RVers Workers On Wheels Newsletter #642 ~ October 17, 2010

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Email the Editor/Publisher ~ Coleen Sykora

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RVers Workers On Wheels Newsletter #642 ~ October 17, 2010

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Update from Your RV Workers On Wheels Newsletter Editor

I spent much of this week switching to a new computer and getting accustomed to it. I went with a Hewlett-Packard this time. Although the new one has Windows 7, same as my old one, things are much different. Perhaps it is the difference between HP and Gateway. While it seems I should report how I studied and researched for this purchase, the truth is I just chose one of the three laptop models available at the local Fred Meyer store.

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.

~ ID: Paid Resort Position with RV Site, Summer 2011
~ TX: 24 Hours Work for Site, Utilities, and WiFi
~ TX: Mailroom Clerk Needed Now in Rio Grande Valley
~ MO: Workamp for RV Site Job with Possible Wages
~ WY: RV Site, Cable, WiFi, Possible Salary for Summer 2011

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

~ October 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

The best way to achieve your goal may be to help someone else achieve his goal.

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

Seeking Work that Meets Your Needs

Why are you seeking work? You need to know why you are looking for a job so you can choose a position right for you. Decide what you want or need from the job, before you start your job search.

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

~ Seeking Work

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Working RVer Tip

While it is okay to disagree with your boss, do so discreetly. Chastising your supervisor in public seldom leads to anything positive.

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Your Working While RVing Questions Answered

Campground Discrimination

~~ David L. writes: I have noticed on more than one occasion the listing of jobs in this news bulletin to be discriminative in nature. I hope this is not a trend among the full time RV community. I don't feel it is proper or good for the community to put another down for not owning the newest and most expensive rig available.

~~ I answered in part: Birds of a feather flock together. That saying goes back a long ways. It's true. One of the most popular RV clubs, the Escapees, has "Birds of a Feather" (BOF) groups because they realize many people like RVing with those who share a common interest.

The common interest some RVers have with one another is their particular style or brand of RV. Some RV parks cater to that group. If you are excluded because you don't have what they have, you may feel discriminated against. However, I suspect they feel they are just a bunch of like minded RVers wanting to be together.

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

~ Campground Discrimination

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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.

~ Greenskeeper
~ Pipe welder
~ Table busser
~ RV salesman
~ Park host

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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

Read the job description or ask what your duties will be before accepting the position. You may put on your resume or application that you "don't do windows." However, that doesn't mean you won't be offered a position that requires that you do them. If something is a deal breaker for you, it is your responsibility to inquire about it before you take the job.

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Featured Website Section

Employer Profiles

Employer profiles give you the nitty-gritty details about businesses that hire working RVers. This includes campgrounds and organizations that use barter or workamper work-in-exchange-for-a-site.

This section started with the idea that it would be company profiles and interviews with business managers and owners. However, you'll notice that we are also adding pages of what I call employer resumes. Typically, these are submitted as Help Wanted ads, but they really go beyond that. You might also see them as job descriptions. Nevertheless, they tell a great deal about the business or organization -- and that is the purpose of this section.

In keeping with that purpose, this is also where RVers may submit objective appraisals of campgrounds and other businesses where you have worked.

~~ Find dozens of employer profiles on the website. When you get to the Employer Profiles page, scroll down to see them listed.

~ Employer Profiles

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Working RVer Tip

If you make work arrangements for next summer, now, six months or so in advance, expect that things will change before then.

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Share Your Dream Job

Tell us about your dream job.

~ My Dream Job Is …

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Your Working While RVing Questions Answered

Avoiding EMFs: WiFi & Laptops

~~ Stevie asks: I'm about to begin full-time RVing, and will be writing while on the road. I wish to avoid staying at parks with WiFi, and likewise, I don't want to use a laptop. Does anyone have any ideas for a method of word processing that stands alone, and doesn't require use of a PC or laptop?

~~ I answered in part: Back in the days before computers were common household items, I wrote my newspaper columns on a typewriter. Actually, I wrote them by hand with a pencil and paper, and then typed them up before submitting them. And, I either hand delivered them or mailed them by snail mail.

As for email, are you also eliminating the use of cell phones?

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

~ Avoiding EMFs: WiFi & Laptops

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Working RVer Tip

You won't waste time and gas traveling to a job that doesn't work out if you only accept jobs in areas where you want to spend time.

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Be Our Friend on Facebook

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Working RVer Tip

If you want to be paid "real" wages, treat your work camping job like the real job that it is.

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Your Working While RVing Questions Answered

UK RVing Jobs?

~~ Mary K. asks: What about UK RVing jobs? Is there really a large market overseas for Americans as workkampers,

~~ I answered in part: I can't imagine that legitimate campgrounds and hotels from overseas are seeking American work campers. When you get those emails from foreign countries, including those about UK RVing jobs, delete them.

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

~ UK RVing Jobs

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Earning a Living with a Website

If you've thought about making some extra money with a blog or website, or if you want to get serious and build an e-commerce business, I suggest you look at SBI. It is a suite of tools, all in one place. It's a great how-to guide -- and, they do a lot of the behind the scenes work for you.

~~ Read more on the SBI website.

~ SBI

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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

Dwelling on the negative simply contributes to its power. ~ Shirley MacLaine

It is just the little touches after the average man would quit that make the master's fame. ~ Orison Swett Marden

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

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