I've been hiring assorted workers around the house and I treat them
very well. I make sure they aren't hungry or thirsty. In return they do
very good fast work. They do their best work. They like working here.
A week ago I sent the guys who did my roof across the street to work
for a neighbor. He paid them better than I did, but the work progressed
(for them) very slowly. It turns out that he hadn't even brought them
water and one of them had to go home to make lunch.
The difference between working here, and there was astonishing.
It was with this in mind that I've been reading about the ongoing
work, and accidents at Fukushima.
Lately there has been a number of reports on living conditions there:
"The workers were all sleeping together in the plant's meeting room, in
the hallway and in front of the toilet," he says. "We were only given
one blanket and just two meals a day. We'd have emergency biscuits for
breakfast and a small bag of rice for dinner. There was the odd can of
food too," he says.
No wonder, this isn't going well.
Note that the plant is well away (125 miles) from the epicenter and
the worst of the destruction and they are bringing in other supplies as
I find this interesting.