Tag Archives | Seasonal Employment

Grafton day shift 2017 group pic (taken at the end of our shift which is after sunset). I'm second to left.

Sugar Beet Harvest Job Descriptions and Recap

Today (Saturday the 14th) was my last day working the sugar beet harvest, woohoo! Our last truck came in at 11:37pm last night, so today day crew just came in for four hours to clean the machines well. A task that would have been better if it hadn’t been cold and raining this morning, but […]

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Edit: Photo added! North Dakota had some nice sunsets/sunrises.

What Day Is It?

Here I am again, after dark with just a couple hours until bedtime trying desperately to update the blog before my last ounce of energy leaves me. On the plus side, today (Day 8 work-camping at the beet harvest in North Dakota for those just tuning in), was our first short day due to weather […]

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Working the Beet Harvest: First Impressions

Hello everyone! Still alive after Day 4 of the beet harvest, woohoo! I’m typing this up while eating dinner, that should already tell you something about what this work-camping opportunity is like. I will be doing a thorough write-up of my time here, never fear! But 12 hour days of physical activity leave little time […]

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Leistikow Park, ND

The small town of Grafton, ND has but one campground, so while the sign out front says Leistikow Park Campground, everyone around here just calls in Grafton Campground. This is where I’m staying while working the beet harvest. It’s directly adjacent to Leistikow Park and is owned and managed by the city, so for the […]

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North Dakota Bound

Sept 22, Friday Morning is a bustle of activity, getting everything put back in the proper place in the Casita for traveling – always a longer chore after being stationary a while. It starts out warm, and is certifiably hot out by the time I’m finished, a combination of humidity and clear skies have me […]

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A photo from South Dakota, as I haven't visited North Dakota yet!

About the Sugar Beet Harvest

Here it is, my informational article for the sugar beet harvest! Expect this post to get updated as I learn more on the job. What It Is American Sugar Crystal Company (ASCC) is a Minnesota agricultural cooperative that hires over 1300 workers to assist with the sugar beet harvest in northern Minnesota, North Dakota, and […]

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Flashback photo: The elementary school in Leadville with broody mountains behind

Haslet CamperForce Mid-season Update

Five and a half weeks gone at Amazon, five and a half more to go – time for a mid-season status report. Wondering what this CamperForce thing is all about? You can find the comprehensive About Amazon’s CamperForce post here. Overtime has been scarce at the Haslet site so far, a stark contrast to last […]

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CamperForce Updates

As always when I return to Amazon, I discover that a few things have changed from the previous year, 2016 has been no exception. Today I updated the “About Amazon’s CamperForce” post to reflect these changes, so if you’ve been thinking about trying CamperForce and want to know more, that’s the place to go for […]

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Switching Focus

I end up spending six nights dry camping in Misty’s driveway in Lubbock Texas. We work on our computers, watch Netflix, and I finally visit a Sprouts store for the first time (it’s a grocery chain focused on healthier foods, several friends of mine have recommended it). I don’t have a lot of photos, we […]

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Still camping at Lake Crowley, CA

Comparing Work Options for RVers

Having now acquired a good amount of experience while RVing with both working in a fixed location, and working remotely, it feels like a good time to give a rundown on both types and the positives and negatives of each. First an explanation of terms, as not everyone may know what work-camping is, and definitions […]

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2015 Full-timer Cost of Living and Income Report

I summoned the willpower to secluded myself from the Xscapers festivities last week long enough to work out my 2015 cost of living and income numbers. Here they are, conveniently tacked on to the chart I’ve used for previous years for ease of comparison. As always, let me stress that these numbers will be different […]

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A lot of this working CamperForce: driving to and from work in the dark

Haslet CamperForce Review

Some numbers from my Haslet CamperForce experience, I know how much people love numbers! Total weeks worked: 9 weeks, 6 days. Total hours worked: 480 Base pay: $10.75/hour Differential pay for working Saturday and Sunday: $1.00/hour, started early November Overtime pay: Time and a half for everything over 40 hours in one week – $16.125/hour […]

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