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Dec 12, 2008 -

RV Park Gouging

One of the most unpleasant realities of living in RV parks is the way in which owners gouge clients by creating ‘extras’ that are not built into the flat fee.

The park in Fort Langley that I was looking forward to going to does this. The rates were attractive, but I saw a note that there is a 2$ charge per pet per day. I was going to ignore that since my cats don’t go outside, but then I realised that since they like to sit by a window, management would know I have pets. So, I emailed back to confirm that the pet fee wouldn’t apply to pets that don’t go outside. Nope. They wanted to charge me an extra 20$ per month for them!!!

I replied that this was ridiculous and that I won’t be staying at their campground.

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Dec 10, 2008 -

Endings and Beginnings

I was laid off from the nursery job today. I can’t believe that I made it all the way to the end of this contract!!! It was a brutally hard time there, sometimes demeaning, always exhausting, but there was laughter and camaraderie, too. It reminded me that I’m not as soft or undisciplined as I think I am. I couldn’t make a career of that particular job, but I think I could do manual labour for the long term, provided it’s a position that’s a better fit for me. I gained 10lbs of solid muscle and lost 5 inches on my waistline doing this job. It sure beat riding a desk for eight hours and then squeezing in an hour at the gym!

It seems that I won’t be working the rest of December (EEP), but I’ll keep looking for work until the 20th.

My options for January are:

1) Remain in Oliver if I find a good job and stay on at the resort as a guest;

2) Remain in the Okanagan… if I find a good job. I am waiting to hear from a ski resort near Vernon that advertised an appealing position;

3) Move the Vancouver area. I’ve found a park in Fort Langley (about 40 minutes from downtown Vancouver) with reasonable rates for January and February. I told them that I will confirm a reservation next week. So, I’m giving myself that long to find a job here. So… I think I’m going to Fort Langley next. 🙂

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