posted on Jan, 22 2009 @ 09:18 PM
Well lets see. I was on a job site today, a new home construction. My white uncle owns the house being built and the plumbing Co doing the plumbing
work. He's filthy rich by the way. I'm a honky myself and I own the AC company doing the AC work, Im not filthy rich but hey Im on my way.
So my uncle is climbing ladders, running pipe, meeting with other contractors, managing his other technicians on other jobs, working 10 hr days while
his mexican employee runs pipes and climbs ladders and his white employee runs pipe and climbs ladders. They both make over $50K a year, South
Me and my brother (both honky crackers) you know the privileged type, climb in the attic, bust our knees, and go home dragging our rears, while I
manage the other workings of the co.
The 6 or so stucco guys are all mexicans and speak no english unless you speak spanish. The concrete guys were all mexicans, the helpers are all
mexicans. Heck the lovely people that come by in the taco truck every day (they were an hour late today whoohh, I thought I was gonna die) are mexican
and speak spanish and english, imagine that?
I had a black helper once, a good friend of mine, he doesn't like this type of work and I say if you've half a brain you wouldn't either, it is not
the most glorious and if you can get affirmative action to help you go through school (which he is doing) why would you?
Me I really dont have a choice. I started like the mexicans helpers and worked my way up. Im sure I'll end up like my uncle and still be busting my
rear every day with arthritis. Sure I could quite and go to school but I have a family to take care of so I, like my privileged honky uncle, work 10
hr days but for me its really like 14 hr days.
I imagine that these long days and vacationless years will pay off one day and I bet I'll have some rear end hole saying its not fair that whitey
sits in his truck with his white collar shirt and tie while his mexican workers do all of the toilsome labor.
I dont care what color you are. You either get of the truck and get to work or get off the job site. If you are mexican, black, white, asian,
whatever. If you outperform the next guy you get the next raise. If you show up and do what you are suppose to, you'll do well. If you really show
interest, I might even make you a partner, but the government telling me I have to hire this many or that many is complete crap. I cant hardly find
any body who will earn a days pay and I dont have time to look for them either. I have a damn business to run.
Honestly I think the mexicans have it figured out. They value family, they do their 8 and go home.