'Workampers': What It's Like to Wander Around the Country in an RV Desperately Looking for Work
By Michael Thornton, AlterNet
Posted on August 30, 2011
A decent summation. This sort of article, though, needs to go into the files of "fulltiming" as situations change, personal and societal. The narrative here is one of desperation -- genteel poverty gone amok. A shallow report, in other words.
The desire to be mobile needs to outweigh the desire for the higher-cost, thus higher-income requirements of stick & brick existence.
One would like to see work-kampers organize themselves in some way to offset long-term costs in order to maximize short-term gains.
-- written hurriedly -- was an attempt to point out that job growth is connected exclusively
to cities, and specifically, to particular city regions. One can read the social demographic posts by Richard Florida
for one comprehensive view utilizing maps to visualize potentials.
"Potentials" that in my mind, at present, have to do with "home bases" for RV'ers in a self-defined group that are close enough to a major region to allow for low costs (goods distributution, plus utilities, etc) and take advantage of the needs for the commuter
, above, who travels seasonally for work (beyond those for hospital stays, visits with relative, etc). Income-offsetting if not income-generating.
, as in A/S only parks. Etc).