I once spent alot of very expensive cell phone minutes waiting on hold to speak to Gallagher. I’ve never called into a radio talk show before but he was ranting and raving about how all the housekeepers (don’t think he called them that) don’t speak English and that he wasn’t leaving tips unless they spoke English and why in the WORLD are they taking Real “Muricans jobs? I was lived. My folks came over from Ireland and Poland by way of South America in 1960. When they got here the only jobs that were available to them were manual labor picking apples and cherries on a farm in Michigan. My mom spoke 5 languages (including English with an accent), my Dad 3 (including English with a HEAVY accent). That. Was. All. That. Was Available.
Manual labor and unskilled work is the stepping stone for those who don’t speak English. How do you get instructions from a boss if you don’t speak English? You don’t unless the the boss knows Spanish, which is more common now but still is a sticking point. If you’re hired as unskilled it’s pretty clear what you need to know, so no special instructions need apply and if they do you can work it out. I wonder what kind of jobs Mr Gallagher’s forebears worked when they first got here?
Sorry, I tend to get worked up over that second rate piece of slime. Via.