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Originally posted by Becoming
I'm sorry, but working for around 5.50 an hour for 3 weeks doesn't compete with an unemployment check.
Originally posted by majesticgent
reply to post by Night Star
Easier said than done because most of those illegal immigrants are doing jobs that legal citizens do not want to do. That's why there is a shortage of workers in the first place. And to exacerbate that problem, the people that hire for the unwanted positions feel as though they have to hire illegals and pay them less under the table to make their service/goods affordable enough to where people will buy from them.
While it is true that some are just greedy and want to maximize profit, but there are others that are really in a quandary because they cannot find anyone skilled enough to work for them that will accept minimum wage, and if they do manage to hire someone for minimum wage or higher, they will have to raise their prices to stay in business. If they raise their prices then no one will buy their goods or services.edit on 16-6-2011 by majesticgent because: I really need to proofread before I post
Originally posted by ofhumandescent
reply to post by dreams n chains
I use to work evening shift at a steel distribution office.
Got off work at twelve midnight and went shopping to pick up milk, bread, eggs for my kids.
Was followed around the store by three Mexican men.
Not meaning to sound racists, but up until I got older, I was really pretty and had a gorgeous body, 36C-24-34.
Have never dressed slutty, not frumpy but jeans with a nice feminine shirt usually.
Anyway, have always had a really big problem with black and hispanic men following me around and trying to force themselves on me.
That night, I went to the store manager and he was so nice, he actually walked me out to my car, looked around inside and under my car and saw me safely out of the parking lot.
Now, I do not live or worked in a big urban city. I was in a suburban area.
Again, I judge people on the basis of their individual personality, but again, I am glad I am now a old woman because black and hispanic men now leave me alone pretty much.
Also, my husband after that incident, now prefers to accompany me shopping.
I know a lot of really nice good black and hispanic people, but again, in my youth, I had major problems dealing with these two groups of men, maybe it is a cultural thing, hormonal, ????
I apologize if I offend anyone out there, I am only relaying my own experiences.
Really glad I'm old now so young men no longer pose a threat to me like they use to. I like blending into the woodwork, not standing out.
I have been happily married for going on 38 years this month and did not appreciate men making comments, gestures or openingly sexual advances, I found it offensive, degrading and scary.
My husband still thinks I'm "hot" so that's all that matters.
edit on 16-6-2011 by ofhumandescent because: grammar
Originally posted by BirdOfillOmen
reply to post by jude11
Thanks. I'm just so bored with being unemployed and having no money to do anything, haha