Tuesday, July 13, 2010

New Job in Branson, MO

Well I know that it has been awhile and I apologize for it. There has been a lot going on so I better get to it.

The job in Bracey, VA did not work out at all. We were working at a place called Americamps. It started well but when they wanted us to "just" clean the two bath houses for eight hours and have three split shifts, it became too much. In a nut shell, if you like to party every night and kiss a** then this is the job for you. If you want to do your job correctly, well and stay to yourself then stay away from this place. Oh I almost forgot, they shorted us about 9 hours of pay.

We left there June 9th and headed towards Springfield, MO. Sherry has a neice there and she said that we can park at her house for however long it will take to get ourselves another job. After attempting to park the trailer in her backyard, which was too soft, we ended up using the driveway instead. More solid and safer.

We set up the trailer and in the next few days we headed for Branson to do some cold calling. That was on a Saturday, the day after we arrived. We decided that the next day was Father's Day and would not be a good day to prospect for jobs and would go on Monday. Father's Day was nice and I grilled steaks for everyone.

Monday morning we received a call from a place called Compton Ridge Campground and Lodge. The owner said that he would like to meet with us that afternoon at 4. We went down there and had a talk with him, his name was Robert. He gave us the low down and a breif tour of the place. The job is in house keeping and laundry. We clean the lodge rooms and do laundry. I located an Olive Garden so we went to dinner to discuss the job. We decided to take it and called Robert back to accept. He asked when we can be there and we said Friday.

We drove down to Branson on Friday and set up in a great sight by the manager Roger. He said to come to the main office to sign the papers and meet his wife Heidi. She said that we will start the next day on Saturday.

We started at 9:30 and met a gentleman named Joel. He is to show us what to do on the rooms and laundry. Joel works by himself and he was a very good teacher. The next day he let us clean a room by ourselves and he said that we did a very good job. We also work with another couple named Bernie and Wilber they clean the other rooms at the main campground.

Well that is about it for now. We have been here for about 2 or 3 weeks now and the job is nice. I like the part that we can clean a room with a/c. It doesn't get better than that. Until next time have a good one.

1 comment:

  1. Have to say Nick that I am really glad you are here. Nice to have workers like you and Sherry. Brianne is a "hoot". I am sure that Roger wants you back next year, if he hasn't asked already he will soon.