Friday, 13 January 2017

Going up north!!!

By Marvin Seekoei

Hi there my fellow Workaway participants. I want to take this opportunity to wish you all a belated happy holidays and a Happy New Year. I wish you all of the best for 2017.

It's that time of the season where the northern clubs will be scouting for staff for their upcoming season. Please just be careful if you’re deciding to go through private channels. I always prefer to stay with Workaway International because of the professionalism and efficiency of the organisation but unfortunately there are a limited amount of positions available.

So if you do end up going through different channels, please be mindful that other agencies do not operate at the same level. Do not fly up to any club or resort unless they scan and 
e-mail your new visa extension first. If you do not have it by the day before your visa expires I will encourage you to rather pack up and go home and spend the summer back in South Africa and return with Workaway.

You do not want your future US visas to have any issues or get denied because your visas have to follow one another. Also call and find out how much it will cost to extend your medical insurance. We don't always think about it but it has happened that I have two friends that passed away and while in the USA their families were stuck in debt to get their bodies home and with the loss of their loved ones at the same time.

Also always keep your channel of communication open with Workaway International at all times as you never want to burn bridges in life. All of the best with the rest of the season and remember that you can only go up north if you stay employed so work hard, be punctual and stay positive because there's still a few months left in season.

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