Work for RVers and Campers News and Updates #528 ~ Aug. 3, 2008

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Work For RVers and Campers ~
Workers On Wheels ~
Email the Editor/Publisher ~ Coleen Sykora

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Update From Your Work For RVers and Campers Newsletter Editor

"What do you do?" "Does your husband have a job?" "Are you retired?" Questions on a topic run in spurts. Most recently, it's people asking us what we do for a living. Specifically, website visitors and RVers are asking if we have jobs or if we work.

It's funny in a way, because the people who ask are often our customers. One of the people who asked me this last week was standing in our store buying Watkins products from me at the time. Another who asked had been reading our website and was inquiring about a product he saw advertised there. Another was waiting for Bob to fix his camper door lock. Folks, these are the things we do for a living!

I have an online website business that includes this newsletter. I also write – and sell – magazine articles. Bob does all sorts of mechanical and handyman things. Together, we buy and sell used merchandise (and sort, clean, fix, price, and market it). We also sell Watkins products and coach a team of Watkins associates. And, although we seldom mention it, we sell our own artistic creations, too.

You just have to love a lifestyle that gives you work you enjoy doing. It's great to have jobs that are so natural that people don't even realize you are doing them, even when they are standing right in the middle of them.

I sincerely hope that you find work that is a natural match for you.

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


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Current Job Openings for RVers

See the July page for those sent in during the past four weeks. See the August page for those that came in this weekend, since August 1st. A sampling of current Help Wanted ads:

~ Year Round, RV Park Manager Wanted At TX Resort
~ Workkamper Job For RV Site With Electric In FL
~ $10.50 to $11/hr. Fall thru Dec. 23rd
~ Paid Position At Tackle Shop Boat Rental Store
~ Hourly Pay For Storage Unit Job In WA State

These are among the most current listings of available jobs.


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


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Working RVer Tip

Word travels fast in a campground. If you are good at something, and charge a reasonable price, your fellow RVers will soon hear about it. Help out a neighbor or the RVers across the way. Do a good job. Chances are he'll do a lot of free advertising for you and before long you will have plenty of jobs.

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Your Working While RVing Questions Answered

Finding Work Camping

~~ Tracy asks: I'm very interested in finding us possible work camping situations. How do you find parks that offer this type of work? I would love to find even something that just covers our lot rent and hookups so that we can just have our current income for ourselves. Of course, I wouldn't sneeze at opportunities that include some sort of pay either.

We left Maine and are currently at a park in Georgia. It's a total life change but we are enjoying it. This is our dream.

We are currently living on a very small, fixed income. If anyone can give me some advice on how to supplement this, or to find work camp opportunities that cover our rent and hookups, I would greatly appreciate it.

~~ I answered in part: When you see the people who are working the check-in desk, cleaning the shower house, mowing the lawn, leading the craft classes, or otherwise doing things around the park, just ask them if they also are staying in the campground. If they are, you'll know you've found a park that offers jobs to RVers. When you are visiting with them, you can also ask them where they came from, what park they worked at last, and where they plan to go when they finish this job. ~~ Read the longer version of my answer -- and add your own comments.


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Ways RVers Make Money

Here’s a sampling of work RVers can do to earn a living and pay for their travels.

~ Activities coordinator at nursing home or elder care facility
~ RV safety class instructor
~ RV park shuttle driver
~ Stable hand
~ Work in a National Park
~ Clerk in a grocery store
~ Draw caricatures at fairs and events

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Words of Wisdom from Workers

Finding a Workamping Job

~~ Bobbie writes: I have gotten some really good workamping jobs just getting on the phone and calling campgrounds to see if they are doing any hiring. They will want a resume, so have one ready. For best results, I always put in that I am always willing to learn new things. Because of that, I have learned to do things that I normally wouldn't have. Try to work for a salary, even if it is small, plus your site.

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Positive RVing Attitudes

A coincidence is when God performs a miracle, and decides to remain anonymous. ~ Author Unknown

A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes. ~ Hugh Downs

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

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