What do you do to support yourself and your family?
I am so tired of hearing myself and my fellow Americans being called lazy.Tired of hearing that Americans won't do the dirty work in this country.Tired of the illegal supporters using this excuse for their cause. I think it's time we put them in their place. Lets tell them what kind of dirty work we do! If you feel comfy sharing your personal stuff, lets tell them who flips the bill for our medical and dental expenses. As for me.....until recently this native/irish girl stocked shelves at a grocery store owned by Chaldeans, (a hard, dirty, back breaking job) min. wage, no benefits. Currently I work the front desk at a hotel for min. wage, no benefits, walk to work, pay all my own medical/dental bills, get no food stamps/welfare/medicare. I live just north of the border in Cal./ have resigned this job/ more than half the housekeeping staff at this hotel are illegals. Soon I'll be unemployed, beat out by illegals again. I'll go pick lettuce if the illegals would get out of the fields.
PANCHA...you little sweet heart..thank you for this opportunity, you've made my day! I was born Native American and raised between Reservations & Military bases all over this great country. NOTHING came easy for me and NOTHING was ever given to me. It sure as hell didn't stop me. At 10 I was hunting rattle snakes for $10 a head, at 12 I was mowing lawns with a rusted out push mower(after school and my farm chores were done), saved my $ for a bike, got a paper route when I was 13, at 14 I was working my paper route and picking strawberries till dark, at 16 I was working a fruit packaging plant for $2.08 an hour and going to school, at 18 I was leading a crew of 13 in the same plant on swing shift. I graduated High School working full time all 4 years. Got a college degree in English and Theology, working full time and raised 5 children alone for nearly 10 yrs. I haven't slept much in the last 35 yrs, but I have worked my ass off and not ever taken a hand out. Want to wrestle b***h?
hey BLUNT! How about you pay $3.99 a lb. for those oranges so that orange farmer can afford to pay an American citizen a fair wage to pick them for your rich, tight, spoiled hiney? That would just kill your up-do and manicure funds, wow you wouldn't be able to afford the dry cleaning of that cashmere sweater either. Ah golly gee wiz...maybe vanity is worth more than what is right and just and fair to your hard working country men and women. Ah hell let them oranges waste at least blunt can continue to afford her vanity, the farmer can write it off and no illegals will be getting paid for a job an American needs.
you know I meant BUNT! LOL
Asked By: warriorbabe - 7/19/2006
As a kid I worked in chicken houses (picking up eggs in baskets of flats, picking up dead chickens, grading the eggs), worked in the hay fields, helped in our gardens, cared for the animals,hunted like a man with my Dad and brothers. Later after I finished High School I worked on a sewing machine (making jeans, blouses, baby clothes, shirts, upholstery)for $1.25/hr min. wage, that was all that was available at the time,(telling my age) secretary in a Mobile Home sales center, cleaned houses and offices for about 6 months in between jobs, nursing assistant in a nursing home, secretary in the Civil Department of Magistrates Court, sales associate at Rich's, shipping department in manufacturing, got my CDL (w/haz-mat) drove an 18 wheeler for about a year, then got a truck driving job that was local (no overnight)had to load and unload my own truck, car parts mfg.(intermediate steering sub-assemblies and super chargers). Then I went back to school and got my associates degree and moved into Quality Assurance. Then my job was outsourced(to Brazil) and I got laid off, permanently. I now work for half what I was making when I got laid off. When I first started in manufacturing car parts: they started me off at $11/hr in 1980, the same job now starts off at $8/hr. That's 26 years and the wages went DOWN!! That lowering of wages is a direct result of i****************s being hired into manufacturing. I still grow some vegetables even though I no longer live on our family farm. I have a small yard but it still accomodates a few tomato plants, some bell peppers, pole beans and squash. My brother raises some chickens(domestic) and I buy from him, I still mow my own lawn, clean my own toilets, do my own housework, cooking, repairs, even some of my own car maintenence. I was raised to do for myself, not to rely solely on commercial services. If I had to do everything on my own, I know I could survive, and I certainly wouldn't go running to another country looking for a handout.
We grow collards here and I pick that, not lettuce.
Answered By: vacant - 7/19/2006