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New Post 9/6/2011 11:42 AM
  westie0506
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job descriptions 
This is only our 3rd workcamping experience, but I don't want to sign anything that commits me to a job and so far we haven't been asked to sign anything. However, our 1st experience in Eagle Nest, NM required me (wife) to work 4-6 hours 4 days a week in a cook wagon making breakfast and/or lunch. I read a general job description that mentioned working in the cook wagon but didn't realize that would be MY job 24 hours a week. I wish the job description would have said 2-3 of the women in the workamp group would be cooking 20-24 hours a week. We would NOT have gone.... Our current job is 3 1/2 days on and 11 1/2 days off - and a wonderful experience. I would think any place that requires an extensive job description and a signed agreement must have had some people "think" the job was not what they thought and left early. I'd be skeptical of the park.
 
New Post 9/8/2011 5:11 PM
  henryinreallife
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Re: job descriptions 
That's tough. But you mentioned that the job description that you were asked to sign was a general job description. Sorry, but I just have to ask this: did you ask for clarifications about the responsibilities? Perhaps you would have gotten a better idea to make a decision and saved you from the heartache.
 
New Post 11/27/2011 11:16 PM
  the Alban
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Re: job descriptions 
 westie0506 wrote
I read a general job description that mentioned working in the cook wagon but didn't realize that would be MY job 24 hours a week. I wish the job description would have said 2-3 of the women in the workamp group would be cooking 20-24 hours a week.


It's situations like that which is why when the time comes that my wife and I will choose give workamping a try, we'd prefer a detailed job description. That way, at least everything is clear on what the employer expects from us and prevent any unwanted surprises.
 
New Post 11/30/2011 11:02 PM
  angela
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Re: job descriptions 
I agree with you, Alban. Lots of people think that super specific job descriptions are too rigid for something like workamping. But just like any job, if you don't have anything specific written when it comes to your job description, you don't have any sort of protection that you can get from owners that will take advantage of you.
 
New Post 12/2/2011 5:45 AM
  padmej
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Re: job descriptions 
Reminds me of my supposed part-time job when I was in college in a local diner (I'll be nice by not mentioning the name). I was supposed to work only for about four hours each day as a waitress. Or at least that was supposed to be the case. Unfortunately, my contract was pretty general, and that gave my boss enough reason for him to make me stay almost 8 hours each day. Not only that. I had to take the trash out, and do the dishes once. I learned my lesson then that when I apply for a job, I want the contract to be as specific as possible. No matter how much I love camping, I don't think I'll change my mind if ever I choose to become a workamper.
 
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