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I’m wondering if anyone has worked seasonally in Palm Springs? If so, can you tell me a little bit about the work, social & housing climate? I’m wondering what the demographic is, as far as…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sade the Senior Oct 11, 2011.


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Cincinnati, Ohio
Where have you lived and worked?
Cincinnati, Chicago, Greece, Seattle, San Juan Islands
About Me:
I am a Massage Therapist, as well as a fine dining server & bartender. I grew up in the mid-west (US) and found my way out west in search of adventure & the great outdoors. I currently live on beautiful Orcas Island Washington.
Last Seasonal Job:
Camp Indralaya - Fellowship intern at a Theosophical Society camp on Orcas Island
Favorite Seasonal Job:
Doe Bay Resort, Orcas Island (quasi-seasonal as I have worked there year round)
Dream Job:
Hawaii in the winter, Orcas in the summer...

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At 8:40am on September 5, 2011, Robert Darmody said…

Hi Tom,

Palm Springs area hosts many top drawer, well established restaurants and country clubs.  The best ones are not easy to get into but worth the extra diligence.  Called 'Palm Springs,' the valley is actually a group of cities.  The greatest number of best places are located in Palm Desert/Rancho Mirage, if you are thinking of playing the odds.

Finding a place to live in close proximity is as important here as anywhere because seasonal traffic can really hold you up.  If you are alone and can share or rent a room, it is better.  Check

Applying on-line isn't as productive here as being available in-person.  If you re culinary - back of the house, or service in front of the house, here are the names of a few places if you are loaded with experience and references.

Indian Wells:  The Vintage Club  Palm Desert: Big Horn or The Reserve Country Clubs or restaurant Cuistot.  Rancho Mirage: The Springs, Morningside or restaurant Wally's.  Palm Springs: Spencer's at The Mountain, LeVallauris or LuLu's.

These are only a few but among the best if money is important...

Palm Springs has a very high per capita Gay population.  It is something to consider for folks who aren't comfortable among them.  In many ways ways, I can really say 'ain't no place like this place' in positive and endorsing terms.  It has been home for 36 winters.

Hope that helped.  Good luck. Robert

At 6:37am on March 7, 2011, Kathryn Marge said…

I think it's a great idea you have!     With all the "massage warehouses"   as I refer to them, a support group is a great idea.


As a Massage Therapist for  16 years, I'm finding it difficult to get seasonal work and really need tips for marketing myself.


I would love to travel more and see the world!     Don't mind doing other jos as well or instead of massage therapy.





At 10:48am on March 5, 2011, Billie Brown said…
Welcome to Older & Bolder.  Sounds like you have already traveled quite a bit.  This will be our first year out and retirement.  Wish us luck.  We are going to Glacier Park Lodge to work this summer.  If you are nearby give us a shout.  Billi & Thomas.

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