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Old 01-27-2011, 08:06 PM   #1
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Hello Everyone!

Craig N Karin here, hanging out in Edenton, NC for now. We've been workamping since March 2010. Seeing the country and having fun! We've been lurking around this forum for awhile, so now it's time to jump in.

We love to hike, bike, kayak and raft...oh, and blog
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Old 01-27-2011, 08:25 PM   #2
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WELCOME, what type of work have you been doing.
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Old 01-27-2011, 08:40 PM   #3
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let's see, our first job was at a campground in West Virginia over the summer. Karin and I worked in the store, taking reservations and retail.

Over the holidays, we worked at Amazon.com in KY. Got quite the workout there!

Now we're relaxing with parents in NC. May work here for a bit, until the hitch starts itchin'.
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Old 01-27-2011, 08:48 PM   #4
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I've been thinking about doing a little workamping myself.
Only problem is, I am having a big problem with the work part of it.
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Old 01-28-2011, 09:20 PM   #5
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We have some years to go before retirement, so we have to work....just nowhere near the stress and strain of our previous life.

But the vacation may be over. Got a call today for an interview on Tuesday. Sigh
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I've had people ask me "why did you quit your job, you were making good money right?"
My reply was "no job is worth dying for".
I am learning to get by with less so I don't have to go back to the old grind. I have a little left in my 401k after Walstreet got done playing with it, but not enough to retire comfortably.
I may also be a workamper at some point, just not right now.
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Old 01-30-2011, 07:48 PM   #7
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Welcome CraigNKarin,
Enjoy your time with your folks. Are you part of the workforce again? Somebody's got to do it. Better you than me. I've already worn out one body and I'm not real sure where I'm going to get another.
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Old 01-31-2011, 07:45 AM   #8
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We've been on a break since finishing up with Amazon. com.
Sitting in Edenton, NC, enjoying family and the local area. We may work here for a bit. We'll see if any job offers come our way.
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I'll probably do this after I retire from the military. We will go full-time then and I'll need something to do to fight off the boredom. the DW will still nurse.
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We've been on a break since finishing up with Amazon. com.
CraigNKarin,

How was working for Amazon.com ??

We applied for the Fernley NV positions last fall but those filled up very quickly so we got put on the waiting list. Didn't get to work for them but was wondering what your experience was as we may consider them again for the future.

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CraigNKaren,
Welcome to IRV2, could you tell us who to contact at Amazon about workamping? We have seen a lot of posts but not specifically a name and/or telephone number, email address. We are interested in working the 2011 season, would love to work in Tennessee but are not sure the FC will be ready.

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Old 02-01-2011, 12:10 PM   #13
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Hey Neighbor, we are just up the road from you in Moyock, NC. Enjoy the weather supposed to be nice tomarrow. Take care.
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Hello up in Moyock....yes, looks to be a nice day, if the rain will stay away! BTW, do you sell campers up there ??

Here is an email address to contact Amazon.com

seasonal-camper@amazon.com

Amazon.com was a demanding job. We hike and bike alot, yet found that there are many muscles that we just haven't been utilizing! The first 2 weeks took some getting used to. 10 hour shifts, all on your feet. A break in the morning, lunch, and another break in the afternoon. Our job had us walking less but included alot of bending, kneeling and time on a step stool or short ladder.
Amazon.com and it's employees treated us well. Everyone was very helpful. Amazon.com paid us hourly, paid for our site and a bonus. They fed us lunch occasionally and passed out various gift cards. We met many people that we keep in touch with.
If you go to our blogsite, you'll see a video on the front page. If you watch it, you'll see a picture of us within a large group at Amazon.com. If you pause the video on that picture, you will see the variety of workampers that we worked with. Some were in their late 70's and did just fine. There was only a handful of people that left early, unable to perform the work.
We wouldn't be interested in a full-time, permanent position. But we will go back next year
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