The hours are not always what you expect.
Because Dave and I are both fast workers, we seem to always end up on night shift when all the guests are arriving. Night shift means not getting off work until at least 9:00 PM.
It was nothing in Bar Harbor or even in our current campground in Williams, AZ, to check in over 100 guests in one evening. Dave escorts every one, and I take their money, sell groceries and give them information on the area.
It is not a difficult job, but one that can get extremely hectic on very busy days.
The pay is not the best.
We are used to making a whole lot more than we do now. But then again, we downsized to match our new income. Seems that money is not what it is all about anymore.
However, when making a deal with a campground owner, it is important to take into consideration all the benefits that go along with the salary.
Some campgrounds give you the site for free. Some require you to work so many hours a week to pay for your site and then pay you for extra hours on top of that. Some require you to work for your site and do not pay at all.
Every single campground is different. When deciding where to go, it is good to take into account your benefits, your pay and where you would actually like to live for a while.
Work camping jobs are 5-6 months long.
Yes, I know this fell under the Good, but it can be part of the Bad too. Seeing the country can be a slow thing when you only move on every 5-6 months.
Our goal is to get to the point where we only work the winter season and travel in the summer. But the websites have to bring in enough income to compensate. It is a goal to work toward.