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Furnace Creek Resort.
Highway 190, Death Valley, CA
When I worked at Death Valley (Furnace
Creek) in 2009-2010 I paid $30 per week for FHU plus cable TV with
half refunded at the end. I also had free laundry, free ice, 2 free
meals per day in the EDR, and free propane. But I received about 50
cents an hour less in wages. When I considered going back this past
fall, they offered me the same wage ($8.30/hr.), plus they had about
doubled the RV space rent. No mention was made of meals, propane,
etc. So I chose not to go. The rent is taken out of the paychecks,
so you never see it.
In a lot of ways, Xanterra is a good company
to work for. As with all human beings, there are negative aspects as
well. Without sounding critical, I would say that my biggest concern
with Xanterra is the fact that they hire sight unseen over the
internet, so they end up with drunks, druggies, and other
un-professional-appearing and acting employees. The dormitories they
also provide are hotbeds of drugs, alcohol and illicit, casual sex.
A lot of the hirees are in their late teens and twenties, unstable
people who don't have a steady job or home, drifters. Some are
international kids who are very bright and usually decent kids from
good homes in their own countries.
I have not worked for any of
the other companies I listed, but have looked at their job listings
and have applied to some, but never gotten anything.
Rustic Sands Resort Campground
800 N. 15th St., Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Toll Free: (877)240-7213. Phone:
Fax: (850)648-4349. E-Mail:
My experience was very good! I worked at
rustic sands resort in Mexico Beach, Fl. I worked in their
snack/pizza bar. For me, I don't have the best knees for cement,
therefore the job was very hard on the old feet and legs. Management
was understanding at all times, when possible I was able to sit and
take orders and serve beer/wine. When I was up and at it, I did my
job and had fun doing it. The staff i worked with was Wonderful.
The Host moved to another state, then I
took that position. I really liked that job also, it was much easier
on my feet and legs. Greeting and helping people makes life good!
The only draw back for me was, 7 days a
week when the office was closed. I must add, I can not think of one
time that I asked the owners if I could have a night or day off, or
even a few days off to go out of town that I was refused.
They were like family to me. (M.K.)
Crater Lake Lodge
1211 Avenue C, White
Xanterra Parks and Resorts
When I worked for Xanterra I worked in the gift shops, which I
really enjoyed. It was fun to meet people from all 50 states and a
number of countries around the world.
When I worked at Crater
Lake I was charged approx. $150 per month for FHU, half of which I
received back upon completion of my contract. Also had free laundry
and free ice from the store. Had to pay for meals in the Employee
Dining Room (EDR).
There was a boy last summer at Crater Lake
working as a dishwasher in the kitchen who was studying to be an
engineer in his home country. They come to learn English better and
to broaden their experience. I fear some of the impressions they get
of America are less than desirable!!
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