Spanish speaking employees?????

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by turfmagazine, Oct 18, 2006.

  1. Lawnworks

    Lawnworks LawnSite Fanatic
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    Well that is really the way it should be, BUT welcome to reality. In my experiences, if you want somebody to show up for work, have a great attitude, work long hours, and work hard all day... you hire hispanics. If you really want to be productive and communicate well... you learn spanish or you hire a bilengual crew leader. This is not really a political decision for me, it is a decision that affects the bottom line and day in and day out.

    So before you guys are qualified to tell other seasoned business owners how they should run there business, maybe you should actually hire employees.
     
  2. gilatplc

    gilatplc LawnSite Senior Member
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  3. Lawnworks

    Lawnworks LawnSite Fanatic
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  4. gilatplc

    gilatplc LawnSite Senior Member
    from FL
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  5. JKOOPERS

    JKOOPERS LawnSite Bronze Member
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    anyone that is used to making next to nothing will work their ass off when they come to the states . i guess most of you that hire these people dont have children or dont care about the future for your children.
     
  6. Lawnworks

    Lawnworks LawnSite Fanatic
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    When I do have children... I will be able to afford to send them to a private school. So yes, I do care about my children.

    Are you a solo operator?
     
  7. Az Gardener

    Az Gardener LawnSite Gold Member
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    I am not a solo operator and I agree mostly with the consensus that hiring illegals is greatly increasing the rapid decline of the United States. It is even more apparent here on the border states. I do not hire illegals, you can run a business without them, its not easy and its not cheap.

    But more to the point this thread is about Spanish speaking employees and the problems associated with the language barrier.
     
  8. Waterscapes By Design

    Waterscapes By Design LawnSite Member
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    yeah thats why in my first reply to this i wrote "this is such a touchy subject"

    I knew it was gonna turn into this type of arguement.....And what you guys are arguing about is better off in a new thread or just agree to disagree, but dont start taking shots at one another please, this site isnt for that smack talk fellas, just let it go.....

    I can definately see where the arguements are justified in this area of business we do. And I personally would love to hear all arguements- pros/cons regarding it, but a debate/arguement always goes south when someone starts to make it personal....Someone start a new thread and throw me a link to it...
     
  9. corey4671

    corey4671 LawnSite Silver Member
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    I was not going to bring the subject up until someone wanted to run me down because I do not have employees. Can you even consider them an employee when you know you have them by the you know whats? Seems to me that it is pretty close to that whole slavery issue we dealt with some 140ish years ago.
     
  10. Waterscapes By Design

    Waterscapes By Design LawnSite Member
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    yeah guys, dont try to get the last word in just leave it....

    and no he didnt refer to mexican people as slaves, or mean it in a derogatory way towards mexican people it was directed more towards people who hire them at low wages and are treating them as slaves....either way guys, you both feel strongly for each side of the issue...And there are probably plenty of people on these forums to agree with each of you...Doesnt matter, open a new thread and flame on, just give it up in here....
     

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