Fast Food Nation

The animals keep strolling up oblivious to what comes

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Unformatted text preview: “We will not bring in an hourly workforce,” the IBP executive promised. A local IBP booster, who had just returned from a visit to the company’s slaughterhouse in Emporia, Kansas, suggested there was little reason to worry about the “type of people” the plant might attract or the potential for increased crime. He said that in Emporia, apparently, “they work them so hard at IBP that they’re tired and they go home and go to bed.” An IBP executive, a vice president of public relations, confirmed that assessment. “And people who work on our lines work hard,” he told the gathering. “As the chief of police [in Emporia] said, they go home at night and go to bed rather than carouse around town.” Another IBP executive, a vice president of engineering, assured the audience that the new plant in Lexington would not foul the air. No odor would be noticeable, he promised, even “a few feet away” from the plant. In any event, the smell emitted by slaughterhouse lagoons would be “sweet,” not objectionable. And the smell from the slau...
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This note was uploaded on 02/25/2014 for the course MGMT 120 taught by Professor Litt during the Spring '08 term at UCLA.

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