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Debra Tolbert
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  • Deville, LA
  • United States
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Older ladies 65 and older
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Hi...Im Debra from Louisiana. Im thinking of doing some seasonal summer work but am worried it may be too difficult. Id like to hear from ladies 65 and older who do seasonal summer work. Where are…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rita Josephson Mar 3.

Sharkeys on the Pier
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Hi. Im thinking of working at Sharkeys in Venice, Florida for the winter Has anyone worked there or is any older people thinking about working there? Need friend to meet up with there.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Debra Tolbert Aug 27, 2017.

Ladies over 60

Hi...Im looking for ladies over 60 who've worked summer seasonal jobs. Where is the best places to apply. What were your experiences?

Started Mar 4, 2017

Im 63
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Hi...Im a retired chef and havent worked in the last year. Im thinking about applying for a seasonal cook/kitchen manager job but I have to wonder if I have the energy and stamina to handle a kitchen…Continue

Tags: manager, kitchen, chef, cook, Older

Started this discussion. Last reply by Debra Tolbert Mar 18, 2017.

 

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Rita Josephson replied to Debra Tolbert's discussion Older ladies 65 and older
"Hi Debtra,  I did my first seasonal position at 63 last summer at the Grand Canyon North Rim.  I stayed in the RV campground and it was quite noisy during quiet time.  I would say 80% of the workers were in their 20’s. The North…"
Mar 3
Ann Carr left a comment for Debra Tolbert
"The only place I would not live is Mesa Verde unless you have your own RV."
Feb 5
Ann Carr left a comment for Debra Tolbert
"Debra, I enjoyed both.. both have a wonderful atmosphere and the housing was sufficient, maybe you should check out the tourist steamboats on the Mississippi - I work there too and it was fun.  Most everyplace I have been has had a two day off…"
Feb 5
Debra Tolbert replied to Debra Tolbert's discussion Older ladies 65 and older
"Do you know anything about Park Cafe and Grocery? I was thinking of applying there."
Feb 5
Debra Tolbert replied to Debra Tolbert's discussion Older ladies 65 and older
"Thank you so much Ann. What area do you work in? Whats it like to work at Glacier National Park and the Tetons?"
Feb 5
Ann Carr replied to Debra Tolbert's discussion Older ladies 65 and older
"You will do fine - the only thing will be housing.  Glacier National Park has a separate housing unit called Menopaus Lodge, or Blackfoot Lodge and this is for anyone female over the age of 45.  In the Tetons they also have co-ed housing…"
Feb 5
Debra Tolbert posted a discussion

Older ladies 65 and older

Hi...Im Debra from Louisiana. Im thinking of doing some seasonal summer work but am worried it may be too difficult. Id like to hear from ladies 65 and older who do seasonal summer work. Where are the best places to apply? Im a retired cook but I think Ill apply for retail work. Any help appreciated.
Feb 1
Debra Tolbert replied to Jason's discussion 6 Days a Week
"At 64 Im not interested in working 6 days. Youd have no time to enjoy the scenery so I scroll by."
Feb 1

Profile Information

Hometown:
Deville
About Me:
I am a retired chef and artist
Last Seasonal Job:
Never worked seasonal but Im thinking about it.
Favorite Seasonal Job:
N/A
Where have you lived and worked?
Pineville and Alexandria, Louisiana
Dream Job:
Working in kitchen at small operation.

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At 2:33pm on February 5, 2018, Ann Carr said…

The only place I would not live is Mesa Verde unless you have your own RV.

At 2:32pm on February 5, 2018, Ann Carr said…

Debra, I enjoyed both.. both have a wonderful atmosphere and the housing was sufficient, maybe you should check out the tourist steamboats on the Mississippi - I work there too and it was fun.  Most everyplace I have been has had a two day off schedule unless they were really short handed.  I would think you wouldn't have to work but five days a week and be sure to take your toys with you, i.e., kayak! there is always water nearby.

Lake McDonald was absolutely beautiful as was the other lakes.  Lake McDonald also seems to be the place for some of the older crowd in Glacier.  Housing is different there too.

In the Tetons, I was employed year round so had an apartment across from the older folks dorm, but they did seem to have lots to do together or just going on the adventures that was offered by the lodge.  You will have to try it and if you don't like it - well, you can always leave early.

I also worked in Ketchikan, AK as a tour driver guide and that is where I made the most money, but it was 10 hour days driving allot of the time now where as the island only has 32 miles of paved road.  On the other hand, I did rent a room from a local rather than live in the company housing and did okay.

You just have to step away from your comfort zone and think about where you want to go and what jobs are available you want to do.. Our employee chiefs/cooks we had were awesome (most of the time).....

Go, live large and if you have an RV that you can live in, you will be so much better.. lol.

 
 
 

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