Ga. puts probationers to work harvest...

Ga. puts probationers to work harvesting crops

There are 159 comments on the The Kansas City Star story from Jun 22, 2011, titled Ga. puts probationers to work harvesting crops. In it, The Kansas City Star reports that:

It's 3:25 p.m. in a dusty cucumber field in south Georgia. A knot of criminal offenders who spent seven hours in the sun harvesting buckets of vegetables by hand have decided they're calling it quits - exactly as crew leader Benito Mendez predicted in the morning.Unless the cucumbers come off the vine soon, they will become engorged with seeds, ...

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sterco

Missoula, MT

#176 Jun 29, 2011
Hope that really pissed you off FARMER!!! Think about it all night while you are attempting to sleep. I will sleep well knowing that your little scam is about to end!!!
farmer

Wiggins, CO

#177 Jun 29, 2011
buy cheaper imports. I don't care, i own ALOT of senior surface water and mineral rights. Most Americans won't do dirty jobs regardless of wages.
ICU

United States

#178 Jun 29, 2011
sendillegalshome wrote:
<quoted text> then pay 12,you cannot force people to work for what you want them to work for,10 dollars a hour as it is right now every american s=deserves to make no less than 18 dollars a hour to do this hard ass labor,I have run my own roofing co. for the last 22 years and my laborers make 18 dollars a hour,
Mexicans work cheaper and do a better job. Americans could do the work too, but they would rather lay around and collect welfare

“Work hard at work worth doing.”

Since: Apr 11

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#179 Jun 30, 2011
machinery will do a better job...http://www.vdare.com/let ters/tl_062811.htm

“Work hard at work worth doing.”

Since: Apr 11

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#180 Jun 30, 2011
farmer wrote:
buy cheaper imports. I don't care, i own ALOT of senior surface water and mineral rights. Most Americans won't do dirty jobs regardless of wages.
http://www.vdare.com/letters/tl_062811.htm

Invest in machines...save Americans some money for a change.
farmer

Wiggins, CO

#181 Jun 30, 2011
teddyr4me wrote:
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http://www.vdare.com/letters/tl_062811.htm
Invest in machines...save Americans some money for a change.
hispanics running the equipment and doing the stacking.
racer42

United States

#182 Jun 30, 2011
farmer wrote:
buy cheaper imports. I don't care, i own ALOT of senior surface water and mineral rights. Most Americans won't do dirty jobs regardless of wages.
Tell that to the crab fishermen in Alaska. Most dangerous job in the world and I didn't see a single Latino on the program.

“Work hard at work worth doing.”

Since: Apr 11

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#183 Jun 30, 2011
farmer wrote:
<quoted text>hispanics running the equipment and doing the stacking.
Drinking and driving don't mix...
farmer

Wiggins, CO

#184 Jun 30, 2011
racer42 wrote:
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Tell that to the crab fishermen in Alaska. Most dangerous job in the world and I didn't see a single Latino on the program.
lol, alot of greenhorn american kids that don't last half a season.
racer42

United States

#185 Jun 30, 2011
farmer wrote:
<quoted text>lol, alot of greenhorn american kids that don't last half a season.
Those crab fishermen up in Alaska would outwork any of your field hands any day. If you need field workers, do it the right way and do it on H2 visas instead of violating the law by hiring illegals.
racer42

United States

#186 Jun 30, 2011
farmer wrote:
<quoted text>level 6 make over 20/hr, entitled Americans don't want to work their way up the ladder. Managers make well over 200,000/yr but they can't find enough of those either.
You've got middle managers who make over 100k and managers who make over 200k. Sounds like your pay system is bass ackwards.
farmer

Wiggins, CO

#187 Jun 30, 2011
racer42 wrote:
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Those crab fishermen up in Alaska would outwork any of your field hands any day. If you need field workers, do it the right way and do it on H2 visas instead of violating the law by hiring illegals.
wish life was more like TV
racer42

United States

#188 Jun 30, 2011
farmer wrote:
<quoted text>wish life was more like TV
Let's try this again, shall we. The US government has an H2A visa for agriculture when they can't find enough US born workers. The H2A visas allow them to bring in LEGAL WORKERS TEMPORARILY to work in the fields. Have you tried that?
farmer

Wiggins, CO

#189 Jun 30, 2011
racer42 wrote:
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Let's try this again, shall we. The US government has an H2A visa for agriculture when they can't find enough US born workers. The H2A visas allow them to bring in LEGAL WORKERS TEMPORARILY to work in the fields. Have you tried that?
Need full time, i run a 24/7 365 operation. 2(only been here 2 wks) quit yesterday because i could't give them a 3 day holiday wknd.
sendillegalshome

Raleigh, NC

#190 Jun 30, 2011
farmer wrote:
<quoted text>Need full time, i run a 24/7 365 operation. 2(only been here 2 wks) quit yesterday because i could't give them a 3 day holiday wknd.
,u sure getting ragged on this topic ,sure has to be reason for it
b4its2late

Bethlehem, PA

#191 Jun 30, 2011
farmer wrote:
<quoted text>Need full time, i run a 24/7 365 operation. 2(only been here 2 wks) quit yesterday because i could't give them a 3 day holiday wknd.
What type of operation? It goes round the clock non stop?
farmer

Wiggins, CO

#192 Jun 30, 2011
1 of the local pickers in this article was making over 20/HR. Hopefully the next wave of probationers bring gloves. They need to start @ the break of dawn to avoid the heat and snakes.
farmer

Wiggins, CO

#193 Jun 30, 2011
b4its2late wrote:
<quoted text>What type of operation? It goes round the clock non stop?
Dairy. We started using E-verify 2 yrs ago.

Since: Jul 11

Raleigh, NC

#194 Jul 26, 2011
you out of buisness yet,because you sure sorry american

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