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Restaurant Posts Controversial ‘Help Wanted’ Sign ("Now Hiring Must Be Mexican")
KFFM-FM ^ | November 11, 2013 | John Riggs

Posted on 11/12/2013 10:19:28 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

This fast food establishment allegedly in Ephrata is looking for new employees, but they have someone specific in mind which is creating quite a stir.

As the sign says:

“Now Hiring Must Be Mexican

I’m not exactly sure of the reasoning. Maybe none of the current staff can speak español or perhaps they need to fulfill their EEO report, I’m not exactly sure. What do you think? Do you find this sign offensive or are you okay with their honesty.

(POLL-AT-LINK)


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Pennsylvania; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: aliens; burgerking; fastfood; illegals; immigration
Oh brother.
1 posted on 11/12/2013 10:19:28 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Truth in advertising.


2 posted on 11/12/2013 10:20:38 PM PST by funfan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Must be a Mexican Restaurant


3 posted on 11/12/2013 10:22:11 PM PST by batterycommander (a little more rubble, a lot less trouble)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I wonder what would be the outrage if he had posted:

‘Help wanted. Must be American.’

?


4 posted on 11/12/2013 10:22:29 PM PST by rawhide
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To: batterycommander; mrreaganaut

It’s Burger King and discrimination. Please let some 18 yr old white kid sue...


5 posted on 11/12/2013 10:31:32 PM PST by reaganaut (I don't do hopey-changey. I do ouchy-bleedy.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That’s just wrong. They can ask for people who speak Spanish. But wrong to ask for only Mexicans. In my youth I was working at a gas station when it got a new owner, a Mexican. I speak some Spanish (I have no latin heritage), so he kept me while bringing in his own staff. But one day I mangled a phone call from a customer so he let me go. I did’nt care because he was a crook cheating his Mexican customers.


6 posted on 11/12/2013 10:34:48 PM PST by roadcat
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To: lesliecortner

ping.


7 posted on 11/12/2013 10:36:49 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Probably means must speak Spanish, but the Mexicans already working at that Burger King are to dumb to put that on the sign.

Who can’t learn to say “Whopper” and “Fries” in English?


8 posted on 11/12/2013 10:37:09 PM PST by MacMattico
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I honestly wouldn’t be offended by it and it wouldn’t bother me at all IF we could put up signs that read “Now Hiring Must be Heterosexual,” or “Now Hiring Must be Christian,” or “Now Hiring Must be Jewish,” etc. But until then, it ought to go.


9 posted on 11/12/2013 10:37:36 PM PST by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If the PC storm troopers lay off of bakeries, caterers, florists, etc. who refuse to service gay wedding receptions on religious and moral grounds, then MAYBE I wouldn’t have a problem with this.


10 posted on 11/12/2013 10:40:07 PM PST by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Whoah, JJ. That’s cold.


11 posted on 11/12/2013 10:41:11 PM PST by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Something wrong — no leaves on the trees in Ephrata at this time.


12 posted on 11/12/2013 10:42:04 PM PST by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you Something wrong here wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Guatemalans need not apply.


13 posted on 11/12/2013 10:43:39 PM PST by eclecticEel ("The petty man forsakes what lies within his power and longs for what lies with Heaven." - Xunzi)
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To: MacMattico
a lot of 2nd generation Latinos can't speak nor read the language...just like other groups......they get here and the kids move on to english very quickly...

it MUST be a crime to advertise only for a certain ethnicity, but that was the quaint old rule of law that we don't follow anymore.

14 posted on 11/12/2013 10:48:07 PM PST by cherry (.in the time of universal deceit, telling the truth is revolutionary.....)
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To: steve86

Which Ephrata? PA or WA?


15 posted on 11/12/2013 10:48:18 PM PST by reaganaut (I don't do hopey-changey. I do ouchy-bleedy.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mexicans don’t count toward ObamaCare numbers


16 posted on 11/12/2013 10:49:28 PM PST by eccentric (a.k.a. baldwidow)
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To: reaganaut

WA, I recognize the scene and the station is in Yakima.

Very few leaves left around here since the last two wind storms.


17 posted on 11/12/2013 10:50:10 PM PST by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you Something wrong here wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The push to raise the minimum wage to a "living wage" is due to this, immigrants being put into these jobs and having little mobility to move out. These never used to be career jobs, until people who can't speak English and have little upward mobility moved into them.

These jobs used to be for teenagers. These immigrants were not brought in because of a teenager shortage, they just crowded out the teenagers. This is why the black youth unemployment rate is so fantastically high, and they see no future and get into gangs and shoot each other. These types of jobs were a way into the work force for Americans, and now it isn't there.

Legalizing illegals, raising the minimum wage, and expanding EBT for the people crowded out, is trying to fix the wrong problems. Just get Americans back into these jobs, and it will fix a lot of problems.

18 posted on 11/12/2013 10:59:39 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

For what it’s worth, I went to the Burger King Facebook page where someone had left the following message to someone else....

“They responded back to me said it happened last summer they fired the person who posted the sign they encourage diversity all races.”

I don’t navigate Facebook very well....someone else may be able to find something a little more....authoritative.


19 posted on 11/12/2013 11:01:10 PM PST by JoeDetweiler
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To: steve86
Something wrong — no leaves on the trees in Ephrata at this time.


Burger King
1306 Basin St SW, Ephrata, WA
‎ (509) 754-1978

Next sign revision: Need new GM. Must be greeengo!

We'll see how that flies.

20 posted on 11/12/2013 11:01:28 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: cherry

“a lot of 2nd generation Latinos can’t speak nor read the language...just like other groups.”

A lot of my co-workers back in 2009 were 2nd gen mexicans. They really don’t know how to speak spanish. One of them told me that his illegal alien grandmother did not want him to speak it for some reason.


21 posted on 11/12/2013 11:52:49 PM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: MestaMachine; Jet Jaguar; lesliecortner; Danny H
"Whoah, JJ. That’s cold."<

Why no. I don't see anything "cold" about it.
22 posted on 11/12/2013 11:56:01 PM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: shibumi

I stand corrected, outranked, and outnumbered.


24 posted on 11/13/2013 12:24:03 AM PST by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mexican means not subject to taxes, withholding, minimum wage or Obamacare.

Americans are priced out of the market by the government.

The Roman Empire required citizens to collect taxes. There just were not enough taxes to collect, but as citizens they couldn’t dodge responsibility. Their wives and children were sold into slavery first, then the Roman citizens were sold into slavery.

Or like St Augustine (of Hippo?), sold their citizenship to a foreigner with wealth, that wanted greater social standing.


25 posted on 11/13/2013 12:24:40 AM PST by donmeaker
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To: rawhide

“Help wanted White men only” LOL would get libs panties in a twist


26 posted on 11/13/2013 12:32:39 AM PST by Nailbiter
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To: MestaMachine
"I stand corrected, outranked, and outnumbered."

Yeah, sure you say that now that we've pinged not only a *real* Constitutional Conservative but also someone who scored 100% conservative on his political test at work.
27 posted on 11/13/2013 12:40:17 AM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Most of the mexicans I run in to don’t speak spanish, they speak some weird indian dialect with a tiny vocabulary and no syntax — very much like grunts and gestures actors use when portraying cavemen.


28 posted on 11/13/2013 12:55:06 AM PST by Born to Conserve
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If it said, “Must be white”, every news organization in the world would be running a story on how racist the USA is.

JoMa


29 posted on 11/13/2013 12:56:39 AM PST by joma89
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To: shibumi

Oh, please forgive my indiscretion. I am unworthy and throw myself at your feet and beg your mercy. All at the same time too.


30 posted on 11/13/2013 1:00:44 AM PST by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

These days you have to fill your minority quota in order to avoid trouble with the racial police of both government and civilian varieties.


31 posted on 11/13/2013 2:25:43 AM PST by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Mexican” = Obamacare exempt ,, doesn’t affect the biz hitting the target number ...


32 posted on 11/13/2013 3:49:15 AM PST by Neidermeyer (I used to be disgusted , now I try to be amused.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; 45semi; A knight without armor; Alexander Rubin; all the best; AmericaUnite; ...
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33 posted on 11/13/2013 4:26:03 AM PST by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I have no problem with the sign. It is a step in the right direction. Maybe one day there will be help wanted ads for “white, Christian, heterosexual, married male”.


34 posted on 11/13/2013 4:49:03 AM PST by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - shall not be questioned)
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To: Jet Jaguar
Lol...


35 posted on 11/13/2013 5:19:16 AM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So it’s now legal to have a “white males only need apply for this position” ad?
Oh wait it’s only legal if the ad reads “diversity candidates only women,minorities,immigrants,people of color, and LGBT are encouraged to apply!”


36 posted on 11/13/2013 5:46:31 AM PST by bonehead4freedom
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Voted “yes” only because if the sign said “Now Hiring Must be White” all holy hell would break loose, worse than the kerfluffle over Incognito and Deen.

If it’s wrong for any ethnic/religious/race, then it’s wrong for all.

Thank you for voting!

Yes 81.35%

No 18.65%


37 posted on 11/13/2013 6:15:43 AM PST by Bon of Babble (Don't want to brag...but I can still fit into the earrings I wore in high school!!)
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To: Jet Jaguar

He’s dead Jim..


38 posted on 11/13/2013 8:14:09 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Time to go check the I-9 forms and jail a few people.


39 posted on 11/13/2013 8:15:44 AM PST by CodeToad (When ignorance rules a person's decision they are resorting to superstition.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

40 posted on 11/13/2013 10:05:38 AM PST by Veggie Todd (I don't always talk to Obama voters, but when I do I ask for Large Fries.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There are plenty of fast food places where a kid who doesn’t know Spanish wouldn’t be able to function. That’s just how it is nowadays.


41 posted on 11/13/2013 10:45:51 AM PST by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: joma89

Yes, you are right, we see it’s okay in our society to berate whites and lift up minority races, however, in this nation, especially on the coast states, the minority is now WHITE!

but just to clarify this
THE PHOTO WAS TAKEN BY AN UPSET ‘FORMER’ EMPLOYEE OF BK
The fact is that southern california has a lot of people who want to see hispanics in fast food jobs because they know some english, will work cheap, and know the most common language spoken in many neighborhoods, that’s SPANISH.

NOW they don’t advertise this way, that’s ILLEGAL

THE TRUTH IS YOU CAN NOT DISCRIMINATE AGAINST ANY RACE for a job in the USA. that’s what makes our nation better than any other on the planet. but with that said, many who work at these places have a secret frustration with the growing hispanic community, mostly ILLEGALS


42 posted on 11/14/2013 4:58:45 AM PST by Blessedone333
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