RVers Workers On Wheels Newsletter #553 ~ February 1, 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

Each week as I write this newsletter my head swirls with information -- and conflict. Do I tell you about working to cut your RVing expenses or ways you can earn a six-figure income?

When people think of working while RVing and camping, they usually think of positions at an RV park, campground, or similar facility. Look at the Help Wanted ads in our monthly Job Listings pages. Most of the openings are for camp hosts, campground maintenance workers, and staff for campground stores, restaurants, activity programs, and offices. Or, if they are at ranches, motels, marinas, or other facilities, the kind of work is often about the same.

These positions are wonderful. They put campers in the environment they want to be in -- smack dab in the middle of a bunch of other campers and RVers. They typically provide a free RV site, something most RVers value. And, many pay hourly wages for at least some of the worker's time.

However, they have drawbacks. One is that when you commit to staying in a campground for an entire season, you are giving up your freedom to travel on whim. The other is that working in exchange for a site and facility privileges doesn't give you an income. While we appreciate campground owners that pay for all hours worked, none that I know can afford to pay their workcamping employees $100,000 or more a year.

There are other options. I know them. Bob and I live them. They give us the mobility, flexibility, and freedom that we started RVing to get. They allow us to stay in fancy resorts and rustic, remote campgrounds -- but they don't require that we do so. These work options allow us to stay put if we want, or to move every day. And, the money isn't limited to what a campground owner can afford to pay.

You could do what we are doing. I'd be thrilled to help you. Let me know if you are interested.

And, if what you are looking for are workcamper campground jobs, there's info below about them.

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.

~ Pay and FHU RV Site For Full-time, Year Round Campground Staff In LA
~ NC Workamper Position, Varied Duties, Pay For Extra Hours
~ Full Hookup in Exchange for Light Ranch Help Near Conroe, Texas
~ Summer 2009 Volunteer (Workamper) Job With Outdoor Recreation Activities
~ East Orlando Florida RV Park, Immediate Opening for Camp Host

Ads from last week are on the January Job Listings page.

~ January Job Listings

Ads that come in later today, and throughout February, will go on the February Job Listings page.

~ February 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

Participate In Campground Activities

Take part in the workplace social life. Attend the work camper pot-luck. Lend a hand at the ice-cream social, even if you aren't on official duty. Go to camper talent night and sing along with the group. These activities make you visible. They help you bond with other workers, the customers, and the management.

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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.

~ Campground shuttle van driver
~ National Park visitor services worker
~ Campground entertainer
~ RV pool cleaning and maintenance
~ Camp store clerk
~ Campground maintenance
~ Destination RV resort activities aide

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Your Working While RVing Questions Answered

Match Maker Column?

~~ An RVer asks: I was wondering why none of the RV info readings anywhere have a personals column, such as if you are looking for someone who might be looking for a traveling companion to share expenses or an RV cupid section?

~~ I answered in part that playing cupid wasn't part of our business plan. However, if there was a need, and an interest, it might be a good business for someone.

Another of our readers, Donna, joined in adding, "I've thought about creating a place to connect travelers together.... With so many RVers online these day, maybe an online RV together site would be fun. There are so many travelers that want good company with RVing in common. I might still do this -- depends on the feedback on the idea...."

~~ So, go to the website, read the full discussion, and voice your opinion. Let Donna know what you think of her business idea.

~ RV Match Maker

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Working RVer Tip

Post Your Situation (Work) Wanted Ad

Owners of campgrounds, RV parks, and properties look to our website to find workers. Let them know you are available. In your ad, be sure to tell them what you can do for them. There's no charge to you for this service.

Post Work Wanted

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Campground Jobs Articles

There's a whole section of articles on the website specifically about working at parks and campgrounds.

Campground Job Articles

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Positive RVing Attitudes

There is no danger of developing eyestrain from looking at the bright side of things. ~ Unknown

We have too many high sounding words, and too few actions that correspond with them. ~ Abigail Adams

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

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