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Is it true that you can't get a job in Houston without knowing spanish?

I'm planning on trying to get a job in Houston as a waiter or a customer service representative, but I've heard that in Houston people don't get hired because they don't speak spanish. Is that true? Will it be harder for me to get a job because I don't speak spanish?

Asked By: MicK - 5/21/2009
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I don't speak Spanish, and I've never been asked to use it. Last I checked this was the United States of America. The primary business language is ENGLISH.
Answered By: William K - 5/21/2009
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I live in Houston and I do not speak spanish and have never been required to. Houston is one of the top 10 metropolitan areas in this country so we are diverse in our languages but english is the primary language in the entire city. Granted certain areas are comprised of certain nationalities and if you tried to seek... More
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Answered By: stillhottie7106 - 5/21/2009
 
It doesn't hurt to know Spanish here but it's not required.
Answered By: marcnm - 5/21/2009
 
As long as you know ENGLISH, it is possible! =)
Answered By: need help with rough hair =[ - 5/21/2009
 
Sometimes, it is like that every where i Texas. It also matters where you are trying to get one. If it is with the Government ten no you can get a trans latter.
Answered By: Smart Chic - 5/21/2009
 
NO it's not true. Just pending on the job some employers call it a plus but I have never seen it as a "requirement". If so maybe I'm missing something but most job postings I see say "blingual(Spanish) a plus".
Answered By: Lisa Rowe - 5/21/2009
 
no it is not required but a lot of jobs do ask for spanish speaking also, which i think is a horrible practice. in the past when ive seen jobs that ask for bilingual i apply anyway because its discrimination if they don't consider you or the position. i find that some places will hire an unqualified,spanish speaking... More
Answered By: chocolatebee - 5/21/2009
 
No, no & no! Many different languages are spoken here, Spanish being the number 2 after English. You probably would not want a job where fluent Spanish was required.
Answered By: sweetmommy - 5/21/2009
 
No. I worked as a customer service rep for a few companies in Houston and didn't need to speak Spanish. Also worked in property management and didn't need to speak Spanish there either.
Answered By: Leather and Lace - 5/21/2009
 
it's not true. no need to learn spanish. This is still America. they can always press 2 when talking to a customer service if they want spanish.
Answered By: mISS bEHAVIOR - 5/23/2009
 
Untrue, amigo!
Answered By: cookingpancake - 5/23/2009
 
Yes I have heard that if you don't speak Spanish in Houston they will take your house, your dog and your babies... I have also heard that if you go to Houston you must let a Mexican have his way with your girlfriend... oh no amigo...
Answered By: jsn - 5/24/2009
 
Not Houston...but el paso is a different story
Answered By: Lisa - 1/24/2014
 
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