Buxton

If you are too attached to your own thinking and how everything is done now, then nothing will change for the better. ~ John C. Maxwell

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Soldotna, AK 99669

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