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Originally posted by mizzsandra00 mizzsandra00 wrote:

Originally posted by Benni Benni wrote:

Some folks refuse to work at Micky D's.

That's a job too.

Trust me. This suppositional..

Unless you have Degrees or Skills up the yeng-yeng,

This is just a "what will you do for money" scenario.





But people refuse to work at mickey d's because of the pay.....not because it mickey d's.....





Just a scenario

Next week or next month, there will probably be ' would you work at Micky D's for $...'.

My feelings is that.    My ancestors had to do this type of labor under the worst conditions.   
Now,   no one can offer me any amount of money to compensate for that.

There is nothing I can buy with that money to take away the hurt they felt, or the humiliation they endured.


I will not be bought.

I will not sell out.


That's just me though.     

Edited by Benni - May 26 2014 at 6:58pm
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@BENNI ....STANDING RIGHT NEXT TO YOU ON THIS ONE..
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Originally posted by DiorShowGirl DiorShowGirl wrote:

@BENNI<span ="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre">     </span>....STANDING RIGHT NEXT TO YOU ON THIS ONE..




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Slaves did more than pick cotton...
Some paved roads, worked as carpenters , breastfed.
Some were riverboat pilots, blacksmiths, office workers...

Some of them even did skilled labor you wouldn't do any of those jobs either?

I respect your stance but cotton picking as fair work isn't disgraceful



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Originally posted by DiorShowGirl DiorShowGirl wrote:

ya'll be out in that hot ass sun all day long, coming across bugs, probably snakes...for 250.00 an hour there have better be some up to date facilities for you to go to( bathrooms) charging your cellphones, places to park your car, places to change your work clothes/showers etc...


that is all i am saying...and when ur out there picking that cotton i do hope u r thinking of how our ancestors did this for so many years and not getting paid at all or maybe minute pay...do wonder how long some of ya'll would actually last picking cotton in that hot ass weather...bending over, plant by plant, back aching, etc...








Just got a chance to read this...

Made me spit out my mouth full of water
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Originally posted by jonesable jonesable wrote:

Slaves did more than pick cotton...
Some paved roads, worked as carpenters , breastfed.
Some were riverboat pilots, blacksmiths, office workers...

Some of them even did skilled labor you wouldn't do any of those jobs either?

I respect your stance but cotton picking as fair work isn't disgraceful





The Thread was 'Would you pick cotton for $250/hr' though.
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Originally posted by rickysrose rickysrose wrote:

yassss purp and cc... if anyone's getting taken advantage of, it will not be us lol


Guuurl!LOL

Shoot, as long as the hourly pay for picking cotton is almost 35 times that of minimum wage, I'm down.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (3) Thanks(3)   Quote jonesable Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 26 2014 at 7:10pm
But it sounds like you're opposed to picking cotton because it was the labor of slaves and the connotations of slave type work so I added other jobs slaves did.

Edited by jonesable - May 26 2014 at 7:11pm
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Jones, I'm about to cornroll my hair up, slap on a scarf as soon as Ricky draws up the contracts. I got bills to pay. I'll save you a spot.LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote rickysrose Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 26 2014 at 7:12pm
I mentioned that when I came to the thread jones maybe page 2

Picking cotton is closely linked to slavery ... even though we chopped cane probably just as much, plus every other type of manual labour/servitude

Maybe it's the move to machines, we're no one really picks cotton in large numbers now? Not sure



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