Hi Julie, I am having my check direct deposited...for me that is simpler. The ATM @ the Lake Hotel charges $1.50 per transaction, so I normally withdraw at least $80 when I need spending money. I charge things like gas on my credit card. Room & Board are automatically deducted from my check each week. I think I am netting about $170 per week (i.e. not much) but you need to expect low pay for this sort of situation....do it for the fun and adventure, not the money. Thanks for the nice comments about my Blogs...please keep reading them. Richard
Julie, I work at the Bridge Bay Marina General Store. It is just like working at a convenience store in your hometown, however you are in the middle of a huge National Park. Just about everyone you meet is in a good mood because they are on vacation. It is important to be friendly and outgoing, and remain positive about your decision to do seasonal work. I work 5 days on, and 2 days off....I have done tons of neat things during my days off (hiking, fishing, boating, sightseeing, wildlife viewing, chuckwagon dinner, white water rafting....on and on). I can write more if you have other specific questions. Richard
Hi there Julie, and welcome to Coolworks! Let me know if I can help you in any way as you begin your seasonal work adventure. My first season has been a blast....no regrets. Take a look at Yellowstone as a possible first stop, as it has been a great time for me. All the best.
Julie, I have not yet applied to work at Zion--I am interested in applying for the 2010 term--I thought I would also apply at Bryce but after spending a few days this past June, I have decided that I would be much too isolated at Bryce and have illiminated it from consideration. I think I would be a better fit at Zion as at least there's a town nearby and I happen to know a couple in Springdale. My sister is working at Olympic National Park in Washington and although she is rooming with very young girls (my sister is 60), she is making the best of it and is actually quite happy at the Park. My sister's residence is in Olympia so at least she can go home every 5 days or so. She is working hard but has enjoyed her first adventure in the Park. My concern is the room mate issue--not sure I can be as forgiving as my sister.
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