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Farm service coops can’t get part time help to show up
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Posted 4/8/2021 20:51 (#8940797 - in reply to #8937210)
Subject: RE: Farm service coops can’t get part time help to show up

Floyd County, Iowa
Birddy - 4/6/2021 21:45

Joe, I don't think you know much about what you are talking.  100 hours per week, I will bet you have never spent half that time
working in your lifetime.  
Tell us more about what your job is and how it pays ?

Don't know anything about his experience, but I work at a co-op, and yes, there are times when we put in 100 or more hours in a week's time. Spring planting time, especially. Harvest, too. We (most of the outside operations guys) go 7 days a week and put in 15 (normal day) to 18 (not so normal, but happens) hour days, but those big weeks are few and far between. Usually 2 of these hard weeks in the spring and 2 in the fall, depending on weather. But when it rains, we still have to go in to work, so it's not like a day off. Everyone gets grumpy and edgy, but it's part of the job. Everyone is ready to quit toward the end, but then get some rest and start over.

Edited by oldbones 4/8/2021 20:55
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