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Melissa Dawn Hughes
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  • New Orleans, LA
  • United States
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Seasonal Virgin
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So this will be my first seasonal position!  I applied late and arrive late, so my choices were rather slim, but I've been offered custodial at Mount Rushmore.  (I defend my thesis in May and could…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Melissa Dawn Hughes Apr 12, 2011.

 

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RV Living

This is a group for seasonal workers who have lived in RV's, are currently living in an RV or want to live in an RV while at seasonal jobs.
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Seasonal Addicts

For those who love to travel and live the lifestyle.  New seasonal workers and Veteran travelers alike share the passion of wild work in cool places.See More
Apr 24, 2011
Melissa Dawn Hughes replied to Michelle Ann Kuckuk's discussion Packing list- The discussion last week inspired me
"i live in my van with everything i own...bringing it to Rushmore so packing is done, but this list is more stuff than i own!"
Apr 24, 2011
Melissa Dawn Hughes replied to Melissa Dawn Hughes's discussion Seasonal Virgin
"june 15 is my start date, but may be there earlier... as soon as my graduate committee turns me lose!  i am so afraid that once they do, i'll never return to university, but will just wander from seasonal to seasonal!"
Apr 12, 2011
janice ball replied to Melissa Dawn Hughes's discussion Seasonal Virgin
"yeah since you don't get there till June right? I'll give ya the scoop how it is there...once I get settled. Goning in with a positive attitude...Life's to short"
Apr 12, 2011
Melissa Dawn Hughes and janice ball are now friends
Apr 12, 2011
Melissa Dawn Hughes replied to Melissa Dawn Hughes's discussion Seasonal Virgin
"hi Janice!  Great to meet you and look forward to meeting you in person!  You'll have to give me a heads up once you get settled in!   i am so glad you chimed in :)  "
Apr 12, 2011
janice ball replied to Melissa Dawn Hughes's discussion Seasonal Virgin
"Hi, will be going to Mt Rushmore myself , to be there by April 20th..Only seen you and Cup cake going there.. Nice to know we're not alone, was starting wonder about working there.. But excited, plan on seeing and doing alot at least try. So…"
Apr 12, 2011
bonsi mcgraw replied to Melissa Dawn Hughes's discussion Seasonal Virgin
"Thank You Barb for the valuable information on Mount Rushmore"
Apr 12, 2011
Melissa Dawn Hughes replied to Melissa Dawn Hughes's discussion Seasonal Virgin
"Thanks!  Lots of good info there and different/more work than they led to me to believe - i thought it was just the memorial building...that perhaps we (custodials) were assigned specific areas.  this will definitely be a new experience…"
Apr 12, 2011
Barb replied to Melissa Dawn Hughes's discussion Seasonal Virgin
"Ah, custodial at MR.  Be sure to hook up with Steve and Stephanie.  He came out there last summer as custodian, applied for full, year round and got it.  If you like hiking, rock climbing, rock jumping, or ANYTHING outdoorsy,…"
Apr 12, 2011
Keith Larson replied to Melissa Dawn Hughes's discussion Seasonal Virgin
"There are many jobs that are exempt from overtime...here's the best list I found: Exemptions From Overtime It varies by company inside the national parks.  They can use up to a 56-hour week for overtime purposes!  Then there are…"
Apr 11, 2011
Melissa Dawn Hughes replied to Melissa Dawn Hughes's discussion Seasonal Virgin
"Hi Carol, I worked at three different parks over two years.  We were in a pop-up camper traveling and homeschooling my son.  Campgrounds don't really seem to care for conversions (which I also live in).  Some parks vary and if I…"
Apr 11, 2011
Carol replied to Melissa Dawn Hughes's discussion Seasonal Virgin
"Hi Melisa, I've always wanted the true scoop on workkamping: did you use your conversion van as "home", is it big enough to qualify as housing for the host? I've always seen the big motor homes and that keeps me from considering…"
Apr 11, 2011
JPH replied to Melissa Dawn Hughes's discussion Seasonal Virgin
"Jackie is right on - plenty of good people and easy to make new friends  . The gossip is hilarious ."
Apr 11, 2011
Melissa Dawn Hughes replied to Melissa Dawn Hughes's discussion Seasonal Virgin
"oh, if it was about the money, i would certainly be doing something else.  as a former employer,i just wondered why they were exempt. i spent two years workkamping for no pay, just site exchange, and loved it.  i was really curious about…"
Apr 11, 2011

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Hometown:
New Orleans
Where have you lived and worked?
US, India, Czech Republic
About Me:
wanderer, learner, educator, tree hugger, explorer, love of life and smiles
Dream Job:
anything i enjoy is not considered a job!

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