Foo Off-Topic chit chat with no general subject.

Seasonal Jobs

Old 11-06-11, 09:44 PM
  #1  
fuzzbox
Your imaginary friend.
Thread Starter
 
fuzzbox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Wandering aimlessly.
Posts: 2,211

Bikes: A sweet Quamen ATL custom, GT Mach 2

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
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.
fuzzbox is offline  
Old 11-06-11, 09:51 PM
  #2  
gitarzan
Lost Again
 
gitarzan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Columbus, Oh!
Posts: 1,041

Bikes: Soma Saga, 1991 Sirrus, Specialized Secteur Elite, Miele Umbria Elite.

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
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.
gitarzan is offline  
Old 11-06-11, 10:14 PM
  #3  
jdon
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 4,243
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 283 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Yep. Tree planting for 3 summers in BC.

This kind..
http://www.tree-planter.com/?navigation_id=89

Last edited by jdon; 11-07-11 at 04:03 AM.
jdon is offline  
Old 11-06-11, 11:30 PM
  #4  
Artkansas 
Pedaled too far.
 
Artkansas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: La Petite Roche
Posts: 12,853
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
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.
__________________
"He who serves all, best serves himself" Jack London

Originally Posted by Bjforrestal View Post
I don't care if you are on a unicycle, as long as you're not using a motor to get places you get props from me. We're here to support each other. Share ideas, and motivate one another to actually keep doing it.

Last edited by Artkansas; 11-07-11 at 12:21 AM.
Artkansas is offline  
Old 11-07-11, 05:46 AM
  #5  
Machka 
In Real Life
 
Machka's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Down under down under
Posts: 51,447

Bikes: Lots

Mentioned: 130 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2870 Post(s)
Liked 70 Times in 49 Posts
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.
Machka is offline  
Old 11-07-11, 06:38 AM
  #6  
IntoTheWild
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 128
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
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).
IntoTheWild is offline  
Old 11-07-11, 09:33 AM
  #7  
pgoat
Batüwü Griekgriek
 
pgoat's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: NYC - for the moment...
Posts: 2,908

Bikes: 1985 Trek 500, 1986 Trek 500 Tri Series, 2005 Cannondale R1000

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 22 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I drove an ice cream truck in between HS and my first year of college. It was okay. At least I was outside all day.
__________________
Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
People whose sig line does not include a jsharr quote annoy me.
pgoat is offline  
Old 11-07-11, 09:40 AM
  #8  
eofelis 
The Rock Cycle
 
eofelis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Western Colorado
Posts: 1,674

Bikes: Salsa Vaya Ti, Specialized Ruby, Gunnar Sport, Motobecane Fantom CXX, Jamis Dragon, Novara Randonee x2

Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
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.
__________________
Gunnar Sport
Specialized Ruby
Salsa Vaya Ti
Novara Randonee x2
Motobecane Fantom CXX
Jamis Dakar XCR
eofelis is offline  
Old 11-07-11, 10:02 AM
  #9  
jsharr
You Know!? For Kids!
 
jsharr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Just NW of Richardson Bike Mart
Posts: 6,163

Bikes: '05 Trek 1200 / '90 Trek 8000 / '? Falcon Europa

Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 27 Post(s)
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
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.
__________________
Are you a registered member? Why not? Click here to register. It's free and only takes 27 seconds! Help out the forums, abide by our community guidelines.
Originally Posted by colorider View Post
Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.
jsharr is offline  
Old 11-07-11, 10:08 AM
  #10  
Shifty
Sore saddle cyclist
 
Shifty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Eugene, OR
Posts: 3,874

Bikes: Road, touring and mountain

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 36 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
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.
Shifty is offline  
Old 11-07-11, 01:46 PM
  #11  
RUOkie
Scarlet Knight
 
RUOkie's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: In a Haggard Song
Posts: 11,265

Bikes: 2009 ORBEA Onix Rival. 2012 Felt Breed, 1999 Raleigh 500

Mentioned: 24 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 278 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
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.
RUOkie is offline  
Old 11-07-11, 01:47 PM
  #12  
RUOkie
Scarlet Knight
 
RUOkie's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: In a Haggard Song
Posts: 11,265

Bikes: 2009 ORBEA Onix Rival. 2012 Felt Breed, 1999 Raleigh 500

Mentioned: 24 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 278 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
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.
damn Texicans
RUOkie is offline  
Old 11-07-11, 01:49 PM
  #13  
jsharr
You Know!? For Kids!
 
jsharr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Just NW of Richardson Bike Mart
Posts: 6,163

Bikes: '05 Trek 1200 / '90 Trek 8000 / '? Falcon Europa

Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 27 Post(s)
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
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.
__________________
Are you a registered member? Why not? Click here to register. It's free and only takes 27 seconds! Help out the forums, abide by our community guidelines.
Originally Posted by colorider View Post
Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.
jsharr is offline  
Old 11-07-11, 06:50 PM
  #14  
fuzzbox
Your imaginary friend.
Thread Starter
 
fuzzbox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Wandering aimlessly.
Posts: 2,211

Bikes: A sweet Quamen ATL custom, GT Mach 2

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
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.
fuzzbox is offline  
Old 11-08-11, 08:02 AM
  #15  
Tude 
Blasted Weeds
 
Tude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 1,182

Bikes: Trek 1200C, Specialized Rockhopper, Giant Yukon FX, Giant Acapulco

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
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.
__________________
Tude is offline  
Old 11-08-11, 12:56 PM
  #16  
RUOkie
Scarlet Knight
 
RUOkie's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: In a Haggard Song
Posts: 11,265

Bikes: 2009 ORBEA Onix Rival. 2012 Felt Breed, 1999 Raleigh 500

Mentioned: 24 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 278 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
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.
RUOkie is offline  
Old 11-08-11, 03:26 PM
  #17  
gitarzan
Lost Again
 
gitarzan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Columbus, Oh!
Posts: 1,041

Bikes: Soma Saga, 1991 Sirrus, Specialized Secteur Elite, Miele Umbria Elite.

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
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.
gitarzan is offline  
Old 11-08-11, 09:31 PM
  #18  
steve0257
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Rochester MN
Posts: 922

Bikes: Raleigh Port Townsend, Raleigh Tourist

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 27 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
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.
steve0257 is offline  
Old 11-09-11, 11:26 AM
  #19  
fuzzbox
Your imaginary friend.
Thread Starter
 
fuzzbox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Wandering aimlessly.
Posts: 2,211

Bikes: A sweet Quamen ATL custom, GT Mach 2

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Has anyone done one of those out of state national park jobs?
__________________

Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around.
fuzzbox is offline  
Old 11-12-11, 11:48 AM
  #20  
no motor?
Senior Member
 
no motor?'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Chicagoland
Posts: 6,083

Bikes: Specialized Hardrock

Mentioned: 23 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 952 Post(s)
Liked 55 Times in 42 Posts
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.
no motor? is offline  
Old 11-12-11, 12:28 PM
  #21  
jdon
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 4,243
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 283 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
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.
jdon is offline  
Old 11-14-11, 08:28 PM
  #22  
surfrider
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
Back in late high school / college days: Lifeguard at two neighboring State beaches here in Southern California. It definately wasn't what you see on Baywatch! Worst days were holiday weekends - you were constantly pulling drunks out of the surf (they've since banned alcohol consumption on the beaches). Pool cleaner: a neighbor acoss the street from my parents was a pool construction contractor who also ran a maintenance business. He'd hire my brother and I during the summer when a lot of folks wanted extra cleaning services. Nice job cleaning some pools in back of fantastic houses on Orange County, CA. Also did retail during the Christmas season for a few years. Great way to get 50% off discounts on enough clothing to last you for the next year.
 
Old 11-14-11, 10:36 PM
  #23  
Mr Danw
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: by the football hall of fame
Posts: 850
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
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.
Mr Danw is offline  
Old 11-15-11, 12:21 AM
  #24  
wethepeople
Long haired freak.
 
wethepeople's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Still stuck in hell.
Posts: 6,281

Bikes: 2011 SE Old Man Flyer.

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
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.
__________________

"the bus came by and I got on, that's when it all began...there was Cowboy Neal at the wheel of a bus to never-ever land."

wethepeople is offline  
Old 11-15-11, 09:44 AM
  #25  
bikecrate
Senior Member
 
bikecrate's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: LF, APMAT
Posts: 2,241
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 431 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 10 Times in 10 Posts
I used to work in retail year round. I don’t 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.
bikecrate is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.