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A Summer Job
When I first moved to Seattle I had a bad time, got fired from the job I moved across the country for. My solution, bust my butt looking for a summer job since I had decided Seattle was my new home. I have been traveling in one way or another since I was 17. I want to give you a little view into how if you want, you can make a few thousand dollars in a couple of months during the summer in Alaska. It’s hard work, I know I did it full time 6 1/2 years, but the money you save and make is worth the hard work.So here is a guide to get you started on making extra cash.
- Online research is a good first step
- Contracts start in June, so be ready, usually, run until August.
- Recruitment starts in December, so best bet if you really want the job is hit all the places 6 months ahead of the start date, meaning you need to be in Seattle, the home base for most of the fishers and crab boats for Alaska.
- Remember this is 16 hours a day, hard work, but you get paid by the hour 9 Dollars I think now, or if you work on a percentage boat like I did sometimes you get a higher profit cut of the catch.
- Bring plenty of closes, hats, the warm stuff
- From Seattle to wherever you get sent by the company, you will get your airfare paid to and from Seattle, don’t let them say otherwise.
- Expect to makes about 2,800 USD a month, but again could be higher .thats at 8.50 an hour.
- If you love animals bring your camera, lots of wildlife out there.
- Get a direct deposit account, i.e. a bank account before you leave to work in Alaska, fewer problems and your money is safe.
- And remember, you will be working with people from all over the world, make friends and be nice to them.
Helpful websites to get you started:
Photo by Photographing Travis
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