posted on Apr, 24 2013 @ 02:21 PM
There's this town, not far from where I live that has a large Mexican population. I'm not kidding when I say you can't get a job at subway without
being bilingual there. Subway of all places. Can't they just point at what they want on the make table? That's the one restaurant where basically
all the ingredients are visible.
I hate to sound rude about it, but I'm with OP on this. I wouldn't go to another country (especially if I plan on working there, which is rampant in
the town I'm talking about) without knowing enough of the language to get by on. The big plants around here have to hire translators, which is good
if that's your profession, but otherwise creates a lot of confusion in the work place.I wouldn't expect them to cater to my language if I were in
their country, so why expect it here? Why would anyone want to go somewhere, where you can't understand the majority of whats on signs or being said
to you? Sure there's the argument "America doesn't have an official language", but it's no secret that we speak a bastard version of English here
either. I'm not saying they shouldn't be here, but asking them to make some kind of effort to learn the language we speak isn't asking a lot
either. I'm not against legal immigrants at all, but not speaking the language commonly spoke here is usually a sign they didn't come here legally.