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Old 10-21-2021, 04:23 PM   #1
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Seasonal Working as RVers - Increased Wages

I am sure we all see the signs and news of worker shortages.

We are quickly coming into the holiday season when lots of seasonal help is hired.

What and where are people securing the highest paid jobs?

Is $22/hour a reasonable expectation?
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While it is difficult to say, I would be surprised if you found a first time position that paid $22/hour. Probably more on the order of $15.
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Old 10-21-2021, 07:38 PM   #3
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with the price of fuel, you could have to work a day just to fill up your tank at $15/hour. Inflation is real.

Hopefully seasonal pay rates adjust more than they currently have.

Inflation really hurts RVer's on a fixed income.

Hopefully supply chains straighten in the coming months and inflation is temporary.
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I am sure we all see the signs and news of worker shortages.

We are quickly coming into the holiday season when lots of seasonal help is hired.

What and where are people securing the highest paid jobs?

Is $22/hour a reasonable expectation?
No. Not for what weíre discussing here!!
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Inflation is never temporary..... Pricing never returned to late 60's early 70's after the 70's inflation spike.
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Old 10-21-2021, 08:17 PM   #6
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Inflation is never temporary..... Pricing never returned to late 60's early 70's after the 70's inflation spike.
Well that is a scary thought for fixed income and people that are making it by on seasonal or low paying jobs.

equities seem to be rising although a contraction in the stock market is not out of the question. if you are heavily invested there it seems like you have some inflation protection.

A common person has little protection.
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Check the Amazon seasonal worker site. I saw warehouse and similar seasonal jobs paying $17 to $20 per hour, plus different types of bonuses.
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A lot of us probably have seen the movie Nomadland. Read the book it's based on before you sign on with Amazon. The camp sites are often not free, the hours are brutal, and Aleve, Tylenol, and Ibuprofen will be your best friends. The book was written by an investigative reporter who walked the walk before writing it.
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While it is difficult to say, I would be surprised if you found a first time position that paid $22/hour. Probably more on the order of $15.
I run a bi-coastal 3PL. I can't get anyone at $15. You can easily get $17 right now for seasonal warehouse work and it doesn't even have to be the life sucking Amazon job.
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The hospitality industry is stuck in the dark ages yet - they still think $5-$8 (plus tips) is a reasonable wage for server staff. Untipped kitchen help or hosts & hostesses are more like $8-$10. Admittedly they are under great pressure on menu prices, both from high food costs and customer complaints about prices, but the traditional seasonal jobs at restaurants & hotels remain low paying, strenuous, and poor working conditions.
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Amazon seasonal jobs
In a news release, Amazon said the average pay for all U.S. jobs — seasonal roles included — starts at $18 per hour, with a chance to get an extra $3 an hour depending on when and where you work. ("Early morning, evening, overnight and weekend shifts pay more," according to the website.) Jobs also have sign-on bonuses of up to $3,000.

And you will EARN every penny.......

* there are numerous negatives. One is that the work hours are very long, and the work is monotonous. Workers are on their feet for 10 hours or more, walking up to 12 miles per shift on concrete floors.

Given the work environment, the risk of injury is not insignificant. The repetitive motions and constant turning, stretching, bending over, and reaching can be hard on anyone’s body, much less the older workers
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Camp Atturbury IN is hiring cooks in the Afgan refugee area at $3,500 a week for temporary cooks (full-time) only.
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On the seasonal employer side, many contracts for the service provided are multi-year contracts, and it's just about impossible to give raises in financial markets like today. Product costs are rising daily, fuel costs is doubling, insurance for workers comp is climbing, etc. So a company that is year 2 of a 4-year contract can't pay $18-20 when the job was bid at $13-15.
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Amazon seasonal jobs
In a news release, Amazon said the average pay for all U.S. jobs — seasonal roles included — starts at $18 per hour, with a chance to get an extra $3 an hour depending on when and where you work. ("Early morning, evening, overnight and weekend shifts pay more," according to the website.) Jobs also have sign-on bonuses of up to $3,000.

And you will EARN every penny.......

* there are numerous negatives. One is that the work hours are very long, and the work is monotonous. Workers are on their feet for 10 hours or more, walking up to 12 miles per shift on concrete floors.

Given the work environment, the risk of injury is not insignificant. The repetitive motions and constant turning, stretching, bending over, and reaching can be hard on anyone’s body, much less the older workers
Amazon used to be a very popular employer of full-timers (older folks) during the Christmas holidays. They could make a lot of money in a short period of time. I don't know if it still is the same.
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