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Anybody else feel like all the farm work this year is for nothing?
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Posted 6/12/2019 21:42 (#7555893 - in reply to #7555740)
Subject: RE: Anybody else feel like all the farm work this year is for nothing?

Ludington/Manistee MI area
oldbones - 6/12/2019 21:45


Just as well give it up.
Until they HAVE to work at an hourly/salaried job, they won't ever get it, and they'll always believe that it's an easy "party" punching a clock.
Until they wear the other guy's shoes, they can't appreciate their present occupation/way of life.
Done both, and still do both. Not complaining at all, no one is forcing me to do it.
But I can say that there is MUCH more freedom working on the farm than at ANY day job. And, being on both sides, I can say that the farming is more lucrative for time invested.
Sure gets tiresome reading about how easy the non-ag sector has it. Especially from those that have never experienced the other side. Quit whining about it, sell the farm, and go get that dream job if it's that good. Then report back after a few years (anything less than a full year wouldn't give a real taste of the difference in occupations).
I honestly don't know where they get their information, but they need a new source.

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I work in a factory and farm. No comparison a bad day farming is better than a good day at work. It’s so fun standing on grating 165 foot in the air at 3:30 am in a driving rain unplugging a product elevator. 23 years of shift work wears on you immensely. A 42 year old shouldn’t think everyday I can’t wait to turn 55 so I’m retirement eligible. Plenty of guys on here have a second home or recreational toys. Last weekend was fun working 12 with the nicest weather yet this year to bed at midnight and up at 4:10 is fun but I got a couple acres planted each evening.
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