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April 2014 Blog Posts (7)

Abundantly Blessed

I woke up this morning, finally totally moved into my summer home at Mesa Verde, with this incredible feeling of blessing. I am working in a beautiful place, doing a job I love, with terrific people and I get to do this for the next 6 months. Wow. I am so lucky things worked out this way.  I also think back over the last few years (since leaving my first career in 2009) and have thought of all the incredible adventures I have enjoyed over those years.  How many get to do this? Not many.…


Added by aggie71 on April 23, 2014 at 6:25am — No Comments

Annnnnnd I'm here!

After a month in a cabin in Missouri, then a month and a half staying at my brothers place in Las Vegas, I have now made my way to Yellowstone National Park. The adventure started when I left Las Vegas the same day as the final confrontation between the Feds and the Rancher in Nevada. Of course, I was caught up in the traffic jam on U.S. 15 going north and we were stopped on the highway for about an hour before the State Police finally got the road at least partially unjammed. Later on they…


Added by Milton McKinney on April 17, 2014 at 5:58pm — 5 Comments

End of 2013-14 Winter, Looking Back and Ahead

I'm just about finished with my winter job.  I had decided to stay near home this winter for a couple of reasons.  I've been camping in my sister's basement, throwing a bit of money for rent.  I also managed to beat the seasonal hiring bias and picked up a job at a local Premier Best Western.

First thing I noticed on my return....wages in the service industry have dropped locally.  From what I could determine this happened sometime near the beginning of the recession.



Added by Keith Larson on April 17, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments


Well I have been back @ GCSR about 3 weeks now. I am working in the snack bar in the remote area of the Desert View Watchtower location....26 miles from the village. 

My housing is the best that Xanterra has to offer here. I have my own room & bathroom and share a kitchen & laundry room with 1 other girl. All for about $24.50 a week. I guess they had to bribe people with good housing in order to get people to live in such a remote place. Now as a comparison,  I am spending the…


Added by Sunni on April 15, 2014 at 4:42am — 2 Comments

Leaving the Seasonal Call

My seasonal life is over.

I've accepted a permanent GS/5-2 position with the Corps of Engineers in Arkansas. Hard to believe that it was only two years ago that I left Arkansas' White River NWR,  and now, I'm headed back that direction. Guess I'm not a very good seasonal employee after all.

For those I've made friends with here... God bless you and I'll keep an out... hard to resist that migration call even when you get everything you want.

Added by Ann Carr on April 14, 2014 at 6:25pm — 4 Comments

Looking Forward

I have just under two weeks left of what is quite possibly the last seasonal job I will work.  After about nine years of seasonal work off and on, I have to say, it's been fun, challenging, interesting, educational, and overall life changing in a positive way.  I have coolworks to thank for the majority of the job leads I pursued.  I will miss seasonal work, but I've come to a point in my life where it's time for a different kind of change.

I like to check weather forecasts a lot,…


Added by Brendan on April 5, 2014 at 11:27am — 2 Comments

Getting closer, and closer....

Here I am in Las Vegas! Actually, staying with my brother and sister-in-law in Henderson, Nevada, but close enough for me! Have had a great time since I arrived nearly a month ago, and have about 9 days left before I have to head north. I've been watching the weather up Yellowstone way and they've been getting a lot of snow still in the Mammoth area, so there's that to look forward to, lol. I'll be glad to get up there and unpack the motorcycle from the trailer and get it ready for riding…


Added by Milton McKinney on April 2, 2014 at 4:18pm — 3 Comments

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