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Old 07-22-2008, 09:54 AM   #1
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Have you found that when applying for a working position in a campground that "couples" are preferred? How have you overcome this? Do you know of any "single friendly" employers that you'd care to share?
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Old 07-22-2008, 09:55 AM   #2
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Hi All


I'm singe and found out that most volunteering jobs like couples,rather than sngles.

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Old 08-12-2008, 09:14 AM   #3
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I can tell you from our experience of having a rally there several years ago that ABC in Branson, MO is one such campground where singles are welcome....
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Old 01-05-2009, 09:54 AM   #4
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Definally they want couples, I did manage to land a volunteer job in Yosemite in 2006 but they really wanted a couple after all why settle for one when you can get two for the price of nothing. Then too it could be if you are single you would be more inclined to "hit" on visitors
The ranger that "hired" me explained it this way. If one needs to take off for some reason we still have the other one available.
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I wonder what they would think about a couple traveling together in separate rigs in a workamping position? Probably wouldn't want them either, huh? I'm thinking about looking into volunteering at some National Parks - wouldn't work for a private park ever again.
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Old 01-06-2009, 08:52 AM   #6
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Good morning G/M!
If you want to try Volunteering here are some sites for you
Volunteer,Gov/Gov

http://volunteer.gov/gov/resul...tartRow=76&states=CA

Yosemite Park Information Specialist
Yosemite National Park (Yosemite, CA)


Lassen Volcanic Campground Hosts
Lassen Volcanic National Park (Mineral, CA)


Lassen Volcanic Recycling Assts.
Lassen Volcanic National Park (Mineral, CA)


Lassen Volcanic Host (Manzanita Lake)
Lassen Volcanic National Park (Mineral, CA)

If you get one of the positions I'll come by to visit you LOL
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Old 01-14-2009, 12:52 PM   #7
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I know of several solo RVers who get jobs though http://workamper.com
In the summer we have a dozen of them working at the hotels and motels here in Kanab while they get free space in one of the local RV Parks.
One friend got a state park host job through this company and another one through the California Host web Site http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=911

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Old 01-17-2009, 05:53 AM   #8
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I'm a single workamper and I know about the bias towards couples. It makes sense for the employer because they get two workers on the same site.

However, jobs are out there. My first WK job was at a KOA where the owners were desperate for good workers and decided to try singles, so they hired me and another single (male). We both worked out very well for them. And my upcoming job is at a KOA, too.

And WK jobs at non-campground places (like seasonal work at plants and factories) don't care whether you're single or not. Or think about running an xmas tree lot; they don't care either.

So, they're out there; you just have to look a little harder, maybe.
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Old 01-23-2009, 10:04 PM   #9
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You're on, pemsit! I landed a job as camp host at Butte Lake in Lassen Volcanic National Park this summer.

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Congrats Gypsy! Enjoy!!
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I am currently working front desk at a hotel ($7/hr is very good for Franklin NC). It seems that hotel workers tend to have a high turnover. According to my assistant manager, 2 months is the average. My daughter (who is currently working in Houston), quit her job at one hotel and walked into another hotel job... she "job hunted" for two days. Her interview was on the 2nd day and the only reason she didn't start working on the third day was because she had to do a drug-test (she is getting $8.50/hr to start). Anna has worked at 3 different hotels and can work Front desk on all shifts (including Night audit). She has told me that the chain I'm with will allow me to walk into virtually any town and get a job (the Hilton family of hotels are considered the best at training). Also if there is a problem (like our water freezes up) we can stay for free in the hotel. Anna likes the fact that she can stay in most any hotel in the country for a small fraction of the regular rates (last hotel she stayed in was $200/night but she stayed for $50). My goal while I'm here (leaving in May) is to learn as much about the various shifts so that I can work more than 2nd shift (I've been switched over to working 1st shift and I may be learning how to do the job of "breakfast hostess"). I've compared a lot of the work camping "wages" and it seems that many are pretty low. While I wouldn't mind giving my time to a public park at a rather low rate, I do object to giving away my time to a private company. So I think that working outside of the campground I stay in is a better choice, especially if the campground doesn't work out. But that's my personal opinion and I do have a car.
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My daughter (who is currently working in Houston), quit her job at one hotel and walked into another hotel job... she "job hunted" for two days.
That's because Anna's a lucky dog. *Pout*

Hi, Mom!
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Congrats gypsy97 on getting your Summer position. That's in an area I have never visited. If I can get away from Florida this year I will drop in on you..Lou
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I know this is a bit old but give Xanterra a try. They are the major vendor at a large number of National Parks. You get paid to work but do have to pay a small amount for your lot. I worked at Yellowstone for a couple of months a few years ago... not in a TT or MH but stayed in the dorms..... one of the best times I've ever had and plan on doing it again. They do have positions in their campgrounds too.

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