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

Where We've Been (46 out of 50 States)...Where We Are!
Working at 3 Rivers Resort in Almont, Colorado until the end of August!

Friday, May 25, 2012

How Funky Did We Get?

Somehow we got into a funk and it has been a hard thing to get out of, but we landed in San Diego and are once again on the right track in our lives.  Allowing decisions to be made out of fear only deepens the funk we get into, we know this but at times we do not follow our own advice and it just compounds the bad choices.  Another lesson learned and they just keep on coming!

We have been out here over 8 years and have not had back to back bad experiences with our work before.  As a matter of fact, we had only a few bad experiences prior to these last two in all the years, so it is unsettling for us and it deepened our bad attitudes in taking whatever came our way for the past few months, but we found the light at the end of the tunnel, finally!

The second experience at RV World Campground in Rawlins, Wyoming was not as bad as the one in Kanab, but basically it was not our ideal place to spend the next few months either.  There were many reasons it was not a good fit but the biggest reason for us was that the business was so slow and looking into future reservations that is the way it would stay.  We spent a lot of time in the month we were there looking for things to do.  How many times can I clean the windows and glass, vacuum, dust the shelves or just spend idol time looking for something to do?  It got the best of me and it felt as if taking care of customers were not at the top of the list since there hardly were any. 

Also, we have never worked where there were managers and owners together running the place, and even though they tried hard not to put us in the middle, it happened way too often.  We were told to do one thing from the managers and then the owners would tell us something different which would only get worse as time went on. 

As I said in the beginning, the biggest reason was the slow business but there were also some others that would have eventually worn on our nerves.  We are not the type of people who enjoy standing around or constantly finding busy work to do in between the one of two customers to take care of.  Instead we love busy, the busier the better for us.  Time flies when we are having fun and we were not having any fun at all!  This was never going to be that type of place so we opted to give our notice and once again it was rejected and we were asked to leave almost immediately. 

What is up with that? 

We are now wondering if giving notice is really a good thing in this lifestyle.  Each time we gave them notice, it was rejected and each time we had to leave sooner than we had planned.  At first this upset us because a few extra weeks of pay would have been nice once again, but things always work out for the best when we do the right thing which we feel we did.   We were willing to give notice, we could have just picked up and left but we would not have felt right about that and never expected them to be such poopheads about it.

Speaking about poop that was another issue that really got under our skins.  They have a dog policy in writing but they never adhere to it.  Dogs are allowed to run free and urinate and poop all over our stuff.  We told them so many times and each time they assured us it would be taken care of, but that never happened. 

We were also on opposite sides about one of the monthlies that they continued to allow their place to look like trailer trash.  It was a total eyesore and for the most part it was their dogs that were always on the loose, but others followed right behind and allowed their dogs to roam as well.  We were not comfortable sitting out on our patio and could not even set up our patio since the dogs would urinate all over our stuff.

The good news is we have moved onto our next adventure…more on that to come!

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Chuck and Anneke's RV travels said...

Sounds like a good place to see in your rear view mirror!

I can see why the place was mostly empty.

Teri said...

No wonder they have no customers. What kind of reviews do they have in rvparkreviews.com? Follow your hearts and your instincts, I have learned to take care of "me" and not others, and I think you guys feel that way, too.

Kenny And Angela's Adventure said...

Thats the reason you have wheels under your house.

Jim and Sandie said...

I had such hopes for you because the few nights we spent there - the owners were just great. I knew the place needed work but it doesn't appear they've done much to it to improve things. Sure hope the San Diego gig is a better fit and keeps you so busy you don't have time to think. lol

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

San Diego will clear out all that funk. You've landed in a great place. :c)