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This woman got much more than she was bargaining for when she bought her Halloween make-up. She got a poorly made product and a big pile of guilt to compliment it.
Tucked in between two novelty headstones that she had purchased at Kmart, she found what appeared to be a letter from the Chinese laborer, who had made the decoration,pleading for help.
Modern slavery doesn’t stop at sweat shops and sex-slavery; in fact, this man had his own group of grown men that acted as his ‘serfs.’
They tended to be recruited at shelters for the homeless or on the streets and were often given promises of housing, food and payment.
Prosecutors allege William Connors, 52, his wife Mary, 48, their sons John, 29, and James, 20, and their son-in-law Miles Connors, 23, were the ‘bosses’ who ran the enterprise.
The defendants all deny charges of conspiracy to hold another person in servitude and conspiracy to require a person to carry out forced or compulsory labour.
Don’t flaunt your education too much, it may cost you your job opportunity. Stick to the basics, lots of ‘determination,’ no experience.
Mark Schwalbe, 52, from Barnsley, South Yorkshire, claims to have applied for more than 200 jobs and has been rejected for every one because he has too many qualifications.