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Old 05-13-2016, 05:21 PM
 
Location: midvalley Oregon and Eastside seattle area
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In an earlier administration, when USA was exporting chicken to China, A capitalist American couldn't even buy chicken feet even with gold. Now chicken feet is so plentiful its ground up for "real chicken parts"
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Old 05-13-2016, 07:46 PM
 
Location: la la land
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It's not just illegals, A lady who worked in a call center in Nevada told me that they had to press a button before they took a potty break and if they were gone longer than 5 minutes they would either be counseled or disciplined. She said that if you were longer than 5 minutes they made the assumption that you were sneaking a smoke and they would insist on smelling your breath. All for $9 an hour. I wasn't quite sure I believed her until I read this about the same thing happening to California DMV call center workers. The State Worker: DMV
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Old 05-13-2016, 10:36 PM
 
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It's not just illegals, A lady who worked in a call center in Nevada told me that they had to press a button before they took a potty break and if they were gone longer than 5 minutes they would either be counseled or disciplined. She said that if you were longer than 5 minutes they made the assumption that you were sneaking a smoke and they would insist on smelling your breath. All for $9 an hour. I wasn't quite sure I believed her until I read this about the same thing happening to California DMV call center workers. The State Worker: DMV
Yeah, probably some state requirement that call-center be staffed by US employees.

Otherwise, they'd just be paying $4/hour to someone in India or Poland etc.

GE, you know...lead by CEO Jeff Immelt...Obama's "jobs czar" is pretty much the off-shoring poster boy. I worked for them for a while....they shipped every job they could to India and now China while keeping profits off-shore.
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Old 05-13-2016, 10:42 PM
 
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I'm still going to be eating chicken tonight.
Aww good for you!

As for me, ever since this story broke, we've decided to cut our meat intake and go local. What a disgusting, vile way to treat human beings.
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Old 05-13-2016, 10:44 PM
 
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And thats what happens when these companies are allowed to employee illegal workers.

My town has had a Perdue/Typson plant for decades and I have had some family members work there. The plant treats their employees like kindergartners and they only get two mandated 15 minutes breaks and a lunch break in which they can go to the bathroom. If it is an emergency they have to raise their hand and get permission from their lead person which is frowned upon but it isnt as bad as that article states.
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Merely a bi-product of the USA having millions and millions of illegal aliens.

Combine that with the government being willing to turn a blind eye to things because they're angling for the votes from that demographic and of course the fat corporate campaign contributions.

Want to know why the blue collar sector has had such brutal wage stagnation?

Supply and Demand quite simply. However, you can find some people delusional enough (and politically motivated) to claim that millions of cheap laborers don't lower worker wages in the US.
Right. Its the fault of illegal aliens not the people who employ them. GMAFB
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Old 05-13-2016, 10:51 PM
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Location: New Jersey
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So they get two 15 minute breaks plus a lunch break. That's about one break every 2 hours. If you're peeing more than that you should see a doctor. Another alternative is to wear one of those urinary catheters with the leg bag.
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Old 05-14-2016, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Nescopeck, Penna.
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In an earlier administration, when USA was exporting chicken to China, A capitalist American couldn't even buy chicken feet even with gold. Now chicken feet is so plentiful its ground up for "real chicken parts"
As the brother of a former USDA inspector, Pennsylvania Ag Dept administrator, and licensed veterinarian, I can verify that this gutter-hype simply is not true; disposal of feet, heads and similar unusable (non-) byproducts is a growing problem.

Do our sheltered suburbanites want to revert to a chicken coop and chopping block in the back yard?

Perhaps the individuals spouting the innuendo that characterizes this thread need a bit closer investigation.
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Old 05-14-2016, 10:45 AM
 
Location: midvalley Oregon and Eastside seattle area
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^USA needs to develop a taste for heads and feet.
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Old 05-14-2016, 10:51 AM
 
Location: State of Transition
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"When you buy your chicken in the supermarket, or eat it at KFC, the label will be missing some critical information about the people who helped make your meal possible. It won’t say, for example, that the workers who processed that chicken might have been wearing diapers at the time. The label might let you know the chicken is organic, or free-range, or free of antibiotics—but not that the workers who handled, cut, and packaged that chicken were compelled to soil themselves in order to keep their jobs."

Big Poultry workers are literally peeing their pants so that Americans can have cheap chicken
That's against state law. Every state has labor laws that mandate a minimum of 10-minute breaks for every 4-hr. block of time worked.

And yeah, those industries used to hire US citizens. Oh well. Just part of industry's drive nation-wide to turn US workers into impoverished service-workers, welfare drains, and homeless. And your Congressional representatives are allowing it all. Ain't it wunnerful, folks?

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Old 05-14-2016, 10:52 AM
 
Location: In a vehicle.
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"When you buy your chicken in the supermarket, or eat it at KFC, the label will be missing some critical information about the people who helped make your meal possible. It won’t say, for example, that the workers who processed that chicken might have been wearing diapers at the time. The label might let you know the chicken is organic, or free-range, or free of antibiotics—but not that the workers who handled, cut, and packaged that chicken were compelled to soil themselves in order to keep their jobs."

Big Poultry workers are literally peeing their pants so that Americans can have cheap chicken
I remember a article that had one worker who said "I was told you can go to the bathroom when you want, make sure it's only once a day though" I almost got a job at the IBP (Iowa Beef Products) Plant in Washington IA, but they got picky on an old head injury, got a job elsewhere and 1 years later they were raided for hiring illegals.....
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