"Must Speak Spanish" rant

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by UPSAOT, Aug 14, 2009.


    UPSAOT New Member

    I am really, really happy with my job at UPS. But, it is part time and times are tough. So, I have been looking for a second job for quite a while- with no luck.

    I finally see a "Help Wanted" sign in my local library, where I spend lots of time, being a voracious reader. and would love to work there. I check it out and see the hours are perfect for me and won't interfere with my main job, the pay is decent, but...."Must Speak Spanish". 1 strike, I'm out. :angry:

    I really worry for my kids-they don't have the choice to learn 2 languages until they are in High School, and by then it is harder to learn. Americans are at a total disadvantage. More and more jobs require Spanish. I am so sick of catering to "minorities". Already, my teenagers have trouble finding a job in our area, even at McDonald's. (ours is owned by a Spanish person, and only Mexican/Spanish work there)

    I really wish I could raise some type of discrimination suit on this....but I guess that wouldn't work since English is not legally our national language.

    I think the Polish, Italians, Arabs should all raise Hell so everything can be printed in MULTIPLE languages, and only someone who speaks all 4 can get a job. hahaha.

    Ok, it is too nice out to be so :censored2:. I feel better now. Thanks. (Would be interested to hear of anyone else's experience in this area, or opinions.)
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Sorry to say but with each passing day we are quickly becoming the minority.
  3. tieguy

    tieguy Banned

    give it another 500 years and there will be no minorities. Just a bunch of light brown skinned people with brown eyes.

    The language we speak will be a compilation of various languages into some type of universal language.

  4. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Don't it make my Brown eyes Blue.
  5. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    more like slanted eyes, and in about 100 years.
  6. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    The language that was spoken in this country 300 years ago was different from the language that was spoken 200 years ago...which was different from what was spoken 100 years ago...which is different from what we speak today.

    Language evolves and changes over time. Humanity evolves and changes over time. We can fear and resist that fact, or we can accept it and deal with it.
  7. diesel96

    diesel96 New Member

  8. partykid

    partykid New Member

    What hits a nerve with me is, I take a COD to a home, adult comes to the door, an low an behold they tell their 6 year old to come here to talk to me!!!!! GEEEEZ The day UPS tells me to learn another language is the day i start looking for another job! JMHO
  9. Dizzee

    Dizzee ɹǝqɯǝɯ ɹoıuǝs

    Soooo, if I am understanding you correctly Sober, you're saying Rocketman is more evolved than the rest of us? :wink2:
  10. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    I deliver to a Mexican "bodega" store that caters to the local hispanic population. I had the lady that owns the place teach me a few simple "delivery phrases" in Spanish. I can ask for a money order, ask for a signature and clarify a last name in Spanish. It wasnt that hard to learn, took me a few days. Know what? It didnt kill me. My toungue didnt fall off. Im still an American. I have never understood why Americans have such a phobia about {GASP} learning a second language. Most of the rest of the world doesnt seem to think its a big deal.
  11. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    And I don't understand why certain immigrants have such a phobia about {GASP} learning the language of the country they're [-]invading[/-] moving to.
  12. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    It is ignorant to assume that being unable to speak English is the same as being unwilling to speak English.

    Did the Europeans who [-]invaded[/-] moved to this country back in the 1600's try to learn the native language?

    I am all for enforcing border laws; and the day that the teenagers and welfare queens of this country are willing to go out in the fields in +100 degree heat to pick lettuce for minimum wage, we will be able to put up a Berlin Wall on the Mexican border to keep those "invaders" out. Until then, we need to stop denying the reality that those so-called "invaders" are simply coming here to do the work that many of us are too damn lazy to do.

    One other thing to bear in mind; if the situation were reversed, if you and your family were hungry and in poverty, and the only hope for a decent life was to sneak across the Canadian border...you too would be "invading" a foreign country.
  13. tieguy

    tieguy Banned

    Back on topic.

    I wish the country would adopt english as its official language.

    with that said. You have to meet the requirements of the job. If you want the job that bad then get youself some Rosetta stone
    CD's and learn to speak spanish.

    I know I personally have been enriched by exposing myself to the spanish culture. The burrito at Chipoltes is absolutely awesome. :happy-very:
  14. stevetheupsguy

    stevetheupsguy sʇǝʌǝʇɥǝndsƃnʎ



    Sho you right!

  15. faded jeans

    faded jeans just a member

    It wont take 500 years. Much less.
  16. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    Yeah, rocketman is the future of UPS!:wink2:
  17. diesel96

    diesel96 New Member

    <----"How"....Yeah, Chief Redskin would like to know the reason behind that also......instead he got disease, booze, cigarettes, and casinos.....It would of been cheaper if the immigrant settlers just learned the native language and smoked their peace pipes....

    :chinese:<----- "That's combo lunch special # 3", Mr BaBa Round Eye...."includes special wonton soup for Mr BaBa... and fortune cookie. ...Oh, thats "cash only", no more credit for round eyes.....

    For God's sakes, keep your El Grande burrito (I mean your taquito) in your pants Don Juan Gringo...lol
  18. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    Did Sober just call me "ignorant"???
  19. tieguy

    tieguy Banned

    I think its spanish for "large tool".:happy-very:
  20. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member