March 18, 2019
Signup meetings for the 2019 season will begin the last week of March and run through May or until all crews are full. Initial meeting dates have now been posted.
Incentive paychecks, if earned, are determined by the blue “Incentive Pay Sheet” you received when you signed up back in the spring. MOST 1st year detasselers are not efficient enough to earn an incentive payment. That doesn’t mean all 2nd year workers and above will automatically earn an incentive payment either. Incentive paychecks, if earned, should arrive to mailboxes between August 18 – 22. If you do not receive this additional payment between August 18 – 22, then assume you did not qualify for an incentive payment. All incentive payments will come from Pioneer (regardless of which fields you spent the most time in during the season), except the following individuals will receive their incentive check from Monsanto (TA DET, INC): Jacob K., David Y., Haider Al-B., Ahmed A., Ali Al-J.
2018 SEASON IS OFFICIALLY OVER!:
We thank all the hard working kids and supervisors that helped to make this season a success! Enjoy the rest of summer and we hope to see you all return to work again next summer. We will begin signups for the 2019 season the last week of March. Check the SIGNUP page at the beginning of March for dates/times to get signed up for the summer of 2019. Continue checking this page over the next few weeks for updated paycheck information.
PIONEER PAY PERIODS:
July 2 – 8th [Paid on/around July 14th]
July 9 – 15th [Paid on/around July 21st]
July 16 – 22nd [Paid on/around July 28th]
July 23 – 29th [Paid on/around August 4th]
MONSANTO (TA DET, INC) PAY PERIODS:
July 5 – 18th [Paid on/around July 25th]
July 19 – 29th [Paid on/around August 9th]
All hours worked in Monsanto fields will be paid by TA DET, INC. These checks must be cashed within 60 days or they are void!
If you are certain that you worked a day, but do not see any hours or payment on your Pioneer checks, then that means you worked in a Monsanto (TA DET, INC) field on that day. As a general rule of thumb, buses 1 – 5 work predominantly in Monsanto fields and buses 6 – 10 work predominantly in Pioneer fields. However, depending on the day, there could be some cross over between fields.
All buses are finished for the 2018 season. We hope you all choose to return next summer. Signups for the summer of 2019 will begin next April.
ALL BUSES ARE FINISHED FOR THE SEASON!
DETASSELING BUS RETURN TIMES:
We use text notification during the season for approximate return times of buses. To opt in for this free service (less your cell carrier plan for receiving texts) check back right here as the 2019 season approaches.
– You will then be prompted to reply with your full name.
– You will then be prompted to reply if you are a parent or student.
NOBODY CAN REPORT FOR WORK UNTIL THEY HAVE BEEN PERSONALLY CONTACTED BY AILES DETASSELING.
DO NOT BRING YOUR ELECTRONIC DEVICES TO THE FIELD. BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!!! WE DO OUR BEST TO VIGILATLY MONITOR OUR CREWS, BUT THE REALITY IS THAT WE CAN’T SEE AND HEAR ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING. AILES DETASSELING IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR WORKER’S PERSONAL ITEMS. We will not delay our buses leaving a field in order for a worker to go search for a lost electronic device. Our suggestion is to not bring cell phone out to the field or put them in a ziplock bag and carry them in a SECURE pocket on your person at all times.
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