Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Immigrants & English

One of the jobs that most people don't give alot of thought to is truck drivers. If you have it in your home, it got there by truck. Sure, I know there are those of you out there that don't like truckers much. I wouldn't be shocked if you swore at one today even. That doesn't change the fact that truckers are critical to America's well being.

It's a job that is constantly growing and hiring, despite the best efforts of Government to make it more difficult. They do alot of hiring. Your humble Warthog was even a driver once. It's not for everyone, that's for sure, but if you need a job, you may want to consider it. If you keep moving, there's a hell of alot of money in it. This is not, however, a recruiting piece for the truck driving industry.

Being a trucker requires one to be able to take directions. Get load pick up and delivery information. A driver must be able to communicate effectively.

I'm all for the hiring of legal immigrants and the giving of a chance to be successful. But holy jumpin jeebus, make sure they can speak English. I'm a security guard at a place where we get alot of trucks through the gate in a day. They have to slide their trailer tandems to the rear before they come in and they have to be told which docks to go to. Can you imagine trying to do this with someone who doesn't speak and understand English? How the fuck do these people get a CDL and not be able to communicate in English? Do these damn trucking companies have interpreters in dispatch? What the fuck?

I really want to hang a sign up at the window that says.."We speak English here, if you don't understand English, turn around and go home". It will get worse in the next few months as Mexican Truck drivers begin to enter the United States. Bad English. bad equipment and the training standards...well more like what training standards? I may never use an interstate again.

I said it before, and I'll say it again. The language in the United States is English. This can be proven because the documents which found our great Republic are written in English. Therefore I assert that if you cannot or will not communicate using the English language, you need to get the fuck out of my country. There used to be a requirement for citizenship that one had to be able to communicate in English. We should get back to that really soon. We should also stop printing documents in multiple languages. Learn our language or not be able to function. It's pretty simple I think. You decided to come here and our language is different, if you want to stay, learn the language.

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