So You Want To Be a Farmworker…
Oh sure, it seems like a lot of fun, raising chickens in the city and growing vegetables on the roof, but admit it–deep down inside you’ve always wanted to take your authenticity to the next level and be a real farmworker. Now, thanks to the United Farmworkers, you can! They’ve launched a brilliant new website: Take Our Jobs, which gives you the opportunity to not only return to the land, but possibly take employment away from a pesky undocumented worker. Epic win!
All you have to do is fill out an application. As the website says:
Farm workers are ready to welcome citizens and legal residents who wish to replace them in the field, we will use our knowledge and staff to help connect the unemployed with farm employers. Just fill out the form to the right and continue on to the request for job application.
There’s a brief job description:
Job may include using hand tools such as knives, hoes, shovels, etc. Duties may include tilling the soil, transplanting, weeding, thinning, picking, cutting, sorting & packing of harvested produce. May set up & operate irrigation equip. Work is performed outside in all weather conditions (Summertime 90+ degree weather) & is physically demanding requiring workers to bend, stoop, lift & carry up to 50 lbs on a regular basis.
Sign up today!
–Snacktime (I spotted this on Civil Eats, a terrific website; Stephen Colbert, who is the national spokesperson for the campaign, will be highlighting it on his show July 8th)