The Newsletter for Working RVers and Campers, by Working RVers and Campers

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RVers Workers On Wheels Newsletter #702 ~ January 7, 2012

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Update from Your RV Workers On Wheels Newsletter Editor

Greetings from snowy Alaska! In our part of the state, we are still measuring this week's snowfall in inches. However, in Valdez and some other Alaskan communities, they are measuring their snowfall by feet. According to today's Anchorage Daily News, Valdez has had over 18 feet of snow so far this winter.

We have our secondhand store open part-time this winter. We opened today, but soon changed our plans. The accumulating snow just made it too difficult to maneuver in our yard. So, we closed up shop and moved on to do other projects.

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


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#1 Recommended Work for RVers -- Watkins Summit Group Bus. Info

Watkins now has a free shipping program for associates. They just made this business even more profitable.

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

~ Find out more about having your own business as an independent Watkins rep.

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Current Job Openings for RVers

Here's a sampling of the most recently listed job openings. These are not all of the jobs, only a few of them to give you an idea of what is available. Go to our website to see the entire list.

~ CO: Hourly Wages and RV Site at Guest Ranch
~ IL: IDNR Campground Host Program
~ TX: Hourly Pay for Airstream Short Order Cook and Counter Help
~ CO: Paid Summer Employment for Certified Boat Mechanic
~ SC: RVer Needed for Pet Care and Handyman Jobs
~ TX: Non-Profit Looking for 6 Week Caretaker

The Help Wanted ads from this month are on the January Job Listings page.

~ January Job Listings

Those positions posted during the past few weeks are on the December page.

~ December Job Listings

For the archives of previously posted job listings, see the monthly job index page.

~ Job Listing Index

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Retired? Getting Close? What Will You Retire To?

So, are you going to retire or expire? Ken Evoy talks about being retired and "un-retired." He has retired several times, but can't seem to stay retired. The link below goes to his SBI website, where he and other retired and "un-retired" folks talk about making money online.

~~ Read more on the SBI website.

~ Un-retire with SBI

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Working RVer Tip

Looking for a position? We'll gladly post your Work Wanted classified ad on our website. There is no fee for this service, either for you or for those looking to hire you.

~ Submit a Work Wanted Ad

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New Article On

Life in an RV Park, a Diverse Mix of Working RVers Forms a Community

William Briggs lives in an RV park with working RVers from all walks of life. I asked to post an article he wrote, because of the mix of jobs and professions he mentions. But, what impresses me is the sense of community and cooperation the residents share. I think you'll really enjoy reading it.

~ Life in an RV Park

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Working RVer Tip

One way to find jobs in a particular profession is to use on-line discussion forums and groups that are about that industry or type of job. Google "discussion groups for xxx" or "online forums for xxx" replacing "xxx" with the type of work you want to do. An example would be to do a search for "online forums for substitute teacher."

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~ RV Life And Travel

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Your Working While RVing Questions Answered

Campground Chaplains

~~ Jay asks: Do you ever get requests for campground chaplains? I am planning on retiring from my position as a DoD contractor (after 37 years in the Army) and becoming a campground chaplain.

~~ I answered in part: We've stayed at a number of RV parks that had Sunday church services, Bible study groups, Gospel music sing-a-longs, and other musical ministries. I believe the leaders are usually compensated with an RV site with utilities, and in many cases free-will donations at the door. Some of the ministries also raise money to cover their expenses by selling their CDs or religious materials.

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

~ Campground Chaplains

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.

~ Tattoo artist
~ Clothing sales
~ Teach digital photography
~ Pharmacy technician
~ Seasonal maintenance help

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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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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.

~~ See the entire article on our website.

~ Tour Guide Tips

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Clark's Flea Market Guide

I have one remaining copy of the current edition of Clark's flea market guide. The corners are a bit scuffed. Cost is $10, which includes First Class Mail shipping. If you'd like it, email me before you send payment, to make sure I still have it.

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Resumes For Working RVers and Workampers

Resumes for working RVers and campers... The section of our website where you can post your resume, see resumes other RVers and campers have posted, and find help in writing a resume.

~ Resumes and Resume Writing Tips

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Working RVer Tip

I visited with an employer this week who had an employee who lasted two days on the job. This was a job that paid hourly wages for all hours worked. According to the employer, it didn't work out because the new employee came in and wanted to start making changes. The new worker failed to understand that he was hired to continue doing things the way they'd been done in the past, not to find new ways to do them.

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Reader Feedback

~ Jay writes: Thanks so much for your ezine. I really enjoy all the information. It has been very valuable to see what the current trends are, and what new features are developing.

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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

Most obstacles melt away when we make up our mind to walk boldly through them. ~ Unknown

Every new day begins with possibilities. It's up to us to fill it with things that move us toward progress and peace. ~ Ronald Reagan

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

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