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Has anyone worked for ACT in Ketchikan, AK?
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My girlfriend and I are heading to Ketchikan, AK end of March. We will be working for ACT (Alaska Coach and Tours). This company seems to have the best seasonal perks compared to others. The season…Continue

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Brendan replied to John Furagganan's discussion Has anyone worked for ACT in Ketchikan, AK?
"Hi John, I was wondering how your season with ACT went?"
Nov 6, 2012
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Mules Have the right of way

It was the 26th of July 2010 when I flew back down to the lower 48 (or Contiguous United States) after a very unsuccessful short stint in Alaska. I lost my seasonal job in AK early June. My experience there was very sad and often times, indescribably incomprehensible. Sad events in our lives will never be purged out of our memories, whether it is a loss of a loved one orsimply becoming a victim of an emotional abandonment to satisfy one's convenience. No matter how hard we try, it remains…See More
Nov 9, 2010
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John Furagganan replied to Pete's discussion Contract Kills Job Opportunity
"It might be difficult to transition to another national park at the end of your seaon, as some parks have overlapping seasons. However, if you just want to get a winter seasonal job, ski resorts would be your best bet as they don't open until…"
Mar 30, 2010
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Mar 11, 2010
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"Have a great time in northern AK! I will be in southeast AK end of this month. Perhaps someday, I will experience living and working in the extreme AK."
Mar 11, 2010
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"Thanks for the invite and I will add you as a "friend". I am heading to southeast AK end of this month. This is my first time. I will be there until the end of September and perhaps, after the season, work at a ski resort as I love to ski…"
Mar 11, 2010
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"i worked there last summer and i LOVED IT!!!!! i worked at Mt. McKinley and it's amazing. i would love to go back. i can't this summer but i'm loooking forward to another summer there."
Mar 11, 2010
John Furagganan left a comment for Elizabeth
"I meant, I wouldn't have know you then"
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"I would know you the.. I worked there August of last year. I was working at JLL and Colter Bay as Night Security. This year I am heading to AK. Where are you heading?"
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"end of april."
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John Furagganan replied to Tim Calabrese's discussion Drugs and Major alcohol use at your resort
"I am glad that there are still a few seasonal workers, who just like me, feel that the drug and alcohol problems concerning concession employees are getting out of hand. It is always sad to point out that our national parks have already become a…"
Feb 19, 2010
John Furagganan replied to Keith Larson's discussion Changes in Concessionaires
"You are clearly wrong. Yeah we all have turned down lucrative offers where we would leisurely enjoy our retirement days not having to worry about future bills, in exchange, we opted to work for a national park concessionaire making just above…"
Feb 18, 2010
John Furagganan replied to Keith Larson's discussion Changes in Concessionaires
"Working for a different concessionaire does not really make a whole lot of difference. For one, the pay range is almost the same and as far as benefits, it is also the same: nonexistent. Unless of course, you work year-round, then the transition…"
Feb 18, 2010

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Mules Have the right of way

Posted on November 9, 2010 at 6:08pm 0 Comments

It was the 26th of July 2010 when I flew back down to the lower 48 (or

Contiguous United States) after a very unsuccessful short stint in Alaska. I

lost my seasonal job in AK early June. My experience there was very sad and

often times, indescribably incomprehensible. Sad events in our lives will never

be purged out of our memories, whether it is a loss of a loved one or

simply becoming a victim of an emotional abandonment to satisfy one's…
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At 12:40am on March 11, 2010, Christina said…
i worked there last summer and i LOVED IT!!!!! i worked at Mt. McKinley and it's amazing. i would love to go back. i can't this summer but i'm loooking forward to another summer there.
At 6:39pm on February 24, 2010, Eric said…
end of april.
At 3:21pm on February 17, 2010, Nicole Gardner said…
The only positions at Copper RIver Princess is Dishwasher or Laundry. We are a small property. There are many positions available in Denali.
At 1:15pm on January 27, 2010, Elizabeth said…
Hi John - I worked in Colter Bay in 2000. I roomed with Colleen Sheehan. I worked at the cafe, and the chuckwagon. I came back home, went to college, went to grad school, and now work as a legislative research analyst for a firm in DC. What did you do at Colter Bay? When were you there?Delete Comment
At 11:20pm on January 18, 2010, Kathryn said…
I haven't thought about it...I will have to check it out. =)
 
 
 

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