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January 2010 Blog Posts (14)

ROLL CALL 2010 - WHO'S GOING WHERE THIS SUMMER?

ALASKA



Miller Tyme is heading to McKinley again in May, but will be in Fairbanks for March and April working with new CDL trainees.



Denali National Park



Reggie Cohen - Prep Cook - Denali - McKinley Chalets - May 8 to September 21



David
- Denali Gift… Continue

Added by Cool Works tm on January 25, 2010 at 1:00pm — 11 Comments

Making of the Summer 2010 Decision

In May I’ll be heading back to Alaska for the summer. I have agreed to work for the Denali Gift Companies. I’m not sure whether it will be at the Canyon Gift Co. store, the Denali Gift Co. store, or the Denali Outlet Store. I also told them I’d be happy with either first or second shift, so I’ll find out later when I’m working.



Almost all of my experiences have included at least some kitchen work. But the last few seasons I have been looking for opportunities with more variety and… Continue

Added by Keith Larson on January 24, 2010 at 4:50pm — 4 Comments

Anyone ever worked at Shenandoah ?

I have applied to Shenandoah and I am wondering if there is anyone out there who has worked there? any advice is greatly appreciated

Added by Dale Atwood on January 24, 2010 at 2:25pm — No Comments

Advice!

Hey guys...I am 23 years old just finished my Master's Degree in Elementary Education and I am considering seasonal work this summer. I have no idea where to go or where I should apply to. I love being outdoors and meeting new people. I am from Connecticut and desperately looking for a way to see the States more. Any advice on where to go or what other people have done would be great. Thanks!

Added by Marcy Gaedeke on January 24, 2010 at 12:03pm — 5 Comments

Heading to the great alaska this summer

Well the first time in four years I am heading north once again to the Land of alaska. I just accepted a PM supervisor position with Kenai fjords wildlife Tours.. so in april I will depart the beautiful san Juan Islands and head north once again.. As a Marine Naturalist I am looking forward to the diverse Marine wildlife and being in another beautiful spot. I am looking forward to light 24/7 and possibly never sleeping.. well, hopefully a little bit. Anyone here heading to Seward send me a note… Continue

Added by Dawna Raven sky on January 22, 2010 at 6:48pm — 5 Comments

Mt. Rainier

I would not recommend Mt. Rainier to anyone. The housing is the worse of any Park that I have worked in. (4 or more people per room in some cases), 25 people sharing one shower. The work atmosphere is bad at Mt. Rainier too. There is alot of apathy in senior management and favoritism. The stress is so bad, a guest asked a fellow employee what is wrong with the staff. There are many Parks, i recommend you go somewhere else.

Added by Dale Atwood on January 19, 2010 at 8:11am — 1 Comment

What's up with fuel prices now ? ? ?

Anybody in "The Know" on what is going on with fuel prices these days..........AGAIN ! ! ! We have no hurricanes in the Gulf, stock market is looking a little better (I said a little) most of the seasonal travel is over with and to my knowledge we do not receive oil from Afghanistan...........SO WHAT GIVES ? Is it possible that it is due to the Artic Blast that has hit us ? Fuel has gone up $0.20 in just 8 days here in Crystal River, FL.

Added by Capt. Lance on January 17, 2010 at 8:38am — No Comments

Mt.Rainier info????

hello. Im thinking of appling at Mt. Rainier. Anybody out there worked there before? IF so whats the pay like? Employee Housing -if yes on site? Any other info you have would be helpful and appreiciated. Thanks.

Added by Eric on January 16, 2010 at 9:49pm — No Comments

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Added by Kathi on January 14, 2010 at 11:38am — 1 Comment

Beware of the Alaska Jobs with SUKAKPAK at the TOP OF THE WORLD

If you are interested in working for SUKAKPAK in Arctic Alaska beware of any promises or discussion of discretionary bonuses. They will NOT pay it. If you want to work up north and are interested in just barely over minimum wages..go for it..if you are trying to make a wage and you are planning on a bonus..BEWARE OF SUKAKPAK ....feel free to contact me through this page if you have questions. I worked for them for a full season and can give you the facts.

Added by Bodie Darling on January 10, 2010 at 11:58pm — 6 Comments

Wanderers

There is a bit of Gypsy in every one.

That spark of curiosity to see what is over the hill,

or around the corner.

It is not that we don’t like where we are,

We just want to see the other side.



Some will deny this curiosity.

Some will satisfy it through books or film.

Some will give into it a little,

and venture out a short distance.

Others will gather their strength,

find the courage to defy the opposition,

and venture far and… Continue

Added by Carolann on January 10, 2010 at 9:55am — 5 Comments

Phone Interviews

As a seasonal addict, I find myself constantly on the phone with a potential employer. Yes, of course, we all know that wonderful romantic email dance where you fill out the application, answer millions of questions, attach your resume and references, only to have two weeks of your time end in the phone interview. The truth is, it is much easier to get a job when you can charm your future boss face to face then it is over the phone. The reason for this posting is to offer some advice to those… Continue

Added by Kathryn on January 6, 2010 at 7:22pm — 4 Comments

Let the Bidding Begin

For me, it is that time year again. That time where I spend my Christmas break getting a jump start on my summer applications. I find my family and friends asking me the strangest questions. Questions like: Where are you going to work this next summer? Will the cost of flying from California to Alaska be made up during your summer season? Will you be able to get cell phone coverage or WIFI if you spend your summer in Colorado? Yes, these are all good questions, but not the ones I am asking… Continue

Added by Kathryn on January 6, 2010 at 12:58am — 4 Comments

A Time To Process

After returning to Georgia, and returning to my "old job" on a PRN basis (as needed) it's time to process my Yellowstone summer.



I made myself all sorts of promises.....I'll never come back east, I'll never work in a hospital again...I am going back to school...I'm getting out of F& B (food and beverage). Bottom line, a person should never burn bridges cause sometimes a they have to cross them several times in a lifetime.



I loved and hated my summer in Yellowstone.… Continue

Added by Carol on January 2, 2010 at 9:48am — 20 Comments

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