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Featured Blog Posts – March 2009 Archive (6)

Seasonal Work Strategies

I thought I would write a blog on some of the differing summer work strategies I’ve seen over the years. Some are good and some are bad, but they are popular. I see them every summer. Hopefully you can create a strategy for yourself that includes much of the good and very little of the bad.

1. The Early Bird – this strategy focuses on your first month at your new job. Most seasonal jobs come with various discounts. The Early Bird tries to use every discount they have in their first… Continue

Added by Rick Peterson on March 19, 2009 at 7:17pm — 9 Comments

On the real benefits of a seasonal job, Part II I'm thinking again about other things I love about working seasonal....and I think back to my brief (two DAYS!) stint in college. It wasn't for me. I discovered that I learn best by doing, not by trying to stuff bookloads (though I love to read, how ironic is that!?) of information into my head plus do homework in short periods of time. I don't "roll that way". It was eye-opening for me, and a bit stressful at the time I made the decision to quit school. Society tells us a number of… Continue

Added by Kate on March 19, 2009 at 1:58pm — 6 Comments

Going to the sun

“The only man who makes no mistakes is the man who never does anything.”

~Teddy Roosevelt

“I think I’m about ready to get out of here again.” “It’s about time. I figured I’d been hearing that six or seven months ago.” “I just got to go.” “I know; it’s who you are, and who you’ll always be.” “Mom, I’m 32 years old.” “So what. You think you’re dad wouldn’t go with you if he could? You get it honest and never let anyone tell you different.”

“If you get a call… Continue

Added by Kevin Blankenship on March 14, 2009 at 9:00pm — 6 Comments

My Packing List

Good thing I am driving. I mean, how do you get all this stuff into two carry-ons?

Ok, I would pay the $15 airline surcharge to get a 50 pound bag of toys to Yellowstone;but the universe has deemed that I do not have to.

A good start:

Passport / Checkbook / Credit Cards / Paper& Envelopes

Laptop w/equipment / Camera w/equipment

Mp3 player / Dvds & CDs / Alarm clock, electric & battery

Sunglasses/ reading… Continue

Added by Carol on March 11, 2009 at 6:27pm — 14 Comments

Day In...Day Out (or: eh, Tenderloin again)

I just realized my random-date update was a couple of days ago. Me bad. So I'll throw a couple in...maybe a little less details though. Sorry, but I'll through in another date, May 1, it's not so random so I might remember. It will be the last guest-service date for the season at the Kay El Bar Guest Ranch in Arizona.

Thursday, March 5

Most Thursdays, as of late, is the day that the head chef takes off. So that means that I work all day. It starts around 5:30 am. I run… Continue

Added by Keith Larson on March 7, 2009 at 10:11pm — No Comments

When Does “Some” become an Obsession?

I’m almost finished packing up the RV to get on the road. Carrying my accommodation with me is going to be a great benefit, but being much smaller quarters then I’m used to required many difficult decisions. To take, or not to take? has been the question applied to everything I own. The big items were easy, places found for them on a “where will it go?” basis: kayak mounted rooftop, and bicycle on a rack behind. Car, not able to be towed, had to be sold. Smaller but needworthy items were… Continue

Added by Janette on March 7, 2009 at 1:01pm — 2 Comments

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