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ben

Austin, TX

#1 Dec 1, 2008
I am sure part of the financial problem is due to the ICE/INS raids on many chicken and meat processing plants. This chased the illegal aliens out and forced the company to hire real Americans at a fair wage. If you don't believe there are enough Americans available to do these jobs, look at the hundreds of thousands of unemployed and barely employable people in the inner city. There are still 100,000 or more New Orleans refugees still receiving federal aid two years after Katrina because they do not want to work. There are plenty of people capable of doing these jobs, they just don't want to work.
Sam

United States

#2 Dec 1, 2008
where is his bail out?
Pat

Lansing, IL

#3 Dec 1, 2008
ben wrote:
I am sure part of the financial problem is due to the ICE/INS raids on many chicken and meat processing plants. This chased the illegal aliens out and forced the company to hire real Americans at a fair wage. If you don't believe there are enough Americans available to do these jobs, look at the hundreds of thousands of unemployed and barely employable people in the inner city. There are still 100,000 or more New Orleans refugees still receiving federal aid two years after Katrina because they do not want to work. There are plenty of people capable of doing these jobs, they just don't want to work.
Not always!!! Sometimes these operations prefer to hire those who cannot and will not fight back and demand half humane working conditions.

You all, who like claim that certain folk do not want to work, seem to forget that before the often abused and not documented Mexicans and Central Americans became the new slaves it was the po and kept illiterate Southern black folks who did these chicken plucking and cotton picking jobs.

There are places right in Chicago where the preference is to hire those who will work for less than the law requires because their citizenship status is exploited.

I cannot believe a chicken plucking operation is facing hard times; especially with chicken being the fowl of choice for so many of us.
Pat

Lansing, IL

#4 Dec 1, 2008
Sam wrote:
where is his bail out?
It is coming; along with the one for Sallie Mae, all the other private student loans hacks, and all the credit card companies too!!
Disgusted

Peotone, IL

#5 Dec 1, 2008
ben wrote:
I am sure part of the financial problem is due to the ICE/INS raids on many chicken and meat processing plants. This chased the illegal aliens out and forced the company to hire real Americans at a fair wage. If you don't believe there are enough Americans available to do these jobs, look at the hundreds of thousands of unemployed and barely employable people in the inner city. There are still 100,000 or more New Orleans refugees still receiving federal aid two years after Katrina because they do not want to work. There are plenty of people capable of doing these jobs, they just don't want to work.
Ah, the illegal alien and welfare conspiracy! Silly me. I thought maybe it was because they bought another company with money they did not have and inflation in other costs meant they couldn't pay the bills.
Azabache

Chicago, IL

#6 Dec 1, 2008
For all of you folks who love to say Americans won't do the job, do a Google Search on "Hamlet chicken processing plant fire". Then do a timeline following that fire to the continuous importation of illegal aliens into this country.

And one other point slighlty off-subject but still pertanent to it. Agriprocessor which got raided and was the largest producer of Kosher meat has cut back production.

There workforce was primarily illegal aliens. So during this Holiday season, if anyone sees any articles about those who eat Kosher products unable to find it or the cost having skyrocketed because all the workers are no "no more", post it out here on the forum.

But I bet you can't. The old lie about if the illegasl weren't there to do the work the costs would skyrocket.

The only thing skyrocketing all over this country are state/county/city and federal budgets all falling short are we provide benefits and services to those who receive more than they contribute.
La La La

United States

#7 Dec 1, 2008
I just hope they continue making their delicious chicken salad. Or if anyone has that recipe, post it here!

“Death to humans!”

Since: Jul 08

A long way from here...

#8 Dec 1, 2008
What? No chicken bailout hearings?
American Ho

Mount Pleasant, TX

#9 Dec 8, 2008
Pilgrims will never admit the adverse impact of Bo's illegal hiring practices. Oh I know, he'll claim they only hire those will documents. When examined just one step further, does he hire only those will legal, authentic documents, the answer would be no. He whines, like all employers, that he's not a document examiner and can't tell what's authentic.

Hog wash. There is a government issued document he makes very sure is authentic, each and every time: cash.
American Ho

Mount Pleasant, TX

#10 Dec 8, 2008
[Sorry, I have no idea why it shows above as "those will documents" and "those will legal, authentic" when both times it should say "those with documents" and "those with legal, authentic". I just can't imagine why my perfect fingers would do such a thing./tongue in cheek]
April

Tyler, TX

#11 Sep 2, 2010
So, JBS bought it and it is now doing better or worse?
hank

Tyler, TX

#12 Sep 21, 2010
ditto
Hammering Mike

Mount Pleasant, TX

#13 Sep 21, 2010
I agree.
formergrower

Tyler, TX

#14 Sep 22, 2010
i filed to, so what. i went under.
Harold

Mount Pleasant, TX

#15 Sep 28, 2010
formergrower wrote:
i filed to, so what. i went under.
Welcome to my world.
Little John

Mount Pleasant, TX

#16 Sep 28, 2010
Harold wrote:
<quoted text> Welcome to my world.
There with you.
Bubba

Tyler, TX

#17 Sep 29, 2010
Geez this continues.....
Sammy

Mount Pleasant, TX

#19 Sep 29, 2010
Harold wrote:
<quoted text> Welcome to my world.
Everybodys world out here.
Mike

Mount Pleasant, TX

#20 Sep 30, 2010
April wrote:
So, JBS bought it and it is now doing better or worse?
Seem to be doing better, but nothing is certain.
Arnold

Mount Pleasant, TX

#21 Oct 11, 2010
formergrower wrote:
i filed to, so what. i went under.
Me to.

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