Most people look at seasonal work as something they can do when their regular job slows down or when they have some extra time. And many of them look at it as an escape from tedious work. But keep in mind that even seasonal work has its slow times, and you may not always be doing what you imagined you would.
Take snow lodge work, for example. Yes, you may spend a large amount of time working the slopes, helping stranded skiers or meeting guests. But you may also have to run the vacuum cleaner for a while too. The lodge won’t clean itself, and someone will have to clean up after all the guests are gone. While using a Kogan vacuum cleaner might not be on the job description, you can’t always count on the lodge to be occupied, and it has to close sometime.
This cleaning goes double for boating excursions. If you are shipping freight by boat or going on Atlantic fishing trips, you will have to spend a large amount of time cleaning the deck and the innards of the ship.
Your duties will vary depending on your skill and how many crew members there are, but if you are seasonal person who is just filling in for a short while, you can expect to do some of the dirty work.
Season teaching has its mundane moments as well. You might think you will spend all your time in front of a class of students, filling their young minds with knowledge. But you also have to make lesson plans, grade papers and attend staff meetings. These are just all part of the job, but it’s not a part people end to think about very much.
Now this isn’t intended to deter you from seasonal work, but rather to temper your expectations. Just keep your expectations even and treat it as you would any other job and you might not mind the mundane when it occurs.