RVers Workers On Wheels Newsletter #550 ~ January 11, 2009

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Email the Editor/Publisher ~ Coleen Sykora

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Update From Your Work For RVers and Campers Newsletter Editor

As the new year starts, you're probably seeing all sorts of articles on goal setting. More than a few of them undoubtedly tell you that you need to dream big. It's that thing about being able to achieve what the mind can perceive. One of the quotes I chose for today's newsletter echoes that sentiment.

A lot of people get hung up at the dreaming stage, however, and never get beyond it. Why? Because envisioning the dream is only half the equation. The other half is taking the action steps needed to turn the dream into reality.

Get going! You don't need to know your final destination. You don't need to know the exact route you'll take. But, you do need to start.

I have an excellent article scheduled for the next issue regarding what it is about workampers that irks management. It's written by a work camper whose job requires he hire and fire other working campers.

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.

~ Help Wanted: Trout Haven Fishing Resort & Campground – Several Positions
~ Night Manager to Live In a Cabin In a Resort In SW Missouri
~ Full Time or Seasonal Couple to Work in the Beautiful Ozarks!
~ ID Resort Needs Full-time Workampers, FHU RV Site, Pay On Extra Hrs.
~ Beautiful Lake Erie. Port Clinton, Ohio - Workcampers Needed

The freshest ads are on the January Job Listings page.

~ January 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

Follow Application Instructions

When applying for a job, follow the instructions in the ad and on the application. It shows you can – and are willing to – follow directions. Additionally, there's likely a specific reason for them. For example, if it tells you to make contact by email, it could be that the employer wants to see your written communication skills.

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

Employer Profiles

Longer than a classified, Employer Profiles give you more detailed information. They are a way for employers to tell you more about their business, as well as more about the positions. Trout Haven and Fireside Inn Cabins do a particularly good job of describing the role the positions play in their businesses, along with the responsibilities and benefits of each one.

Read the full profiles on the website.

~ Trout Haven - Deadwood, S.D.

~ Fireside Inn Cabins - Pagosa Springs, CO.

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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.

~ Sewing repairs and alterations
~ Working for Camping World
~ Writing e-books
~ Cleaning fish
~ Selling campground memberships
~ Weaver at old time villages
~ Teaching computer classes

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Your Working While RVing Questions Answered

Working Under the Table

~~ An anonymous RVer asks: Do RV parks pay cash? I would like to know if some RV parks/campgrounds will pay some cash money, so I don't mess up my SSI. Do you know? Some of the fellow RVers say they do, but I can't find them.

~~ I answered in part: At first I thought you were asking if you could get an hourly wage working at an RV park or campground.

However... it seems what you are really asking is if there are RV park/campground owners who will pay you unreported income "under the table" so you can continue to collect Supplemental Security Income (SSI) while you are employed. That, I don't know.

~~ Read the longer version of my answer on the website -- along with a comment from one of our readers that made me chuckle.

Just how prevalent is the practice? I've had three people ask about it in the past week or so. Two of them hadn't recently been to the website so they weren't copycat questions. Post your comments.

~ Working Under the Table for Cash

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Words of Wisdom from Workers

Fifth Wheel As a Traveling Apartment

~~ Paula R. writes: We are part-timers, living in our RV part of the year while my husband works.

My husband travels for his work as a contract software engineer. He takes assignments that last from 3 months to a year at a time. Usually, the job pays expenses so he can fly in and out each week. But occasionally, like with this recession, we must accompany him.

We have a very nice Montana fifth wheel with bunkhouse for our two boys. We also home-school, so we are pretty portable and flexible.

I love living in the RV! It is easy to clean, has all the conveniences, and simplifies life for the time we are on location.

Even when my husband can fly in and out and we are at out "sticks and bricks," he uses the RV as his "traveling apartment." Because it is business use, it is also a tax write off.

We think the RV lifestyle is great and look forward to a day when we can be on the road full-time.

~~ My response: It's easy to think of working RVers as full-time RVers. But, that is not always the case.

Readers, please post other instances/examples of how you use your RV while working, but still maintain a traditional home.

~ RV Traveling Apartment

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Positive RVing Attitudes

To accomplish great things we must not only act -- but dream. ~ Unknown

To accomplish great things we must not only dream -- but act. ~ Coleen Sykora

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