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Old 07-18-2011, 12:35 PM
 
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When they are at home they are more then entitled to speak the language of their preference..but when they are out in the public sector they need to speak English. English is the language spoken in the US.
Exactly, and businesses shouldn't cater to them in their native language just because they "prefer" it at the expense of native English speaker's loss of job opportunities just because they don't speak the native language of "bi-lingual" Hispanics just to make them feel all warm and fuzzy. How many jobs require one to speak German, Italian, or Japanese in this country? It is pandering to illegal alien Spanish speakers and other Hispanics who think they should be treated special.
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Old 07-18-2011, 12:39 PM
 
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When they are at home they are more then entitled to speak the language of their preference..but when they are out in the public sector they need to speak English. English is the language spoken in the US.
Wait, why do they "need" to speak english? If English actually is the language spoken in the US, then why are all these people complaining about spanish? These people complaining about having to "press 1 for english" and the trauma of being exposed to a "se habla" sign or the horrors of having a guy that speaks spanish clean up your table after you leave a restaurant must all be mistaken, right? Because if english is the language spoken in the US, then that means none of that stuff is happening.

News flash: some people in the US speak english, and some speak spanish, and some speak something else, and some speak more than one. Deal with it.
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Old 07-18-2011, 01:36 PM
 
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When they are at home they are more then entitled to speak the language of their preference..but when they are out in the public sector they need to speak English. English is the language spoken in the US.
What do you mean by 'public sector?'

English is the language spoken in the US...
...except where it isn't.

Do you think an employer shouldn't be allowed to require that his managers or other employees should know how to speak a certain language or multiple languages?
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Old 07-18-2011, 05:49 PM
 
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Old 07-19-2011, 09:45 AM
 
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Exactly, and businesses shouldn't cater to them in their native language just because they "prefer" it at the expense of native English speaker's loss of job opportunities just because they don't speak the native language of "bi-lingual" Hispanics just to make them feel all warm and fuzzy. How many jobs require one to speak German, Italian, or Japanese in this country? It is pandering to illegal alien Spanish speakers and other Hispanics who think they should be treated special.
Well, I am ecstatic that there are NO Spanish speakers at my new job and the only acceptable language in the office is ENGLISH.
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Old 07-19-2011, 11:34 AM
 
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Well, I am ecstatic that there are NO Spanish speakers at my new job and the only acceptable language in the office is ENGLISH.
Nothing wrong with Spanish speakers being on a job just as long as they speak English while on duty. I worked at a place where that was required but never enforced. Other languages were allowed on breaks and lunches. However, even that created alienation among the workforce.
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Old 07-19-2011, 12:45 PM
 
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Nothing wrong with a company enforcing English on the job, or allowing multiple languages to be spoken, or enforcing another language other than English to be spoken on the job. All three could be potentially useful.
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Old 07-19-2011, 02:07 PM
 
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Well, I am ecstatic that there are NO Spanish speakers at my new job and the only acceptable language in the office is ENGLISH.
? I would think having a Spanish-speaking co-worker or two could be a wholly beneficial thing for you. What better way to start picking up some Spanish for free? Add one more increasingly valuable skill to your résumé.
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