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Originally posted by SpeachM1litant
reply to post by sonnny1
I don't understand why you have to stand for the national anthem, stand when the flag is passing you by, or do any of that stupid crap.
It is just a flag, it is just a song. What you should stand for is for the people in your country, your rights and what really makes your country great. Your national anthem and some random colours on a flag don't make your country great. Moreover, maybe your country isn't so great at all.
Originally posted by andy1972
Originally posted by ANOK
reply to post by andy1972
How he was hired has nothing to do with it, the company is responsible for the safety of it's employees, period.
Do you realise how many years it took working people to gain rights such as safety in the workplace?
But I guess people should just be glad they have a job eh?
This has nothing to do with workers rights.
She / he is exercising her rights perfectly, just look at the fact he / she's taking the school to court..there is no abuse of his /her rights.
This has nothing to do with her / his rights as a worker..it's all about the money (dum dum da de da dum)
I do not believe her co-workers didn't show her the ropes.
This is just a scam...pure and simple...
"Im an immigrant, i dont read, write or speak English, i dont need to. You must learn my language. If you dont bend over backwards to accomodate my every whim i will play the race card you will pay thousands."
Until this accident everyone was happy working there...
There wasn't a problem until someone smelt MONEY.
Originally posted by Night Star
Sounds like a scam to me as well. If her friend was showing her the ropes of the job, common sense tells me that he would not leave out something as important as safety. Everyone knows that signs are up for a reason and should know better.
Originally posted by suz62
You want to live and work in the United States then learn the language. We speak English.
You want to speak Spanish go back to Mexico.
Originally posted by rickymouse
If you use their discrimination philosophy, you would have to have warnings printed in every language on things. Maybe they shouldn't be working in a place if they cannot read the warning signs.
Would you have wanted your grandparents/great grandparents/great-great grandparents persecuted because there were ignorant, intolerant individuals like yourself back when they arrived here?
What about all the American companies that make money from exploiting Chinese workers, and bring that money back to America?
Originally posted by ancientthings
reply to post by Troublesome
I've worked on global development projects with teams in the different BRIC countries. All calls and email are conducted in English. It's amazing how people around the world want to learn English. If you go to India, you can get around easier speaking in English than in Hindi. English is the unifying language of India. Some countries like Canada speak English and their version of French. Globally, for example, international business, it seems to be the English language and those that speak English have an advantage in their careers.
Analysts say worker unrest in China has grown more common because workers are more aware of their rights, and yet have few outlets to negotiate with employers.
When they do, the results can be ugly and, because of social media and the internet, instantly transmitted to the world.
''At first it was a conflict between the security guards and some workers,'' said a man who was reached by telephone after he posted images online. The man said he was a Foxconn employee. ''But I think the real reason is they were frustrated with life.''
Originally posted by Troublesome
I can't stand when I see the phrase: "Learn English, this is America!"
Well...exactly, this is America, not England.
Do you know what are national language is? Nothing.
The founders left it blank because America is supposed to be the "melting pot" of the world where people come from all different countries. (Which has become a lot less appealing nowadays and rightfully so)
My ancestors came over from Europe from several different countries and did not speak English upon arriving. And the majority of the citizens here are descendants of non-English speaking immigrants. The language barrier fades through the newer generations of immigrants, but there will always be new immigrants. Would you have wanted your grandparents/great grandparents/great-great grandparents persecuted because there were ignorant, intolerant individuals like yourself back when they arrived here?
If you guys are so gung-ho about there being a designated language of the land, perhaps we should all start learning the tongue of the several Native American tribes that were the victims of ethnic cleansing and imperialism.
Many of the protests appear to be related to the economic slowdown, as employees demand the payment of overdue wages from struggling companies, or insist on compensation when money-losing factories in coastal provinces are closed and moved to lower-cost cities in the interior. Read more: www.smh.com.au...
Originally posted by Night Star
As for Native Americans...had our ancestors learned their language most of us wouldn't have minded. The fact is theyd idn't and we have been speaking english for over 200 years now.edit on 11-5-2013 by Night Star because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by hounddoghowlie
reply to post by ANOK
did you not read her post where she said she was a chinese national from bejing. that came here after she married a US citizen.
i think she would know more about chinese culture than you.
and i think it kinda ironic that you chose a video about a electronic tech firm, and she has a masters in electric engineering and now works for a electronics company.
edit on 11-5-2013 by hounddoghowlie because: (no reason given)