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Being a Good Work Camper:
Eight Things to Avoid Doing

A good work camper does some things and avoids doing others. Here we have a campground owner who tells it like it is. She lists very specific things that workers should not do while work camping.

Eight Things Work Campers Do that Cause Problems…
(and that you should avoid doing if you want to be thought of as a good work camper).

I am a campground owner that has hired work campers. I see a need to be very specific in your requirements as an employer and as an employee in order to make this work. We have had gems as workers and extremely poor ones, as well.

Some things that caused problems are the following:

1. Work camper's non loyalty to their employer, complaining to customers, gossiping about other camper customers, and not acting in a professional manner. This is a "fire you right now" situation.

2. Work camper not following the work requirement guideline, and instead trying to take over or taking on duties that they were not asked to do.

3. Work camper disappearing when physical work is required.

4. Work camper partying with customers.

5. Work camper not giving reasonable notice when they want to take days off.

6. Work campers not informing manager when they break equipment.

7. Work camper taking things without paying for them, without approval. We give perks like ice and wood to our work campers, but some assume everything is free for their taking.

8. Work camper not willing to make a contract commitment and showing no responsibility or regard for the business. It is a two way street where mutual respect and regard is required on both sides.

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