Living & Working in Great Places
Started this discussion. Last reply by Kiersten Mar 4.
Day 1- Wednesday 27 March 2013
This winter/spring season, I am working at Rancho de los Caballeros in Wickenburg, Arizona. Those of you that have read my blog in previous years know that this is not my first time in the town. I had worked at a small dude ranch on the other side of town, the Kay El Bar, for a few seasons. Our work week runs from Wednesday to Tuesday…Continue
Just a quick little note. I finish my summer season at Alaska Wildland Adventures in a four days. On Saturday, I'll be going to Anchorage and I have a late flight...9:30 pm. For the price I was willing to pay I had two choices, 9:30 pm or 5 am. Everything in the middle the price almost doubled. I'll be landing in Seattle a little before 2 am.
I have about 4.5 hours layover before catching the connecting flight to Las Vegas. I'll arrive there a little before 9am. Yeah, I know,…Continue
This summer I'm in Cooper Landing, Alaska. I work as the Lead Breakfast Cook for Alaska Wildland Adventures (AWA). My day starts at 1:40 am, it's now starting to get darker in the middle of the night so I need a flashlight in my tent cabin. They are similar to the tent cabins that I have seen pictures of in Yosemite employee housing. Outside, it's not astronomical twilight yet, so I can see clearly enough to get to the bathhouse first to clean up a bit before heading to the main lodge…Continue
OK...I sometimes think a bit too much.
I have been working on this in my head for a couple of seasons. Just have to get some of it down, it's getting to cluttered in there. I would like some input and not all from personal experiences. References to actual scientific and social scientific works would be nice too. For or against...it's just an intellectual exercise.
I have been at seasonal workplaces where the employee turnover rate during and between seasons is very…Continue