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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
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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... More
Answered By: CherAtsilvsgi - 7/19/2006
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i agree with you i work hard and am sick of these lies ! i also work at a motel guess what i am a housekeeper i also have done factory work , fast food , any many more kinds of jobs i mow my own lawn ,clean my own house , my brothers used to be in the roofing field but its to over ran with illegals and the pay is not... More
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Answered By: hayleylov - 7/19/2006
 
i have my own company
Answered By: idontkno - 7/19/2006
 
Right now, I work at a hospital filing loose paperwork. in the past ten years I've been a live in nanny, flipped burgers, worked as a cashier at a gas station that about two years ago got bought out by some middle easterners who fired everyone who worked ther and replaced them all with family, and spent three years... More
Answered By: Mikey S - 7/19/2006
 
I worked warehouse/shipping/receiving positions since 1987. Moved my way up through various different companies until I finally got a Supervisor type position. I've paid for my Social Security.
Answered By: Tyler Durdin - 7/19/2006
 
I worked my butt off to pay for college. I am an Engineer. I am getting married to a farmer so I also do farm work. I have worked since I was 15. I have not gone with out a job since. But I am lazy. I worked fast food, nursing homes, and as a draftsmen. I am at where I am because I worked.
Answered By: kimberly0627 - 7/19/2006
 
I still work for the same company, but the job I used to do, along with around 150 of my co-workers, was outsourced to Costa Rica. I still never know if I am going to walk in the door and find out that they decided to move everything there... More
Answered By: bottleblondemama - 7/19/2006
 
Those oranges are still rotting in Florida... So much for spoilt Americans wanting to work...
Answered By: bunt - 7/19/2006
 
LOL helping unescorted Illegal alien minors reunite with family here in the states legal or illegal. How's that for justice? Our grants are from INS and we recieve our residents from ICE AND INS,and ORR
Answered By: gidget - 7/19/2006
 
now there's an authentic irish gal for ya! We irish have a heritage that includes people that picked potatoes BEFORE it was stylish! LOLOL Good on u for having such a strong work ethic, don't believe a word of the soap opera they're pushing, Mexico's trying to sell us a rhetorical bill of goods. NO sale! LOL
Answered By: gokart121 - 7/19/2006
 
Good for you gidget!! I think your great by the way!! Now back to the question, good for you who all have had jobs and work now! thats great you should be proud that you had the oppertunity to work. But oh yeah you live in America, so no sh!t you have a job. Now what if the tables were turned and you just happend to be... More
Answered By: laughoutloud_247 - 7/19/2006
 
My husband and I run the family farm here in Northern Iowa that is now a century farm (same family for over a 100 yrs.) My husband has served as Cheif of police, held factory jobs, I too have worked in a Hotel as a housekeeper, clerked at the local grocery. We have done just about any and everything in the past to... More
Answered By: kristal d - 7/19/2006
 
Please spare us your sob stories. We all have to 'work' for a living. All of us share one common goal, including illegals, and that is to better ourselves. If your situation is so hard, why don't you get an education, instead of focusing how bad your situation is and how others are taking what you think is... More
Answered By: colortx - 7/19/2006
 
Illegals are not competition, EVERYONE is. You are obviously not a qualified worker if a non-native is taking your job. I'm tired of hearing people like you say that "doing the dirty work is the excuse for their cause." That's only part true, but I can tell your even to ignorant to research the cause before you write... More
Answered By: April - 7/19/2006
 
Good question. I do accounting for a construction company. I have been working since I was 14 and have never been out of a job. For several years I worked two jobs, fast food, and went to high school. After high school I worked at a motel front desk all night so I could go to college during the day, both work and... More
Answered By: hisgirl_2455 - 7/19/2006
 
I think Americans worked so hard they created a Great nation. Not by taking form others-but by working their butts off and doing every kind of job there is. We have had our hard times-but we worked it through without others... More
Answered By: hadenough - 7/19/2006
 
HOLD ON LET ME GET THE VIOLIN OUT. YOUR COMPLAINTS DONT MAKE SENSE, IT SOUNDS LIKE A PERSONAL PROBLEM TO ME. NOW THAT YOU GOT A JOB, GET ALIFE.
Answered By: Alberto - 7/19/2006
 
Umm hadenough America is America because it was taken from others.
Answered By: just my opinion - 7/19/2006
 
Why don't you quit your crying and get a friggin education?Or are the illegals stopping you from doing that also.Maybe if you quit blaming the illegals for all your troubles you could be more able to "pick yourself up from your bootstraps".Did the illegals stop you from finishing High School?I don't know anyone who... More
Answered By: PANCHA - 7/19/2006
 
You're right,AMERICANS have done ALL those jobs that illegals say we can't do!!! In my lifetime i have worked in the meat department of a grocery store,worked in several convenience stores, cleaned other peoples houses (oh gee,i guess that shoots down their theory that we don't clean toilets or wash dishes), worked in... More
Answered By: sealRborders - 7/19/2006
 
im a dishwasher. praise me.
Answered By: dyboy34 - 7/19/2006
 
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