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  1. Ohma profile image80
    Ohmaposted 6 years ago

    I have seen and heard a lot of people lately saying that we need illegal immigrants to do jobs that Americans will not do. So i am curious what exactly will an American citizen not do to feed their children?

    1. Faybe Bay profile image84
      Faybe Bayposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Lay sod, that you get paid by the pallet for, 3.00 per pallet. Pick up garbage and landscape on the side of the US Tollways and Freeways, you get paid by the "area" such as 1/4 acre for weed eating, and per bag for trash removal.

      Cleaning stables in the many racing paddocks and horse farms, etc.

      There are more these are just the ones I am familiar with. However, some people refuse to work in a convenient store, fast food, and gas station too.

      1. Ohma profile image80
        Ohmaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Is this what you will not do or is it what you read on some politicians list somewhere?

        1. Faybe Bay profile image84
          Faybe Bayposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I worked on the side of the road as an electrician. For a year I was in charge of restoration. I worked with people who could speak no English and were doing these jobs.

        2. Faybe Bay profile image84
          Faybe Bayposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          The reality is the sod company might get $90.00 or $100.00 for a pallet of sod. The truck driver gets paid and the layers get paid the cutters get paid and the growers get paid. If the sod dies because it was improperly laid these guys have to pick it up for free and lay the new sod for free.

          1. Ohma profile image80
            Ohmaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            but Faybe, that is not an answer to the question.

      2. Mikel G Roberts profile image87
        Mikel G Robertsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I use to do that, the company let me go and hired Illegals.

    2. Mikel G Roberts profile image87
      Mikel G Robertsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      so far I have been unwilling to murder Illegals to be able to have a job...that may change at some point...

      1. Faybe Bay profile image84
        Faybe Bayposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        If you want to lay sod I can get you a job in Florida at $3.00 per/ pallet.

        1. Mikel G Roberts profile image87
          Mikel G Robertsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          What part?

          1. Faybe Bay profile image84
            Faybe Bayposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            South Florida Go out on SR 7 and drive south towards Boynton beach there are lots of farms. I don't know if all the workers are illegal, I didn't have the moxy to ask for green cards since my boss wouldn't pay me 18.00 to lay the sod but 18.00 to watch them do it was okay.

            Actually I belittle myself there. I was in damage control because they will sod the road if you don't stop them.

            1. Mikel G Roberts profile image87
              Mikel G Robertsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Can you e-mail me the company name so I can send them my resume?

        2. profile image70
          logic,commonsenseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          If you lay 10 pallets an hour you will be making 30 bucks an hour, cool!

      2. Ohma profile image80
        Ohmaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        lol Yeah I guess i would draw the line there myself.

        1. Faybe Bay profile image84
          Faybe Bayposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Alright I have school in the morning Ohma and Mikel. The thing is you don't see them because you don't want their job.

          I know one guy came to America thirty years ago and now is a citizen. he worked for $2.00 an hour and now makes $9.00 after 30 years with the same company. He drives a lift, and a pick-up. He is a foreman. Unemployment is $300.00 per week, but if you take the $8.00 an hour job you need two or three, because you have to buy fuel and pay child care that you don't have on unemployment.

          1. Mikel G Roberts profile image87
            Mikel G Robertsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            2 is better than what I have been paid for over 2 years now...which is 0...

            I've used up unemployment, and the next step is what welfare? because the Illegals have all the jobs???? WTF?????

            1. Faybe Bay profile image84
              Faybe Bayposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              There is a lot of money to be made in phone surveys and collecting for charities. I am going to apply at two places this week, one full time and one part time. They pay 9.00 an hour and some pay that plus commission.

              1. Mikel G Roberts profile image87
                Mikel G Robertsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                I'm not a people person, I am strong and work hard. I'm too smart to put up with idiots all day. I don't have the patience for that kind of thing.

                So you really didn't have jobs just dying to be filled then...

                thanks anyway.

                1. Faybe Bay profile image84
                  Faybe Bayposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  So 9-00 an hour not a draw. I am not a people person any more either after 33 years in the public service industry... Waitressing, cashier.

            2. waynet profile image47
              waynetposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Same problem here....that's why I'm building my own businesses.... let the illegals work low pay while I build up to high pay!

          2. Ohma profile image80
            Ohmaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            The fact is Faybe that I work at an eight dollar an hour job. I have shovelled horse crap and worked in a poultry processing plant. I have also worked in fast food, c-stores and worked with plenty of Americans while doing it.
            So I do not understand when people say that we Americans will not do these things.

            1. Faybe Bay profile image84
              Faybe Bayposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Do you have a husband?  Sorry Ohma I know you do.

              I am a single mom, I have worked two and three jobs from 1982 to 2005. Then I worked construction. Before construction it cost me 14 hour days away from my kids to make ends meet.

              My husbands wouldn't take a job not worth their time.

            2. meevamarie profile image60
              meevamarieposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Hi Ohma, I'm an unemployed loan officer, I shovel horse manure in return for a really nice apartment on the property. I don't mind horse manure - trust me on that one. Chicken processing - no way - I would find something else. besides, with the internet there are lots of  freelance opps and telecommuting jobs.  Just make sure you check on forums to see if they are legit.

    3. meevamarie profile image60
      meevamarieposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      a whole lot - you'd be surprised, because there are safety nets. They would not spray poisonous insect sprays all over corn fields, they would not stand in the heat and harvest or prune off high up in trees. The illegals do mostly all of the manual heavy labor. Most Americans would get a heart attack in the first few hours. Especially since so many of us are (how should I say...) rather pudgy?

      1. Ohma profile image80
        Ohmaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        The rather pudgy I concur with but as I said in an earlier post I think it is a very misguided assumption to assume that All Americans will not do these jobs.

      2. Mikel G Roberts profile image87
        Mikel G Robertsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Whatever, I know I work harder than any Illegal I have ever worked with and I know tons of U.S. Citizens that work as hard as I do. We just can't do it for 2 dollars an hour.

    4. DCnews profile image61
      DCnewsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      They need to finish that sentence.  "We need illegal immigrants to do jobs that Americans won't do for $5/hour."

    5. H.C Porter profile image84
      H.C Porterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I would be willing to do just about anything to make sure that my kids were taken care of. As long as they were safe and no one would end up hurt-anything goes.

  2. pddm67 profile image61
    pddm67posted 6 years ago

    Personally speaking, I don't think there is anything I would not do to feed my children. Short of murdering an innocent person, I'd probably do anything.

  3. ChristinaScibona profile image81
    ChristinaScibonaposted 6 years ago

    I am unemployed.  I almost have a degree is psychology.  I have put my application into anywhere that is hiring...NOTHING!  I am either too qualified or not qualified enough...I would do just about anything...

    1. flread45 profile image81
      flread45posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Try the prison systems,schools,they hire a lot of psycholigists

    2. consultfchun profile image60
      consultfchunposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      try reading my hub "instant job" and give me your comments.

  4. Ohma profile image80
    Ohmaposted 6 years ago

    Mike your profile says you live on the Chesapeake. Where?

    1. Mikel G Roberts profile image87
      Mikel G Robertsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      just south of Annapolis.

  5. Faybe Bay profile image84
    Faybe Bayposted 6 years ago

    Alright sorry for the rant I am unemployed and am forced to either wait it out with the union or quit school after getting all the way to 5th year with a 94 average. If I find a job and they won't give me my twice a month school day off I am screwed out of a career. as well as my benefits and health and welfare fund and my retirement.

  6. Faybe Bay profile image84
    Faybe Bayposted 6 years ago

    Good night... "Hey Faybe, Way to clear a forum. Try Sodomite Baby Killer forum next time" big_smile

    1. Ohma profile image80
      Ohmaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Faybe Stay in school! Good night!

  7. Padrino profile image59
    Padrinoposted 6 years ago

    I do the books for a guy who has a construction company, all of his employees are white or are legal residents of the US. He competes daily with businesses where the owner is an illegal or has hired predominately illegals to work for them.

    He is making a lot of money because he is around to do the warranty work! Most of these fly by night companies run by illegals will do substandard jobs and never answer the phone to come back to repair their shoddy work.

    That's the reality of illegal immigrant workers.

    1. Mikel G Roberts profile image87
      Mikel G Robertsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Is he Hiring?

      1. Ohma profile image80
        Ohmaposted 6 years ago in reply to this
        1. Mikel G Roberts profile image87
          Mikel G Robertsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Kewl, thanks I'll check them out.

      2. Padrino profile image59
        Padrinoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Probably, are you in Indiana?

        1. Mikel G Roberts profile image87
          Mikel G Robertsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          No I'm on the Chesapeake, but I'm very mobile. Moving is not a problem, in fact it would be a blessing.

      3. livewithrichard profile image84
        livewithrichardposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Hey Mike, not sure what kind of work you do but if you can do tradework then you might want to get the HotSheet from http://industrialtradesman.com/  The HotSheet is a list of upcoming construction jobs including Shutdowns, New Construction, Supervision, and even International.  I worked shutdowns over the summers when I was in college (after the Army) and the money was great. Once you get on with a firm they will normally take you on the next job.  Shutdowns usually last a week to a month and are normally 7/10's or 7/12's + per diem.  The HotSheet lets you schedule your work so you're never out of work for very long.  There's a lot of travel involved but getting paid $1200 - $1800 a week was well worth it.

        1. Mikel G Roberts profile image87
          Mikel G Robertsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks I'm checking it out....

  8. profile image0
    Crazdwriterposted 6 years ago

    Unemployed Hubber here big_smile..oh you weren't calling us? darn oh well I'm here still big_smile lol

    1. Ohma profile image80
      Ohmaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Not sure what you do Crazd but here is a lnk you might find helpful http://nationaljobs.washingtonpost.com/ … heim%2C+CA

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        Crazdwriterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Hmmm...will have to check it out. thanks Ohma...but kind of have a feeling they don't have anythings about Preschool Teaching hmm

        1. Ohma profile image80
          Ohmaposted 6 years ago in reply to this
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            Crazdwriterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            I thought about that but now have to wait until I move lol

  9. Pearldiver profile image87
    Pearldiverposted 6 years ago

    History in growing nations generally always parallels earlier times in some respect.  Didn't the great plains tribes of Native Americans suffer a similar problem with what they deemed to be illegal immigration?? hmm

    1. Padrino profile image59
      Padrinoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yes they did should Americans react the way the Native Americans did.

      1. Pearldiver profile image87
        Pearldiverposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Well of course that would require a Demoncratic approach as opposed to an Autocratic reaction wouldn't it? hmm

        I don't think the American public would agree to giving up everything (including jobs) to the illegals for the sole benefit of a barren patch of reservation land would they? hmm

        1. Mikel G Roberts profile image87
          Mikel G Robertsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I think you know he meant should U.S. Citizens kill as many of them as we possibly can, which is what my Native American ancestors did to the European invaders.

  10. Ohma profile image80
    Ohmaposted 6 years ago
  11. Padrino profile image59
    Padrinoposted 6 years ago

    When I was unemployed I started small businesses, lawn service, hauling peoples junk away and selling the scrap metal, etc.

    Just an Idea.

    1. profile image0
      Crazdwriterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I'm thinking once I move to Oceanside I'm going to post something on the bulletien board about babysitting smile I'll go back to babysitting until I find a job again

  12. Rafini profile image86
    Rafiniposted 6 years ago

    What I would absolutely positively refuse to do - even in order to feed my hungry starving children:

    Prostitution
    Deal Drugs
    Murder
    Grow drugs
    Provide shelter for a sex offender
    Co-habitate with a criminal
    Any form of hate crime

  13. hardinflash profile image62
    hardinflashposted 6 years ago

    Does it count if we don't have children? I have a part time job, only work a couple days as well as other sources of income but I know I could make more working at something I don't want to do.

    I think when you toss a family into the mix it's a different story. I know I would take a job doing something I really do not enjoy doing just to get the extra dough for my family because I would be able to provide more and better things to them.

  14. profile image0
    Home Girlposted 6 years ago

    I think the hardest part is desperation. Right now my son is unemloyed and I feel his depression and low self-esteem. He does not even wants to call me or come to visit me and I cannot help in any way. It hurts.

  15. Jane@CM profile image60
    Jane@CMposted 6 years ago

    My daughter works for a residential group home for mentally handicapped adults - there are lots of companies out there.  You need to be willing to change adult diapers & feed adults with disabilities.  Turn around is high because a lot of people can't handle it.

 
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