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Brexit: 3 months 1 day ago #3009458

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pascalou wrote:

Aida wrote: Our work ethic has changed, according to fruit growers. Where I live we are surrounded by fruit farms and this is a worrying time for the fruit farmers.



I agree with you Aida.
This week for the Chinese language Baccalaureate the students had to compare Chinese people form the 70ies, 80ies and 90ies and it said a lot.

It was a carricature with pictures that roughly said.

People from the 70ies
Loved their work, had work ethic, no problem doing extra time, often discussed work , saved money and dress with local clothes, and when travelling went to touristic spots and took pictures of scenaries.

People from the 80ies
Refused to do overtime, love to buy all things, clothes, etc.. western, and travel abroad.
And loved to write love letters as were more expressive.

People from the 90ies
Refused to work, wanted fancy clothes and many hobbies, when travelling took selfies, spent life on the net and sent text messages instead of love letters and had no problem to spend dad and mum's money....

Hardly any potential strawberries pickers I guess, and I am sure and I believe China is not an isolated case...



"The world is passing through troublous times. The young people of today think of nothing but themselves. They have no reverence for parents or old age. They are impatient of all restraint. They talk as if they knew everything, and what passes for wisdom with us is foolishness with them. As for the girls, they are forward, immodest and unladylike in speech, behavior and dress."

This was a quote from Peter the Hermit in 1274.
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Brexit: 3 months 1 day ago #3009466

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RosieLeah wrote: The decision to leave the EU affects the whole country and its future. For that reason, the exit process should be conducted by a cross-party coalition. It's being conducted by basically one person, whose heart has never really been in it. No wonder the whole business is turning into a fiasco.


I would have preferred to remain in Europe, but I agree that the exit pro cess should be conducted by a cross party coalition.
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Brexit: 3 months 1 day ago #3009529

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Aida wrote:
"On BBC Breakfast this morning one strawberry grower who employs mainly European workers to pick them expressed his fears that there may be no one to pick them after January 2020. Worryingly the Government is giving little away - little reassurance - as to what might happen."

Polliyana wrote:
"We have always been ok before, no worries"

I agree Polliyana, solutions will be found.

I doubt that Brexit has anything to do with the shortage of European field workers.

Germany.
08.06.2018

Harvesting hands desperately needed

"As wages increase in some eastern European countries, it becomes more difficult to find workers who are willing to come to Germany to harvest in the fields."

"Farmers like to complain about the European Union (EU) and its regulations. And in this case too, the EU is once again a reason for their bad luck: it has brought prosperity to member countries such as Poland. "Anyone who gets enough work in their own country does not drive 2,500 kilometers to harvest asparagus for two or three months in Germany," says Dirk Janßen. He has had difficulties this year to find enough Poles who want to work in the asparagus fields during the harvest season."

"Even if one finds enough harvest workers at the beginning of the asparagus season, that does not mean they will stay over the entire harvest period. That's been the experience of asparagus farmer Janßen. The workers can earn quite a bit of money here relative to their living standard and when they think they have already earned enough, they often return home, even before the end of the season."
Maybe the Dutch have a solution to the problem.

The Netherlands.
13th April 2017,

Dutch start-up develops asparagus harvesting robot.

Machine addresses Dutch shortage of asparagus pickers, with potential to boost quality and yields through more accurate picking

A robot has been developed in the Netherlands that can locate and pick asparagus, replacing some 60 to 75 workers per forty hectares.

The machine must be operated by two people but it has the potential to replace up to 75 people for every forty hectares of production, according to NOS.
www.fruitnet.com/fpj/article/171946/dutc...gus-harvesting-robot
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Brexit: 3 months 17 hours ago #3009767

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Happy to help.
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Brexit: 3 months 4 hours ago #3010121

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In happier days we used to have our own independent aerospace industry.

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Brexit: 3 months 2 hours ago #3010172

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Just speculation!

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Brexit: 3 months 2 hours ago #3010174

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There is an Airbus manufacturer and airport very close to us. Brexit is a DISASTER!

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Brexit: 3 months 36 minutes ago #3010196

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Cant see the Airbus, re-tooling + a new hanger, for the wings that Britain make.

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Brexit: 2 months 4 weeks ago #3010213

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I dont think Airbus, would re-tool + build a new vast workshop, when they have it already in Britain.
Not economical.

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Brexit: 2 months 4 weeks ago #3010257

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Another example of "If you don't do as you're told, we''ll send you to the naughty room"

They're still trying, desperately, to reverse the referendum,

Threatening to take away people's jobs, as a negotiating weapon, is beyond contempt.
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