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Spanish speaking employees?????

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

  1. gilatplc

    gilatplc LawnSite Senior Member
    from FL
    Messages: 330

    I agree to disagree for it is someone's family we are supporting feeding their kids , illegal or not!
    (I'm NOT condoning nor agreeing illegal employment)
  2. GotGreen

    GotGreen LawnSite Member
    from STL
    Messages: 73

    Mi teclado si tiene acento (á, é, í, ó y ú) y eñe (ñ) :drinkup:
  3. GotGreen

    GotGreen LawnSite Member
    from STL
    Messages: 73

    What if they are not from México?

    Successful lawncare companies that are open minded and run by smart people rely heavily not only on hispanic but people from other parts of the word by using the H2B program, there is an article about it on the October issue of Lawn and Landscape.
  4. Chop Stuff Up

    Chop Stuff Up LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 457

    lol... didn't know spanish keyboards had them??? I thought you just changed the language on the computer and it would do the characters for you.
  5. turfmagazine

    turfmagazine LawnSite Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 95

    Jim @ TURF Magazine again ...

    I think open debate on any issue is healthy and informative. I don't consider strong beliefs as "flaming" ... what I find is the least helpful is when anyone gets emotional if someone has a differing belief.

    Thanks folks. Very interesting stuff.
  6. DFW Area Landscaper

    DFW Area Landscaper LawnSite Silver Member
    from DFW, TX
    Messages: 2,116

    ++++i had in the past always stayed away from hispanics due to the stigma associated with them++++

    Better be careful with statements like that. The american way is to sue your pants off for racial employment discrimination.

    That's what this great country of ours is more and more about these days...Who can I sue and for what?

    So if you want to avoid hiring illegals you are in a catch 22 because as soon as you start questioning the validity of someone's documents, if you are wrong, you could be in trouble. That is what the 60 Minutes story on Cargill in Nebraska was all about. Most of the bogus social security cards being used by "illegals" are actually real social security cards...they just don't belong to the guy who is presenting it for employment. There is no way to prevent that from happening. About the only thing you can do to avoid hiring an "illegal" is to conduct racial profiling in the employment process and that could cost you a lot more.

    DFW Area Landscaper

    HOOLIE LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,981

    Another thing I found interesting with the Hispanics, they have no problem discussing each other's pay...if you gave one a raise, you could bet within 24 hours 6 others would hit you up for a raise. I'd watch them on payday and they'd be out in the parking lot showing each other their paychecks...
  8. Dunn's

    Dunn's LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,534

    we find it amusing that it is usually the baby boomer generation LCO's who talk about how lazy americans are and they only hire Spanish Employee's. What they don't realize is that if they didn't spend such a huge amount of their life stoned, but in turn spent some time with their kids and tought them responsibility and work ethics. We wouldn't have this problem with such a lazy youth of America. It's funny how at the root of most problems in our country this generation can always be found. But look at the bright side hopefully most of them will start dying off in the next 10 years from all the toxins they shove in their bodies"!:clapping: :cool2: There is always Hope isn't there.
  9. corey4671

    corey4671 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,931

    From a 28 year old...AMEN! My dad hammered a work ethic into me against my will...but I'm thankful everyday that he did. It drives me nuts to see guys my age who are just plain LAZY! I just don't get it!
  10. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Messages: 4,205

    Good work ethic along with other nationalities or ethnic groups, however...........If you can't speak the language you shouldn't be here for work. My grandfather had to learn the language to survive, so why is it so accepted today that we coddle foreigners?

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