Archive | Work

my-second-big-full-timing-mistake

My Second Big Full-timing Mistake

The sun is shining, it’s 89 and muggy outside, flowers and vines are threatening to take over my hoses yet again, and the chirping of birds greets me when I wake up in the morning. It might seem kind of early to be thinking about winter, but that’s exactly what I’m doing. For those wondering […]

Continue Reading
figuring-the-pay-at-cedar-pass

Figuring the Pay at Cedar Pass

How much money do you really make working with concessionaire companies who contract with the National Parks? Well I can’t speak for all of them, but I can share my experience with Cedar Pass Lodge in the Badlands. So far I have received 6 bi-weekly paychecks during my time here. For the first 5, I […]

Continue Reading
4-tips-balancing-work-and-play-traveling

4 Tips for Balancing Work with Play While Traveling

Things have been going very well over here in the Badlands. I’m making a lot friends, visiting exciting new places on my days off, and exploring the natural beauty of the park around work. Even work is going well. I help fellow travelers not so different from myself find the best place to take sunset […]

Continue Reading
working-at-cedar-pass-lodge-badlands8

Working at Cedar Pass Lodge in the Badlands

It’s now been three weeks since I started working for Forever Resorts, the concession company that currently holds the contract for Cedar Pass Lodge (CPL). Last fall when I was working at Amazon I did a little review a few weeks into the season to give first impressions about what it was like, and now […]

Continue Reading
working-at-national-parks-for-rvers2

Working at National Parks for RVers (Part 2)

In part 1, we discussed working for concierge companies at a National Park, now it’s time to talk about working for the actual National Park Service. If you’re wanting to work for the actual government, being a member of Workampers Network or those other RV sites aren’t going to help. You’ll need to pop on […]

Continue Reading
working-at-national-parks-for-rvers

Working at National Parks for RVers

Thinking about working at a National Park this summer season? You’ve come to the right place. During the past month I’ve applied to several and been interviewed for three different locations, all of which decided to hire me. I’m no expert, but I’m going to share what I learned from the experience here for all […]

Continue Reading
hints-of-spring

Hints of Spring

I just love early spring. Down here in the land of palmettos and salt marsh we’re getting a taste of it already. The pollen started in the pine trees about a month ago and now there are little tree flowers everywhere. This picture was taken on my trip to Savannah, where these vibrant blooming shrubs […]

Continue Reading
finding-temp-contract-jobs-for-rvers

Finding Temp/Contract Jobs for RVers

Well, this hasn’t exactly been my most thrilling week as a full-time RVer. There’s been an awful lot of job searching going on, and not a whole lot else. So when it came time to write today’s blog post, I figured what better topic than finding temporary jobs for RVers, since hey, it’s been on […]

Continue Reading
final-camperforce-review

Final CamperForce Review

The dust has finally settled from Amazon’s CamperForce, with my last check having been deposited on the 4th. You know what this means, final review time. First and perhaps most importantly, the money. The Money: Total made (in 11 weeks and 2 days): $4617.81 First paycheck (2 half days for orientation): $72 Average of 2nd […]

Continue Reading
the-dream-job

The Dream Job

Back when I was working at Best Buy, I once had my supervisor come up and ask if I was okay with covering a co-worker’s shift that would put me into overtime. I said I was, and he smiled and said given the chance he’d work overtime too, because he loves extra money, and he […]

Continue Reading
figuring-the-pay-at-amazon

Figuring the Pay at Amazon

Is the money made in Amazon’s CamperForce worth the effort? I sat down to take an early peek at the financials. I won’t have the full picture for another month when my last paycheck comes in, but I have enough now to make some early calculations. I make $11.00 an hour at Amazon. At the […]

Continue Reading
cooking-overtime5

Adventures in Cooking & Amazon Update

Just another friendly RVing tip from someone’s who been there: put dividers between your pots and pans when traveling too, not just your dishes. I have Teflon coated cookware, and I nested it in the cabinet above the microwave when I started traveling. It was all metal, so it wasn’t in any danger of breaking. […]

Continue Reading

Powered by WordPress. Designed by WooThemes