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1. Posted by Simao (Budding Member 4 posts) 10y

i would like to know if there is anyone here, who can give some info of this kind a jobs:

Vacancy: Maintenance Representative
Company: Club Cantabrica Holidays
Category: Summer Jobs (Campsite work, Holiday Reps, Maintenance)
Dates: Immediate start
Salary: £100 per week and accommodation

Description:

  • To maintain all mobile homes and tents on the campsite
  • To attend to customers needs in relation to repairs
  • To monitor and supply gas supplies as required
  • To offer a level of service to our customers that ensures their satisfaction
  • To ensure all accommodation is cleaned and maintained to a high standard
  • To promote the companies image
  • To generate income whilst in resort

Must be over 18 years of age.

Work dates: Immediate start until October 2006, the end of our summer season. You can continue working with us for a winter season after this date.

any info or experiences are very welcome.

2. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 10y

I am under the impression that Simon is asking if anyone has worked for this company and not posting a promotional thread. If you have information, please post accordingly. Thank you.

3. Posted by Simao (Budding Member 4 posts) 10y

Quoting Isadora

I am under the impression that Simon is asking if anyone has worked for this company and not posting a promotional thread. If you have information, please post accordingly. Thank you.

no it's not promotional thread. I'm just asking if anyone has ever work this kind of work while travelling? and what are your experiences?

4. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 10y

I did not do this kind of work, but I went with Camp America to Point Sebago Resort in Maine, USA. I worked in the kitchen myself, cooking and cleaning. But others around me in the programme did exactly this sort of job you describe. From my experience it was more for the fun of being there than for really making serious money. One guy however was from Poland and for him the USD went much further than for everybody else. He worked in two departments, first in Maintenance and the second in the kitchen. 120 hours a week for minimum pay. He made more money in three months there than his father in a whole year in Poland.

The most dragging down of everything was to my collegues 1) the constant night shifts, patrolling the grounds and manning the front office in case guests arrived in the middle of the night 2) the constant cleaning/chambermaid jobs they were assigned 3) being given a mobile and having to deliver pizza and other food from the restaurant during any time of the day. Officially it was their off-time, but in reality they were on duty during the night as they were staying on the campgrounds. They could be called to fix a problem no matter what time and they would still be expected to work 9 hours in the morning with a smile no matter how long they actually got some sleep.

[ Edit: Edited at Aug 2, 2006 4:25 PM by t_maia ]