Work for RVers and Campers News and Updates #533
~ October 2, 2008

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Workers On Wheels
Email the Editor/Publisher ~ Coleen Sykora

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Update From Your Work For RVers and Campers Newsletter Editor

Bob and I celebrate our 27th wedding anniversary tomorrow, October 3. We've spent over have of our married life as full-time RVers.

Most of that time, we not only lived and traveled together in an RV, but we also worked together. We've flea marketed, done property caretaking, and managed a museum together. For us, sharing all that time is one of the main benefits of RV life.

When we started full-timing, people referred to us as "the kids." I remember trying to join an RV club group that described itself as being for "younger" RVers. We didn't meet the qualifications because members had to be born between certain dates (years), and we were too young.

That youthfulness is what first led us to starting Workers On Wheels. People would ask how, at our age, we could afford to travel full-time and not work. We'd answer that we worked as we traveled. As others wanted to learn to do it also, so they could join the full-time RVing lifestyle, we started the Workers On Wheels print newsletter.

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

Coleen

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Current Job Openings for RVers

Here's a sampling of the jobs posted during the past week or so.

~ Daily Stipend For Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge: Interior Alaska Volunteers
~ Clear Lake, Manitoba, Canada: Campground Workers For $, FHU, and WiFi
~ Washington State – Workcamper / Caretaker For Wildlife Sanctuary
~ Camp Host Position In Hawaii At Private EcoResort/Campground
~ Clinton State Park - Lawrence, Kansas - Positions Available for 2009

You'll find all of last month's Help Wanted ads on our website.

~~ September Job Listings

And, here's where you'll find those received yesterday and today.

~~ October Job Listings

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Your Working While RVing Questions Answered

20 Questions RV Workcampers Should Ask

~~ Kermit asks: Somewhere in your newsletter I read one time of 20 questions you should ask the prospective employer and I can't find it again. Can you help me out? ~~ I answered in part: Here are 26 questions RVers might want to ask prospective campground owners to help them decide if a particular work camper position is the right match.

1. Hour many hours must I work for the "free" RV site?

2. Are extra work hours for pay available? How many?

3. Are those hours per person or per couple?

4. Are the hours in full day blocks, or split shifts?

5. Do my spouse and I get the same days off?

6. What hookups are provided at no extra charge?

You can find the other 20 questions on the website.

Questions RV Workcampers Should Ask

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Words of Wisdom from Workers

Pet Sitting Services In Campgrounds

~~ BJ writes in regard to babysitting and pet sitting in campgrounds: I've always thought this would be a good idea. And pet sitting, too. Give us RVers who travel with kids and/or pets a break to go off alone and explore. I travel with a dog and it's not always convenient to take her along for a whole day and leave her sitting in the truck. If someone in camp had a service to watch her and walk her while I'm gone for a day, I'd use it.

~~ My (Coleen's) comments: We have used a pet sitter in an RV park. Not only for the day, but for several days at once. We took a three-day group tour and pooch couldn't come along. It was ultra convenient to leave her in the rig and have the sitter tend to her needs while she had the comfort and familiarity of home.

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Ways RVers Make Money

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

~ Make and Sell Name Badges
~ Manicurist
~ Water Color Painter
~ Yard Worker
~ Piano Bar Pianist
~ House Sitter
~ Desktop Publisher

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Working RVer Tip

Use a Speaker Phone

~~ From Kermit: When you talk to a prospective employer, try to do it on a speaker phone so you and your spouse can both hear and respond.

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Positive RVing Attitudes

The only limits are, as always, those of vision. ~ James Broughton

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. ~ Lao Tzu

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

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