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Q. It’s been awhile since we’ve seen an edition of The Dirt. A. It definitely has been awhile. We have literally and figuratively havehad our hands IN the dirt for the past couple of months. Q. I bet. How are things going? A. The first few weeks were pretty rough. Within a 48-hour period we had 50%of existing orders canceled. This meant that packed and produced orders wereeither donated or dumped and crops scheduled to be harvested were plowedunder. I will say that the silver lining was all of the smiles on the recipients ofour flower donations faces and reading the pile of handwritten thank you notesfrom the senior communities. It was a great reminder of the core purpose of Dos Gringos. Q. I’m glad there was a silver lining. Any better now?
A. Things are getting better. I would say that we’re back to about 75 to 80%levels. We’re still plowing under flowers and we’ve adjusted our planting planfor the late summer. Our biggest focus has been making sure that we are takingcare of our team members. We made creating a safe and healthy workenvironment for our team our highest priority.
Q. How are you going about that? A. I am really proud of our HR and Operations team both in California and inMexico. They put safety plans in place that go above and beyond whatthe CDC recommends, and the Department of Labor requires. Q. That’s fantastic. Tell me more. A. Glad to. Here’s a list of some of the things that we’re doing.
Q. That’s a pretty good list. Nice work.
A. Thanks, I’m really proud of our team. Tough times don’t last, tough peopledo, and we’ve got a bunch of tough dedicated people at Dos Gringos. It’s aprivilege and honor to be part of this team.
Q. Anything else? A. Just a few pictures… Even though we wear mask’s we still smile, laugh andare thankful to have work to do.
An example of the extra break area we mentioned earlier
Happy recipients of our Sunflower Donations!
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