I just can't believe how well things have worked out for me since being laid off on Feb 2, 2009! I had been doing the same job for nearly 30 years and suddenly it was over. My wife and I happen to have visited Yellowstone in September, 2008 and I had met some folks my same age working at the Lake Lodge there. One of them gave me a card regarding seasonal jobs - which I happened to stumble across just after my layoff. This led me to Coolworks.com and the rest, as they say, is history. I have gotten four (4) call backs from the applications I submitted through Coolworks. Two at Yellowstone, one at Flagg Ranch, and one (just last week) at Glacier NP. As many of you know I signed on with DNC Yellowstone a few weeks ago as my first seasonal job experience. I am really anticipating a fun summer, and really hope this lifestyle clicks with me. I think it will be a perfect match, but time will tell. The challenge will be to pay bills back home, while working in a National Park for minimum wage. In my case I also am temporarily widowing my wife for 3 months (but just this first time trial run - next summer she is coming with me!) Next year's challenge will be to get job offers from Alaska lodges (or even one of the trains - always wanted to be a train conductor!). I am dreaming BIG these days and not looking back.