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Old 08-19-2011, 02:47 PM
 
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It will cost Hershey a lot of money in unexpected downtime at the factory and to re-train new employees. It's all about supply/demand. If the workers were underpaid according to prevailing market rates, they will leave enmasse just as they did. Sometimes it's more cost effective to pay a little more than to get spanked economically.
$8.35 an hour work can't be that hard to learn. Hershey will fill those jobs and "train" in no time flat.
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Old 08-19-2011, 03:01 PM
 
Location: in my imagination
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I just wonder what the story is with the students, whether they were treated harshly or that some foreigners have expectations beyond reason because these students came from countries that don't offer wages or opportunity that America does, at least it use to be that way? Or is it at the point that a person from China, Romania and such think conditions in America are worse than their homeland? Mexicans don't seem to think that.

Another thing is in the past foreigners often excelled faster and better than some Americans when they came here. Is the mentality of foreigners changing ?
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Old 08-19-2011, 03:14 PM
 
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10 years ago when Disney come to my campus to recruit they are offering a generous $4.25/hour, food, room and plane tickets not included.

Then one of the student ask how they survive with $4.25/hr. The recruiter said, it is easy. You live with 6 to 10 people in a small apartment and have ramen noodles every day.

Thanks but no tax.
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Old 08-19-2011, 03:15 PM
 
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Another good thing is. At least those student has balls and do what is right.

We American are too business with our TV.
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Old 08-19-2011, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I think these students don't realize it. But they are getting the American experience. Through TV, many foreigners think the average American lives like the "Real Houswives of..." or something from MTV. Many foreigners I've met think I live like they did on "Dallas".

Sorry kids...long hours on an assembly line or manual labor job is what many of us have done. The fortunate ones have been able to get out of that and seek their fortune elsewhere. Keeping those experiences in mind while toiling through the doldrums of school, was a good motivator for me.

I'd give them a paid ticket back to where they are from. What would a med student take a factory job, in the first place. I'd think a local internship would be more practical for their career.
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Old 08-19-2011, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Another good thing is. At least those student has balls and do what is right.

We American are too business with our TV.
Had a buddy do the disney gig, he said it was not big money but a decent experience. He partied alot and got laid often so it was good for him.
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Old 08-19-2011, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I just wonder what the story is with the students, whether they were treated harshly or that some foreigners have expectations beyond reason because these students came from countries that don't offer wages or opportunity that America does, at least it use to be that way? Or is it at the point that a person from China, Romania and such think conditions in America are worse than their homeland? Mexicans don't seem to think that.

Another thing is in the past foreigners often excelled faster and better than some Americans when they came here. Is the mentality of foreigners changing ?
Maybe but it sounds like these kids were well to do in their own coutries. Manual labor maybe something they are unfamiliar with.

Everybody needs to work a few summers in the sun...makes one appreciate the office job.
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