posted on Jul, 17 2008 @ 06:13 PM
i concur w/ your train of thought for sure. i am being told to learn spanish in order to be considered a productive member of A SOCIETY I WAS BORN
INTO WHERE WE ONCE WERE ONLY REQUIRED TO KNOW ENGLISH (although i always find way to defy such ridiculous ideas !!
i am not against learning different languages and in fact would encourage it, but i think that there are certain jobs that shouldn't require one to
cater to the illegal (or even) legal immigrants (if they are legal, then shouldn't they be required to learn the language we use for mingling
for me, i am having a hard time picking up spanish, and why not? it wasn't until i was 29 that i have been required to learn it for the positions i
would like to fulfill..
if i go to mexico, are they required to learn english for all their jobs in order to cater to me? nope!
and i understand jobs like hotel services, etc needing their employees to know more than one language, but the jobs that i had applied for cater only
to those in the local area.
i am learning spanish now, but only for the purposes of being able to understand what is being said about me while i stand in line at the grocery
store (and yes, they do talk about us and i find it hilarious to be able to "pop" that look to them when it is about me specifically
), but i
refuse to work anywhere where i am REQUIRED to know spanish simply because the business is willing to cater to illegal immigrants for the price of a
few bucks. just my stance on it that is not meant to offend; just feeling the need to draw the line
[edit on 17-7-2008 by justamomma]