I was surfing the internet today around various discussion boards and through some new blogs I haven’t look at before.
The theme of the day seemed to be Work -- that awful 4 letter word that most try to avoid if at all possible.
Nevertheless it was a topic that kept coming up.
It seems this is the hot time of year for those that Workamp to be either getting to their jobs or finding their jobs.
I have seen some urgency on the part of the employers that have not secured workers for the 2010 season.
I saw a question asked on one of the boards as to if a person or couple could make a living Workamping.
I found the answers to be interesting. All the answers that were given were roughly the same. Yes, you can make a living. What you end up doing to accomplish that may be the question.
I also found a couple of sites where the writers were discussing the same jobs that they had been going to for a number of years that were no longer available.
The reason for this was that the owners had employed either family or friends that had become unemployed. Hmm... Interesting.
There are also jobs outside of Workamping that can be secured -- full time jobs in areas that the full timers wished to stay. There plan was to see the area on the weekends when not working.
I suppose this all fit in well with an email I received today asking...With my background what would I consider my perfect job?
This was a great question!
Which of course started me thinking about an answer.
Although I can’t say I know what the perfect job would be exactly, there are three main components that I would desire.
1) Working around and with people.
2) Being able to bring value to whatever endeavor I am associated with.
3) To be in a location that I find enjoyable.
If those 3 things are present I would expect that I could make it enjoyable.
So we continue to look for opportunities. Actually the opportunities are coming to us.
We have received a number of inquiries asking if we would be interested in positions. We also received a call offering us a position.
These are coming from the Workamper News site where we have posted our resume.
We haven’t decided on anything yet.
This may sound strange but we are pretty sure when the right opportunity shows up -- there will be no doubt it is the right one.
I know my posts about working don’t apply to a lot of the readers here, however, there do seem to be more than I expected that are very interested in this topic.
I will keep you informed as we move along with this part of our adventure.
We are still learning a lot in the area of workamping. Who the really good employers are the ones to avoid and about the different areas where jobs exist.
It is really an exciting thing to learn about.
I wanted to update you on the issue with Toyota -- let me just say Toyota is highly motivated these days to do whatever they can for their customers.
They are looking into the problem we are having to see what they can do for us.
Then there was this...
My morning routine was interrupted today...
I have this robe that I really like -- it has many miles on it but it is very thick and long. A great winter robe.
It is the first thing I put on in the morning.
This morning after turning on the coffee I went outside as I always do to get some fresh air -- and well as I just like going outside in the morning.
We have a wooden picnic table just off our deck that looks out over the river.
So I decided to sit down for a minute on the picnic table.
I sat down -- looked out over the river enjoying the view and the birds singing. It was so peaceful.
There were a couple of things that I should have taken into account BEFORE I sat down.
The first was it was 16 degrees last night.
The second was there was a thin layer of frost on the table.
Then I decided to stand up.
So I did.
My robe, however, did not!
It had stuck to the table -- iced right up!
I had to pull it off of the wood and it sounded like the fabric was being ripped in two.
I finally got it loose and in one piece.
No, it did not come off or anything like that!
We are at the end of the row of RVs and nobody would have seen anything inappropriate anyway but everything stayed intact anyway.
So...the lesson for today...if you are in a cold place...careful when and where you sit!
That is all for today! Thank you for stopping by and as always keep those comments and emails coming!
Ken and Nanette