- Joined May 25, 2015
Exactly. Just a statement of facts. I don't know of many in this industry (not just Hispanics) that get sick days so coming to work while sick is a given because you can't afford to lose even one paycheck. Some who are illegal have told me that they are very fearful of Trump. They are afraid that winding up in the hospital with no insurance to pay their bills will get them deported. They want nothing to do with authorities or law enforcement and will go out of their way to avoid them. I'm actually very sympathetic towards Hispanics. They come here with nothing and bust their asses, not like kids and a lot of other people from this Country. I can honestly say that those I know are an asset to this Country, legal or illegal.In reference to the racism claim, I will quote Inigo Montoya, "I do not think it means what you think it means." He made two statements that while may "hurt someone's feelings" aren't racist just because they involve a minority. I don't think not wanting to miss work because you can't afford to get sick in only a hispanic problem in our industry. Also, as much as the truth may hurt there is a lot of illegal labor in this country, and naturally a portion of that would be in service industries like food service. I remember how long it took me to get a line cook job near the city, even with my experience and degree because there was an abundance of under the table work being done by hispanics. I didn't hate or blame them for this, it just was what it was and simply pointing this out does not make anyone a racist.