who'll soon be going to Holland to pluck flowers. I hope they don't end up on the street begging for food.
Don't worry ... the flower business is still going strong over here. As is the fruit business and even transportation. And besides, in the Netherlands there are only a couple of homeless Poles, who are mainly converging around Rotterdam Central Station.
I guess the reason why they are homeless is because they like the alcohol more than working. And since I don't think your friends fall into the same category, you don't have much to worry about.
I think they should complain ... the minimum wage, before taxes, in the Netherlands is €9,02 per hour when you work 36 hours a week, €8,55 when you work 38 hours a week and €8,12 when you work 40 hours a week
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