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I have been daydreaming about going to Alaska for awhile. Usually I check out pictures here on coolworks & different job sites but always whimp-out about sending in the job applications.

Well right now I am on a sorta LOA at GCSR for the next 2 weeks....while I have the time off, I am totally cleaning out my room. Decluttering at its best. By the time I get done, I figure it won't be so difficult to travel

up to Alaska.

I am making a physical folder for jobs in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Talkeetna, Girdwood, Seward, & Coldfoot Camp, Crows Nest.

I have found plenty of jobs available up North starting next May...Bus Person, Host, Cashier,Barback, Cocktail Server, Tour Desk Clerk, & Front Desk Clerk. Now I have never had a tour desk job but figure there is a first time for everything.

This desire to see Alaska isn't going away, and I ain't getting no younger. So I might as well head up there while I can. Yes the rent will be more then I pay now at GCSR, but I really think it's time for me to get out of the rut I seem to have found myself in. Besides who next May I will have lived here at GCSR for 4 yrs, which is the longest I have ever stayed in 1 spot. So maybe I will like Alaska enough to stay for 4 years...course not in 1 spot because some jobs are only open during the Summer. But some other jobs are open during the Winter if you know where to look; and luckily I do.

So 2011, will be my year to share Alaska stories with everyone.

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Comment by Leo Anderson on December 8, 2010 at 2:35am

I have confidence you will find a great job in Alaska and enjoy it as much there as you did your time at the Grand Canyon South Rim! =:) =;)


Comment by akscootr on November 24, 2010 at 1:24am
No, not to my knowledge (I might be wrong) but the servers there make bank. However, I am curious about the former El Pescador now and what business they attract. If you like bartending/barbacking, the Salty Dog is excellent also. But being a local spot, you would have to be there to apply....
Comment by Sunni on November 23, 2010 at 7:51pm
ok, Does Captain Patties have a website? I can't find it.
Comment by AlaskaFound on November 23, 2010 at 7:46pm
They sold it, it's a brew pub style place without the brewery.
Comment by akscootr on November 23, 2010 at 7:37pm
They were hiring this summer...went out of business or sold to another? Interesting.... I heard their business level had dropped, but when I was there in 2008 we did very well. Hopefully that means more business at Captain Patties... btw another great place to serve tables.
Comment by AlaskaFound on November 23, 2010 at 3:00am
El pescador is no longer.
Comment by akscootr on November 22, 2010 at 11:15pm
there is a lot more than Land's End in homer (I worked there, not a bad spot)... if you can operate Aloha POS you will have an in though. Try tour guides on the net and you will see the large variety... Don jose's is a good place in town and it runs El Pescador on the homer spit. There is also the Best Western, a gathering spot fpr many. alaska isn;t THAT small.... keeping trying... :0)
Comment by Tommy on November 22, 2010 at 9:44pm
Alaska is a fantastic state. I have been working seasonal in Alaska for the past four years. You said you want to stay away from "tourist" type places but during the summer Alaska is a huge toursit state. You also said you wanted to be near water right? Princess Lodges has all of their lodges located next to a river. I have been working at the McKinley Princess Lodge for the past four summers and I love it. I have gotten to know people that live throughout the state from Fairbanks all the way to Seward. If you have any question I may be able to answer them.
Comment by Sunni on November 19, 2010 at 11:26am
well that aint happening right all that traveling to fill out an app, then be told I'm rejected for the job; then be stuck there with no job.
Comment by AlaskaFound on November 19, 2010 at 11:22am
Yea lands end requires you to come in and fill out an app. It's a nice place in a really nice location.

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