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Old 01-05-2012, 02:04 PM   #1
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I am just curious if anyone has any ideas for working while you are on the road. I have lived in Oregon for a long time and have not really explored the rest of the US. I have lived in a school bus with a very small circus for a few months and it was the best time of my life! I do have quite a bit of experience in foodservice, customer service, and technical support. I have been searhing for a customer service based call center that would alllow me to operate off of a mobile internet connection, but I have not had much luck finding anything. Also have been considering food cart that travels but am not sure that the laws are for that across the lines. I would also be interested in camp hosty style jobs as well as Adventure/Party bus.
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Old 01-05-2012, 03:59 PM   #2
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delete.. don't want to give "bad" advice.
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hi lorna, good write up lots of learning.
just wondering what you mean by ""junking"", ?

has the food cart picked up yet?

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thats sorta what i was thinking junking was, we just know it here as yard saleing, alround here yard sales are always out of peoples houses(garages). and being a small town, you see the same people at all the sales. its a good way to make money, different pace then food vending, maybe more money, less bullsh#t to deal with. This spring theres a music festivell about 500 miles from where we live, we are going regardless, but wife is going to do some vending,(im going drink beer and enjoy the music).

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Also have been considering food cart that travels but am not sure that the laws are for that across the lines.
You would have to be licensed by the state health department in each state you serve in and have a tax license for each state. You may also be required to purchase local business licenses, depending on the local laws. I have paid as much as $400 for an event licence (good for only 14 days). Some places also require a security bond for transient vendors. Health codes vary by locality, and a food cart that is leagal in one place may not be acceptable in another. Some states do not allow any equipment that is not NSF approved (read, no non commercial appliances), many require a "Serve Safe" certificate for the operator.
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sounds like it would be a pain in the butt to have a food cart with all the rules and regs, (but for peoples health) i understand this, but geeeez you think that all the states would be close to the same rules, people always have to eat, so you think there should money to be made, at least for some gas. theres got to be something that some one can sell out your bus with the least amount of BS,?
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... theres got to be something that some one can sell out your bus with the least amount of BS,?
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NOT FOOD. Things are getting to tough that we will change what we we do if we have to get a commissary. Right now we have TX (we have been permitted in TX but would need to buy food vendor insurance again) and possibly MS as options. I still have to check out some other states. Both GA & NC are out. GA doesn't want food vendors in the state and makes it very tough for street vendors. NC is working on driving the street vendors out with their rules and regulations.
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NC is working on driving the street vendors out with their rules and regulations.
That's really sad. It's amazing how the smaller mom & pop places that were once the core of the 'American Dream' are being run out of business. It hurts the country on so many levels. It's one thing to protect people by creating rules and standards, but it's a completely different issue when small business is censored by the government - usually at the behest of bigger corporate lobbyist.
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