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RVers Workers On Wheels Newsletter #662 ~ March 13, 2011

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Update from Your RV Workers On Wheels Newsletter Editor

Greetings once more from the Texas Gulf Coast. It's another beautiful day in paradise.

Bob and I are discussing whether we should stay here for another month or start heading north later this week. The joy of having our work with us is that we don't need to make that decision until the last minute.

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. These are just a few of them. Go to the website to see all of them.

~ TX: Gate Guard Positions for Oilfield Security
~ WA: Golf & RV Resort Seeks Work Camp Staff
~ WA: RV Site on Private Property In Exchange for Yard Work
~ OK: Seasonal Employment at Sailboat Club with Pay and RV Site
~ TX: Cook Needed at RV Resort - Pay for All Hours Worked
~ WA: Paid Position for Experienced Relief Managers
~ SD: Work Camp at Exotic Bird Facility Summer 2011

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

~ March 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

Now is the time to be looking for a campground job for this summer. I'm hearing from a lot of campground owners who thought they had their work camper force lined up, but now have openings. Folks who committed months ago are now cancelling due to better offers, rising gas prices, changes in plans, health issues, and other personal circumstances. If there is a campground that you want to work in, but were previously told they did not have openings, you may want to contact them again.

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New Pages On

Finding Your Dream Work Camper Job Depends on Thinking and Speaking Positively

If you've found the work camper job of your dreams, I bet you're a positive person, who says positive things. Having trouble finding a job? It's your choice of words. Yes, it makes all the difference.

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

~ Dream Job? Speak Positively

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Working RVer Tip

The road to success is under construction and therefore has detours. They may make it so it takes a little longer to reach your dream destination. But they don't need to stop you from getting there.

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~ RV Life And Travel

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Your Working While RVing Questions Answered

Barter vs Employee

~~ Bob H. writes: I want to volunteer part time as I travel around the country. I specifically do not want to be paid and I specifically do want free campsite and hookups. I do not want to find at tax time that my volunteering has caused me to incur a tax burden. Is this barter vs employee issue a big deal?

~~ I answered in part: I think what you should be asking is "employee vs volunteer." In the land of the IRS, the way I understand it, is that if you are bartering, you are an employee.

~~ Read the longer version of my answer on the website.

~ Barter vs Employee

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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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.

~ Travel agent
~ Jewelry repair and cleaning
~ Sell antiques
~ Motel clerk
~ Personal assistant

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Watkins Summit Group Bus. Info

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

Wear clothing that makes you feel good about yourself. While especially important when you speak to someone about a job or go on a job interview, it also affects how you come across when you talk to a prospective employer on the phone.

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Featured Website Pages

Disney Jobs: Join the Magic, Receive Hourly Pay, Discounts, and Free Admissions

Disney is synonymous with dreams. The Walt Disney job information websites show how you can be a part of the magic. Cast members working for the mouse serve and entertain guests 24 hours a day.

~ Disney Jobs

Lodge Jobs Can Keep Many Working RVers Busy with Varied Seasonal Positions

Lodge jobs encompass many of the same types of positions as those at campgrounds, RV parks, and resorts, but are likely to include motel, entertainment, and food and beverage service jobs, as well.

~ Lodge Jobs

Tour Guide Tips: Six Tips for Being a Great Guide

These tour guide tips come from a Dan Austin, a tour company operator who has over 20 years in the business. He clearly lays out what skills, abilities, and characteristics are important to him.

~ Tour Guide Tips

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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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Working RVer Tip

Campground owners aren't mind readers. It is up to you to communicate with them what you need to do your job the best that you can.

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Volunteer Organization Profile

Big Bay State Park - Wisconsin

Be a campground host at Big Bay State Park on beautiful Madeline Island near Bayfield, Wisconsin. Work camper singles and couples welcome. May include opportunity to rotate positions at other state parks.

~~ Read more about camp hosting at Big Bay on the website.

~ Big Bay State Park

If you'd like to have volunteer workampers, tell us about your organization. Or, if you have volunteer experience and you'd like to recommend a place to help, please share.

~ Submit a Volunteer Organization Profile

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Words of Wisdom from Workers

Help Wanted Ad Form

~ RVer Jim suggests: Wouldn't it be a good idea to develop a form for work camper employers to fill out that would spell out the exact requirements for each workamper? The form would have "blocks" to fill in such as number of hours required for each person, site size, inclusions such as water, electric, sewer, wi-fi, telephone, internet, pay etc., and these could just be checked or an allowance amount filled in.

~ RVers and employers, what do you think of this idea? What else would be good to have on the form?

~~ Post your comments on the website.

~ Form

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Working RVer Tip

Your resume is your personal sales tool. It should portray you in the best light possible.

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Working RV Profile

Happy Work Camper

~ from Tom C.

Pigeon Forge, TN. Yep that's right, I applied to your add for Dollywood and will be working there for the summer. They offered the position within a day and half from me emailing the app. Looking forward to the adventure. My old friend Barb B. up in OH referred me to your site. I will most likely be looking to go south in October, as my little Aliner camper is not designed for winter.

~~ Read more about this working RVer on the website -- or ask him/her questions.

~ Happy Work Camper

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

~ Submit Your Working RVer Story

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Reader Feedback

~ Terry wrote: Thank you. I have never told you, but I do enjoy and appreciate your newsletters. Keep up the good work!

~ Carla C. writes: I put an ad on your website, just a few days ago, for workampers. We had a very good response. We have hired a couple and need to delete the ad from your website. Thanks so much.

~ Melinda S. writes: Thanks to your help and advice on placing three different ads versus one ad for three positions, we have now filled our needs for workampers. Again many thanks for your help and your site. I would recommend this site to anyone over any other site I am aware of; you are the best #1.

~ Debbie wrote: Just received your reading it as always. In fact, our current job was found in the newsletter. What started as a 90 day gig has turned into two years with no plans of going anywhere!

~ Linda and Dennis R. wrote: Thanks for your site...we enjoy it tremendously! We will be staying in hot Florida this summer due to the high price of gas, but still read your site regularly and make note of places we might like to visit and work in the future. We work camped at Pactola Pines North Marina during the summer of 2009 and found that wonderful position through posting our resume on your site.

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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

What we have to learn to do, we learn by doing. ~ Aristotle

What we need is more people who specialize in the impossible. ~ Theodore Roethke

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35555 Spur Hwy #281
Soldotna, AK 99669

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We started this site after corresponding with thousands of RVers, sharing what we’ve learned from our personal experience as full-time RVers, as well as what we've gleaned from employers and managers who hire and work with work campers and other RV workers.

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