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PostSubject: I liked Alaska so much I filled out a job appliation.   I liked Alaska so much I filled out a job appliation. EmptyOctober 10th 2018, 7:13 pm

Today I had an online interview for a tour job based 1 mile outside of Denali. I thought it was a 3 month job as that what was on the website. Before the phone call I was thinking what questions I wanted to ask. If I took the job, I would miss my daughters high school graduation and wouldn't be able to take her to college for the first time. Her choice school is Vanderbilt in TN.
Before we could get into the money part, the interviewer said I fit the job with my past experience but the dates on the website were wrong. It would be April 8 to October mid month. I just cant be away for that long at this time.
For $15 a day, you share a room with someone and get 3 meals at any of the 3 resorts.  The company has a contract with Holland American and Princess Cruise lines.

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PostSubject: Re: I liked Alaska so much I filled out a job appliation.   I liked Alaska so much I filled out a job appliation. EmptyOctober 10th 2018, 8:31 pm

Wow, that could be a good retirement gig.
Once the kids are in college. I'm sure they have openings every year.

Now is the vanderbuilt extension in Nashville?
If so we'll have to get together, I'm only 1hr from down town.
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PostSubject: Re: I liked Alaska so much I filled out a job appliation.   I liked Alaska so much I filled out a job appliation. EmptyOctober 11th 2018, 4:11 pm

I don't know where it is. My wife and daughter visited the college while I worked on the house in the summer.

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PostSubject: Re: I liked Alaska so much I filled out a job appliation.   I liked Alaska so much I filled out a job appliation. EmptyOctober 12th 2018, 12:36 am

I wonder how long the work day is and how long the work week is. Assuming a cruise ship is outside territorial waters, they probably get to make up their own labor rules. Looks like there are scammers promising jobs only to collect fees. It could be fun as long as you don't get norovirus or get in the middle of a drunken brawl. Maybe they have a gentleman's escort service for those wealthy lonely women. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: I liked Alaska so much I filled out a job appliation.   I liked Alaska so much I filled out a job appliation. EmptyOctober 12th 2018, 7:01 am

Work day is 9 - 11 hours. You can be sent to Fairbanks which is an overnight trip. They have drivers that work all 3 shifts, run a 24 hour employee shuttle. 3 months yes, six months no.

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PostSubject: Re: I liked Alaska so much I filled out a job appliation.   I liked Alaska so much I filled out a job appliation. EmptyOctober 12th 2018, 10:13 am

Find someone to job share.
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PostSubject: Re: I liked Alaska so much I filled out a job appliation.   I liked Alaska so much I filled out a job appliation. EmptyOctober 12th 2018, 5:11 pm

They hire a lot of people. I was the first interview. I was told on Tuesday that interviews will last until next Wednesday. That is only for drivers.

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PostSubject: Re: I liked Alaska so much I filled out a job appliation.   I liked Alaska so much I filled out a job appliation. EmptyOctober 18th 2018, 10:47 am

Be a good gig to get away but with kids 6 months is an awful long time.
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PostSubject: Re: I liked Alaska so much I filled out a job appliation.   I liked Alaska so much I filled out a job appliation. EmptyOctober 19th 2018, 4:16 pm

I can see if I miss either my daughters high school graduation, or taking her to college but not both. She did an early application for Vanderbilt so I would have to pack my truck and take her. It's a no win situation for me.

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PostSubject: Re: I liked Alaska so much I filled out a job appliation.   I liked Alaska so much I filled out a job appliation. EmptyNovember 3rd 2018, 3:21 pm

That's pretty cool! I am currently looking for a new job. I am considering going on the road, but I don't think my mom could handle it. I went away for a week and by the second day she was asking when I was getting home.
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While I was away in Georgia this week, they called my house asking if I was still interested. If they shorten the 6 months down to 3 months I will do it.

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PostSubject: Re: I liked Alaska so much I filled out a job appliation.   I liked Alaska so much I filled out a job appliation. EmptyDecember 13th 2018, 6:31 pm

Any update?
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PostSubject: Re: I liked Alaska so much I filled out a job appliation.   I liked Alaska so much I filled out a job appliation. EmptyDecember 13th 2018, 7:15 pm

No. I won't hear from them. I can take the job the following year if I want. Having time to think about the offer, I really don't want to work 11 hours a day. That won't give me enough time to enjoy the land. I'll find something else. I was offered a job in Ketchikan, but they won't provide housing. I said no to that without hesitation.

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PostSubject: Re: I liked Alaska so much I filled out a job appliation.   I liked Alaska so much I filled out a job appliation. EmptyJanuary 17th 2019, 1:41 am

We are thinking about an Alaska trip this summer. Maybe a cruise would be the easiest but there seems to be a large number of AK cruise options. I'd guess Glacier bay is a must see. I probably need to consult a travel agent or call Costco's travel online help.
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PostSubject: Re: I liked Alaska so much I filled out a job appliation.   I liked Alaska so much I filled out a job appliation. EmptyJanuary 17th 2019, 5:16 pm

My mother in law made the arrangements through a travel agent and in the end said the travel agent was useless and she could have done it all herself. MIL picked which tours to take. The cruise itself is cheap, IIRC about $700 per person. Then the automatic tip that you have to pay was $16 per person per day. All side trips are an added expense. We did a tour about every other day depending on how long we had to travel to the next port. Depending on the tour, you can be looking at $50-$60 per tour. Our ship went into Glacier Bay and we had a great view. We took a small boat tour into another Glacier and that's when I was glad I dressed warm. Packed shorts, too cold to wear them and it was August. Long pants and a water proof warm hooded rain coat are a must. We saw rain every day except one day out of 9 days. Airfare is expensive so the sooner you book your flight the better. Try for a direct flight is possible. We had direct flights coming and going but my MIL that flew from Florida had stop overs. I would recommend an Alaskan cruise without hesitation. We sailed on the Rotterdam, a little older but still very nice.

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PostSubject: Re: I liked Alaska so much I filled out a job appliation.   I liked Alaska so much I filled out a job appliation. EmptyJanuary 18th 2019, 12:36 am

Big boat.
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PostSubject: Re: I liked Alaska so much I filled out a job appliation.   I liked Alaska so much I filled out a job appliation. EmptyJanuary 18th 2019, 1:51 am

Thanks for the info! Our passports are probably expired so we will unfortunately have to bypass cruises with Canadian ports. I guess we would start in Seattle. I'd love to do some fishing but I can only imagine how quick the charter, AK fishing license, gear rental, and taxes add up for the allotted 4 hour outing.
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PostSubject: Re: I liked Alaska so much I filled out a job appliation.   I liked Alaska so much I filled out a job appliation. EmptyJanuary 18th 2019, 11:27 am

Actually the boat is a little smaller than most we saw in the ports.

I was able to get my passport in two weeks last summer when I found out we were going on the cruise. Depending on when you go, different Salmon seasons open and close. The crazy part about AK is how much the tides rise/fall. Some places we were at, 28' was the normal tide change.

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