Still chilly outside.
Work is going okay. We have been told both days how pleased they are at our work. It amazes me that the number they were so excited about yesterday would be considered a low number with the old company. Today, the supervisor came around and started collecting our work. She told us to stop work and start cleaning up. At 8 minutes before quitting time! Unheard of. You didn't want to be caught cleaning up until 5 minutes before you left. I was also chastised for not getting out the door quickly enough to suit that supervisor, which surprised me. I was punched out. I didn't know it mattered.
So the pressure is greatly reduced. You do not have to worry about standards. You just go in there and get it done. They've got a month's backlog of work and they need to get all this stuff done before they can shut the doors. We're working 10 hour days.
The remainder of the company will relocate to Georgia, where the minimum wage is $5.15 an hour, $2.10 less that my state's minimum wage. Privately, I believe that this is the reason for the shift, although I cannot say that for sure. All I know is that I don't understand how anyone can live on such a small amount of money.
Today the woman behind me went on and on about the south. She believes the company will be sorry they decided to downsize and relocate the smaller operation. Everyone who lives down south is lazy, according to her. It doesn't matter what their race is, they are all lazy people who don't want to work and will do anything to avoid it. She went on and on and on about how they all take advantage of the system and that there should be no such thing as unemployment.
I was tempted to say something, but there's no sense to it. None. She drives to Florida regularly, and will only stop to eat at Waffle Houses. (What that has to do with anything, I couldn't tell you.) She rambled on and on, and she was very certain of her opinions BECAUSE SHE HAS SEEN IT WITH HER OWN TWO EYES. She knows.
I found myself wondering if I had ever been as sure of anything in my life as this woman is.