1998-03-26: Britain Farmer Hires Town Folk For Bountiful Harvest
There were jobs to be had on the city of Britain's west side yesterday evening. Joel Ramsboth, one of Britian's finest farmers, had a bountiful crop this season, and needed help with the harvest.
"My lettuce and carrots and squash did right well this year," said Farmer Joel, "So well, in fact, that I needed help, so I had the town criers give out my call for part-time employment." Shortly after the town criers began their call, Farmer Joel was swamped with people at his farmhouse looking for work.
"I was amazed at the response, says Joel. I had to run out and stop the town criers almost immediately because nearly a half dozen people showed up in just a few moments. We even got some Virtue Guards in the bunch, but I was really looking for some of the newer citizens of Britannia, the ones that can't go out battling fierce creatures yet to gain treasure. I don't offer much to a veteran, just 400 pieces of gold, but that's a very good wage for a few hours work to someone new in the land."
Farmer Joel's part-time apprentices got to work immediately, hand-picking the vegetables one-by-one from the long rows of lettuce, carrots and squash in Joel's north fields. "I can usually get all the picking done myself," said Joel, "but this year I was blessed with a bountiful load of crops. I just couldn't handle the load myself, and," Joel says with a chuckle, "I am getting on in years. I'm not the spring chicken I once was."
There seems to be no shortage of people seeking employment in Britannia, and anyone seeking to hire others for some of their day-to-day work should have no problem finding people to fill their job positions.
"Its good to see that there are plenty of hard-working citizens around," says Joel, "I even had two or three of my workers tell me I could call on them anytime for any job. If I have the same kind of crop next season, you can bet I'll do just that."