We just started workamping for KOA 3 months ago. There have been several things come up that I didnÂ’t expect that make workamping unpleasant. I would like to know if these items are common and I was naÃ¯ve or if I just got a lemon on the first job. None of these items were discussed with us prior to taking the job except the pay.
- Work 5 to 6 hours shifts with no break. (This is allowed by law in this state.)
- Workers work split shifts. Work a total of 8 hours over 10 to 11 hour period. One to 3 split shifts in a week.
- Office people are not allowed to sit down during the entire shift. Grounds maintenance not allowed to rest at any point during shift-they must walk grounds looking for cigarette butts if everything else is done. (All workampers here are between 50 and 73 years old.)
- No days off for the entire 6 month workamping period.
- Pay is minimum wage plus a bunch off site rental.
- All workampers here are highly professional in behavior and talent and have had previous career jobs with high to very high responsibility. I donÂ’t understand the treatment unless workcamping is just another form of corporate BS.