RVers Workers On Wheels Newsletter #657 ~ February 7, 2011

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RVers Workers On Wheels Newsletter #657 ~ February 6, 2011

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Update from Your RV Workers On Wheels Newsletter Editor

The southern tip of Texas and an ice storm… not exactly what we expected for weather here. Electricity in the area went out several days ago, and in parts of town, was still out yesterday. We're thankful to be in a self-contained RV, where we aren't dependent on shore power and city utilities. Today is a beautiful, sunny day.

Lots of new job listings came in again this week. I don't remember this time of year being so busy in years past. Most of them are looking for people to work this summer. Though, as always, there are immediate job openings. And, believe it or not, there's at least one opening for next winter, 2012.

Wherever you are in your work and travels, we wish you joy and prosperity,


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Current Job Openings for RVers

Here are some of the most recently listed job openings.

~ AL: Campground Hosts Needed for Talladega Superspeedway
~ OR: Working RVer Wanted - Pays Hourly Wage and Includes FHU RV Site
~ NH: Work 8 Hours Per Week for FHU RV Site and WiFi
~ TX: Salary, FHU RV Site, WiFi, Laundry, Propane Discount Offered
~ TX: Wages, RV Site, and Electric for Working RVers

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

~ February Job Listings

To see the ads posted the first part of last week (and all of January) click on the link below.

~ January 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

Maintenance skills are valuable to employers, including those who own campgrounds. We visited with campgrounds owners at a recent RV show, and we heard it over and over again. They are not talking about people who will clean bathrooms and pick up trash. They need people who can do minor plumbing, electrical, carpentry, and mechanical tasks.

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Your Working While RVing Questions Answered

Dog Sitting Jobs

~~ A reader asks: Any dog sitting or dog walking jobs available in campgrounds or RV parks? My husband and I are considering the full time RV life. I would like to do this in exchange for free parking or wages.

~~ I answered in part: There are two situations where pet sitters are in the most demand. is when the campground is the base for RVers doing a lot of sightseeing in the area. I know for us there have been times when we went on a four- hour day cruise instead of the eight-hour one because we didn't want to leave our dog home alone or in a vehicle all day.

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

~ Dog Sitting

Have a question about doing volunteer work or working for pay while RVing? Ask.

~ Ask a question about working while RVing.

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~ RV Life And Travel

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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.

~ Ranch sitter
~ Concrete worker
~ Make and sell dried flower art
~ Gas station attendant
~ Tennis instructor

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Watkins Summit Group Bus. Info

Paying too much income tax? Consider an RV-based business. As a small business owner, you may be able to legally deduct some of your RV and travel expenses.

Part of our income comes from my being an Independent Watkins Associate (ID #362289) within the Summit Group. You could be one, too.

~ Buy or Sell Watkins Products

~ Use and Tell Team Building Method

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Working RVer Tip

Getting hired is sometimes a matter of being at the right place at the right time.

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Dream Jobs

If you could design the job of your dreams to do while RVing, what would it look like? Where would you work? What would you do? What would make it your dream job?

~~ Tell us about your dream job. Either a dream job you've actually had or one you would like to have.

~ My Dream Job Is …

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Working RVer Tip

Bosses aren't mind readers. Speak up. Just be sure to do it politely.

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Featured Website Section

Work for RVers and Campers Polls and Surveys

Voice your opinions.

Poll: Employee or Self-employed or Volunteer? Which Do YOU Prefer and Why? Employee or self-employed or volunteer? There are advantages and disadvantages to each. As a full-time RVer (or as you make your RVing plans) which suits you best? Take this poll and let us know.

Poll: Workamping In the News - Is National Publicity Good for Working RVers? Workamping is a hot news topic these days, getting much national publicity. This poll lets you share your opinions about whether or not that is a good thing and how you think it will affect you.

Poll: What Benefits Are Most Important to RV Workcampers? What compensation and benefits are most important to RVing workcampers? Take this poll and let us – and those who do the hiring – know what makes a job attractive. What perks really matter to you?

Poll: Exclude RVs By Age And Type: Right or Wrong? Exclude RVs By Age And Type: Is discrimination by the kind of RV and/or how old it is right or wrong? Should it matter if you have a Class A, B, or C motorhome, a fifth wheel or regular trailer?

Do you have suggestions for future polls? What questions would you like us to ask in our surveys? Contact us.

~~ Find more articles on this topic on the website.

~ Polls and Surveys

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Working RVer Tip

You cannot not communicate. Even when you don't say a word, you are communicating. Your actions, expressions, and tone of voice communicate as much or more than the words you speak.

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The Campground Owner's Point of View

Lack of Ad Response

~~ Campground owner writes: Not one response and this is the easiest position one could ever hope for. Maybe up to 30 hours a week scares someone.

~~ I answered in part: Asking for 30 hours a week for a parking site was a huge detriment. You'll find the best workers receive pay for all hours worked, plus receive a site and utilities. Well, they get paid for all hours on the clock, but many of them end of spending extra time doing things around the property on their time off, because they care and they feel they are being treated right.

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

~ Lack of Ad Response

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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.


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Your Working While RVing Questions Answered

Cell Tower Sitter

~~ An RVer asks: I came across an old article from Workers on Wheels (vintage 1997) that talked about working for a company that supplies monitors for a major cell phone company. The article said, "our job is to park on sight while the towers are under construction and watch the warning light on top. If it goes out, we call in." The next sentence says, "We are now at a site that is operating on a gas generator. If it stops, we call. It's a 7 days a week job, but pays $100/day." I have had no luck w/Google trying to find anything about this. Does anybody know what company hires for this job?

~~ I answered in part: Check directly with the companies that do the cell tower construction. They may hire the security people directly. Or they may contract with a security company that hires the sitters

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

~ Cell Tower Sitters

Have a question about doing volunteer work or working for pay while RVing? Ask.

~ Ask a question about working while RVing.

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Working RVer Tip

If you are assigned more tasks than what you can reasonably do, ask your supervisor to prioritize them for you so that you can get done those things that he thinks are the most important.

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Reader Feedback

~ The Martins...retired and loving it, write: We enjoy your letters so much, keep up the good work. And thanks for all the good info.

~ Julian writes: Hi Coleen, glad you're having such a good time in Texas; my daughter is hoping to leave soon to go to Padre Is. She and I both enjoy your letter and she is getting ready to start RVing and workcamping; almost took a job last summer in Maine because of your newsletter. We don't think your letter is too long; we really like getting our copy and hope you keep up the good work. Thanks. P.S. Happy trails.

~ Don E. writes: Please remove the ad I submitted on Jan 21, 2011, from New Mexico. … The ad has been very successful and provided many replies. We have filled the position. We will certainly use your service again. Thank you.

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Workers On Wheels Back Issues

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Positive RVing Attitudes

The secret of joy in work is contained in one word - excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it. ~ Pearl Buck

Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes furthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. ~ Dale Carnegie

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