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Canyon Gift Company / Denali Gift Company - What it's REALLY like here.
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I am posting this as a reference for future job seekers. The good and bad will be discussed here and you may make your own decisions from them. This gift shop chain is nothing short of a sweat shop.…Continue

Tags: shop, Canyon, Gift, Park, National

Started this discussion. Last reply by Keith Larson Jan 16, 2017.

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Hey there! My boyfriend and I are working summer 2012 at Denali Gift! Just trying to meet some people we will be sharing our time with this summerContinue

Tags: park, national, gift, 2012, denali

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dan McCurry May 14, 2012.


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Where have you lived and worked?
Maryland, worked in retail, restaurants, universities, and wildlife rehabs
About Me:
biologist, naturalist, herbivore, adventure lover!
Last Seasonal Job:
Curator of Invertebrates, Frostburg State University
Favorite Seasonal Job:
Frisky's Wildlife and Primate Sanctuary
Dream Job:
teaching people about animals and the environment

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UPDATED: Denali Gift / Canyon Gift Company Denali Alaska - What it's REALLY like

Posted on June 2, 2012 at 4:30pm 0 Comments

I am posting this as a reference for future job seekers. The good and bad will be discussed here and you may make your own decisions from them. 

This gift shop chain is nothing short of a sweat shop. In less than a month of being employed here ( over 5 of us are return employees) that is the name used to describe work. Any promises made to you before arriving will be thrown out the window and you will be treated as nothing more than a disposable inanimate object.

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At 6:51am on February 2, 2012, Madison VandenBerg said…

Hey, are you gonna be bringing like hiking gear and camping stuff? I assume that's what we will be doing for fun, but i dont want to invest my entire paycheck in hiking boots if they will go unused lol

At 10:13pm on January 19, 2012, Leo Anderson said…

Congrats on landing an awesome job at Denali National Park! Denali is an amazing park!


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