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December 2010 Blog Posts (12)

Housing cost

Yesterday was my last payday for 2010. My housing cost gets deducted from each paycheck.

Even though we get paid every 2 weeks, business was slow and I got sent home early I only worked 43.26 hours. My rent for those 2 weeks was only $17.30.

Why was my rent only $17.30?? Because I only have to pay 0.40 for every hour I work, with the most it goes up to is $32 per pay-period.

For the whole year of 2010, my housing cost was only $614.12. Now when I told my son…


Added by Sunni on December 30, 2010 at 12:30am — 4 Comments

Goals for 2011

In case I fall asleep again and miss the next Monday night chat, like I did last week....LOL


Goal setting is a powerful process for thinking about your ideal future, and for motivating yourself to turn this vision of the future into reality.


Now I was never very good with New Year Resolutions...oh I can make them, but I also break them a month later.

Which is why I used to tell people that it was better to make 12 resolutions~1 for every…


Added by Sunni on December 29, 2010 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Discovery is the Spice of Life

They say its variety, but I've found its all about the new. The adventure.

I get tired of just switching it up, tonight pizza, tomorrow, roast beef.

How about some serious Discovery? Drive to a new place, eat food you've never even heard of?

Same goes for the work site, job discription, friends and fauna.

Its a delight to explore, to learn something new. New.

Discovery. Adventure. Its addictive.

Added by Carol on December 27, 2010 at 6:00pm — 11 Comments

"HERE COMES MY BIG CHANCE" or Hmmmm ... seasonal work ?

I'm feeling the need to continue the "Are You Afraid," blog but in a different vein . The title is a phrase I will often use when hitchhiking our World . Typically I mumble the phrase when I'm parched , the "road" is a prayer at best and the next goat truck might just be my express  ticket to a chilled Cerveza or a Twinkee resupply point ... I digress .

This ramble is directed towards  people already in the labor market who might thinking about seasonal employment . Maybe you've…


Added by JPH on December 27, 2010 at 12:02am — 3 Comments

Are Any of You Afraid?

I know many of you had careers for a bunch of years and now you've transitioned to this "foot loose and fancy free" lifestyle.  You're ready to work hard at now barely minimal wages for the grand experience of hiking a new trail.  I get it.  In part.  I…


Added by Nancy B. on December 24, 2010 at 3:57pm — 16 Comments

Rookie looking for advice

Just signed on at Coolworks. I have worked seasonal jobs locally since 1996. I have many years experience in the Food and Beverage Industry, all aspects. Any advice?

Added by Debra Fonseca on December 23, 2010 at 10:14pm — 1 Comment

Wintering in Arizona

Just a few days until winter,not much local snow,some of the local ski lodges are still closed...But that's okay with me,I'm still working on photos we took at Yellowstone,their adding up to over 2500 just from my camera alone,my wife's camera has another 3000...Mostly it's photos of Yellowstone wildlife,and waterfalls with a little of misc..We found grizzly's out every day we had off,mother grizzly with cubs,brown bears along our RV camp....Hundreds of buffalo's and red fox..We print our…


Added by Jim White on December 20, 2010 at 12:39pm — 1 Comment

My Experience this summer

So, I missed the chat on housing and it made me figure I should upload some pics from my summer at the KOA in West YEllowstone and its surroundings. Also are a few pics of a few things to go to do besides Yellowstone park. (which is great, but Montana's such a treasure!) Take a peak at pics here .  i had such a good summer even without a car thanks to some of the other great people that worked there. They…


Added by Teria Rogers on December 17, 2010 at 12:00pm — 6 Comments

My First Blog

Siting here in sunny Arizona,one thinks about the comimg of spring, we are going to Mesa Verde,National Park from May intil October..So now goes the reading all the books about Mesa Verde, DVD's,maps and so on....We are photographer's trying to film all the Parks in the west and midwest...Last season was Yellowstone,before that it was Yosmite, then New Mexico..Starting out the New Year, we will work in Tempe for the Spring Training,from Feb. and March..Cabin fever has set in and so we are…


Added by Jim White on December 14, 2010 at 1:44pm — 4 Comments

Back to the Parks!

Did it! After 10 years since I last worked in the parks I have applied for my first job for next season. My old stomping grounds, the GC North Rim. Now to start checking out other places to maybe work next summer.

Added by Andy Campbell on December 13, 2010 at 12:05pm — 4 Comments

Alaska Laugh

Richard had been in business for 35 years. Finally sick of the stress, he quits his job and buys 50 acres of land in Alaska as far from humanity as possible. He sees the postman once a week and gets groceries once a month. Otherwise it's total peace and quiet..

After six months or so of almost total isolation, someone knocks on his door. He opens it and a huge, bearded man…


Added by aggie71 on December 10, 2010 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

Why I Want to Go To Alaska

First off, I was going to title this blog "Why I want to Work in Alaska" however the more I thought about it I realized the working part is just a means to an end .... and the end is just getting to Alaska and spending 4 months there exploring, meeting new friends, drinking northern home brew, eating incredible seafood, and , yes, working. So here are my "ten" reasons for wanting to visit our northernmost state ...

1) The incredible scenary

2) The independent and resourceful…


Added by aggie71 on December 10, 2010 at 3:58am — 9 Comments

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