Skip to comments.Sick of Mexicans Taking our Jobs
Posted on 02/21/2007 5:53:58 PM PST by NellieMae
I am getting really sick of the Mexican Invasion costing so many jobs in the Southwest Virginia- East Tennessee area. My husband is a brickmason. He is the 5th generation mason in his family- our son is the 6th. Up until just a couple of years ago brickmasons had contractors ringing their phones off of the wall wanting them to do work for them. My husband had to turn down dozens of callers because he couldn't do it all. Things have sure changed . Now, a lot of contractors in this area have gotten dollar signs in their eyes and all that they can see are cheap Mexican workers. My husband has actually had a contractor (real builders that know how to actually build a house are really scarce around here anymore) pull Mexicans on the job that he was working on because he was in such a hurry to get it finished that he couldn't wait the 2 weeks that it would have taken to do the whole job. They will pull in a huge crew and wipe the job out real quick. They waste a lot of brick though (they get paid by the 1000 brick). My husband is a very good, fast mason. His speed and quality is not the issue here. Most of these workers cannot even speak English. It is really aggravating to have lived in a place your entire life and have your livlihood seriously threatened by people that are not supposed to be here in the first place. How do we get rid of this problem? Also, on another related note: It was announced today that there are hundreds of jobs being cut in ANOTHER local factory, Bristol Compressors. I was told several months ago that a construction site in Mexico was marked with a sign that read:" Future site of Bristol Compressors" Is this a coincidence or is there another company by the name of Bristol Compressors?
The Mexicans are only here to do the work your husband won't do.
Masons, carpenters, roofers, painters...all getting screwed.
Thank you George Bush.
I'm on your side but let me be the first to say.....
THEY TUHK R JAHBS!!!!
Boy, that was cheap shot!! How do you know what he will do. He usually will tackle jobs nobody else will do.
You must fill your heart with love! "Our Diversity Is Our Strength!" Life in the "Big Tent!" There is lots of "Room at the Table!"(Just not for you and yours.)
Well, just have your brickmason husband start his own brickmason firm and hire only Americans. Be part of the solution.
Uh, he was being sarcastic. That is the phrase the open borders crowd use.
I think the poster was simply being ironic about it...
Not only are they taking jobs, but a large segment is here to commit horrific crimes and live off our welfare. Illegal aliens actually get a variety of perks not available to us taxpayers.
Yes.And send money to mexico.
Uh.. it's a play on the popular phrase "They are only here to do the jobs Americans won't do."
Use paragraphs, even.
Sorry, thought that maybe I had been responded to by a liberal.
Guess what? They're going to raise your property taxes to educate their children and pay for their healthcare.
I've heard something like that before.
WAR IS PEACE, FREEDOM IS SLAVERY, IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH
This has been a public service announcement by the Ministry of Truth.
You might like the views of Duncan Hunter on that issue.
...And some mexicans will undercut his prices.No taxes, no insurance.
Go to a job site and yell "La Migra, La Migra" and watch them run. Seriously, call Immigtation or the owner.
The battle of San Jacinto took 800 men only 13 minutes.
Go stick it where the sun doesn't shine!
They forced me to close a 56 year old construction company in 92 in Los Angeles.
The rest of the country is now starting to feel it.
Der takin me jabss!!! Derka derka!!! Derka takin mi jabsssss.
Man skilled labor is easy. Become a foreman if you can't hack the tough stuff. Learn to be social.
Both Pelosi and Bush agree: Mexicans can do your job better than you can.
You have the right to offer your services at whatever price you choose. If your price is too high the organization offering the opportunity will choose someone else. You need to become competitive with the market or find something else to do.
Let me re-phrase that for you:
You need to become competitive with people who are breaking the law or find something else to do.
EXACTLY. A small company cannot compete with them on the price. You could not afford to pay your help decent wages. It is extremely hard work and my husband will not work someone for less than a good wage.
Whenever I have work to be done at the house, I usually go with the contractor with one of the higher quotes. I prefer to give my business to people who value their workmanship and charge accordingly.
I've thought about doing that actually. I'm not sure who to call around here.
Here in Texas you can't find an English speaking framer, roofer, yardman, etc. Some days I feel fortunate if I can find groceries without Spanish/English labels. I'm sorry for your husband. I guess we aren't protesting loudly enough for our government to hear us.
Populism: Socialism for backwoods morons.
Best of luck NellieMae. See what the Sheriff says.
I agree with your comment....however many times it is not a competitive situation...when your competion pay's cash to their help....and don't have to match SSN and do withholding...that's not a fair playing field. Please tell me how that is fair??
However, if a factory can't produce things efficiently, let it close! There is a reason industrial employment is down WORLDWIDE, even in China.
I've been feeling horrible all evening because my wife had to drag out the garbage this morning after I left for my 100 mile round trip commute to work. It was two weeks worth of garbage since the snow stopped all garbage pick-up last week.
I assumed that, because of President's Day, garbage pick-up would be a day late.
I was wrong.
I was amazed the other day to see a crew building a cinderblock wall a few streets away and all of them appeared to be native born Anglo-Americans.
Me too Blonde. But you know what? They will feel different when their jobs are lost to illegals. Then you can say, 'get competitive'.
My late uncle was from a long line of brick masons, and he did fantastic work, even historic restorations. I watched him do the masonry on an addition to my parents' house when I was a child, and the care he took ... breaking down every pallet of bricks to sort for an even color mix, carefully mixing the mortar so it would always match and not leach lime, how he could precisely break a brick in half with his trowel when he needed half a brick ... just amazing. That's why I can't stand to look at what passes for brick work these days, done primarily by Mexican workers, because I know how it's supposed to be done and how it's supposed to look. The "runs" of color from mismatched lots, the lime leaching out, the sloppy mortar; all I can say is, there are going to be a lot of houses down the road with serious masonry failures.
I don't know what the answer is for your husband. If he's willing to expand his market and travel a bit, it may be that there are enough people who don't want inferior work or illegals doing it, to bring his business back around.
The "La Migra" gambit ought to scare them. Seriously, call immigration and have the crew checked out. A few rounds of that and they'll learn to stay away.
Sorry, thought that maybe I had been responded to by a liberal."
It would seem you have been responded to by a couple of liberals.
Around these parts we call them trolls.
I wonder if frustrated American workers are going to get so fed up, they're somehow going to pay back the Mexicans for stealing our jobs.
No action in DU tonight?
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