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So this will be my first seasonal position!  I applied late and arrive late, so my choices were rather slim, but I've been offered custodial at Mount Rushmore.  (I defend my thesis in May and could not commit to sooner than June).  

I've been director of a nonprofit for the last fifteen or so years, and have never had a manual labor job, but i learn quickly and am still excited to be at Rushmore.


What can I expect?  In my mid-forties, will I feel ancient in the dorms?  How strenuous is the work?  I read on the website they don't pay overtime until after 48 hours....really?  Is there a lot of overtime?

Totally green and completely welcome tips!






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Hi, will be going to Mt Rushmore myself , to be there by April 20th..Only seen you and Cup cake going there.. Nice to know we're not alone, was starting wonder about working there.. But excited, plan on seeing and doing alot at least try. So much that is only few hours away..Work hard , Play hard, well hope to be able to meet ya there.. I'm older and bolder, hoping to have a compatable roomy .. Good luck

hi Janice!  Great to meet you and look forward to meeting you in person!  You'll have to give me a heads up once you get settled in!  

i am so glad you chimed in :)


yeah since you don't get there till June right? I'll give ya the scoop how it is there...once I get settled. Goning in with a positive attitude...Life's to short
june 15 is my start date, but may be there earlier... as soon as my graduate committee turns me lose!  i am so afraid that once they do, i'll never return to university, but will just wander from seasonal to seasonal!


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