July 20, 2018
The second round of Pioneer checks should begin arriving this weekend. Pioneer checks are issued on a weekly basis (work one week and get paid for that week at the end of the following week).
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:
Monsanto (TA DET, INC) pays every two weeks. Monsanto’s (TA DET, INC) first pay period will end on July 18th. Monsanto checks (TA DET, INC) will cover all hours from July 5th – 18th. Checks for this Monsanto (TA DET, INC) pay period will arrive July 25th – 28th, depending on your mail service. 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.
In the last few days, we have been keeping the most efficient crews out working. We apologize for buses having consecutive days off! We only get our field assignments one day in advance, so I’m unsure what the next couple of days hold, but we hope to get enough acres to get additional buses back out working.
DETASSELING BUSES THAT WORK SATURDAY, JULY 21st:
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) send a text to number 81010 and include the message: @2018appr
– 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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