Wednesday, July 5, 2006

Once in a while...

Once in a while it's nice to make a change and do some, "hard-labour". What I mean is we computer science people do a lot of thinking and planning but every so often I think it's healthy to do some manual labour. Today I did just that. I went Strawberry picking. Starting at 8:00am and finishing at 3:00pm. Though the work was, "back breaking" I did get some sun. Unfortunately I think, "Donald" the owner of the farm was exploiting some people. He had claimed that one could pick $45 worth of boxes by 1:00pm. Logically this works out to be around $100 for the entire day. I managed to pick 11 boxes in the time I was there. At $1.50/box this equals $16.50. No one came close to what he had stated. And from what one of the other workers said was he paid by hour last year. He was obviously try to save money and obviously what he's doing is illegal but unfortunately he will no doubt get away with it. I'm so surprised to see such things going in the year 2006. Truly surprising. So disappointing :-(