Farm labor problems in Al and Ga

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by bamajoey, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. bamajoey

    bamajoey Well-Known Member

    Aug 17, 2009
    Seem that the farmers in Georgia are having a problem finding laborers to harvest the crops since the crack down in illegals.

    I wonder what would happen if all the entitlement crowd were kicked off the welfare, foodstamp, and other programs that enable slackers to mooch off the working people. Tell them to either go to work in the fields or starve.

    I know what it is like to to work daylight to dark on a farm. Actually it builds good work ethic, something most young people don't have a clue about. Of course it's not just the young people, it's all of the entitlement society!
  2. Double D

    Double D Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2009
    North Florida
    I remember working one job from 7 am to 3 pm and then another from 4 pm to 12 am back to back for about 10 yrs. I can no longer do that due to physical issues, but even at 40 yrs old I could outwork most 18-20 yr olds. I feel for the farmers because todays youth do not have that sort of work ethic and most wont work a job outside of the a/c. It will take grown men to fill those positions.

  3. raven818

    raven818 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2011
    Jax, Fl.
    You can thank most of the nation for getting behind the PC movement for that. You can't make todays brats do anything they don't want to do.

    I would'a been jap-slapped up side the head if I hadn't got off my butt and went to work. Not that I didn't want to, I just knew I had better work if I wanted anything other than the basics. Nobody was going to hand me anything I didn't have coming.

    First job was on weekends as a caddy, at 15 yrs old.
  4. Bobitis

    Bobitis Guest

    I worked at my Dads Service Station (remember those?) when I was 8 years old. I worked fer free even, just so I could say I was helpin out.

    I pumped gas, checked and topped fluids, did the restrooms, you name it. I was lucky tho. His station was between school and home. I got to stop in both ways. :D

    What has happened to our society amazes me. :(
  5. raven818

    raven818 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2011
    Jax, Fl.
    It would have happened a lot sooner if today's communication abilities had been available to some past presidents. Obozo ain't the first socialist to be in office.
  6. GunNut89

    GunNut89 New Member

    Jan 10, 2012
    believe it or not, not all kids are lazy. im 22 years old and have been working since the week i got my drivers lisence. i now work 50+ hours a week and pay all my own bills. theres still some hard workin young people out there!
  7. Zhurh

    Zhurh Active Member

    Mar 19, 2010
    Upper Yukon, Alaska
    In the Yukon territory of Canada, in order to apply for welfare, one must work 20 hours/week for the province. I know many Indians in Canada that tell me that as young people they suffered from alcoholism greatly as many Indians seem to have problems with alcohol all across the country. Canada offered them training, decent jobs, a subsidized plan of home ownership (outside the village) and social support staff to keep them on the straight and narrow (away from the booze) and it was the only reason they are alive today to talk about it and also be productive citizens.

    In ALaska, their cousins and villages are dying from the effects of govt entitlements in the form of monitary assistance which is no more than modern day genocide.
  8. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    Same inthe outback here Zhurh , the folks who go back to their traditional life and food dont have anywhere near the health issues/ social problems that the rest have ..

    GunNut89 ,
    my kids all work as well so you aint alone ,( and its the only way to get anywhere .. so good onyou ) but even your generation has to see too many of their own are self deluded with "entitlement" ( my daughters friends here sheeeesh )
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2012
  9. joncutt87

    joncutt87 Active Member

    May 24, 2011
    Kannapolis, NC
    A few years ago I worked on the farm, and had to work 6pm-6am 7 days a week all summer
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