Snow Shoveling Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions

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How much does CAM Services pay? 

$20.00/hr

When does CAM Services pay me? 

We pay 2 business days after a storm (storm work time frames can last from 1-4 nights)

How does CAM Services pay me? 

Starting this year, we will be paying via Visa Bank Card. All cards will be mailed out and re-loaded whenever work is done for us. The card will be yours to keep, and you can even connect your bank account to it.

What kind of work will I be doing? 

Mainly doing shoveling and product application, working alongside our drivers during snow storms. Please only work with us if you are in good health and able to perform manual tasks involving repetitive motion, bending over, lifting up to 30 lbs. for long periods of time (shifts can last anywhere from 5 to 20 hours – we are at the mercy of mother nature!)

Are there any employment benefits? 

You are working for us as a contracted position, so there are no unemployment, health, vacation, or workman’s compensation benefits.

Do I have to work every storm after I work one? 

Show up and work for us whenever your schedule allows! We do insist once you commit to a storm, you work the entire shift. If you know you have upcoming court, day care or school issues, or another job that interferes with getting the job done with us, please skip that storm.

What other qualifications are there? 

You need to be have a valid form of current photo ID. This can include driver’s license, US Passport, work visa, or school ID. You will not be allowed to get on a crew until you have signed on with a driver and provided that ID. You need to know your social security number (not knowing it or getting it wrong will delay your pay) You also need to have an address that we can mail your pay to.

How do I know when and where to go to work? 

Please sign up on our text notification system by sending the word “CAMSNOW” to number 25827. By doing that, you will be automatically enrolled to received notifications we send out with information on when we need people, and what time to meet at our yard (along with location). People that can drive themselves to job sites are always an additional bonus!

How do I know what hours I’ve worked and what pay I should be expecting? 

We use an app to clock in and out of work (run on the driver’s phone). When you are filling out your form, check the “email me”.

What changes is CAM Services making due to COVID-19? 

Please make sure you bring a face covering with you in order to work. Do not come to work with us if you have been in contact with anyone awaiting results on a COVID-19 test or who has been diagnosed. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms, we ask that you stay home till you are well again.

Are there any other tips or advice? 

We pay the rates we pay because it’s a tough job. Prepare yourself, and it will be a lot easier!! Dress warm (layers, waterproof outerwear, waterproof insulated boots, hat, insulated gloves) pack a lunch and bring plenty of water!

 

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