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Working at National Parks for RVers

April 5, 2013 |

Thinking about working at a National Park this summer season? You’ve come to the right place. During the past month I’ve applied to several and been interviewed for three different locations, all of which decided to hire me. I’m no expert, but I’m going to share what I learned from the experience here for all…

Hints of Spring

March 13, 2013 |

I just love early spring. Down here in the land of palmettos and salt marsh we’re getting a taste of it already. The pollen started in the pine trees about a month ago and now there are little tree flowers everywhere. This picture was taken on my trip to Savannah, where these vibrant blooming shrubs…

Finding Temp/Contract Jobs for RVers

January 18, 2013 |

Well, this hasn’t exactly been my most thrilling week as a full-time RVer. There’s been an awful lot of job searching going on, and not a whole lot else. So when it came time to write today’s blog post, I figured what better topic than finding temporary jobs for RVers, since hey, it’s been on…

Final CamperForce Review

January 8, 2013 |

The dust has finally settled from Amazon’s CamperForce, with my last check having been deposited on the 4th. You know what this means, final review time. First and perhaps most importantly, the money. The Money: Total made (in 11 weeks and 2 days): $4617.81 First paycheck (2 half days for orientation): $72 Average of 2nd…

The Dream Job

December 13, 2012 |

Back when I was working at Best Buy, I once had my supervisor come up and ask if I was okay with covering a co-worker’s shift that would put me into overtime. I said I was, and he smiled and said given the chance he’d work overtime too, because he loves extra money, and he…

Figuring the Pay at Amazon

December 10, 2012 |

Is the money made in Amazon’s CamperForce worth the effort? I sat down to take an early peek at the financials. I won’t have the full picture for another month when my last paycheck comes in, but I have enough now to make some early calculations. I make $11.00 an hour at Amazon. At the…

Adventures in Cooking & Amazon Update

November 29, 2012 |

Just another friendly RVing tip from someone’s who been there: put dividers between your pots and pans when traveling too, not just your dishes. I have Teflon coated cookware, and I nested it in the cabinet above the microwave when I started traveling. It was all metal, so it wasn’t in any danger of breaking.…

Peak Kick Off at Amazon

November 19, 2012 |

I don’t think people are meant to work nights, or at least wonky things happen to me on this schedule sometimes. I say this because I’ve been laying in bed for over two hours, perfectly awake – all attempts to fall asleep amounting to nothing more than daydreaming. This is the second time in a…

RVing and the Work/Life Balance

November 5, 2012 |

One of the big things that had me searching for something better than the typical 9-5 job until retirement was the work/life imbalance. I hated that work dominated 5 out of 7 days of my week. I’d come home and have some time before I needed to go to bed, yeah, but I’d be so…

Working Nights

October 29, 2012 |

Adjusting to working nights hasn’t been overly difficult for me. I’m a night owl by nature and have always had a tendency to stay up late and wake up late given the choice. So when I learned that I could make a little extra money at Amazon by working the night shift, I was all…

Two Weeks Into CamperForce

October 21, 2012 |

I’m now finished with my second week of Amazon’s program for work campers, so far I’m enjoying myself. Since many readers are asking for another update, here it is. Disclaimer: Again, this isn’t official information. It may not work like this at other sites. It may not work like this at this site next year,…

CamperForce: What to Expect the First Few Days

October 11, 2012 |

For new readers to IO, you can click here for an explanation of the CamperForce program. Amazon will pay for your campsite up to two days before your first day of orientation, so with a start date of 10/4 I arrived on 10/2 to make full use of this. Expecting to be drop dead tired my…

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