Originally Posted by dainerra
again, they are NOT outlawing kids working on small family farms with their families. They are outlawing kids working on large industrial factory farms. You know, the ones where the boss says "hey, I know you've never operated a several ton machine, but I only have to pay you $7 an hour so here's the keys"
my work history? I've been working on family farms, mostly haying, since I was old enough to carry out jugs of water. I've driven tractors, both the mower and the hay baler. Went to work at my first retail job at 17 and have worked ever since.
In 58 years I've never seen such a thing happen, in any business or industry. It would be like handing a kid a bag of nuts and bolts and tell them to go tune up Big Ben...Ain't gonna happen. People in supervisory positions didn't get there by being reckless and careless with corporate money and equipment.
They wouldn't hand the keys of $500,000 tractor or combine to an unqualified adult, just because he had a driver's liscence, and say, Go harvest that field, let alone a 12 year old, so that theory doesn't wash.
I would say, it's more of an attempt and undermining the family farm.