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Cora Johnson
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Feb 12, 2013
Michelle Ann Kuckuk replied to Cora Johnson's discussion Hey Everyone! I'm full of questions. :/ in the group Yellowstone Employees
"make sure when you apply to check the box that says your willing to take entry level jobs such as kitchen crew and housekeeper. I was pantry lead at lake hotel this summer which was a good time. If you get hired on as kitchen crew you can be placed…"
Dec 1, 2011
Mark M. left a comment for Cora Johnson
"Your Welcome, Good luck! Besides a server... those positions may be filled with returning employees, depending how well the money was and if they were treated right. Still I think there would be some openings however. You may even try for a…"
Jun 29, 2011
Cora Johnson left a comment for Mark M.
"Hey thanks for all the info! You've been a great help!"
Jun 29, 2011
Mark M. left a comment for Cora Johnson
"Hi Cora. I have never worked for Xanterra in Yellowstone but have worked in the Grand Tetons just South of there for Grand Teton Lodge Co.. If you all do apply in Yellowstone, Generally the more open your dates are as in when you can start and end…"
Jun 28, 2011
Cora Johnson replied to Cora Johnson's discussion Hey Everyone! I'm full of questions. :/ in the group Yellowstone Employees
"June, I didn't mean F&B as being frowned upon, but my lack of work experience. :b but now I know my chances of that for Xanterra are higher! Thanks for the advice and info! :)"
Jun 28, 2011
j buechting replied to Cora Johnson's discussion Hey Everyone! I'm full of questions. :/ in the group Yellowstone Employees
"Speaking from the Xanterra point of view......you can request housing with your boyfriend.  there are also a few 3 room, rooms, if you wanted to have your friend in there as well.  Otherwise, just all request the same location. F&B is…"
Jun 28, 2011
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Cora Johnson added a discussion to the group Yellowstone Employees
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Hey Everyone! I'm full of questions. :/

I'm hoping to work during the 2012 summer season, but there are so many thing's I'd like to know! 1. Do engaged couples get any kind of married-like housing?2. On average, how much is deducted from your check for housing, food etc? 3. I only have a bit of job experience, about 6 months total, mostly food & beverage work. is this frowned upon when they're looking at applications?4. Me, my fiance, and our best friend are planning on going together next summer. When I put this in the…See More
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Hometown:
Colorado Springs
Where have you lived and worked?
Colorado Springs, CO and Emporia, KS!
I've just worked for a few retail and food companies, nothing too great.
About Me:
Just a college student trying to get into the wild.
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At 6:04am on June 29, 2011, Mark M. said…

Your Welcome, Good luck!

Besides a server... those positions may be filled with returning employees, depending how well the money was and if they were treated right. Still I think there would be some openings however. You may even try for a bussers/server assistant job. They generally will make tips as well, though likely not as much. However, as staffing might change they may at some point turn you into a server. If not then if you go back the following year you could probably get on as a server.

Another thing as far as it looking good on the resume, if you want to return or possible work at another seasonal place. Make sure you are able to honor your start and finish dates. If they offer you one thing and you can not work until that time talk to them before signing and see if they won't adjust the begin/ending date. Usually towards the end of the season is where they need help most. As quite a few will not stay the last couple weeks and use going back to school as an excuse so they leave earlier than expected. 

At 10:18pm on June 28, 2011, Mark M. said…

Hi Cora.

I have never worked for Xanterra in Yellowstone but have worked in the Grand Tetons just South of there for Grand Teton Lodge Co.. If you all do apply in Yellowstone, Generally the more open your dates are as in when you can start and end are taken into consideration if you could work the whole season while they are open start to finnish is prefired. If you must cut short a few weeks/month when they are still open will lesson your chances of getting on... not that it is still impossible. They will still need people when they are open and would like to find someone with no further commitments to remain until they close for the season.

Also F&B would be great. You could possibly make more per hour as a server than many of the normal near minimum wage jobs. ie: house keeping, dish washing, store clerk, cashier, etc. I would not be sure about just anywhere/eatery so you will need to look up the restaurants offered that you may want to work at and see what type of service it is. Stay away from cafeteria/deli type unless you don't mind working for the near minimum with perhaps an occasional small amount of tips.

I don't know what they charge for housing but they will let you know. Yes do request that you , husband and friend would like to work in the same village area. As for the room let them know who all is able to live there with you. It could be just both of you and then your friend could be placed in another dorm or whatever. Hope that helps a little.

Sorry, I would have responded directly but I am not a member of the Yellowstone group. All employment opportunities are a little different but I think this is the general rule of thumb for most of them.

 
 
 

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