Job Ended Before It Started
(a work camper writes...)
We arrived as agreed for our summer position. After we had been here four days, the owner met with us. His office manager had been training us. He said he was separating from his wife and moving into the park; he could not afford to pay us. He would give us our first month pay, which is $200.00 short of our travel cost. We can stay about another week, but today, he gave my husband the money in cash. I want to talk to him and let him know our travel costs are not covered and ask why he could not have made this decision, before I drove three days to get here. Any suggestions?
Coleen, the RVing editor comments:
I so, so, hope that you followed my advice and did not travel to that location solely because of a job. I trust you went to that area because you want to be there.
So, on the bright side.... You are in an area where you want to spend time. You've worked four days and been paid for a month. You have a place to stay -- at no cost to you -- for another week while you scout the area for another position.
It is typically much easier to find work after you are already on location, or at least in the general area. Campgrounds and other businesses are hiring now for the season.
Take a few hours time to study the articles on Work-for-RVers-and-Campers.com to get some ideas for finding jobs locally. Put those tips into action and you will come out of this ahead of the game. I wish you all the best!
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