Working in a hot summer holiday resort heaving with party goers is a dream job for a lot of people the world over – especially the younger crowd. Fed up with the daily commute in the rain surrounded by miserable faces, thousands of us just want to get away.
The fact is that in most top resort areas – in Europe, the Caribbean, and elsewhere – the same workers go back year after year, they just can’t get enough of it.
It’s true to say that most workers save in the winter to take out a bit of money at the start of the season, as you need to get there early to bag the jobs. However, the holiday season doesn’t start until June or even July at some resorts so you need to be able to rent a place and feed yourself for a while before you start earning.
Oh! did we say earning? Now then, here’s the bit that might surprise you! Working at some top resorts you may literally only earn enough to eat and pay your rent. It’s a bit volatile and not for the faint hearted, it may be the first time you have lived away from home and it can be a bit of an eye opener, having to look after yourself on very little money, but d’ya know what? It’ll probably be the very best time you’ll have in your entire life – why? Because everyone else is in the same boat as you, bit skint, need to work to survive, but there to party, really party, and have an awesome time each and every day.
Think about it – you spend your day in the pool or on a sandy beach tanning up that lovely body before going to get a bite to eat with your mates and chilling. After a power nap and shower you go to work for the evening, then it’s clubbing all night long and watching the sun come up! Still prefer to be at home in the rain watching reality TV? Nah, we didn’t think so!
So, if you’ve never worked abroad before and this sounds like your idea of fun, where do you start? What resort jobs are available, how much will you earn, and when do you need to be there? Yes, there are tons of websites about this, and chat rooms are brilliant for info, but here you’ll find the stuff you really need to know, written by the workers at the top resorts, to help you make the right decisions.