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Email the Editor/Publisher ~ Coleen Sykora

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RVers Workers On Wheels Newsletter #665 ~ April 2, 2011

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Update from Your RV Workers On Wheels Newsletter Editor

What did you do this winter? Winter positions are about over. Now's a good time to recap what you've done. Where did you work? What did you do? Would you like to do it again? Why or why not? What were the unexpected advantages of the position? What advice would you give another RVer who is interested about the position for next winter? Send us an email so we can share with your fellow working RVers.

We may be some of the last Winter Texas to remain in the state. But, the fish are still biting. We still have things to do. And we still have a lot of snow at home in Alaska.

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.

~ FL: Walt Disney World Resort: Lifeguard Opportunities
~ TN: Salary, Tips, Utilities for Work Camping at Dude Ranch
~ USA: Help Wanted - Fence Installer
~ VA: Work Camp for Site, Small Salary, Produce, and Eggs
~ OR: Hosts Needed at US Forest Service Camps, Pays Stipend

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

~ April Job Listings

To see the ads posted earlier in the week, and the past few weeks, see the March Job Listings page.

~ 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

If you work a certain number of hours in exchange for an RV site, you are not getting a "free" site. You are paying for it with your labor.

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New Pages On

Find a Job by Having Coffee and Breakfast at the Local Cafe

Find a job when you are new in town and don't know anyone? How? I wrote this article in 1997 and it's still a good way to find employment. This actually makes looking for work a fun part of the day.

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

~ Find a Job While Having Breakfast

Find a Job by Having Coffee and Breakfast at the Local Cafe (Part 2 - continued)

How to find a job by going to the cafe - part 2. More examples of employment offers, along with specific tips for finding work when you are new in town and don't know where to look for employment.

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

~ Find a Job While Having Breakfast - Part 2

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Working RVer Tip

Volunteers, by definition, work at non-profits and charitable organizations -- not private businesses.

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Want to Know More About Our Personal RV Travels?

Subscribe to our RV Life and Travel E-zine. There's no cost.

~ RV Life And Travel

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Your Working While RVing Questions Answered

Internet Service

~~ Barb writes: Since you rely on the internet, I need to know what you use to continually get coverage where ever you are.

~~ I answered in part: WiFi is certainly the easiest for me. Nothing to plug in or hook up! I truly appreciate it when campgrounds and businesses offer free WiFi. I'm thinking an antenna might be a good investment. But, not sure if it would be better to get one for cellular reception or one that picks up the WiFi signal.

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

~ Internet Service

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.

~ Campground mechanic
~ Mini-donuts concession stand
~ Produce stand manager
~ Jeep trail ride guide
~ Teach a class or do a workshop presentation on aquatic plants

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Watkins Summit Group Bus. Info

We are looking for RVers who want to earn enough each month to pay their bills, cover their travel expenses, and still have time and money left over for fun! If that sounds like you, or someone you know, please click here to find out more.

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

When looking for a work camping job, keep in mind that "work camping" means different things to different people.

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Featured Website Section

Working RVing Families

Lindley Creek Bluegrass Band - Together on the Road, RVing and Performing The Lindley Creek Bluegrass band's 30 foot Class C motorhome is backed up to the campground rec hall door. The Greer family is preparing to give RVers another evening of musical entertainment.

RV Worker Profiles Family With Children On The Road RV worker profiles are often of couples. This profile includes three children. Their mother tells me she knows they will be different because they are home-schooled, and because that home is an RV.

Campground Job with Kids I have a question or need advice on volunteering at a campground for a free site for duration of three to 12 months. I'm having a problem with places telling me that they don’t want families, that they only want single or retired couples. -- Read Coleen's reply...

Workcamping with Children Are there work camp positions that allow children? I have two children -- a 3 year old and 5 year old. I will be full timing with them and will need to work, something where they can be with me while I work. -- Read Coleen's reply...

~~ Read these and more on the website.

~ Working RVing Families

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Working RVer Tip

Come early. Stay late. Be flexible on your arrival and departure dates.

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The Campground Owner's Point of View

Electricity Costs - Work Campers Abusing Free Electric Hook-up

I received a Help Wanted ad looking for work camper couples. The organization was asking that each person work 20 hours per week for a site. That's 40 hours a week, the equivalent of a full-time job, to pay for housing and utilities. It seemed unreasonable to me and I emailed the person to let him know that.

He replied regarding the high costs of having RVers stay on the property. He said they've had RVers there in the past, and it cost $300 a month for electric.

$300 a month for electricity? How could that be? We've been staying in RV parks this winter that have metered electric at the sites. Last month, our electric cost $5.22. The preceding month, when we were running an electric heater, it peaked at around $32.00. That's with our refrigerator running on electric, using the microwave, and other normal tools and appliances.

So, we begin watching. Bob recorded some of his observations and commented on the situation. I think you'll find his article interesting and helpful.

~~ Read his article on our RV Life and Travel website.

~ Electricity Costs

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Working RVer Tip

Trust your gut. Pay attention to your intuition.

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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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New Favorite Work Camper Campground Nominee

Oakdale Park

Oakdale Park, owned by the city of Glen Rose, Texas. This is the best park I have worked in and I have worked in nine different ones.

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

~ Oakdale Park

Nominate your favorite campground/RV park employer.

~ Add Your Favorite Work Camper Park

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Reader Feedback

~ A Soon-to-Be Retiree writes: Life is too short to not have lived a little. My husband and I are getting ready for full retirement. Your information has been inspiring. I have had a fear of retiring, thinking was it really possible to live a little. You have proven that fact and I am looking forward to getting started. Thank for the info.

~ Irene Tangye, Camp Host - Camp Tonkawa Springs, writes: I wanted to personally tell you how great your site is. I've been following it myself for some years - it started out really small and now, it's just great. My husband thought in the beginning that Workers On Wheels wasn't very big; but, now even he is impressed. I put in three ads for the owner of the camp (we're winter hosts here) here and we've hired our couples for summer through you only! It's great. You've now got so much information on it - can't thank you enough. ~ Pam writes: I love reading both your newsletter. I am always looking forward to them -- full of info. Thanks for the article on keeping your doors locked; we all need to be reminded at times to not get complacent and to be aware.

~ Barbara writes: I have been subscribing to your newsletter for several years and enjoy it a lot. I have been following your travels here in Texas. We have been to many of the places you have stayed.

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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

There are people who think that everything one does with a serious face is sensible. ~ Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

A total commitment is paramount to reaching the ultimate in performance. ~ Tom Flares

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

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