Have no idea what U R means. Where in this solar system do you live that
you don't get the drift of the conversation posted above your one line
reply? Which high school did you drop out of?
As per the original poster, Las Vegas has cracked down at SOME of the Home
Depots, so it must be a store manager thing. Also, Star Nursery is not as
bad as it was. But now, all you have to do is go one block away. I believe
they have put a footage limit on them, and they will just go a block down.
I think that they can invoke the local anti loitering ordinances in their
community by a formal police complaint. Most jurisdictions have such
ordinances, but enforce them selectively, as they may run off some of the
clientele, as in convenience stores. As long as they are not raising a
ruckus and spending money, they look the other way.
Don't know about things in your neck of the woods, but in Vegas, it was
getting ridiculous. I was waiting for someone to break out a barbecue and
some fresh cabrito and a four piece mariachi band. Musta been a pain with
all the trash and biohazard stuff. And I don't mind if they hang out
myself, but I really don't like when you and the Missus get out of the
truck, and six of them rush you, babbling in Spanish. I was always packing,
plus pepper spray.
I have to admit to hiring some of these guys. Mainly because I couldn't
find English guys who wanted to work. Except for my two nephews, but they
needed their pot break(s). And they were terrible workers. One day, I had
to go get them from their car after a half an hour break, and it was a smoke
filled scene that I could have sold to Cheech and Chong Productions, Inc. I
just told them to go home.
I hire some guys from the Spanish audience at our church. I also put up a
sign on the bulletin board for Anglos, but haven't gotten any calls. When I
need a couple of guys, I call the Spanish pastor, and even if he has to
bring them himself, they are here fifteen minutes early. There is no
discussion of wages. They are courteous. They are respectful. (I pay $10
an hour, and I get my money's worth, as most of the work is simple labor.)
I give bottled cold water and a home cooked lunch. They give more than what
they are paid. They can move two wheelbarrow loads at a time, when I'd poop
out or spill the whole thing. When they are paid, they pocket the money,
and say nothing except thank you, never losing eye contact, never looking at
how much I have paid them. I think I could slip them two dollar bills, and
they wouldn't crow. Just thank you. Of course, I'd probably hear about it
from the Spanish pastor.
I wish all Hispanics were as hard working as the ones I've used. That is
what this country was built upon. Probably like yours and my grandfathers.
But then, there are the ones who would rather take the easy road.
And then there are the young crowd, who can't even speak in complete
sentences, conjugate a verb, and talk in chatroom acronyms ........
I bet you wouldn't make the day at my house, Bubba.
'Round 'heah (S.F East Bay area), no day laborers gather in front of
Home Despots that I've noticed. Dunno why not.
Hereabouts they gather, among other places, down the street from Truitt
& White in Berkeley, a higher-end lumberyard/home improvement store,
where they're well tolerated and frequently picked up for casual labor.
Found--the gene that causes belief in genetic determinism
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