Sunday, October 10, 2010

How Long To Get My First Workamping Job? Air Ratchet & Cleaning.

Steve Anderson of Workcamper News answers the frequently asked question - How Long Does It Take To Get My First Workamper Job?


"Since the whole point of workamping is to be able to work outdoors in a beautiful setting, location is critical.  Recreation Resource Management offers over 175 locations for camp hosts in 11 states.  All of our sites are located in some of the most beautiful state parks and National Forests in the country -- and not right beside the Interstate!  Click here to learn more about great workamping locations.

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Here is another way to get a free campsite:


Now other things to consider:

"RVers tell me about their bad workamping experiences. I correspond with thousands of RVers and I’ve heard some real horror stories about bad workamping jobs. The reports of bad work camping jobs often share similarities.

Consider these warning signs:
1. The campground advertises for workampers in national workamping magazines, issue after issue after issue.
2. The campground does not check proof of citizenship, identification, or other work eligibility as regulations require.
3. The campground does not require workampers to fill out a W4 form for withholdings.
4. The campground requires a written contract.
5. The campground requires a written job application.
6. The campground insists on a formal job description.
7. The campground owner or manager is desperate for workampers.
8. The person doing the hiring cannot or will not answer the prospective workamper’s questions.
9. Prior to arriving on the job, the workamper did not receive the paperwork (job descriptions, employee handbook, copies of agreements, park brochures, and contracts) he was promised.
10. The workamper drove many miles across the country for the sole purpose of camp job.
These are not absolutes, of course. But after hearing about the negative workamping experiences of many RVers, these are the things that stand out.
If you stop and think about it, some of these are just common sense. "

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Ray and I washed the last of the little pieces of skirting that my son-in-law is going to need for the mobile home.  So it was time to tidy everything up.  It had been sorted it out into white and almond, they just wanted the white skirting, so that is what we washed.  We moved that into the RVport to keep it clean and dry. (Gee, it hasn't rained for ages!)

Skirting87-1 After raking the place where the almond skirting was going to be stored, we stacked it up, took pictures to put on Craigslist, and I have already had two inquiries.   So maybe we can get the rest of it out of here, too.

The saw horses could be put up, but first we raked the pine needles out of that area.

Then I turned my attention to the air ratchet that wouldn't work for Nigel.  I had oiled it as soon as Pamala and had Nigel left, as I wouldn't put it away without doing that.
I was going to try Sam's comment/suggestion (Sam&Donna Weibel) with the compressor.  But I found out that the little slide switch for Forward and Reverse was in the OFF position.  Ray connected it to the compressor (that is one thing my fingers can't do), and it worked perfectly!  Nigel is going to be so miffed!  I might not tell him.

SAM_0092-1 While we had the compressor up and running, we checked the tires on the the little black wagon, two utility trailers, the hand truck, and old Pugsy (the vintage MH).  Pugsy's tires were used as fenders on the Ark, but they still don't lose air!  Yes, I get the question: "Did Noah give them to you personally", often.   Also, I oiled the air nailer, stapler, and palm nailer, just in case.

Ray washed the Alaska mud off the Drop'N Lock Gooseneck hitch that Nigel has for sale, so it looks a lot better.

So I think we got a lot done today.

1 comment:

pidge said...

Gosh, it wore me out just reading about your day. Thanks for sharing the info on work camping. Stay safe.