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Old 04-22-2010, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Riverside, CA
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I am looking for work and have found most jobs require spanish. It is so frustrating! Please I am not against mexicans I have plenty of friends who are mexicans. I recently bought a book how to speak spanish. My question is why do they offer free english at the library but no free spanish. I have to pay to go to college. It just makes job hunting harder.
Any thoughts on this??
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Old 05-04-2010, 01:43 PM
 
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I'm planning on moving to CA within 1-1.5 years, and am learning Spanish now. I do know that Spanish classes are semi-affordable. Good luck!
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Old 05-04-2010, 01:46 PM
 
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My rule of thumb, if I need to know Spanish to get a job...thats a job I don't want. If Sales is your thing then Spanish is a must however.
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Old 05-08-2010, 01:38 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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I agree that I'm not racist, but everything is being handed to Mexicans on a silver platter. They get free this & free that. The school districts run rampant on all the free programs, meetings, etc. to help spanish-speaking kids & their families. There's less & less accomodations for the American-born person. For some reason, they have to pay to get certain things or learn spanish. Notice how an increasing amt of signs, food labels. etc. are in spanish & phone voicemail have you press 1 for English as if that's not the primary language anymore?

I was in my local shopping mall the other day & on a crowded Sat, you feel like you're in Tijuana. Then, I was in a large DVD/music store & they were playing Mexican music.

I took spanish in elementary & high school, but don't know enough to hold a conversation or anything.

I wish there was a lot more cultural diversity where I see a lot more than mexicans all over the place!

I know my friend would have an easier time getting a job if he knew spanish.
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Old 05-08-2010, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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My question is why do they offer free english at the library but no free spanish.
Very simple answer to your question....

English is the primary language spoken in the United States, and if you want to live well here, you really do need to know it. So yes, there are free classes in English. It's a quality of life issue.

But Spanish? That's not a necessity to live here. It's nice, and it can help you get a job, sure, but you don't need to know it to live well in the United States. So if you want to learn it, you will probably have to pay to take a class. Same thing with Chinese or French or German!
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Old 05-10-2010, 05:25 PM
 
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My rule of thumb, if I need to know Spanish to get a job...thats a job I don't want. If Sales is your thing then Spanish is a must however.
Only if you're talking really low sales positions such as retail.
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Old 05-10-2010, 05:27 PM
 
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I am looking for work and have found most jobs require spanish. It is so frustrating! Please I am not against mexicans I have plenty of friends who are mexicans. I recently bought a book how to speak spanish. My question is why do they offer free english at the library but no free spanish. I have to pay to go to college. It just makes job hunting harder.
Any thoughts on this??

Personally, I think you have the right frame of mind. It's admirable that you'd go to great lengths such as learning a foreign language just so that you can get a presumably low paying job. If you're willing to do that much for so little, then there is no limit to what you can shoot for when you do think big.
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Old 05-22-2010, 10:23 PM
 
Location: Riverside, CA
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