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    Seasonal Jobs

    Has anyone ever had a seasonal job? And by that I mean where you work for a few month at some place for example ski resort. It sounds like a fun change of pace.

    Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around.

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    I used to pick up trash in the mornings at a drive-in-theatre. I guess that was seasonal. It wasn't fun.

    This one http://www.forgottenoh.com/DriveIns/linden.html It's shut down and derelict now.
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    Yep. Tree planting for 3 summers in BC.

    This kind..
    http://www.tree-planter.com/?navigation_id=89
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    One Christmas season I sold Internet connections from a cart in a mall. It would have been good, but their registration procedure took so long that it killed 2/3 of our sales. It was great salesmanship experience because they required us to go out about 50 yards from the cart and strike up conversations with potential clients who were walking in the general direction of the cart. We were selling dialup, but the cart had a T-1 line. It was also very difficult to get the service turned off.

    But the company was having problems. And our Manager told us of how once she had been busted driving a dead man's car the day he was murdered.

    Then the Palm Springs PD put out an APB on her; supposedly she had been playing some NTN games in a bar and took this fellow home to collect her winnings. The fellow said that she stole his money and pushed him out of the car.

    After that, she had no control over the sales force because if she tried to push, she knew we'd rat her out to the PSPD. Sales predictably dropped. My last night was Christmas Eve. I don't know what happened after.
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    November - January 2009 ... worked in a cherry packing shed for the Christmas cherry season. It was harder work than what I thought it might be ... standing all day long and cold because they almost freeze the cherries ... but it wasn't a bad job. It paid quite well, and I'd consider doing it again.

    In fact, it was my intro to the Harvest Trail.


    I've also worked retail during the Christmas season several years. It's a great way to pick up some extra cash for things like new bicycles and trips to somewhere tropical. If that's what you're thinking of doing, however, you're a little late. You've got to line those jobs up mid-September.

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    I've had jobs for a season, but they weren't seasonal jobs. One seasonal job I would like would be working in Antarctica for the Antarctic summer (Oct-Feb).

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    When I was a student I did a seasonal job with the Colorado Geological Survey one summer as a field assistant. I got paid to hike around and look at rocks. Good times.
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    I managed a boat rental business for years. Tons of hours in the summer. Not many at all in the winter and salaried. Worked out okay for a single guy.
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    I worked for the forest service for two summers doing maintenance at campgrounds in Colorado. Most campers were pretty good, but some were horrible....how can they drink so much hard liquor over a weekend??? There was also a correlation between the number of empty booze bottles to the amount of trash left around the campsite. This was the beginning of my lasting impression of ......let's just say "visitors from a certain state south of Colorado". But it was great work in a beautiful place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fuzzbox View Post
    Has anyone ever had a seasonal job? And by that I mean where you work for a few month at some place for example ski resort. It sounds like a fun change of pace.
    If you can get a job, and I mean ANY job at a ski resort that pays enough for your room and board, you need to take it ASAP. It will be the best winter of your life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shifty View Post
    I worked for the forest service for two summers doing maintenance at campgrounds in Colorado. Most campers were pretty good, but some were horrible....how can they drink so much hard liquor over a weekend??? There was also a correlation between the number of empty booze bottles to the amount of trash left around the campsite. This was the beginning of my lasting impression of ......let's just say "visitors from a certain state south of Colorado". But it was great work in a beautiful place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shifty View Post
    I worked for the forest service for two summers doing maintenance at campgrounds in Colorado. Most campers were pretty good, but some were horrible....how can they drink so much hard liquor over a weekend??? There was also a correlation between the number of empty booze bottles to the amount of trash left around the campsite. This was the beginning of my lasting impression of ......let's just say "visitors from a certain state south of Colorado". But it was great work in a beautiful place.
    Yeah, New Mexicans are not to be trusted with hard liquor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RUOkie View Post
    If you can get a job, and I mean ANY job at a ski resort that pays enough for your room and board, you need to take it ASAP. It will be the best winter of your life.

    Have you tried it before?

    Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around.

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    Ran a catering service for a Cajun BBQ restaurant - long hard hours, and I gained weight.

    Also for 4 Summers I was the "gopher" for a woman who sold glass jewelry, witch's balls, and some awesome tall paperweights (she was from Floriday - so she would leave her husband there most of the Summer while he blew the glass - and she traveled art festivals in NY). I went along to unload/load the truck and set up - then sell the stuff - we were all over NY - first thing I did when we came into a town - motel (check), restaurants (check), convenience store (check), liquor store (check, check, check!). Kinda fun but that glass was heavy and the boss kinda weird - so I would enjoy my forays into the town.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuzzbox View Post
    Have you tried it before?
    I spent a month at Breckenridge, but had a few friends who were "ski bums" for a winter and said it was the best year ever. My one month was.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tude View Post
    Ran a catering service for a Cajun BBQ restaurant - long hard hours, and I gained weight.

    Also for 4 Summers I was the "gopher" for a woman who sold glass jewelry, witch's balls, and some awesome tall paperweights (she was from Floriday - so she would leave her husband there most of the Summer while he blew the glass - and she traveled art festivals in NY). I went along to unload/load the truck and set up - then sell the stuff - we were all over NY - first thing I did when we came into a town - motel (check), restaurants (check), convenience store (check), liquor store (check, check, check!). Kinda fun but that glass was heavy and the boss kinda weird - so I would enjoy my forays into the town.
    I didn't that fact about witches.
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    Short term job- Cleaning up Brainard International Raceway of the Nationals. I was filling 32 gallon trash cans with crushed cans without moving more than 5 feet from where the trash can was put down.

    Seasonal- Walking beans and detasseling corn. Had some friends worked the pea pack and corn pack seasons.
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    Has anyone done one of those out of state national park jobs?

    Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around.

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    Spent a couple of summers in college driving around all night spraying for mosquitos. It was kind of weird working with someone from the WHO (they wanted to start their own program in Africa to prevent malaria) when the main requirements for the job where the ability to show up on time regularly and follow some poorly drawn maps while driving a little faster than 10 MPH. The day I realized one route started right outside the prison gates used in the Blues Brothers was pretty interesting too.

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    Want a fun summer? Go to Banff and work in any of the pubs, resaurants, shops or with the park. You will meet and party with students and hippies from all over the world doing the same.

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    I worked as a produce tourist for a few years. OK, I was technically a migrant farm worker. That's about as seasonal as it gets.
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    Planted in Nelson B.C for a season, and liked it enough i'm going back next season. Also did a season of snow removal there, wasnt so great. I also worked in a bike shop for two seasons but it was mostly the summer season, winter died right down and most days were spent wrenching our own bikes.

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    I used to work in retail year round. I donít any more. Every once in a while I get amnesia and think it would be fun to work some retail place for the holidays (that I could use a discount for). Then reality sets in when I remember all the holiday retail nightmares.

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