Tuesday, May 13, 2008

RUBASHKINS GETS CAUGHT!

The famous meat company Rubashkins has been under investigation (no problems with the meat) they were found hiring illegal immigrants- which is obviously illegal. (Mainly those from over the Mexican border.) That's besides for paying them under minimum wage, like five dollars an hour thereby knocking out the competition for sole rule over the kosher meat industry. I don't know if you're allowed to pay illegals under minimum wage even after you hire them... Anyway, after the authorities caught the big Jewish company and laid off all their illegal employees they stated that they would still be producing meat products. In my vast knowledge of the subject, I know there is only one way they can do that- by making us pay for their mistake with extremely high prices. Nevermind that kosher meat is already astronomically pricey.

Has the government not heard that the largest non-jewish company (Perdue) does the exact same thing? I guess they pay the government well enough to conveniently over-look it but being Jews, such endeavors would render us cheap Jews. Maybe all the other Jewish companies ganged up to take down the monopoly Rubashkins has over the kosher meat industry thereby forcing everyone to buy their OU rated products (Chas Ve'shulam!).

Just a thought, maybe we should only allow ourselves to hire Jews? The government does not want you hiring illegals since the work isn't going to Americans or am I wrong about that...but wouldn't that solve all the problems with poverty. Then you won't need organizations like shomer shabbos or other tzedakah organizations. Just assur hiring non-Jews and you can stop companies from getting caught like this. Nu, how many Jews are illegal? Besides it's a mitzvah to hire your fellow Jew in need of work and way more convenient than giving tzedakah.

Well I feel for Rubashkins and they're getting caught doing something against the law. I would care if the government caught me buying illegal fireworks for Purim. To make a kiddush Hashem let's all try to keep the American laws even if it is cheaper not to.

10 people gave their 2 cents:

frumcollegegirl said...

sometimes it's alot harder to deal with jews than it is with non-jews. i was discussing work ethics, bosses and co-workers with all my friends and my friend works for non-jews and she has it the easeiest and the best.

i had to quit my last job cuz it was getting too difficult, and i worked for a rabbi

Mikeinmidwood said...

Well it really depends on what type of person you are and your boss is for you to get along. Usually Rabbis are known for their kindness (any rabbi really but not all)and guyim get along with them too. for example I was in this shul and the janitor there was Muslim and someone from the shul seemed to be annoying him and then called him a Muslim in a tone that was disrespectful. The janitor started a whole riot and it was a big chillul hashem but the rav of the shul stepped in and cleared things up and he did it in a brilliant way. the janitor felt no hatred to Jews after that (except only to the one who tormented him)
you bring up a good topic and there are probably some Rabbis out there who people cant get along with. (your case though I dont have a full perspective on what happened there)You have to earn respect or in this case friends/a nice boss and so on.

frumcollegegirl said...

oh it wasn't anything too bad. he just owed me alot of money, so i stopped working for him. that was in december. he still owes me most of the money.

it's frustrating because as much as i would like to get a lawyer, or take him to court, he's still frum and he's still a rabbi

Mikeinmidwood said...

I believe in not suing anyone unless they wont pay for expenses and such, otherwise Ill wait till they pay

The Babysitter said...

MikeinMidwood: I agree with you about feeling for Rubashkins. Just about the hiring only Jews idea, it wouldn't work, cause the kind of work needed at the slaughterhouse is dangerous and hard work and most Jews wouldn't want to do it, even if their very poor and in need of work.

Moshe said...

They were probably paid less than $5. I worked in a Jewish warehouse and the illegals were paid $4 or $4.50.
From my experience, working for Jews is the easiest way to get screwed over. No benefits, no paid days. Me and some of my friends were told the following by different Jewish bosses, "why should I pay you for a holiday if you're not working?"
Why don't call verizon or your landlord and tell them the same you cheap bastard.

Mikeinmidwood said...

Moshe

Ouch! thats harsh Youre language too. I would feel awful if that happened to me and probably feel like cursing but lets not express ourselves.
Wow I never knew there was such a problem with Jewish bosses.

Moshe said...

Dude, you for real?
How old are you?
You think that's cursing/harsh language? And you think Jewish bosses are nice?!
Go work for Lubavich, then you gonna find out what cursing/harsh language is.

The Babysitter said...

Although there are good bosses too. Some give raises for yom tovim, like a bonus cause they know it can be expensive to do Pesach shopping.

Mikeinmidwood said...

Moshe maybe I took that too far but lets keep It all age friendly