HOW DO YOU HANDLE THE 24/7 SHIFTS AND HOW PHYSICAL IS THE JOB?
There is no heavy lifting, that's for sure. But, depending on how much gate traffic you have, you will be doing a lot of climbing up and down the stairs and in and out of the RV. In most places the terrain is not very even, there are rocks and stumps and so forth. This is certainly not a good job for anyone with knee problems or mobility problems, since the ability to get quickly to the gate is imperative. As for the shift, some people think that my husband and I never get to see each other which is quite false. David usually sleeps from about 5 p.m. till about 12 or 1 a.m. I usually go to bed around 2 a.m. and get up around 10 or 11 a.m., so we spend about 8 hours a day together, which is more time than we spent together when we were working 8 to 5 jobs. During the hot part of the day (and it's been HOT lately, I think it was 107 degrees here today) we take turns logging the traffic. If our gate is really busy one of us stays outside and the other relieves after about 15 or 20 minutes. That's what works best for us, but everyone does it differently.