Where We've Been (46 out of 50 States)...Where We Are!

Where We've Been (46 out of 50 States)...Where We Are!
Traveling...Resting...Relaxing...Working...On Our Way Out West Somewhere...Where We Land Nobody Knows...

Monday, January 25, 2010

Our Work Experience in Quartzsite

We arrived on Tuesday, put our names in at the main office of the Big Tent on Wednesday, received a call on Thursday, and began work on Friday. Whoever says there is not work available must not really be looking. As you all know, we need to work to continue traveling since that is our only source of income and even during the lean times, we find work. It may not always be what we want but it is always what we need, this job was no exception.

It was in a food concession, this particular food trailer served EVERYTHING which made it a bit overwhelming at times but we made it through and made the best of a less than perfect situation. The couple we worked with were not as organized as we are and the trailer was so small with no space to be able to serve all the different types of food but they were really great folks and we had a blast.

The hours were not long since the show was only open from 9 to 5 and once the initial opening weekend ended, we only worked 6 to 7 hours per day with an entire day off due to wicked weather, otherwise, it would have been 10 days straight.

A meal for each of us was included, this included another food trailer they were associated with that served great barbecue meals, so we had a wide variety of choices. We also received deeper discounts from many of the vendors for our purchases because we were vendors ourselves, and if you have been reading our other entries, know that we took full advantage of this.

Camping in the “Vendor Only” area was not included but we chose to pay for it ourselves. We were located right outside the tent; a spot right at the main entrance…NEVER AGAIN. People were downright rude about our camping space. Our new mat was ruined by vehicles driving over it and partially from the wind. The spot was clearly marked but that did not stop people from standing, sitting, driving, and/or trying to park in our space. Once a truck parked so close to our door, we could not open our door to get out. This was the most annoying thing about the entire experience. The next time we do this and we plan to, we will be sure to get a spot far from the crowds.

1 comment:

Fabgrandma said...

isn't it crazy that people who RV would be so inconsiderate of people who are parked in a camping space? We went to Q last winter and were amazed at the whole thing.