It's Like magic...
Many people have asked me quite scornfully "but Jake, what happens to the economy when we deport all the illegals?"
The poultry plant has limped along with half its normal workforce. Crider increased its starting wages by $1 an hour to help recruit new workers.Hmmm, it appears they haven't gone out of business, they haven't closed the plant either. Well, this truly is a mystery, I was under the impression that losing our illegal workforce meant we would be living in stone huts and eating bugs. Turns out, we get raises, I'll be damned!
Stacie Bell, 23, started work canning chicken at Crider a week ago. She said the pay, $7.75 an hour, led her to leave her $5.60-an-hour job as a Wal-Mart cashier in nearby Statesboro.
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