posted on Apr, 4 2006 @ 11:04 AM
Actually, most of these illegals make LESS than minimum wage. There are plenty of young Americans who would love to get any job that puts some cash in
their pockets. The problem is, you have to pay an American minimum wage.
Illegals, you simply slip them less than minimum under the table.
When I lived in central valley, California, after I got out of the army, I tried getting a job with the local almond farmers picking and helping them
care for their almond orchards. They wouldnt even look at me. I didnt ask for much, just the legal minimum allowed, which at that time I think was
4.75 an hour in the state of california. In fact, it might have been lower, because agricultural minimum wage is lower than standard.
Which goes to show you how much they pay the illegal pickers. Ive heard 50 cents an hour in some place. Other, it might only be about five bucks a
day. And these less than ethical employers can rest assure that their illegal slave labor wont be reporting them to the state.
Its all about getting away with less than nothing on wages.
Another example was, after not being able to find an agricultural job, i got a job at a concrete casting plant. I was paid about 5.50 an hour as yard
labor. I was shocked to find out our two masons (brick masons, not fremasons) who were both illegal, made about 3 bucks an hour. The only Americans on
the site were friends of the owners and were in the really high technical jobs. All the illegals were working below minimum wage, some working under
Its not about what jobs Americans WONT do. Its about the money that American employers WONT pay them. Not when you have a silent, nonexistant cheap
slave labor pool at your disposal.