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February 2009 Blog Posts (30)

Cold Feet

It's snowing in Arkansas this morning but the snow isn't causing my cold feet. I've got a serious case of the nervous jitters. I've given notice here at the Marriott and will soon be training a new assistant manager. I've given my landlady notice that I will be moving out of my apartment April 1st. I've made arrangements for my two dogs to have good and loving homes with my grown children. I've warned all of my family that I'm leaving including my father who I expected to hit the roof! He… Continue

Added by Kimberly Barnes on February 28, 2009 at 12:59pm — 10 Comments

All Systems Go

"It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in… Continue

Added by Carol on February 27, 2009 at 2:00pm — 6 Comments

Chat withdrawals

For all of those who are suffering from the chat withdrawals... How about using a general chat system until this one is fixed or is no longer intermittent. I have AIM and Myspace chat... Tell me what you think. I am open to anything that all can agree on...

Added by akscootr on February 27, 2009 at 1:21pm — 2 Comments

My idiots guide to dining out...

This is for people who have never worked in a restaurant before. You are the worst customers to wait on. This should teach you some basic customer etiquette to ensure a happy waitress!

1. Do you eat off dirty tables at home? DO NOT sit at a dirty table. If you want that particular table really bad, than wait patiently for it to be cleaned off.

2. Where you raised in a barn? Put the cap back on the ketchup, mustard, ect...Its disgusting seaching thru dirty dishes and… Continue

Added by Kelly on February 27, 2009 at 10:21am — 39 Comments

Cant wait to get outta Dodge...

As I am sitting at a Pampered Chef Party at one of my friends house (which isn't exactly my idea of a good time) I overheard a friend of mine saying that she was thinking of going to Wyoming for the summer. My focus so easily turned from the self measuring cups to this conversation. April told me that she was going to apply for a season at YNP but didn't want to go at it alone. I immediately obliged!

I thought to myself, Im 20-something (ok closer to 30 but who is counting!), Im not… Continue

Added by Kelly on February 26, 2009 at 10:34am — 6 Comments

Digital Camera-Article

I am planning to purchase a digital camera for my summer at the Grand Canyon North Rim. I have been reviewing articles and reviews for about a month now. The article below was one of the better ones at explaining the details of camera options. I hope this will help those of you who want to purchase a camera for their seasonal employment.

I am considering one of two Canon models; Canon PowerShot SX110 IS($230) or Canon PowerShot SX10 IS ($370). They are highly rated and have more than… Continue

Added by Mike Thomason on February 25, 2009 at 1:41pm — 1 Comment

50 Jobs in 50 States in a Year

There's a little something to admire here.

Daniel Seddiqui is halfway through his plan to work at 50 jobs in 50 states within a year. His gigs have so far included bartender in New Orleans, Limo Driver in Vegas and cheesemaker in Wisconsin.

Read up on him here and track him on his website at… Continue

Added by Bill Berg on February 24, 2009 at 10:08am — No Comments

mammoth hot springs. am i the only one goin? lol.

eyyy everyone. i havent really seen or heard from many people working here. i was wondering what the deal is? am i the only one going?! lol. well let me know if your goin to be there. later everyone.

Added by james on February 23, 2009 at 2:55pm — 8 Comments

Hoping you'll help...

I'm a sucker for a good charity and even more so when helping that charity comes with a good time. On Saturday March 7th I'll be taking part in the Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids' Sake 2009 event in Dallas, TX.

Bowl For Kids' Sake is the largest annual fundraising event for Big Brothers Big Sisters, providing funds to offer positive mentoring relationships… Continue

Added by RecruiterGuy on February 23, 2009 at 8:44am — No Comments

does anyone know what kind of money the servers make at mesa verde?

does anyone know what kind of money the servers make at mesa verde? Continue

Added by Seann on February 21, 2009 at 7:19pm — No Comments

Who Are You????

You never know when your guardian angel will be there for you so I have to try...

Your response will be interesting.. Pay attention to what you read.

Here goes:

People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.

When you know which one it is, you will know what to do for that person..

When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed. They have come to assist you through a… Continue

Added by Shelby on February 20, 2009 at 10:25pm — 2 Comments

Grand Canyon South Rim

Grand Canyon south rim was not has good as I thought. The People in Housing do not Care as well as the managers. Housing puts you in small rooms with one other roomate or some times two roomate. winter work is slow and your hours will get cut. you will be able to make any money whatsoever. the prices on items at the general store are outragous. the nearest towns are 1 hour away. during the summer you do work alot of hours so that is the only good part about it. i would not recommand anyone to… Continue

Added by Thomas James Rose on February 20, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Spring is about to get Sprung

Winter is about over, Spring is in the air in the desert. We have had some nice rains this winter and the desert is far greener than I thought it would or could be. The bushes that looked dead are green with life and ready to put on a show of color. I have not done much beyond eating and sleeping this whole winter. I did reads some good books. I have taken some side trips each month but all in all I have rested. Lost a brother this last Nov. but did get to visit with him before I came West. One… Continue

Added by Sue on February 20, 2009 at 12:38pm — 1 Comment

Sheep Mountain Lodge

This summer I will be working at the Sheep Mountain Lodge in Alaska. It's located along the Glenn Highway, but it's 60 miles to the nearest town center.

Some days my primary job will be as Prep/Breakfast cook. Other days my primary job will be as Baker. Neither position is a just only spot.

For the two days as the prep/breakfast cook, I'll start the day preparing and cooking any breakfast orders. Then I'll get the soup completed. Does any dishes along the way. I'll finish… Continue

Added by Keith Larson on February 19, 2009 at 9:07pm — No Comments

The Employee Journey – pt. 5 How to Build on Year 1 and Beyond

The past chapters on my employee journey blog have focused almost exclusively on the first time seasonal work experience. Well perk up all your “career” seasonal workers, I am writing this blog for the repeat seasonal employee. The goal is to help you become the lead, supervisor, or manager you always wished you had your first season. And if you are a first time seasonal employee, remember this advice as your season goes on. It can come in handy a year from now.

As a hiring manager… Continue

Added by Rick Peterson on February 17, 2009 at 5:00pm — 14 Comments

So what should i bring for the summer at yellowstone?

Hey guys my name is Graham and will be working at Canyon Lodge. Can anyone help me out? Give a little info on the weather and stuff to pack. Thanks

Added by Graham on February 17, 2009 at 8:24am — 5 Comments


Hey if anybody ever wants to chat with me, my AIM is rockitwitme1289.

Added by Sierra on February 16, 2009 at 5:15pm — 1 Comment

The waiting game

O yes the great waiting game!

You send all those email with resume maybe a photo and a nice little cover letter trying to sale your self to a company. Or my favorite filling out those apps on there websites, they are all the same or when they send you a PDF. to fill out and they have not saved it to were a person can fill out the fields.

Now I am at my second stage on some jobs and no word on others.

This is just my small rant of waiting to hear back from… Continue

Added by Franklin on February 16, 2009 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

Anyone working at Canyon?

Anybody working at Canyon this summer? I will be a guest service agent there this summer

Added by Graham on February 16, 2009 at 3:10pm — 2 Comments

How to Start

Hello All. I've been perusing this site lately and still have not found an answer to the questions in the back of my mind. I'm 25 years old with a college degree, Bachelor of Science in Engineering. I'm currently working 9-5 behind a desk. I enjoy my job, but find myself wanting more. I'm engaged to a wonderful girl and we'll be married in june. Anyway, my questions are the big questions one has to ask before chasing the dream. I'll list them just to keep things clear.

1. I would… Continue

Added by Matt Yohe on February 16, 2009 at 10:58am — 2 Comments

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