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Sol Duc or Olympic National Park


Sol Duc or Olympic National Park

For anyone working in Olympic national park, or sol duc resort.

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Comment by angel on July 30, 2012 at 3:58pm

 hey sorry  too here  all went  too s$@#$%#$  on  you  worked there done  that well let corporate thats its not  cool i, know the  so called  gm he does not  give  a  minute for ppl who love too give great guests experience  ps  such is  life

Comment by Lisa Gitelman aka Foxy Lizaveta on July 30, 2012 at 1:44pm


Where do I start? This place is not only a terribly run resort, but it treats its employees like as dispensible pieces of shit.


Minimum wage pay for a 3-star resort work. I worked front desk, but that's extremely misleading because the front desk also operates as the retail counter for the gift and convenient shop. I worked two jobs, for the wage of one McDonalds employee. I had to accomplish all of the tasks of a front desk agents (preparing registration packets, booking arrivals, making reservations, dealing with customer service issues) in ADDITION to checking people in/out, checking people out at the cashier and jesus fuck it's stressful as hell. I had a tip jar out, but then was told I wasn't allowed to collect tips. Not worth the minimum wage. In the slow hours, I would read a book, only to be told by my manager that I am not allowed to do such a thing. That I must, in ADDITION, sweep the floors or clean the windows (i.e. tasks that should be the job of a PORTER or JANITOR, not the front desk agent).

The place is an abolute shit hole. It's a beautiful resort and the hot springs are a wonderful ammenity but they just take this Native American land and SHIT on it. They make hand-over-foot profit and yet pay their employees no decent wage nor respect.

On top of that, the resort is not even operational. The keys to the locks on the cabins they rent out (for $200 fucking dolllars a night) don't even work. So I, as a front desk agent, have to deal with issues that shouldn't even be issues in the first place.

Now onto the living conditions....

1. I was told by the HR manager (an elusive bitch who never picks up her phone and then chastised me for posting her cell-number on the Employee Dining room wall) that we would have wi-fi. It took 3 months for them to do anything about it.

2. I was told I would get 9.18 an hour, but only get 9.14. Small detail, but still.

3. I have to pay $8 a day for a bunk bed. I share a room with 3 other girls. A 12 by 14' room. There isn't nearly enough dresser space. It becomes an absolute shit-hole.

4. They make no accomodations for vegetarians or anyone with dietary restrictions. I cannot even opt out of paying for my meals. I would gladly buy my own groceries however they won't allow me to opt out of paying. The meals are total shit. Processed and ill-fitted nutrition. Todays lunch was corn-dogs, hot-dogs, and a side of fuckin tater tots. Who can subsist off of that?

I am just ready to leave. We've already lost 4 managers due to these ill conditions. The turnover rate here is absurd. I opeened this place up back in March. There are only 2 other employees here that have made it mid-season who opened with me. That speaks for itself.


Comment by Lisa Gitelman aka Foxy Lizaveta on March 8, 2012 at 7:51pm

I am working front desk this summa! My very first coolworks gig. I hope to be as envious of myself as I was while hearing about some of my friends' past experiences :-D Needless to say I am really looking forward to working the lodge.

Comment by Laura H on February 15, 2011 at 5:50pm
I worked at Sol Duc the summer of 2008 and it is true that it was a major party place and the mice were plentiful from the dorms to the cabins.  I did have an awesome time though and lucked out with 5 cool roomies.  So if you don't mind the small living quarters than go for it!  The hiking and views are well worth it!!
Comment by Jeremy Stovall on January 19, 2011 at 5:15pm
Hey is any one going back for 2011 season that is her eon Coolworks. I'm waiting on my phone interview for Sol Ducs .I'm locally to WA but wanna get out and explore the coast more etc. I was curious if any one could shine the info on rooms and pay for some of the jobs .I know its a new company this year but what was like working there last season any one ?
Comment by Melissa (Schmidt) Freedman on September 12, 2010 at 6:26pm
Hey! Anyone out there from summer'97? Olympic was my favortie park. (though I loved them all:)
Comment by angel on February 17, 2010 at 10:29am
Comment by Victoria Liptak on February 23, 2009 at 9:00pm
Anyone going to Kalaloch this summer?
Comment by Sara on February 22, 2009 at 9:35pm
Yea it's true :/ When i was there, i got there later in the season and i did not have to bunk with people...but from what i saw it was like 4 or 5 girls in each room! If you make friends with others then of course you can switch rooms with others if they are open to moving! and yea...Sol Duc has mice as well :) haha but you get used to it! It is an experience but it is fun! are you going to be going this year?
Comment by Laur on February 22, 2009 at 4:38pm
Do you really have to bunk up with FIVE other people in the dorms there at Sol Duc? I worked at SML (Signal Mountain Lodge) last year (it was very short0lived, but fun, never the less!) and it was me with two other girls, which wasn't too bad, but we could never leave food out or the rats would come! eee.

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