Registered On: June 21, 2017
Few facts for you BRI, whilst delivering oil and kerosene to Staples Vegetables ( massive food operation based on picking and packaging vegetables for supermarkets ) I spoke to several Eastern European couples who worked there. The men usually did the picking and tractor driving whilst the girlfriend or wife worked in the packing factory. Many were renting or buying their own homes in the Boston area as had the financial capability to do so on the living they were earning at Staples. The wages were decent and not all workers live in caravans, a lot of that is stereotyping by people presuming without knowing. Of course not all the unemployed English are all in that bracket I stated but Staples had an open month once a year where new workers, including out of work English were invited to come and work for a month on the land or in the factory on similar starting rate pay. There was a six month probationary period if they wanted to work after the month before they became full time on full pay, standard practice in lots of jobs. Guess what, after a month most of the English had disappeared but the Eastern Europeans were prepared to give it a go, surprised?, not really, they graft and work their way in and up to provide a living for their families and yes they do bloody work hard but the rewards arrive in due course, that’s why English farmers love employing them, they aren’t frightened of hard graft for reasonably good money. There you have it. PS, the vast majority I met were genuinely nice people too who just wanted to work but of course some of the locals made them feel unwelcome, what a surprise eh.