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28 Days

I have a lot of countdowns in my head. It's been 9 days since I spoke with James. And 28 days until I drive to Alaska. I am terrified of the drive because I am going alone. I am a slow developer. I had not taken an airline flight alone until 2015.

Presently is the greatest time in my life. For the first time in my life I have my personal agency in hand. I am making my own choices. I have my own apartment, truck, job, and ski pass. It has taken me several years to stretch my legs. And…

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Added by Molly SkySwantner on April 17, 2018 at 4:22pm — No Comments

Skill self talk: Bartender

Bartending when done right is an art. There are different note and variations in the families of alcohol. My expertise in alcohol is Japanese Beers, Local Utah beers, Mexican Beers, Tequila and Whiskey.

My favorites to work with are Tequila and Whiskey. In the different variations of each of these two families there are a range of mixed drinks that are possible. The preparation of such is a key contributor to the taste, and texture of the drink. Blended, Shaken, Rocks, Neat are all…

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Added by Molly SkySwantner on April 13, 2018 at 4:29pm — No Comments

Molly Leaves Utah

Some people just hate Mormon people. Or they love hating on Mormons like it's fun! One day while I was shopping at H&M I heard the words, "YUCK THATS SOO MORMON"! Discreetly I whipped my hair around to see them looking at the ugliest dress created. I browsed near them. I willed them: Look! Look at me you clueless ogre! One of them shrieked and began to shower me with compliments! From my head to my toe she loved me entire outfit/style.  As I struck a pose for the two ogres to behold I…

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Added by Molly SkySwantner on April 10, 2018 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Uniforms Pride in professional appearance

Today I purchased my uniforms for the Overlook. I am excited for the uniform that I have purchased. I bought three sets of the uniform in order to protect the pristine state of my appearance. I bought three black long sleeved, button up woman's shirts, three Black A line flared Skirts, three black petticoat, and 5 pairs of tights. In addition to complete the look three pairs of flat quilted with bow Non slip shoes. These are the most comfortable and adorable non slip shoes.

The server…

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Added by Molly SkySwantner on April 9, 2018 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Alaskan Catalyst

I am a dream ex girlfriend. I am fun to run into and I am nice to my ex boyfriend's new woman. I think of others and don't want them to feel awkward. The truth is I am still in love with him.

Since he has been gone I have had adventures with suitors. I have a crush on a guy I met at a dance. However he is also in the same ward I am in. In fact he is the chorister. He plays the piano, the trumpet, and guitar. I am still not over the AWKWARDNESS of my new crush. But I am still in love…

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Added by Molly SkySwantner on April 8, 2018 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Financial Goal Met

Today I met my basic goal for expenses for my drive from Salt Lake City, Utah to Denali National Park Alaska. Only 35 days to go until I depart.

Added by Molly SkySwantner on April 7, 2018 at 11:00am — No Comments

MY PASSPORT!!

Today I received my passport. I needed my passport to go through Canada. Now I realized the would international world is open to me. I am riding all the way to Denali on a cloud of blessings

Added by Molly SkySwantner on April 5, 2018 at 2:09pm — No Comments

No employee housing!!

I am feeling incredibly blessed and privileged. Following promptings will reap blessings. And for now those blessings are lighting my way to Alaska. May I never forget this amazing experience.

This opportunity comes from a fellow member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS). I had reached out to my church leader, the branch president of Healy AK, to introduce myself. In turn he introduced me to the relief society president she and I struck an instant friendship.…

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Added by Molly SkySwantner on April 4, 2018 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Planning Ahead AND Coming Together

Today was a productive day. I applied for my passport. And then later on that day I sent in my employment offer back to DV3 Corporation. I am immensely excited now. All I have left to do is prepare my truck, and prepare myself for this coming summer.

My truck needs it's emissions testing and registration done. Prior to departing for my Alaskan adventure I have to get my truck serviced and tires rotates. Alaska is far enough away that I may have to schedule maintenance in Fairbanks as…

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Added by Molly SkySwantner on March 26, 2018 at 8:20pm — No Comments

Passport Nightmare

I had prepared all of my documents including my passport photo which I purchased from Walmart.

When I woke up this morning I tied up my hair, washed my face and body and headed to the post office. I arrived at 930am and was in line until 1245pm.

I was informed that I needed a new photo because there were shadows cast on my face which made my eyes seem close and I had a decorative clip in my hair. I dolled myself up for my passport picture. I WAS BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!

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Added by Molly SkySwantner on March 26, 2018 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Take Courage idiot

I am so grateful for Brad Randall who is going to be my LDS Branch President while I am in Denali. I reached out to him so that I could have hope of remaining as active as I can be in church while I am in Denali. During these conversations he gave me very useful information.

The employees of Denali have a special privilege set up by the many corporations whom employ. There is an exchange where the employees may do all the activities for free. The only etiquette involved is tipping the…

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Added by Molly SkySwantner on March 22, 2018 at 10:30pm — No Comments

THE STRUGGLE 1

The Struggle:

I am keeping on keeping on. The struggle to get to Alaska is real. First I must send my $200 deposit for housing and other papers back to DV3 Corp. Secondly I must obtain a passport ASAP because I am driving to Denali through Canada. And third I would like $800 for gasoline.

While I am working in Denali I am going to maintain my apartment in Salt Lake City, Though I am at the cusp of finally pouring money into my trip. I am so relieved to feel temporary succor from…

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Added by Molly SkySwantner on March 22, 2018 at 3:36pm — No Comments

New to seasonal work

Very excited at being offered the position of Banquet Manager at the Basin Harbor Club in Vermont for the 2018 Summer season. This will be my first seasonal gig, and am finding I am both excited and scared at the same time, which I think is healthy. I will be giving up my home and putting everything in storage, so will have no "home base", which is the scary part. My plan is to work seasonal jobs for one to two years and will travel or visit family between gigs. I have never been able to…

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Added by Judi Murray on March 6, 2018 at 8:15am — 5 Comments

Summer Job Search Time

Hello CoolWorks peeps thought I would post up some pictures of my latest food adventures and let everyone know that I am looking for that great summer job again!…

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Added by Ditesia Z. Johnson (TC) on January 18, 2018 at 10:08am — No Comments

My experience with Seasonal Jobs

  i get a lot of  people who are frustrated with those who work seasonal jobs. I know personally i get questions like when are you ever going to stay at a job which basically means when will you get a full time job is what they are say. most of the people want me to sit down somewhere and just do what they do is live in the city and have that full time job. I wonder if they are happy because i don't see them as happy people. would it be nice to have a full time job yes but i don't think i…

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Added by Thomas on December 11, 2017 at 2:33pm — 1 Comment

A Gateway to Healing

I grew up in St. Charles, Missouri just outside St. Louis. As a kid I thought I had my future figured out. I started working at the age of 15 as a hostess at a Denny's near my home. I moved on from there to working in the kitchen of a Skilled Facility Nursing Home. When I turned 18, I moved up into an Activities Position. This type of work is stressful, but also fun and very rewarding. Working with the elderly and watching their eyes light up as music was played, teaching them new games and…

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Added by Lauren Darter on October 13, 2017 at 11:22am — 1 Comment

Unexpected Paths.

If someone had told me just a few years ago that I would be working primarily seasonal jobs, I would have laughed in their faces.  After all, I had a full time year round job complete with benefits.  Why would I want to give that up?  Too bad I was miserable at said full time job.  Things came to a head when I quit my job.  I really don't recommend leaving a job without having something else lined up.  It took some time, but,  I eventually got hired at the local amusement park.

The…

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Added by Shaina Lebowitz on May 2, 2017 at 11:54am — No Comments

5 Reasons Why Your Job Application Didn’t Get Response

In life, we may come across many negative outcomes. Even though we try hard, life may not always give us what we expect. Whenever you apply for a job position, you have to give…

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Added by Robert Morris on April 25, 2017 at 4:41am — No Comments

going to the north rim

any one familiar with what the living conditions are like at the north rim?

Added by mark on March 11, 2017 at 12:10pm — 1 Comment

Sul duc hot springs

Going to be working in Olympic national park.
Anyone who can share their experience would be great.

Added by Elaine on February 22, 2017 at 5:04pm — No Comments

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