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A former co-worker of mine in Germany has a small farm, and required some workers for the asparagus harvest. Most of them come from Poland or the Czech Republic. But now the government had a program where long-term unemployed people had to accept any job or be penalized accordingly. So for the first day of the harvest, a big percentage of his workers were Germans for the first time.

On the second day, none of them returned.

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