What is the incentive for performing these shops after dark? I wish Maritz was more clear about it...I can't seem to find it anywhere on their website. Maybe I am missing it in the shop instructions? Thanks!
To very honest, the problem is the layer of clothing, the safety vest and the underwear. Typically, when wearing all of those layers, I eschew underwear (for various reasons). It leaves little if anywhere to keep the camera and cell phone warm and operational.
I'm thinking of wearing hubby's pocket tee shirt with the cell phone next to my rosary.
Still digging into those layers is difficult. Putting on the safety vest over the snowmobile suit is also a problem.
In the end, I sigh and think, "I know of worse things".
I do as many of these at night as possible. I check the weather at the beginning of the week and plan the night shops for the warmest nights possible. I refuse to work outside when the weather hits 15 degrees or lower. 15 degrees is when me and my camera both are to cold to work properly.
I got an email sometime last year, describing the shops as $11 plus $10 for night. Details were not available yet, but i self-assigend a route in good faith, expecting $21 per shop. By the time the paperwork was available, the shop fee was dropped to $10.50 in my area, plus a "mystery bonus of UP TO $10." Most of my shops were assigned as a $5. I went ahead and did the route, since I saw the paperwork a month before I did them, but was kind of annoyed. I won't be taking any more of these.