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Picking Lexical 101: Who’s who?

On January 8, 2016, Posted by , In Work Organisation, With No Comments

Often, when we think about picking, the two jobs that come to our mind are either being a picker or working in a packinghouse. Actually lots of other different job opportunities exist on the “picking trail”.

As we know it’s not always simple to understand what the real meaning of a job title is, we will try to help you to clarify them. Don’t hesitate to investigate more about a position and ask somebody who has already done it: a true eye perspective is sometimes the best way to get a better idea of a position!

Plan your fruit picking job in advance

On December 24, 2015, Posted by , In Work Organisation, With No Comments

Every country has its own reality for fruit picking jobs. So depending on where you are planning to go, get informed! As you would never leave your country without knowing at what time is your flight; you must get informed about the reality of the places you are going to, especially if you intend to work there. Believe it or not, but neither apricots grow 12 months a year, nor apples, tomatoes, grapes, avocados, etc.

The Freak Show

On May 5, 2015, Posted by , In Apple picking, Picking, With 3 Comments

Welcome to the freak show! This art project came to my mind while picking those damn lovely apples in New Zealand. As every apple picker knows, it can be a pretty boring job (not to mention how hard is it on the body). My days went suddenly a lot faster…

Let’s talk about… kiwifruit picking!

On April 18, 2015, Posted by , In Kiwifruit picking, Picking, With 4 Comments

People tend to think that New Zealander got their nickname “Kiwis” from the kiwifruit! Sorry to disappoint you, but this nickname actually comes from a rare native bird, that also gave his name to the kiwifruit (formerly known as the Chinese Gooseberry, as it’s originating from China)! Now that everything…

Picking VS Packing

On December 8, 2014, Posted by , In Packing, Picking, With No Comments

What job would best suit you?

When you first start looking for a picking job, you often don’t realize that actually, many of them don’t involve any picking at all. If it’s true that harvesting a crop in an orchard employs pickers, processing those products usually requires more seasonal workers than the picking itself