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Tuesday May 18, 10

and a small voice said, what can we do?

08:54 AM

The Mexico trip went really well.... it made me all positive about my workplace and all that crap - yikes! what's that all about??
but yeah, the scariest part of the whole trip - not the Federal Police driving around in pickups with 6 guys with machine guns on the back, all wearing bandanas to cover their faces, helmets and bulletproof vests... the scariest part was having to don a swimsuit at the hotel pool amongst my co-workers! that's just how my brain works though...
while we were in Juarez, they had found 5 teenage bodies piled up on the side of a road, and they also discovered 4 bodies of guys who were kidnapped from a wedding... i guess last friday, gunmen burst into a church and kidnapped the groom, his uncle and two other men and they were found the following week... they ain't playing around down there...
there WAS some police action as we drove out of there - I did see one of the pickup trucks of machine gun carrying cops parked and they were walking down a side street - guns drawn - but other than that, it just looked like any other Mexican town...
and after seeing the workers in the plant, I feel a little more relaxed... I HAD felt a bit guilty - in the fact that my company uses Mexico as a means of cheap labor, but all in all, I think the job they have is decent.... my mom has worked in factories, as a machine operator, and as a cleaner/janitor here, and i feel like I would be OK with her working at our plant; it would be a better job than what she's had so far... they're just entering in numbers and scanning papers in a nice air conditioned plant... they get a free lunch, free transportation... so yeah... I feel a bit better about that whole thing... i don't know how much they're getting paid though.... I'd be curious to see if it's a livable wage...

wow - is Texas dry though..... my friend has one of them fancy iPhone thingamabobs and the temp there was 91 with a humidity of 4%.... 4%?!?! as soon as we landed back home, she informed me that the humidity was 74% - now that's more like it! :) I could almost feel the heaviness in the air - and I do prefer it...
either way - i got a bit of a tan, got to meet some people from another location as well as get to better know some people i work right next to but don't really talk to, had a lot of drinks and some nice meals courtesy of my company....
I feel so adult....

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  • Glad all went ok!
    I've been watching a UK show called 'Blood, Sweat & Takeaways' there was also a 'T-shirts' one about the clothing industry. The one I watched was about the food industry - so eye opening.
    and the bathing suit in front of work colleagues - totally get you on that one :)
    M-in-Oz -- Wednesday May 26 2010, @04:43PM (#352575)
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