Mandate English as a First Language

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    If you live in this country shouldn't you be able to speak and read the language?

    This is the second time that our recycling wasn't picked up because the fucking guys working the truck don't speak or read English!!! :mad:

    We put our recycling in a regular trash can w/a lid, have it marked 'RECYCLING' twice in black, permanent sharpie, and after the first non-pick up the company put a big white sticker on the front of the can that says 'RECYCLING ONLY'. The sticker always faces the street. We put the damn newspaper in a damn brown paper bag and sit it on top of the damn can. Kind of hard NOT to know the damn thing is recycling.

    They want to mandate health care but are peachy keen that you speak whatever the hell language you want the rest of us will just work around it, right? Wtf, this just pisses me off.
     
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    How do you know that's the reason? Perhaps they just don't like you and are messing with your mind. :lol:
     
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    Sorta like your posts ? :lol:
     
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    I'm not sure I would agree with a mandate...but in this case, I think that at least enough work-related English should be known.

    Such as "recycling", "garbage", "trash", etc.

    Interestingly, the Spanish word for recycle is "reciclar". I think they might not have read what you had written because they may be completely illiterate for both Spanish and English.

    That brings up another point...would you mandate that illiterate English-speaking Americans learn to read? And if there was a mandate, what would be the penalty?
     
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    Cause I've watched them. They look at the writing and turn around and and leave because they have no fucking clue what it says. The company also admitted that that is likely the reason why. The trash guys are hispanic and they don't speak English. They shouldn't have the damn job if they can't speak and read our damn language.
     
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    Not getting into mandates for illiterate blah, blah, blah. If you are living and working in this country, you shouldn't be able to get any job if you can not pass basic reading and writing of the English language. How they hell did these guys even get the job if they can't read or speak English???
     
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    i am guessing the guy who owns the waste management company doesnt want to pay much for labor so he winds up with workers who dont speak english.
     
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    I am guessing you are right. It just pisses me off to no end.
     
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    Are they legal immigrants or illegal immigrants?
     
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    No clue. I asked the girl on the phone but didn't get an answer. How can I find that out and even if they are illegal, will anyone be able to do anything about it?
     

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