RVers Workers On Wheels Newsletter #551 ~ January 17, 2009

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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

In a conversation last night, several pointed out that what I do is not selling Watkins salves and spices. Nor is it being a flea marketer, property caretaker, writer, artist, or website editor. They said that what I really do is this: I help others improve their lives. How great of a "job" is that! WOW! And, thank you.

Bookmark our blog page. It's a quick and easy way to see what's new on the site. We announce most all of the new jobs there.

THE Blog for Working RVers

Wherever you are in your 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 most recently listed job openings.

~ Need Workamper To Do Basic Home Repairs and Maintenance In TN
~ Outdoors Job For Workamper At Pinehurst Resort and RV Park, Idaho
~ 2009 Summer Season Workamper Campground Position In MI
~ Help Wanted: Trout Haven Fishing Resort & Campground – Several Positions
~ Year Round Job - Salary and Apt. with Paid Utilities Furnished

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

Keep In Touch

Keep in touch with your past employers on a regular basis. If they're thinking of you, they'll be more likely to recommend you or rehire you.

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

Work Camper Cons: Top Ten List Of Things That Irk Campground Management

What things you can do -- or avoid doing -- to be a more valuable workamper. Want to be considered a top notch, highly sought after employee? Read on and take heart.

From the campground and RV park management's standpoint, what makes some workampers more desirable than others? This top-ten list is straight from the employer's perspective. It goes to show that little things are often very important things.

The top 10 work camper cons:

1. Have ideas to make the park more profitable, and taking it personally when they are not immediately acted upon.

2. Excessive personal use of golf carts, utility carts, etc.

3. Excessive chatting with the paying customers.

Read the rest of this article on the website.

~ Work Camper Cons

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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.

~ Demonstrate and sell cleaning supplies at fairs and shows
~ Gas line inspector
~ Teach American Sign Language classes
~ Generator and small engine repair
~ Make custom fly rods
~ Grant writer
~ Ski resort trail groomer

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Your Working While RVing Questions Answered

Survey Takers

~~ Barrie asks: Are these for real? By paying them money, can you really make money or does it just make them money by paying them a subscription to their list?

~~ I answered in part: I think you've hit it on the head with your latter suggestion -- they make money when you pay a fee to sign up to work for them.

There are legitimate jobs doing surveys. However, if a company is hiring you to be a survey taker, they should be paying you. I don't know of any employer who charges a fee to an employee for filling a job position.

Now, just to clarify, if you are starting your own business, then you would have start-up fees.

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

~ Survey Takers

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Words of Wisdom from Workers

Lets Here All Sides

~~ Donald writes: It sounds like a great idea to view all sides of workamping. I know for a fact that not all RVers are good and honest, as well that not all owners are honest and forth coming, either.

I am on both sides of the fence. I am caretaker for a 400 county owned park in western Fingerlakes of NY and I go camping whenever I can.

~~ My response: One way we can all improve is to learn what it is about what we are doing, or not doing, that makes us desirable. Doesn't matter if we are the one being hired or the one doing the hiring. With this in mind, I've added two new comment pages to the website.

~ What Makes a Great Working RVer?

~ What Makes A Great Employer, Manager, or Volunteer Coordinator?

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Working RVer Tip

Go Above and Beyond With Every Job You Do

Make your employer and his customers feel that you gave them more in services and/or products than what they paid you for. Make them so happy that they can't help but tell their family and friends -- and other business owners -- how great an employee you are.

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Positive RVing Attitudes

Whoever cares to learn will always find a teacher. ~ Unknown

What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything? ~ Vincent van Gogh

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

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