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They had it coming

Dear Editor:

Such big crocodile tears I cried, after reading about the scab labor shortage the Skico was experiencing.

Back in 1980 there was no worker shortage and no need for importing cut rate-visa workers. Then, maids were earning $10 per hour plus getting a sizable bonus for staying through the season. With the food and booze the visitors left, one didn’t need to visit a grocery or liquor store very often.

In today’s dollars, that would compute to about $30 per hour. If the Skico was paying that living wage today It wouldn’t need to be insourcing foreign labor. But that wouldn’t be good for the bottom line would it?

In life, you don’t always get what you pay for but sometimes you get what you don’t pay for. The Skico has gotten its just desserts. Stop whining!

By the way, when the temporary visas expire, who makes sure the scabs go home? I bet the Skico doesn’t worry about that. It’s paying 1980’s wages.

Bruno Kirchenwitz

Silt


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