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I want your storys and info on jobs youdid while traveling?

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1. Posted by Shana (Budding Member 12 posts) 12y

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Hello everyone!!
I am new to TP and am loving reading about everyones travel experiences and helpful info! I am thinking about going traveling (Not sure where yet maybe tenerife, canada, portugal, cuba hot exotic countrys), but money doesn't grow on trees so i am looking to work along the way. If anyone has any recomendations, storys or found their dream job please let me know
Thanx Shana

2. Posted by bluewaav (Inactive 627 posts) 12y

Here is some practical advice: Don't look for your dream job while you travel. Look for any job that you can do physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Don't degrade yourself either (in other words, stay far away from the temptation to be a bar maid).

I will tell you about my one and only travel job. I worked at Emerald Lake Lodge in British Columbia, Canada. I worked in the kitchen as a dishwasher, mainly, as well as a housekeeper (Don't do that unless you have NO IDEA how to clean and want to learn). You can apply on the website: http://www.emeraldlakelodge.com/eml/index.php . Make sure you know what position you want, in case they don't want to let you transfer. They give everyone full time hours (5 days of 8 hour shifts in a row per week and everything else is overtime, with days off in the middle and no hollidays unless you book them off. They pay min. wage which is the highest in Canada of all provinces: $8/hour and you can more than live off of it. You will live in dormitories of either doubles or quads. The doubles are on the top floor and have balcanies. If you can't stand other people's loud music, and you fall asleep to washing machines and TVs, then request a dorm on the ground floor.) If you have experience waitressing in the U.K., then apply as a server. Everyone will understand your accent if it is English or Welsh. They get big tours of Germans and Japanese in the summer, but it dies down a bit in the fall and winter months. If you have reception experience, then apply for front desk staff.

Hitchhiking is safe in BC along the trans Canada highway (#1). Use a lot of street sense, though. You will most likely run into people who know you or your work in some way. Emerald Lake Lodge is in Yoho National Park and the Rocky Mountains. It is incredibly beautiful there. There are tonnes of hiking trails that base from Emerald Lake and many of them are really good. Ask people who work there for advice on things to do on your day off. Most people party really hard in the summer. But you WILL see the Northern Lights, and they are beautiful.

Good luck on your search. I'm assuming you know what a Working Holliday Visa is. This you will absolutely want to remember if you want to live and work in Canada: get a chequeing account at CIBC- Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. Ask for a debit card and get a direct deposit form completely filled out. Tell them that you are a tourist with a WHV. There is a CIBC branch in Field, B.C. with an ABM machine (some people call them ATMs, but that is really the American term). :)

BTW, they recently lightly renovated the 3rd floor.

Peace,

Steph

3. Posted by bluewaav (Inactive 627 posts) 12y

One more really random tip on the job above:

Never use the word, "tolerate" in a sentence about wine.