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Cora Johnson
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  • Colorado Springs, CO
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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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