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January 2011 Blog Posts (10)

What if !

The turmoil in Egypt leads to a HUGE rise in gas prices: say $4 to $5 a gallon. Tourism will take a direct hit as to where & how many stops will be deleted from their vacation agenda .

Added by Leslie C. Rammon on January 31, 2011 at 6:53am — 3 Comments

Not the life I was meant for...

Hey everyone, it's been a while!

I knew a lot of you a couple of years ago. I worked at Flagg Ranch, in Wyoming with my boyfriend during the summer of 2009. I had to return to life afterwards, graduate college, and get a job in the major I chose; graphic design.

Which is where I'm at now. And it feels good to be building my "career", with a degree under my belt.


But something isn't right.


For starters, I'm making just enough to get by.…


Added by Catherine on January 30, 2011 at 8:23am — 5 Comments

The Casting of Nets

We cast our our nets via applications to a multitude of places. Sometimes even places that don't sound that appealing, just to get an offer, any offer!

Notebook in hand, we record the day, place, perks, location, any other notes that may help in making a decision or aiding the interview.


Then, all the employers cast a net:  listing perks, offering enticements to get the best on board for the summer, the net stays out there long enough to fill the ranks, and then some.…


Added by Carol on January 25, 2011 at 9:55am — 11 Comments

If you want to be a Wrangler on a guest ranch, you'll need to...

I recently returned from the Dude Ranch Association's annual convention at Tanque Verde Guest Ranch outside of Tucson. Going to association conventions is a great way for us to find out how CoolWorks is working for our employers. (And it's TONS of fun!) Guest ranches have used our site for years, (my first seasonal job was actually on a guest ranch) and we hope some of you have had great experiences working on guest ranches.

Many people who want to work on a guest ranch want to work…


Added by Kathi on January 24, 2011 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

2011 Hiring Starts in Las Vegas Baby

Hi everyone. Princess is starting to roll with its 2011 hiring for seasonal Alaska jobs. It is always great to chat with folks on MyCoolworks about the upcoming summer and answer any questions people might have. I just wanted to let anyone in the Las Vegas area know that I will be out there next week, Jan 24 through 28, to do some recruiting. If anyone is in that area and wants to swing by to chat or just say hi, please let me know. It is always good to meet the dedicated members of the…


Added by Rick Peterson on January 18, 2011 at 11:45am — No Comments

Yellowstone summer 2011

Cannot wait to get back to Lake area at YNP. Have been so looking forward to it since I left!. Mid May cannot come a bit too soon : ) Will be my pleasure to work for/with Tammy and Marty again.

Added by Connie Kramer on January 14, 2011 at 11:41am — 6 Comments

back to seasonal??

decisions, decisions! I'm making excellant $$ where I'm at, but have been talking to a company about working for them, yep! it's seasonal. Driving a bus carrying peeps to the new river in W. Va. for their whitewater trips. I won't mention the company cause I didn't find them here on coolworks. It's the usual gig, housing (I have my motorhome so I'll be in it), not the best pay, but not the worst either. Lot's of new people! Lots of fun, doing one of my favorite things, (whitewater) in one of…


Added by ken horner on January 13, 2011 at 10:22am — 4 Comments


                     A tale of two words .

                    I say and visualize the word TRIBE . Sounds good , my visual is one of belonging , my sense is of a gathering , diversity , light and color .

                    I say and visualize the word GROUP . My visual is of a gray buiding , gray sky , and everyone wears gray suits . A harsh sounding word , somewhat stiff , dare I say stuckup .

                    I say and visualize…


Added by JPH on January 12, 2011 at 11:19am — 3 Comments

Corporate slave Vs. Family owned operations

I find myself asking this question, I have just looked at the app for a DNC position and found the app to be well shocking. I do know that companies need to know who is going to be working form them for the season. But do you really need to know everywhere I have lived in the last five years. I have been a corporate slave once in my life and that was for Vail Resorts and well that left a bad taste in my mouth. I find these companies to be turn and burn when it comes to employees. I have spent… Continue

Added by Franklin on January 5, 2011 at 3:23pm — 3 Comments

To get a Response

Happy New Year!! Just to start off the new year I have a question, one that been on my mind lately. How many resumes do you send out in the winter for next spring,and summer? Each winter we go thru the same thing, I send out between 40 to 50 resumes to get something started for next year.Each July or August the same thing for Winter jobs..I've sent out this year maybe 80 to 90 resumes,my question is WHY can't employers use e-mails just to make contact and let me know"Sorry you missed this one"… Continue

Added by Jim White on January 1, 2011 at 8:41am — 7 Comments

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