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Old 05-08-2015, 03:39 AM
 
Location: West Los Angeles
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Tucked in her pocket was $100 in carefully folded bills for another expense: the fee the salon owner charges each new employee for her job. The deal was the same as it is for beginning manicurists in almost any salon in the New York area. She would work for no wages, subsisting on meager tips, until her boss decided she was skillful enough to merit a wage.

It would take nearly three months before her boss paid her. Thirty dollars a day.
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Almost all of the workers interviewed by The Times, like Ms. Ren, had limited English; many are in the country illegally.
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/10/ny...=28763748&_r=1

I've seen quite a few of these places in West Los Angeles, and I've always suspected most of the employees were illegal aliens.

And when illegal aliens are doing jobs that aren't even necessary in the first place, you know there's something really wrong with our imperatives -- I imagine the dying days of Rome were something like this...
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Old 05-08-2015, 09:58 AM
 
Location: North Texas
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I never get manicures. This is one of the reasons why.
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Old 05-08-2015, 12:57 PM
 
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My neighbor does nails so I'd go to her. Plus it's extra money to go with her disability pay (she has MS). She's not illegal. I've seen these places and nope I'd never go to them.
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Old 05-08-2015, 03:57 PM
 
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I never get manicures. This is one of the reasons why.
I don't either, in part for the reasons listed in this thread.
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Old 05-08-2015, 06:23 PM
 
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In Idaho Asian illegals were opening nail salons, which, were actually "massage parlors." They even went into the most remote parts of Idaho and tried renting out rooms in hotels, only to find they were not renting these rooms for themselves. They were running businesses out of them, guess beats paying for office space.
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Old 05-08-2015, 07:33 PM
 
Location: in the mountains
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In Idaho Asian illegals were opening nail salons, which, were actually "massage parlors." They even went into the most remote parts of Idaho and tried renting out rooms in hotels, only to find they were not renting these rooms for themselves. They were running businesses out of them, guess beats paying for office space.
Those massage parlors are often brothels in disguise. It's a hotbed for sex slave trafficking. There's been a few stories in the MSM about it, secret brothels all over the country that have women trafficked in from a foreign country and sold as prostitutes, and given no pay (they are slaves) right here in the USA
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Old 05-12-2015, 07:00 PM
 
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The nail salons are nothing, alot of the Koreans and Chinese have brothels operating as massage parlors in most of America's big cities.

And these are not "hotbeds of sex slave trafficking". These people knowingly and freely do this for quick money.
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Old 05-13-2015, 01:07 AM
 
Location: Oregon
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As far as small businesses go, it is relatively easy to open a nail salon.
Just a few thousand dollars is needed for things like pedicure chairs with whirlpool baths. Little English is required, and there are few licensing hoops to jump through. Many skip them altogether. Overhead is minimal: rent and some new bottles of polish each month and the rock-bottom wages of wokers.
That explains why almost every shopping center in the country has a nail salon. Along with a Chinese or Mexican restaurant.
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Old 05-13-2015, 01:54 AM
 
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The nail salons are nothing, alot of the Koreans and Chinese have brothels operating as massage parlors in most of America's big cities.

And these are not "hotbeds of sex slave trafficking". These people knowingly and freely do this for quick money.
Some willing while some are not.
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