Re: Hate to Say I Told you So...
One summer I topped corn. Another summer, I thinned apricots in an orchard. FOR HALF A DAY. Both of these jobs are hot and itchy and sweaty and exhausting. I got decent money for the corn topping. From sun up to sun down, you're in that corn.
I made crap thinning apricots and I quit at lunch time. The day I was hired, it was pay day and just happened to be a company picnic, so we got off at noon. I hung around and got my paycheck. I started work around 6 or 7 in the morning and worked till noon. I made something like 2.50. TOTAL. For half a days work.
They take you to the orchards and each tree has a price tag on it. This huge friggin' tree standing there is worth 50 cents to thin. And you think you've done a good job, but the boss man comes around and tells you it's not good enough. So you keep on working.
That Spurlock guy has a new show on and the next episode is exactly about this. Working your butt off for nothing. I had the luxury to quit. Mexican field workers didn't and some still don't.
"You've been here before, but things are about to change. I know it. I feel it. There's a storm on the way." -- Stephen King