Be willing to work for nothing
Camera Operator (Former Employee) – Columbus, MN – April 11, 2013
The biggest issue is that Running Aces will not pay you anywhere near what you are worth. They expect you to give up your entire summer for 30 bucks a night to drive all the way up to Columbus (And you can't get a night off).
The next issue is that you will NEVER get a pay raise, not even after being there five years. After my first year everyone actually took a 20% pay cut.
No one ever got a raise and no one ever got promoted even after five years.
You have to climb an outdoor slippery, dangerous 40-50ft ladder to get to the camera towers where there is no heat if it's cold and little relief from the heat in summer (they have little A/C units in them that can't keep up). The other issue with these towers is that during bad weather you have to stay 50ft in the air as tornados and lightning are happening all around you until they say you can leave, which is always way to late. (Yes, I've climbed down in pouring rain and tornados before, very slippery) Oh, yeah did I mention if the weather causes the races to get cancelled you get less hours, so you risked your life for 20 bucks.
Don't waste your time with this place.
The only reason to work a camera job here is if you have zero experience, but even then this experience will not help you in the real world.
can get hired even with zero experience
zero pay raises ever, can't get off time, have to climb dangerous ladders, expected to stay in 50 ft towers even with tornado warnings going off, lack of hours