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Featured Blog Posts – February 2009 Archive (6)

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

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 i'm sitting here this morning at my computer, drinking my cup of coffee, flipping through the channels to find something "decent" on tv on a saturday morning, trying to neglect the fact that today is Valentines Day and all the evil that comes along with it LOL.... and I had a "wow" moment.

I've spent the better part of the last 2-3 weeks chatting with many fellow coolworkers, in the MyCoolWorks chat room... we've been talking about where we are going to be working this summer, how… Continue

Added by Jason Kemple on February 14, 2009 at 10:08am — 3 Comments

Ok, I Just Might Be

Some people call me OCD. I'm not THAT obsessive. Just because everyday I come home from my Real Job, put in an online application, cruise the CoolWorks help wanted now, chat with Seasonal Addicts Anonymous, nightly Mapquest to various National Parks, neglect my cucumber facials, or fail in 40 sit-ups, doesn't mean I am obsessive to the point of compulsive.

I mean, what if these guys won't hire me....maybe reach out some more?? Hey, I can apply til the cows come home.

And… Continue

Added by Carol on February 11, 2009 at 9:48am — 19 Comments

The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly (Part 4)

I worked the Social Season at the Basin Harbor Club in Vermont in the summer of 2008. I was the Ranger Room Breakfast Buffet Chef de Partie. This review is of my experience there during that time period. If you haven't read my previous blog, Ketchup on Waffles, it kind of explains my personal views on reviews in general.

The Good: The Basin Harbor Club has been in operation for a long time, 2008 was their 122nd year. In… Continue

Added by Keith Larson on February 9, 2009 at 10:22pm — 1 Comment

What I went through to start the seasonal world.....

I've been traveling for almost four years now and it seems that on every journey I take, I meet someone that's brand new to this type of life. I usually try to give that person as many tips as possible and try to make their first time an experience they won't forget. And every time I meet someone like this I think about my first time leaving home and why I really got into doing this.

As I've said before my family owned a campground when I was growing up so I was lucky enough to have… Continue

Added by Dallas on February 2, 2009 at 3:03pm — 10 Comments

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