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Old 06-24-2007, 02:04 PM
 
Location: phoenix,this place is horrible
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Please tell me what is wrong with this picture?
I have worked for companies such as Tecumseh motors, Sargento cheese, Johnsonville sausage , wausau homes and currently work for the biggest motorcycle conglomerate in the usa Ridenow powersports, but have applied for other jobs here in Phoenix in management but have been told that i need to speak spanish.
Did someone forget to inform me that we were annexed into mexico or is this what the future of our country is destined for.So in other words , i need to go back to school to learn somebody elses language even though they are even legal citizens,bull!
Alot of people dont like Sheriff Joe but as far as i am concerned, "Sheriff Joe for President", just do me a favor.When you arrest them dont give medical aid and food and a place to sleep for a few weeks while the citizens pay taxes to supply these things , just ship their butts back as soon as you find them.
I cant get free food , water, medical and a place to sleep.Someone in government needs to stand up and show some balls,they dont belong here.If they want to be citizens, they can do like so many others" apply for the right to be here".
I still say that if they want to be citizens, then they can apply and any male over 18 then serves 2 years in the military to prove they love this country, once their tour is up then they and their immediate family can be legal citizens.But come on , lets make them earn the right to be here, our boys are over there dying while they sneek across our border and live a better life than i do , now you are saying i need to learn spanish.
I dont think so, wake up people of the usa.

 
Old 06-24-2007, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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Wrong forum friend - head over to immigration thread, you'll get lots of slaps on the back over there.
 
Old 06-24-2007, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Deep In The Heat Of Texas
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I refuse to learn it. If it meant losing my job, so be it. This is America and I will speak English and so should other Americans and illegals as well.
 
Old 06-24-2007, 02:14 PM
 
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My sister moved to Miami after high school and immediately learned how to speak Spanish the way Cubans do so she could make a living selling real estate. My daughter went to North Miami to open a business and learned how to speak Spanish so she could relate to both her clients and thier animals.
Go to the immigration forum you will find a lot of people that think English should be the only language spoken.
 
Old 06-24-2007, 02:17 PM
 
Location: In an illegal immigrant free part of the country.
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It's a political issue! You are in the right place. There are those on the left that would turn America over to another country if they could.
 
Old 06-24-2007, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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[quote=alexander59;942617] My daughter went to North Miami to open a business and learned how to speak Spanish so she could relate to both her clients and thier animals.
QUOTE]

What does that mean?
 
Old 06-24-2007, 02:19 PM
 
Location: In an illegal immigrant free part of the country.
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[quote=bily4;942633]
Quote:
Originally Posted by alexander59 View Post
My daughter went to North Miami to open a business and learned how to speak Spanish so she could relate to both her clients and thier animals.
QUOTE]

What does that mean?
I missed that! LOL Spanish speaking animals! Jay Leno here we come.
 
Old 06-24-2007, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Deep In The Heat Of Texas
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[quote=bily4;942633]
Quote:
Originally Posted by alexander59 View Post
My daughter went to North Miami to open a business and learned how to speak Spanish so she could relate to both her clients and thier animals.
QUOTE]

What does that mean?

Maybe the pets only understood commands spoken in Spanish so when she wanted them to get "down", she had to tell them in Spanish.
 
Old 06-24-2007, 02:24 PM
 
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Animals that grow up in a Spanish speaking home understand Spanish, or didn't anyone realize that. Parrots speak in Spanish and other languages also.
 
Old 06-24-2007, 02:26 PM
 
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Well, I just started teaching myself Spanish (from a CD course) out of self preservation because more and more of the trades (lawn maintenance, construction, home improvement) are hiring workers who speak only Spanish and I want to be able to (a) make myself understood directly to the people doing the job, and (b) understand what they are saying amongst themselves.

If those guys working on my roof make a mistake and start talking in Spanish about what got screwed up and if/how they should try and fix it or just cover it up with me being none the wiser, well, I want know what's being said! Especially effective if they don't have a clue that this middle-aged white lady in an all-white neighborhood understands Spanish.

IMHO no one should be required to learn Spanish but there are more and more situations nowadays where knowing it would give us an advantage over someone who does not. Either work or just everyday living.
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