Why Are People Dying to Bring You Dinner?

Discussion in 'What's On Your Mind?' started by Lisa Simeone, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Why Are People Dying to Bring You Dinner?

  2. Rugape

    Rugape Original Member

    Some of those folks truly are treated like dirt. Again, I am reminded of just how lucky I was growing up - I pulled tobacco when I was a teen. We would show up at the farm at about 0530, walk in to the backyard and feed the chickens for the mother of the farm household, and sit down at a big long picnic table under a tin awning by the house, have a big breakfast of traditional fare (eggs, biscuits, sausage, bacon and oj) and along with the Native American, and 20 or so migrant workers that showed up, we hit the field. Everyone was paid the same wage, and the migrant workers were even given a cut of the produce during harvest times to take to their house and live on. Claude (the farm owner) treated all of us like family for the most part and even sent Christmas presents to the migrant groups that frequented his farms. I think he was quite a bit outside of the norm (hindsight is always more clear than current vision) for many of the farms in the area. I wish all farm collectives (large and small) would treat their workers in a similar fashion to what I got see as a young'un.

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