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Old 12-31-2007, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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The fact is that Americans just don't cut it in many a workplace. If you ask employers "off the record" who they prefer they will almost always tell you they prefer the Mexican worker. Read this article:
http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/latestnews/stories/123007dnedianonymous.278c46.html (broken link)

"Workers like him find support among business owners especially in Texas industries dependent on unskilled immigrants, like agriculture and construction. They say that without those workers, they couldn't survive.

Marty owns a North Texas construction company. He has come to view American workers as undependable, lazy and arrogant, while he finds illegal immigrants motivated and reliable.

"I'd rather employ them than Americans," he confides. "In my line of work, I need the Mexicans, and I am for them being here. I need them because I can't find anybody else to do the work."

I hear employers all the time saying similar things. I heard a restaurant owner say he would pay the Mexicans MORE if he had too because they are so much better workers than the Americans he used to employ.

 
Old 12-31-2007, 09:20 PM
 
Location: CA Coast
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Of course, that is bogus, misleading and probably wrong, just look at how many white americans work piece work in the vegetable fields, Oh, None? oooops
 
Old 12-31-2007, 09:27 PM
 
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So some greedy businessmen like to profiteer off of the labor of illegal aliens. Is anyone really surprised by this?????
 
Old 12-31-2007, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Originally Posted by KevK View Post
The fact is that Americans just don't cut it in many a workplace. If you ask employers "off the record" who they prefer they will almost always tell you they prefer the Mexican worker. Read this article:
http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/latestnews/stories/123007dnedianonymous.278c46.html (broken link)

"Workers like him find support among business owners especially in Texas industries dependent on unskilled immigrants, like agriculture and construction. They say that without those workers, they couldn't survive.

Marty owns a North Texas construction company. He has come to view American workers as undependable, lazy and arrogant, while he finds illegal immigrants motivated and reliable.

"I'd rather employ them than Americans," he confides. "In my line of work, I need the Mexicans, and I am for them being here. I need them because I can't find anybody else to do the work."

I hear employers all the time saying similar things. I heard a restaurant owner say he would pay the Mexicans MORE if he had too because they are so much better workers than the Americans he used to employ.
The alternative would be deportation or worse. Now; if said illegals did become legal, their so-called work ethic would deteriorate markedly.
 
Old 12-31-2007, 09:36 PM
 
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I know several contractors here in the Washington DC area (HUGE illegal population) that have told me the same thing.

They also tell me that the low wage thing is partly myth...that the really skilled guys demand (and get) high wages.
 
Old 12-31-2007, 10:18 PM
 
Location: Pinal County, Arizona
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Great - as long as the Hispanics are legally in this country, they are welcome to work all they want
 
Old 12-31-2007, 11:14 PM
 
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Then let those businessmen put their money where their mouths are and relocate their businesses to Mexico where they can hire all of them they like.

We don't need businesses that dislike the American people and discriminate against them in hiring.
 
Old 12-31-2007, 11:31 PM
 
Location: Eagan, Minnesota
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Mexicans are usually hard workers. I remember working with Mexicans as a teenager and they were always moving. In fact, I remember being cussed out by a Mexican as I was standing around, he said "Que haces parado?", meaning "What are you doing just standing around". Also, Mexicans see the manager and/or the owner as a semi-God. The owner or "patron" is not only respected but almost "feared". It is a very subservient culture.
 
Old 12-31-2007, 11:34 PM
 
Location: Pinal County, Arizona
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Mexicans are usually hard workers. .
No one is complaining about "Mexicans" -

Many ARE complaining about ILLEGAL Immigrants - regardless of country of origin

Do you or can you, understand the difference??
 
Old 12-31-2007, 11:36 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Originally Posted by lukeache View Post
Mexicans are usually hard workers. I remember working with Mexicans as a teenager and they were always moving. In fact, I remember being cussed out by a Mexican as I was standing around, he said "Que haces parado?", meaning "What are you doing just standing around". Also, Mexicans see the manager and/or the owner as a semi-God. The owner or "patron" is not only respected but almost "feared". It is a very subservient culture.
That sort of attitude would not fly with most Americans-------we would tell such an employer to go jump in a lake.
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