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Hello All. I've been perusing this site lately and still have not found an answer to the questions in the back of my mind. I'm 25 years old with a college degree, Bachelor of Science in Engineering. I'm currently working 9-5 behind a desk. I enjoy my job, but find myself wanting more. I'm engaged to a wonderful girl and we'll be married in june. Anyway, my questions are the big questions one has to ask before chasing the dream. I'll list them just to keep things clear.

1. I would like to leave my career and go seasonal. Who has experience doing this?
2. Can I make a decent living and raise a family on seasonal jobs?
3. Where do I start?

Any advice, anecdotes, and comments would be great. Thanks to all.


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Comment by Kate on February 16, 2009 at 11:16am
But if you want to get started, just browse through the job listings on this site and see if anything matches what you want. There are national park jobs, resort jobs, ranch jobs, etc. For summer 2009 I'd be applying now.... put in several....
Comment by Kate on February 16, 2009 at 11:14am
Welcome to coolworks.... I hate to tell ya but seasonal work won't support a family.... the pay is low, no benefits, and most places do not allow kids under 18 (and only if the 18+ kids are working at the same place will they let them live in housing with you.) The benfits to seasonal are great places, great people... things like that. It's a total trade-off.... it's great for singles or couples who aren't planning on kids or don't have them.

If anyone else here knows of exceptions to this, then great! :) Again, welcome to coolworks, and I hope something works out for you.

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