Work For RVers and Campers News and Updates #542 ~ November 16, 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

Things go in spurts and so it is with workamper openings. We have two already this month that welcome RVers with horses.

Retail stores and service businesses are hiring for the almost-here holiday season, even if the economy isn't as rosy as in years past. This morning, I visited with an RVer whose wife is scheduled to start at Safeway this week. The local diner just added an extra hostess and is gearing up for a busy "black Friday" following Thanksgiving day. A local department store had flyers at the check-out lanes advertising for cashiers and department staff. Costco's website indicates that they are hiring. And, on it goes.

We helped a friend work a craft show holiday bazaar this weekend. It was busy. Sales were good. People were buying practical items, along with brisk gift sales.

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 most recently listed job openings.

~ Ranch Caretaking Position In NM, Horses and Pets Welcome
~ Workamper Job With Pay Available: Summer in Maine - "The Way Life Should Be"
~ Temporary, Seasonal, Full and Part-time Positions At UPS
~ Tecopa Hot Springs Work Camping Position With Immediate Opening
~ Horse Campground Operator, Bring Your RV and Your Horse

The freshest ads are on the November Job Listings page.

~~ November Job Listings

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

~~ Job Listing Index

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Working RVer Tip

One Job Exchange and One Work For Pay

If you travel with a partner, you may find your best financial deal is for you to split up when it comes to working. One of you could work at the campground where you are living, in exchange for your RV site, utilities, and use of facilities. The other could work away from the campground. Together, you would then have double benefits – fewer living expenses and a paycheck.

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Your Working While RVing Questions Answered

Help Us Find Jobs

~~ Cheryl asks: I know I can subscribe to workampers magazine, etc., or go on line and subscribe to those organizations. We have paid for all those things and no jobs. I wanted to find a winter job for us, in the warmer states. How can we find jobs? Can you help?

~~ I answered in part: Well, first off, you know what does not work for you. It's important that you recognize what doesn't work so you don't put more time or money into that route.

There are lots of free services you can use to help you find jobs. And, yes, we are one that can help.

Above all, the advice I've been giving Workers On Wheels readers for years still stands: You'll most likely have the best job success if you are in the area you want to be in and you apply for work in person.

~~ Read the longer version of my answer on the website.

~ Finding Paying Jobs

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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.

~ Campground construction
~ Make and sell travel videos
~ Show performers
~ Census worker
~ Manufacturers sales rep
~ Face painter at parties and festivals
~ Horse groom

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Your Working While RVing Questions Answered

Searching For Jobs By Location

~~ An RVer asks: Is there a way to search for work in a location where we plan to stay for a couple of months?

~~ I answered in part: Use the search boxes that you find on this website. Enter the name of the state or general area where you want to work. The search results should come back showing the various job listings pages that include Help Wanted ads with openings in that state or area.

Aside from our site, here are some ideas:

You might also look at major companies that are located where you plan to stay. For example, if you check the UPS website, you can search for jobs with UPS by state or by entering a zip code.

~~ Read the longer version of my answer on the website.

~ Search for Jobs by Location

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Working RVer Tip

Spin Your Old Job Into a New One

Think outside the box on how to turn your pre-fulltime RVing job or profession into something you can do on the road. Put your education and years of experience to work for you.

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Positive RVing Attitudes

Relax, reflect, refresh, and recharge each day. ~ Unknown

Remember every job is a self-portrait of the person who did it. Autograph your work with excellence. ~ Unknown

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35555 Spur Hwy #281
Soldotna, AK 99669

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