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Old 04-10-2008, 05:22 PM
 
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I applied for a job with the county in a field I had been going to college (and getting straight A grades) for - I took the test - scored 100% - had great references - was told I "would have been hired" except "you don't speak Spanish".

Had I been fired for not speaking Spanish I would be currently living in my villa in Tahiti on the money I made from THAT lawsuit.

When you went to college and got a degree, why didn't you look at the companies that you were going to try applying to first. If spanish is such a priority, you should have taken spanish.

The is the thing with capatalism. You do what it takes to make the most money, and if it involves doing business with people who speak another language, then it is going to happen.

What kind of job only wants spanish speakers anyway? A call center? Not really a college degree type of job......

 
Old 04-10-2008, 10:17 PM
 
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I've brought this up before...and it was pretty much ignored.

I served in the Navy. There are a lot of Filipinos in the Navy. They speak their own language amongst themselves.

Is this any sort of problem??
In my opinion, no, unless they expected all the signage to be in Filipino, and/or if they wouldn't learn English and expected all the shipmates to learn Filipino to accommodate them.
 
Old 04-10-2008, 10:24 PM
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Location: Denver
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I've brought this up before...and it was pretty much ignored.

I served in the Navy. There are a lot of Filipinos in the Navy. They speak their own language amongst themselves.

Is this any sort of problem??
Hey shipmate! I was also in the Navy (JFK CVN-67) Desert Storm and we had entire companies with nothing but Tagalog speakers from the Philippines.
 
Old 04-11-2008, 06:09 AM
 
Location: Maryland Eastern Shore
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I served in the Navy. There are a lot of Filipinos in the Navy. They speak their own language amongst themselves.

Is this any sort of problem??
Thank you for your service - what people do "amongst themselves" has no impact on ME or my tax dollars or my ability to understand or be understood by the counter help at McDonalds
 
Old 04-11-2008, 04:31 PM
 
Location: California
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I think I remember people saying that it was rude for Hispanics to speak Spanish amongst themselves at their workplace. Have we had a change of mind or what-- ay?
 
Old 04-11-2008, 07:44 PM
 
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I've brought this up before...and it was pretty much ignored.

I served in the Navy. There are a lot of Filipinos in the Navy. They speak their own language amongst themselves.

Is this any sort of problem??
If they feel happy speaking a different language among themselves, I am happy for them, we have freedom of speech in this country and people are allowed to talk whatever they want in the language of their choice.
 
Old 04-11-2008, 09:27 PM
 
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I think I remember people saying that it was rude for Hispanics to speak Spanish amongst themselves at their workplace. Have we had a change of mind or what-- ay?

If they said that it was a crock, it hurts nothing for them to speak their native language
 
Old 04-11-2008, 09:29 PM
 
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If they feel happy speaking a different language among themselves, I am happy for them, we have freedom of speech in this country and people are allowed to talk whatever they want in the language of their choice.

You've got that right Barinnas, who or what is it hurting
 
Old 04-12-2008, 06:15 AM
 
Location: Maryland Eastern Shore
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If they feel happy speaking a different language among themselves, I am happy for them, we have freedom of speech in this country and people are allowed to talk whatever they want in the language of their choice.
This topic was never about people speaking their native language amongst themselves. Who cares? It is about the attempt of one culture to make another language equal and as prevalent as English when it comes to accomodations - I am positive I see no government pamphlets in Flillipino - I am sure I have never been asked to press "1" for Fillipino - and there is no doubt in my mind that if a Hispanic person walked into a store and the only clerks that were there spoke ONLY Fillipino they would walk out and vow to never return - they would NOT go running to the closest Fillipino language class
 
Old 04-12-2008, 07:00 AM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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This topic was never about people speaking their native language amongst themselves. Who cares? It is about the attempt of one culture to make another language equal and as prevalent as English when it comes to accomodations - I am positive I see no government pamphlets in Flillipino - I am sure I have never been asked to press "1" for Fillipino - and there is no doubt in my mind that if a Hispanic person walked into a store and the only clerks that were there spoke ONLY Fillipino they would walk out and vow to never return - they would NOT go running to the closest Fillipino language class
For that matter: where many of the people living there, if they were Americans, not Brits, would be Hispanic, is Gibraltar---------but their official website is in English only.

Gibraltar Official Website gibraltar.gi - Home: Directory Service

Government of Gibraltar

The Official Site of the Miss Gibraltar Pageant

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