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Be A Real Life City Slicker At The HF Bar Ranch

Dear Sugar
I am graduating high school next year and I don't want a repeat of my boring summer life-guarding at our neighborhood community pool. I am looking for a new job experience before I start college. Do you have any suggestions? Adventure Seeking Sabrina

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Dear Adventure Seeking Sabrina
I just got back from the HF Bar Ranch in Saddlestring, WY. The staff is made up of mostly high school and college-aged students The experience as a guest was unbelievable and judging from the staff feedback, their's was even better! There's also a high possibility for a summer romance there.

From what I understand, the staff living quarters are not terrific up in Salt Creek, but the summer is far from ordinary and the crew there seemed to form quite a strong bond. One thing is for sure - you can't escape the beautiful surroundings and the welcoming environment.

HF Bar is a 9,000 acre dude ranch retreat surrounded by mountains, canyons and streams. The focus is definitely horseback riding, and it has a very campy feel.

The guests sleep in cabins that are comfortable but still very rustic (no a/c, but heated beds). All cabins have bathtubs and some even have hot tubs.

Guests can also spend their time hiking, fishing, clay pigeon shooting, swimming and eating. The homemade meals are delicious (I never once skipped dessert). The place isn't cheap, so the clientele still expect a high quality of service...It also means that if you accommodate, most likely they'll tip well.

Go for the experience of living in real American frontier while meeting some great people and making some good summer money. You won't be disappointed. For job applications or further questions, contact Margi Schroth at (307)-684-2487.

jennifer76 jennifer76 11 years
Well, there you go! :) I just noticed, though, that the kid who wrote in has just graduated from high school. Do you look at internships that far back? I bet some employers do. Seems like its crazy these days what kids have to do!!
yayita yayita 11 years
Jenn, I'm in advertising and if a kid has some prior experience even if it is just using some of the research tools we have, that is a plus and can help them get ahead a little.
jennifer76 jennifer76 11 years
You know, yayita, you're right. I shouldn't guess about other industries. I know in mine, we didn't want anyone who had done an internship - especially an unpaid one. Mostly because they tended to be suckup types. But also because we weren't really interested in people who had learned another firm's way of doing things. But, I'm sure in some industries, employers look very favorably on internships.
yayita yayita 11 years
Not necessarily, interships are not for suck ups, unless this person has like a milio nad one interns and is an academic over achiever...then I would say suck up. I think paid internships are pretty cool and you can learn alot and have a slight lead on people have no idea. is all.
jennifer76 jennifer76 11 years
I TOTALLY disagree, guys! You have the rest of your life to work in boring jobs. And, when hiring at my office, we never gave a rip about internships. So what. Makes you look like a suckup, that's all. Go out and live some life! That's worth more than any internship.
yayita yayita 11 years
EP knows what's up LOL, I wouldve said the same thing. Interning is better.
ethiopian_princess ethiopian_princess 11 years
get an internship that's related to your career. or work at nordstrom's. employee discount!
SailorMarie SailorMarie 11 years
I have to say, I am not much for sleeping in a cabin
jennifer76 jennifer76 11 years
OMG I worked at a dude ranch between my junior and senior years in college. I LOVED IT! I totally recommend it to anyone!
t0xxic t0xxic 11 years
LOl sounds fun but reminds me of a porno I saw once on HBO hey but if ur into that thang then itll be a greeeeat summer.
Pinkperfectpixie Pinkperfectpixie 11 years
Okay, I'm going to post my appy right now! Heaven on earth if you ask me!!!
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