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Seasonal/migrant work in the US?

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Hey 12oz, so I've got a question I think some of you may be able to help me with.

I'm looking to get the fuck out of the city I live in and move around the country for a little while. I figure my best option, because I'm dead broke right now, is to jump from different seasonal-type jobs that provide room and board. I've managed to line up a possible job in Yosemite, but nothing beyond that. Any of you have experience doing this? Know any websites or resources for finding work like that? Any tips or assistance would be appreciated.

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ask KeepitRail, he seems to be able to get work on the road. Maybe hit up couchsurfing.com and network there? Local craigslist ETC. section for what places you plan to stay? Hang outside Home Depots with the messicans waiting for day labor, haha.

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Go where the crops are...there's work out there, it generally sucks and doesn't pay shit unless you're union but if you're after mobility it's not hard to find. I have friends that work the beet harvest every year, they seem to enjoy it enough to continue doing it.

 

Another thing to look into is WWOOF. There's no money in it really but if you want to travel/live cheap and do some work woofing is a great way to make that happen.

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Do not- I repeat, DO NOT- come to northern CA to work the weed harvest unless a ) you know what you're doing and b) have something solid lined up. Otherwise you will end up sitting in a shitty redneck town with a bunch of oogles trying to get work, and if and when you do find work your odds for getting screwed to some degree (if not totally) are around 100%.

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I was gonna suggest wwoof but shai beat me to it. I also second the don't come to norther cali just looking for work not knowing anyone or what you are doing thing.

Not sure what your job is in yosemite, but that place is not very fun in the winter. Expect to get snowed in on a regular basis, also expect that if you are working at one of the mountains out there that when you get snowed in you are still expected at work that day. It is fucking awesome up there though. But beware of the cops out there.

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Fuck Craigslist and friends, I am now getting all of my job options and information from Channel Zero

 

post 8080 dats kool

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It's why I don't like selling weed. For me it's way too much work for what I end up getting out of it...some angles still work, but at this point the notion of there being some kind of level playing field is laughable.

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There is actually some good farm work if you follow it across the country, thing about it is you have to be good at it. The seasonal work is better if you know people in certain seasonal industries and can get a cushy end of season job.

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detassel corn.

 

that was my first job at 12, got $10/hr and supported my bmx habit.

(child labor laws are different for farming)

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Do not- I repeat, DO NOT- come to northern CA to work the weed harvest unless a ) you know what you're doing and b) have something solid lined up. Otherwise you will end up sitting in a shitty redneck town with a bunch of oogles trying to get work, and if and when you do find work your odds for getting screwed to some degree (if not totally) are around 100%.

 

man i had no idea how bad it really was. fuckin hippie shit heads everywhere. hahaha. locals got loose on some of them

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Go do beets. its not A LOT of money but plenty if youre just wandering around unless youre a stay in hotels every night kinda dude. Cranberries. fishing jobs. theres a bunch out there.

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Typical traveler in Oakland around August- "Dude, I'm gonna go up north and trim, make a bunch of money and smoke weed, then I'm gonna go to New Orleans for the winter, leave after Mardi Gras, it's gonna be sick!"

 

Same traveler in November, back in Oakland, looking rather discouraged- "Dude, I sat in Arcata/Garberville for a month with a bunch of douchebags, finally got picked up by some tweaker who only paid me for half my work and half of that was in weed...hey, do you want to buy some weed? I need to get rid of this shit before I go to NOLA and no one back home wants to wire me any cash."

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get in line, homes

 

 

nah thats for captentry and shit not field work dumb ass. u think they are stupid u are stuped for saying that

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