posted on Jan, 18 2005 @ 07:01 PM
The problem lies wholly with the greed of the businessmen taking advantage of migrant workers solely because they can. If these so called businessmen
had an ounce of moral fiber, they would recognize that it is about creating a better and diverse community for all through the businesses they run and
not just about chasing the almighty dollar.
Every man/woman has value and should be treated with respect and be made to feel the he/she is valued...a contributing factor to the success of a
business regardless of race. It makes me sad to think that some humans have not evolved past ignorance and stupidity and fail to realize that this is
their chance to make a difference not just for themselves but for many fellow human beings...a chance to really do some good.
And with regard to a migrant worker's legal rights...walk a day in some of their lives and then tell me how bad you have it! And outsourcing and
migrant workers are two entirely separate issues, astral_ice. I agree that corporate accountability should be enforced and the minimum wage should
reflect the cost of living a better than sub-level life. But is there really anything wrong with giving employment to a hard working, skilled or
motivated migrant who has sacrificed everything to come to another country to make a better life for his or herself and family...to lend a hand with
getting legal status whether through sponsorship or other means...to assist with entering into an education program. The motivation and drive of many
migrants is a quality to admire, is of high value, and should be recognized as such through fair wages and equal opportunity. But it's the businesses
that take advantage of this which in turn demoralizes the migrant and kills the spirit which propelled this person to another country in the first
place, making it more of a sidestep. It's not the fault of the migrant worker for lowered wages but that of the unscrupulous employer and the
government with a cold heart and blind eye.
I'll say it again for the logically challenged...the problem lies in the hands of the greedy businessmen and not the migrants looking for a better
life. Every man and woman on this planet should be allowed to make a better life for themselves and if he or she needs a little help then maybe it's
time to evolve past the piss-ant racist, "me" generation mentality and start acting like compassionate human beings...offer help to those in need
with the drive and the integrity to work for a better life. We don't own the planet, contrary to what many egotistical and greedy buffoons would like
Step back a bit and just think for a moment...how many jobs have been taken away from locals in foreign lands by businesses in the US? Here in the
Virgin Islands, it's running rampant like a virus.
Some of the veiled racial comments in here are uncalled for. If some in here actually ventured out beyond their local bar and researched business
practices a bit more they would know that we Americans are not blameless in hiring based on family ties, nationality, skin color, gender, etc. even in
the foreign companies owned by Americans! Let's think before we speak, please.
[edit on 18-1-2005 by antipigopolist]