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Join the Amazon CamperForce
copyright Janet Groene
Do you want to retire now, travel full-time in your RV and make a living along the way? Amazon Camperforce sounds too good to be true, but it’s real.
Amazon courts RV campers for good reason. They need armies of workers, often only at peak periods. It’s almost impossible to fill those temporary jobs with local people or to provide housing for temporary workers.
As an RV-er you bring your own housing with you and, as a traveler, you’re happy to move on when the contract ends. You are perfect for their needs and they for yours.
What’s the downside?
The work is hard. Physically hard. Hours are long and you’ll probably be standing, if not running, for the whole 10-hour shift. Pressure is great to meet deadlines, quotas, standards. The campsite may be within walking distance of the work, or may be several miles away. And they may not be the classiest campgrounds in town.
The region where you want to work may not be hiring, or jobs there may not be available at the time of year you want to go. You may have been a college professor or CEO before but here you’re just a cog in the monster machine.
The deal includes training, paid campsites, good wages with time and a half for overtime plus shift differential, a completion bonus when you stay until December 23rd, referral bonuses and a nice package of insurances. Best of all, you work to fill your nest egg, then move on. Depending on their spending habits many RV full-timers support a year of travel by working only four to six months of the year.
(For more ideas on how to support yourself as an RV full-timer, including working for yourself anywhere via the Internet, see my book Living Aboard Your RV, 4th Edition. Go to http://amzn.to/29XFEkq.
To Qualify for Amazon
You must be at least 18 years old, have a high school diploma or GED, and be fluent in English. That means speaking, reading and writing. Security is high. Workers pass a drug test and go through metal detectors when leaving and entering buildings.
Things To Know or Do NOW
* Start the application process online as early as possible. You don’t have to be at the location to apply in person. After you apply you can check your application status online. After you're accepted, some training is available online before you arrive.
* Amazon CamperForce isn’t the only game in town. Many RV Workampers sign on with temp help agencies, work seasonally in campgrounds or resorts, house sit or find other creative ways to work on the go. Many theme parks including Walt Disney World seek workers who bring their own housing with them.
CamperForce Campgrounds are found in:
Go to camperForce@amazon.com or 1-855-9-CAMPER