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Old 07-14-2010, 09:11 PM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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Default Does it make you mad when you see employment ads that want a bilingual person?

I sucks that your average American cant get certain jobs cause they cant speak Spanish, all the jobs my g/f wants or can apply to want a billingual person, this is mostly how it is in South TX and Albuquerque. We shouldnt have to learn a different language to work in our own country and city.

yes its cool that people are different everywhere and we have diversity but those that come to live here should learn the language, my dad's first language was Spanish and he learned how to speak English,(were Spanish btw,not Mexican) he grew up in Eastern NM and Spanish was banned from schools so he was forced to learn, now days people can get by without ever learning the language.

In Northwest NM, there were ads that said "Native preffered" ,if it said "White person preffered" people would be outraged. I just dont think its right, I dont believe in singling out races.

 
Old 07-14-2010, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Does it make you mad when you see employment ads that want a bilingual person?
Nope. Not in the slightest.
 
Old 07-14-2010, 09:24 PM
 
Location: 3rd rock from the sun
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It makes sense that retailers want to cater to their clientele. First generation immigrants are usually fully bilingual but the next generation will be more Americanized. I can see it here in El Paso where more & more Hispanic kids can't converse in Spanish. Last week a Hispanic teen obtained a retail summer job through a gov't work program - but the retailer turned her away when he realized she didn't speak Spanish. Teen Encounters Problems With Summer Job Program - News Story - KVIA El Paso

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he grew up in Eastern NM and Spanish was banned from schools so he was forced to learn,
What do you mean by "banned"? Classes would have been in English. Kids weren't allowed to speak Spanish on the playground?
 
Old 07-14-2010, 09:41 PM
 
Location: Home, Home on the Front Range
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No. Not in the least .
 
Old 07-14-2010, 09:53 PM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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It makes sense that retailers want to cater to their clientele. First generation immigrants are usually fully bilingual but the next generation will be more Americanized. I can see it here in El Paso where more & more Hispanic kids can't converse in Spanish. Last week a Hispanic teen obtained a retail summer job through a gov't work program - but the retailer turned her away when he realized she didn't speak Spanish. Teen Encounters Problems With Summer Job Program - News Story - KVIA El Paso

What do you mean by "banned"? Classes would have been in English. Kids weren't allowed to speak Spanish on the playground?
yep, just anywhere in school, wether it was with other students, I think there was just one other Hispanic family at the time in my dad's hometown, but also on the playground too, my g/f said it was the same in her school in NW New Mexico.
 
Old 07-14-2010, 09:54 PM
 
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Yeah, of course. There are not that many legal hispanics that don't speak English so the reasonable assumption is that plenty of these bilingual jobs are for dealing with illegals.
 
Old 07-14-2010, 10:06 PM
 
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The only reasonable assumption is the problem of illegals all together.
 
Old 07-14-2010, 10:12 PM
 
Location: Camberville
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Doesn't make me upset. It took years of sacrifice for me to learn Spanish just so I could beat out people for employment like that.

I also don't get mad that many of the jobs I have found interesting have required other languages. In Atlanta, many want bilingual Korean, Mandarin, or (oddly enough) Polish speakers. I don't meet the qualifications so I don't get worked up by it. I have gotten jobs simply because I am bilingual even if they don't require Spanish to be spoken (and no Latinos on staff) because it has helped their businesses.
 
Old 07-14-2010, 10:17 PM
 
Location: California
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Yes, but only because I never learned another language. LOL
 
Old 07-14-2010, 10:21 PM
 
Location: People's Republic of California
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they usually get more money too.
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