HIRING BOYS AND GIRLS 13 YEARS OLD BY JANURY 1ST 2021 AND UP
We will not know the exact start date for detasseling until 2 days before the season starts. My best guess right now is between the 5th and 9th of July. I will call or facebook each employee (WHICH EVER YOU PREFER) as soon as I have a start date for you. Every season is different, some seasons i may not be able to contact everyone for the first day. DO NOT JUST SHOW UP AT THE BUS IF YOU HAVE NOT BEEN CONTACTED. I will contact and let you know your start date as soon as i can. THANKS, CALE
Detasseling is a job where things change day to day, so it is important to check the DAILY NEWS PAGE of the web site every evening after 6:00pm through the season. It's no fun to show up at the pick up to find out the bus is not running. Don't listen to rumors, check THE DAILY NEWS PAGE each evening after 6:00pm to make sure your area is working.
Additional information for parents for the 2021 season
Safety Precautions in light of Covid 19
There will be a no touch temperature check prior to employees loading on the bus. Anyone with a temperature of 100.4 or above, or who is experiencing symptoms such as coughing or sneezing will not be allowed to board the bus. Workers will be expected to maintain distancing while at the pickup locations. Workers will unload the bus front to back, and bus capacity will be limited to 2 people per seat. People will use the same seat all day. Everyone will be required to wear a mask (provided) or other face covering while on the bus, and wear a bandana or other face covering outside the bus whenever 6 ft distancing is not possible. Everyone will need to bring a bandana or other cloth face covering. Lunches and breaks will be staggered and taken outside the bus to facilitate distancing. Water and single use cups will be provided, however everyone should bring their own container for drinking. Bring at least a half gallon. An insulated gallon container is recommended. Communal water jugs will be disinfected periodically thru out the day, and will be available to refill jugs throughout the day. Buses will be disinfected throughout the day and at the end of the day, and high touch surfaces will be disinfected throughout the day. Restroom facilities will be sanitized throughout the day. Hand washing facilities will be easily accessible at all times, as well as hand sanitizer. If you need to cough or sneeze, do so into your elbow. Avoid touching your face. Unnecessary physical contact, such as handshaking and hugging are strongly discouraged. While it has always been against the rules, touching or tampering with anyone else’s possessions will be grounds for immediate dismissal.
Please observe, and instruct your detasseler to observe and follow these guidelines, to help us all have a safe and productive season!
Average work day
We work 7 days a week, rain or shine. (If there is a thunderstorm or severe weather, we will wait for it to pass then return to work). We try to work in the field until about 1:30-2:00. Some days may be a little later, and some days may be a little earlier. We are almost always out of the fields by 3:00. The fields are 30 minutes to 1 hour from the pick up spots, so on the average day workers will be returning to their pickup spot approximately between 2:00 and 4:00. Every day is different depending on how much work we have for the day, the location and the weather, but this is our goal!
Signup meetings are similar to pre-pandemic. We will be having orientation and WPS training at every sign up meeting. All forms are provided. We will help applicants fill the forms out properly at the meetings. Everyone working with us will need to attend the entire meeting, approximately 1 ½ hour, including ½ hour paid WPS training. Everyone needs 2 form of ID. Most common is either a school ID, state ID, drivers license, or other school record, AND your birth certificate or social security card. We will have a photocopier available to copy your ID, but you can save time by making a copy ahead of time!
We offer courtesy shuttle bus transportation to and from the fields on a daily basis. This year, our “Final Pickup Spots“ will be in either Green Valley, South Pekin, Emden, Mason City or Easton, depending on the day. If a worker should want to drive their own vehicle to the Final Pickup Spot, they will be welcome to do so. Call the night before for exact times.