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Matthew Truett
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  • Glendale, AZ
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Reality Check Another Newbie
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Hey everyone, I'm looking for a quick reality check.  This is all new to me and I'm seeing mixed info about the program and everything.  I'm wanting to become a seasonal... starting next summer I'm…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by marcilino counts Dec 16, 2011.

 

April 2012 can't come soon enough!!!

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Ann Carr replied to Matthew Truett's discussion Reality Check Another Newbie
"Look at Grand Teton Lodge Company in the Tetons - you will get a job pronto.... and then transfer to Snake River Lodge for the winter.. go for it, it is possible to do all things you want.  You do need a car though no matter what you do as it…"
Dec 13, 2011
Matthew Truett and Mark M. are now friends
Nov 19, 2011
Mark M. replied to Matthew Truett's discussion Reality Check Another Newbie
"If you get a RV/trailer then why not live in it instead of the dorms? That would be the main purpose to have one in my opinion.  I can not speak for all seasonal locations but where I went the parking of a trailer would have been in their…"
Nov 14, 2011
Matthew Truett replied to Matthew Truett's discussion Reality Check Another Newbie
"I've been looking on craigslist for days now!!! Pricing them and sizing them and everything.  Thanks!!  "
Nov 11, 2011
Matthew Truett replied to Matthew Truett's discussion Reality Check Another Newbie
"This is all very good to know information.  I don't want to invest thousands into an RV and then it become a burden.  Have you seen or looked into like a small 23 footer?  I mean they're really not much larger than a full…"
Nov 11, 2011
Matthew Truett replied to Matthew Truett's discussion Reality Check Another Newbie
"Yeah, I wondered that about some places.  Whether or not I can park a small RV.  I don't think it's really that much larger than a full size van.  I wouldn't necessarily plan on living out of the RV during the work…"
Nov 11, 2011
CoolWorks® replied to Matthew Truett's discussion Reality Check Another Newbie
"Hey Matthew, Check out Toyota Dolphins. They're a great size, 6 or 4 cylinders so better gas mileage, and they're very affordable. I've got a friend that's lived/travelled in one for a few years and loves it. Look on Craig's…"
Nov 9, 2011
Mark M. replied to Matthew Truett's discussion Reality Check Another Newbie
"Hi Matthew. I also thought about getting an RV or trailer. Between the two I think the trailer would have been best. I thought about it for a couple years. While there were some excellent reasons to get one specially if you did not want to get stuck…"
Nov 9, 2011
jackie morris replied to Matthew Truett's discussion Reality Check Another Newbie
"Yellowstone is awesome. spent 3 summers there and my friend that started with me is now manager of mammoth general store and she has a blog robyninyellowstone.blogspot check it out! the general stores are dnc , and the hotels r xanterra. just…"
Nov 5, 2011
Matthew Truett replied to Matthew Truett's discussion Reality Check Another Newbie
"Hey Mark, thanks for the info and advice.  I def agree how great these websites are and love the seemingly endless possibilities.  It's interesting that you mention the whole living situation and time off in between jobs.  I was…"
Nov 2, 2011
Matthew Truett and Stephanie Thomson are now friends
Nov 2, 2011
Stephanie Thomson replied to Matthew Truett's discussion Reality Check Another Newbie
"Im hoping to find a job, then I'll start school in Powell in Jan. Pizza Hut seems to be the only thing hiring right now unfortunately.. haha maybe I'll have to take a trip down to Utah!"
Oct 31, 2011
Mark M. replied to Matthew Truett's discussion Reality Check Another Newbie
"Hi Matthew. Yes in deed it is very possible to work seasonally. I started back in 1989 and kept at it for about 10 years. At that time Coolworks was never around. However you did learn of other resorts and such by fellow associates. Also through…"
Oct 31, 2011
Matthew Truett replied to Julie's discussion Deer Valley, Utah advice needed
"I definitely need a place that allows snowboarding.  That's some good advice to look into before committing to a job location!  Thank you so much!!     As far as WiFi, I think I'll have to get a secured network from…"
Oct 29, 2011
Matthew Truett replied to Julie's discussion Deer Valley, Utah advice needed
"Julie, have you looked into craigslist.com?  I just did a general search for rooms/shared near SLC and it seems plentiful available at reasonable costs if your son doesn't want dorm housing.  Craigslist can be a good resource for…"
Oct 27, 2011
Matthew Truett replied to Julie's discussion Deer Valley, Utah advice needed
"For those who experienced DV and the dorm housing:   How much 'free' time is available for employees to ski/snowboard?  Discounts?   What is internet access like?  WiFi?"
Oct 27, 2011

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Hometown:
Glendale
Where have you lived and worked?
Ohio worked at Hometown Buffet, Clay's Park Water Park & Resort, CYC
Arizona worked at Cactus Mail and Ship, Ramada Plaza Hotel & Suites, Hampton Inn & Suites, Residence Inn + Springhill Suites together.
About Me:
After meeting a wonderful couple on a flight from Ohio back to Arizona, I was inspired to begin an adventure of travel and working throughout the world. Looking forward to starting at National Parks and ski resorts across America, I'm depleting all unnecessary personal possessions and will be adventuring for the next several years. With no personal relationships and debts holding me back, I'm fully prepared and absolutely elated with the opportunities, challenges and experiences that lie ahead.
Last Seasonal Job:
Clays Park Lifeguard
Favorite Seasonal Job:
Clays Park Lifeguard
Dream Job:
American History Teacher in Switzerland or Poland

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At 2:19am on October 14, 2011, Matthew Truett said…

I am excited for the adventures and opportunities that lie ahead!!!

 
 
 

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