posted on May, 15 2010 @ 02:00 PM
I actually live in a predominantly anglo town here in Illinois. I was unemployed for 10 mths and finally mcdonalds hired me here in town. I'm the
only 'white girl' there out of almost 50 employees.
I called the other day inquiring when my first check would be in and they knew who I was instantly. When I professed amazement they laughed, "Well
you ARE the only white girl who works here...."
Never have I been in the minority before in my LIFE. I stand by smiling stupid while everyone else talks and laughs in spanish; me picking out maybe 2
words out of a whole conversation... I just wander off and wipe tables, while the day goes by soooo slowly. I have loved every job I have had in the
past (most had a mix of white and non white and the spanish would stay amongst themselves, talking and so on) but this one I dread because I feel so
alone and left out. When you're a people person and all your coworkers speak spanish and now and then remember you to say "hola" -or- "can you
bring me ice cream?", you get very lonely.
Now don't get me wrong; there are I believe two anglo brothers who work there but they are boys. I'm guessing about 18 to 21 years of age. I'm in
my late 30's. So yeah, we don't talk. They're too into their own things.
Anyway, I have to be at El McDonalds in a little bit here so.... yeah. Just wanted to throw in my two cents.
No I have more: I was born and raised in a different then-fully-anglo town. In 1979 it saw it's first hispanic family move in. Today, the entire
downtown is Hispanic stores and all you hear is their music and so on. They've moved all over and have basically taken over fully. The town was
called West Chicago and still is, legally.
It is now known as Little Mexico by not just the people living there but a ton of neighboring towns and cities; all which have also started luring the
They DO work hard and man they got the ideas for saving money living 20 to an apartment and I WISH i had the guts to work 4 full time jobs.... but
other than that, all em who worked the jobs I was willing and still am to take while i was unemployed, sucks.