Work For RVers and Campers News and Updates #538 ~ October 19, 2008

I goofed when I sent out the newsletter earlier today. The reader's comment section was left out and some links didn't work. I apologize for my errors and the confusion, and hope this one is better.

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Email the Editor/Publisher ~ Coleen Sykora

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Update From Your Work For RVers and Campers Newsletter Editor

What are you doing about it?

Not surprisingly, a recent discussion with friends turned to the economy, from rising prices to plunging pensions. While everyone could commiserate, some were more down and out than others were. And, it wasn't so much a matter of who was barely getting by and who was well off. Those who were taking action to keep control of their finances felt a lot better than those who sat back and blamed society or the government. And so, the question came up: What are you doing about it?

You know, it really doesn't matter if you are discussing finances or some other aspect of your life. If things aren't going as you'd like them to be, take charge and make changes. Positive action yields both positive attitudes and positive outcomes.

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


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Current Job Openings for RVers

Here's a sampling of the jobs listed this month.

~ 2009 Seasonal Marina/Campground, Algoma, WI., Lake Michigan
~ Manager Couple For Salt Lake City, Utah, RV Resort
~ Multiple Campsite Host Positions Available With GA St Parks
~ Workamp Position In Missouri, Summer Or Year Round
~ Immediate Opening: Front Desk / Camp Store

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

~~ October Job Listings

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

~~ Job Listing Index

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Property Caretaking Jobs -- More Than a Rent Free Place To Live

Today you enjoy living rent-free at a beach resort or a mountain retreat. Tomorrow, you live rent-free in a city apartment or on a country estate. A few months from now, home could be a rustic Alaskan fishing lodge. Or, a tropical organic farm community.

Your job as a caretaker is providing the property owner with security. You receive free rent in the process. If the job includes extra duties, you receive extra benefits or wages.

Read the rest of this article on our website.

~~ Property Caretaking Jobs

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Comments From Our RVing Readers

Work At Opportunities That Are In Your Path

~~ David writes in regards to a work camping opportunity as an Interpretive Park Ranger for Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska: This sounds very attractive, but with fuel costs being so unpredictable and high, it would be almost economic suicide to take advantage of your offer. I estimate our fuel costs there and back would likely be within the minimum / maximum range of $1500.00 to $2800.00.

~~ My reply: Like so many other positions, it isn't meant that you'd travel thousands of miles for the sole purpose of a work camping opportunity. Doing that is almost never practical, and it never was, even when gas was much cheaper than it is now. Rather, the financial benefit is in taking advantage of opportunities that are in your path. Positions like this can really help to cut your expenses. This is especially important when you would be traveling those long distances anyway. Or, when you are already in the area.

~~ AK Wildlife Refuge Workcamping

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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.

~ Sell advertising for RV publications
~ Public Relations Specialist
~ Hand Out Food Samples at Grocery Stores
~ Commercial Real Estate Bird Dogs
~ Pyrotechnic
~ Campground Reservation Clerk
~ Swimming Lesson Instructor

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Working RVer Tip

Keep a Tax Diary

Keep a log of your work related activities. This is important whether you are an employee, a volunteer, or an independent business owner. Write down the hours you work each day. Include a brief description of what you did. Be sure to put the date on each entry.

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Positive RVing Attitudes

Propel yourself forward, by learning what you need to learn, to do what you want to do. ~ Brian Tracy

Silence is golden when you can't think of a good answer. ~ Muhammad Ali

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35555 Spur Hwy #281
Soldotna, AK 99669

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