Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Guest House Work Site
We're here at the guesthouse that is being built in Mirebalais. These Haitian workers are working their tails off mixing concrete by hand, setting a plumbline and aligning the concrete blocks and they are doing it under the scorching Carribean sun. I think they are grateful to have work in a country where unemployment represents the majority of the population. The pay? A manual laborer gets $4 a week. A skilled laborer gets $6 a week. And a site supervisor makes the big bucks: $20 a week. If you have any job back home, be grateful. We are waiting for the container. The guys are giving me grief because they are moving cinder blocks as I blog. Gotta go.