RVers Workers On Wheels Newsletter #548 ~ December 30, 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

Bob and I had a wonderful, peaceful Christmas. We spent the day relaxing and grazing on homemade Christmas goodies, a meat and cheese plate, and other snacks, most all of which were gifts from family and friends. In the afternoon, we continued our domino tournament. It snowed most of the day and evening, giving us over a foot of fresh powder. It was a beautiful Christmas in more ways than one.

I received several emails this week complimenting us on our positive approach to life, work, and writing. Ironically, this is the week I added a new page to the website about negative workamping jobs.

As you go through 2009, may you find the RV jobs of your dreams.

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.

~ Apartment, Utilities, and Salary for Part-time Cabin Manager Couple
~ FL Recreational Park Has Workkamp Position with FHU
~ Ketchikan-Misty Fiords Ranger District
~ Wage and FHU Site for Mechanical Handyman
~ Long Term RV Park Manager

The freshest ads are on the December Job Listings 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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Working RVer Tip

Sell Yourself

Prepare your 60-second commercial. Be ready to let employers know what qualifies you for the job. Focus on your skills and experiences.

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New Pages On Work-For-RVers-And-Campers.com

Bad Workamping Jobs: 10 Warning Signs From Negative Workamper Experiences

Bad workamping jobs exist. Some campground jobs are overall negative experiences. While it would be nice to be able to tell you all campground jobs are great and all campground owners are wonderful to work for, that simply isn’t the case.

RVers tell me about their bad workamping experiences. I correspond with thousands of RVers and I’ve heard some real horror stories about bad workamping jobs. The reports of bad work camping jobs often share similarities.

Consider these warning signs:

1. The campground advertises for workampers in national workamping magazines, issue after issue after issue.

2. The campground does not check proof of citizenship, identification, or other work eligibility as regulations require.

3. The campground does not require workampers to fill out a W4 form for withholdings.

4. The campground requires a written contract.

5. The campground requires a written job application.

Read the rest of this article on the website.

~ Bad Workamping Jobs: 10 Warning Signs

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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.

~ Costume Design
~ Corps of Engineers Gate Attendant
~ Bedding Plant Lot Manager
~ Interior Decorator
~ Kettlecorn Vendor
~ Sell Scrapbook Supplies
~ Kayak Instructor

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Your Working While RVing Questions Answered

Therapeutic Massage and RVing

~~ Laurie asks: Does your back ache from all that traveling?

I want to be able to travel and go see my family who are spread all over the U.S. and be able to do my job which is Therapeutic Massage (Florida Licensed and Nationally Certified with over 24 years of experience).

Do you think I would get enough work in RV camps and parks to be able to afford to stay on the road maybe full time?

~~ I answered in part: To answer your first question: Seats in both motorhomes and the trucks used to pull travel trailers and fifth-wheels are likely better designed for back support than your typical household chair. So, no, RV traveling doesn't equate to sore backs.

You use the term "RV camp," which sounds to me like a place young families with young children go for a week or two during their summer vacation. RVers at these campgrounds are likely to be fishing, swimming, and actively busy outdoors. While a parent certainly might enjoy a massage, I doubt there would be either the time or the money for it.

On the other hand, if your focus is on destination RV resorts, I think you'd find a very open clientele.

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

~ Therapeutic Massage and RVing

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Words of Wisdom from Workers

Upbeat and Positive

~~ Joe writes: Just thought I would tell you that I really like your news letter. But not because of the information on working, but because you always sound upbeat and positive and sound like you're having fun.

~~ My reply: Thanks, Joe. We are having fun! In fact, our decision back in 1991 to go full-time RVing was made so that we could take time to better enjoy our life together. We make it a point to see and appreciate the little things in life each day.

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Working RVer Tip

Know Before You Go Research the job and the employer before you apply for the job or go for the interview. This may be as simple as looking at their website. For campgrounds, it may mean having camped there and getting first-hand experience of the park.

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Positive RVing Attitudes

Millions long for immortality who don't know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon. ~ Susan Ertz

The ability to find joy in life really is a tremendous strength. ~ Claire Cloninger

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

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