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Seasonal/migrant work in the US?

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When I do get seasonal workers through for agricultural work, I always try and get Koreans. Australians and Americans are so fucking lazy it's a joke. Also, there's always a 'problem with such and such' - Koreans just work, they keep their personal life at home. I've had countless Korean women prune a row faster than an Aussie bloke.

 

Canadians are pretty good. Irish are good.

 

Indians are slack as fuck.

 

I know I'm a bit off topic, but you blokes have been talking about weed for two pages...

 

To the OP. Basically, be prepared to actually work. Not 'have an experience' or 'find yourself' - people pay you to WORK.

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Haha, yeah they cook up a storm too. I think I have a photo in my old P-Bucket account, give me a minute - internet is slow as shit out here.

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Dishwashing = $7.25 an hour.

I'm sure this dude isn't trying to sleep on the street and then get fired for smelling like he sleeps on the street.

What in the fuck are you talking about?

 

You find yourself in a new place with immediate needs, you get a shitty job until you have enough for rent or find something else. You don't just go somewhere and expect it all at once right away or you are setting yourself up for failure..

 

If you're clever, you take that shitty $8 job and get some hustles on the side.. Sell on the side.. Get that coke connect from your Mexican coworkers.. You don't buy food cause you're eating on the side and getting food from work free. If you don't have housing work is also a good place to look for a quick share or a place to crash.

 

Min. wage jobs suck.. But you can be miserable and have that mindset, or you can use it as an inroad for info and connections. I'm assuming this guy has very few credentials and not too much experience. I might be wrong, but if I'm right this is one approach.

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Haha, yeah they cook up a storm too. I think I have a photo in my old P-Bucket account, give me a minute - internet is slow as shit out here.

Show us that bulgogi nurga!

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You find yourself in a new place with immediate needs, you get a shitty job until you have enough for rent or find something else. You don't just go somewhere and expect it all at once right away or you are setting yourself up for failure..

 

If you're qualified and have decent references I don't think it's unreasonable to at least get a chance somewhere to show an employer what you can do. Unfortunately employers use the "It costs X amount to hire someone, whatever shall I do" and put that on the applicant when they should simply recognize it as the cost of doing business.

 

If you're clever, you take that shitty $8 job and get some hustles on the side.. Sell on the side.. Get that coke connect from your Mexican coworkers..

 

Have you ever sold coke? Do you know what the clientele is like? Would you want that to be your first impression of a city and their first impression of you? I think I'll pass...I have a conscience and a reputation/rap sheet I'd like to keep relatively clean.

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If you're qualified and have decent references I don't think it's unreasonable to at least get a chance somewhere to show an employer what you can do. Unfortunately employers use the "It costs X amount to hire someone, whatever shall I do" and put that on the applicant when they should simply recognize it as the cost of doing business.

 

So you put in an application and go from there.. If you don't like an offer you can walk away.

 

Thing is, it's a lot easier to trade up when you're already working to begin with. I get that it is really difficult to start over when you haven't had a legal job in a decade, and getting a job cuts into EBT.

 

However, I was in a position similar to what you describe less than a year ago and I changed it, so I disagree.

 

You said "The only on the books job I can get right now requires me to dress nice, pays $8/hr and tops out at 20 hours a week."

 

I don't believe you. How often do you look for jobs and what kind of jobs are you looking for? Your thinking smacks of fatalism.

 

It all comes down to your motivations and what you are satisfied with I suppose.

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Holy shit this thread took off. Is it just me or is 12oz starting to exceed speeds of dripping pitch again? Anyway sorry for the no reply, I was hiking. Firstly, I believe myself cut out for the work, I was raised on a farm and spent a considerable portion of my childhood working for nothing more than 'the roof over my head' (which isn't unreasonable). My parents also recommended the North Dakota oil fields (my stepmom being from Fargo), though I think that may be a bit too much for me. I know better than to try to join the Humboldt pot harvest, my cousin did it and had some pretty awful experiences. I'm thinking my best bet is WWOOF, although I'm mildly worried about getting stuck somewhere seeing as my parents are far too poor to provide any kind of financial assistance, even in an emergency. And as someone said, I am entirely prepared to spend a lot of time camping. In fact, that's the main reason I want to do it.

 

Currently I live in San Francisco (minimum wage 10.24) and work a dead-end food service job. I support myself entirely and have been for a few years. I work very hard but living in such an expensive place is seeming less and less feasible to me. I'm really beginning to fucking hate this place, which sucks because San Francisco is so cool.

 

Anyway, thanks for all the advice. I've been meaning to drop KIR a line, seeing as this is his area of expertise. Does anyone have any experience with WWOOF they'd like to share?

 

EDIT: And no selling drugs or anything of the like, I've already got one strike.

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I read recently that N. Dakota has a housing shortage bc of the boom. 1 bedrooms going for $1,200+ if even available. Probably going to get pretty cold in your tent this time of year. Good luck.

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Does anyone have any experience with WWOOF they'd like to share?

 

There's a few places in the East Bay that can get you going...I don't know what the situation is out in SF but I think there's a couple permaculture spots out here that might be able to point you in the right direction.

 

I burn hot and cold on WWOOFers. Some are really cool, some rub me the wrong way. I've worked in the community off and on for years via EB Food Not Bombs (lots of overlap there) but never did it myself...one of these days I'll hear about something that sounds right and pursue it, but it hasn't happened yet.

 

I've been doing other stuff lately not FNB related but if I hear anything I'll get back to you. It's around the time of year when people start making plans to go work on various farms.

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Show us that bulgogi nurga!

 

Internet is still slow as fuck, we had a cyclone pass over today. But mark my words, I will figure out this new photobucket and find that image when this shit starts working. Otherwise the Armada can come forth.

 

Photobucket is fuuuuuuuuuuuuuucking slow man.

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Chick on the right just take a shot of soju or is she choking on some kimchi?

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i would go to work in the oil/gas ind, or if you feel inclined to do that job different there are drillers in the geothermal/steam energy sector that are ex. oil/gas.

 

Ask brewster and a couple other nurglers here . . . people with good heads on their shoulders get good placements, pay and a career.

 

I think.

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So you put in an application and go from there.. If you don't like an offer you can walk away.

 

Thing is, it's a lot easier to trade up when you're already working to begin with. I get that it is really difficult to start over when you haven't had a legal job in a decade, and getting a job cuts into EBT.

 

However, I was in a position similar to what you describe less than a year ago and I changed it, so I disagree.

 

You said "The only on the books job I can get right now requires me to dress nice, pays $8/hr and tops out at 20 hours a week."

 

I don't believe you. How often do you look for jobs and what kind of jobs are you looking for? Your thinking smacks of fatalism.

 

It all comes down to your motivations and what you are satisfied with I suppose.

 

You don't believe me? Well, fuck me standing, there goes all my credibility. Maybe I should just go lay down in a pile of dicks and die now.

 

When you said "Sell cocaine" it took me a minute to realize that it was great advice, but probably not in the way that you would think. Now I know that whenever you say something is a good idea, I should probably do the exact opposite.

 

FWIW, the job was doing food delivery on a bike in SF and the reason I passed was because they didn't even pay minimum wage. They said that tips would average out my take, I told them I'd rather have minimum wage than gamble on the kindness of the extremely idle rich. Thus, the impasse.

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i can't think of a lot of options for room and board unless you're an all around handy man and find a work for free rent/basic expenses deal on CL

 

or you head to cali and work on a vineyard

 

or if by the completely odd chance your record is totally clean and you're gay or seem gay as fuck and don't look/act/talk sketch in any way...you could be a nanny

 

or oil rig

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Fuckin' wish I could pay my staff that. On a public holiday, I have to pay underage's $27/hr to wash glasses in the restaurant. And that's Australian money, not US funny money.

 

WHAT

 

and usd is only .06 higher than australian dollar

 

and i'm smarter than like 75% of australians

 

time to move australia then i guess

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Haha.

 

I have an American working for me at the moment, but he's in a pretty high position. The hardest part for me is not randomly talking in an American accent when he asks me a question. Top bloke though. Not me, him. I'm an arsehole.

 

One thing to remember is the cost of living here. A decent six pack costs $18.

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