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Old 05-13-2011, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Illinois...for now
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M 53-year old cousin is a construction worker. He has the same problem. The boss hires a bunch of illegals because they are cheap. Problem is, they are not properly trained. You don't ever want to buy a house that they build.

He told us a story of a deck he was supposed to build with his his friend's company. The homeowner got cheap and hired a bunch of illegals instead. Nothing was plumb or squared properly and the deck wasn't built to support the weight correctly. The owners ended up having to hire my cousin's group to fix it. They had to tear everything down and start all over. It cost 3 times what it would have.
We see this all the time. There are guys with "company trucks" that haven't worked at all this year, but their companies are out there on the job. Figure that out!

We are in the middle of a highway construction project that is fixing the same section of road that they have done for the last 2 years - this is the same section year 3!! Hire the guys who know how to do the job right the 1st time and pay for it once. When will they catch on??
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Old 05-13-2011, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Undisclosed Bunker
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M 53-year old cousin is a construction worker. He has the same problem. The boss hires a bunch of illegals because they are cheap. Problem is, they are not properly trained. You don't ever want to buy a house that they build.

He told us a story of a deck he was supposed to build with his his friend's company. The homeowner got cheap and hired a bunch of illegals instead. Nothing was plumb or squared properly and the deck wasn't built to support the weight correctly. The owners ended up having to hire my cousin's group to fix it. They had to tear everything down and start all over. It cost 3 times what it would have.
Why do you think Walmart is the #1 retailer. Cheap crap is king. After 25 years of cabinet making I have seen wages driven into the dirt. When I started gas was $1.25 a gallon, a gallon of milk was around $2.00.
The cost of living has gone up and wages have gone down thanks to an endless flood of cheap labor and American greed.

-Last of the white cabinet makers
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Old 05-13-2011, 10:25 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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The Germans didn't come here illegally for one thing and where is your proof that most of them didn't learn English? How many of them came here? Was it comparable to the number of illegal alien Spanish speaker here today?

I don't recall reading that German was required to get hired at most jobs back then either.
I hear, "press 2 for German" all the time.
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Old 05-13-2011, 10:58 AM
 
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At the senior center that I go to there are a few of Mexican ancestry there that don't speak English and they also have been here for decades. From what I have been told they are here legally. What's up with that?
My Dr told me that he stopped taking patients that requested him to fill out immigration papers stating they had mental problems that kept them from learning English. He said he had many people coming in asking for the same diagnosis. Didn't take him too long to catch on.
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Old 05-13-2011, 12:11 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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My Dr told me that he stopped taking patients that requested him to fill out immigration papers stating they had mental problems that kept them from learning English. He said he had many people coming in asking for the same diagnosis. Didn't take him too long to catch on.

diagnosis for stupid?
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