Working for a defense contractor no less

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Working for a defense contractor no less

Postby Yellow_Dog » Tue Aug 12, 2008 8:15 pm

http://www.citizen-times.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=200880812013

While everyone continues to stick their head in the sand or up their azz about illegals (criminials for those not clear on the term) are 30%+ of the workforce for a defense contractor. Yea, there isn't any problem :roll:
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Re: Working for a defense contractor no less

Postby etowah » Tue Aug 12, 2008 9:06 pm

Thanks for the link, Yellow Dog. Several point come to mind:

1. If 8 out of 10 applicants are Hispanic, where are all the un or underemployed people in this
area? Granted, 9-14/hour with benefits isn't big bucks, but with two family earners it is
a liveable wage.
2. The employer states that the HR is restricted on what documents they can ask for.
This makes it easy for the illegal to slip in .
3. One must wonder if the Fed's have a vested interest in looking the other way when
illegals slip in. Millions of dollars flow into the Treasury from false social security
#'s that the illegals know they can never collect on.
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Re: Working for a defense contractor no less

Postby Yellow_Dog » Tue Aug 12, 2008 9:20 pm

etowah wrote:Thanks for the link, Yellow Dog. Several point come to mind:

3. One must wonder if the Fed's have a vested interest in looking the other way when
illegals slip in. Millions of dollars flow into the Treasury from false social security
#'s that the illegals know they can never collect on.


And have the heads buried very deep up their butts about the many more millions that are wired 'home' to family every payday, tax free of course. You cannot take this much money out of our economy without it having negative effects on the US economy. Western Union must be making a killing exporting hundreds of millions of US dollars out of our economy every week.
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Re: Working for a defense contractor no less

Postby etowah » Thu Aug 14, 2008 9:24 pm

Truth is that the illegals take on jobs most Americans won't do.
Doesn't justify coming into this country outside the law;
And the cost to provide taxpayer funded medical care and education probably
wipes out the economic benefit.
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Re: Working for a defense contractor no less

Postby Yellow_Dog » Thu Aug 14, 2008 11:34 pm

etowah wrote:Truth is that the illegals take on jobs most Americans won't do.
Doesn't justify coming into this country outside the law;
And the cost to provide taxpayer funded medical care and education probably
wipes out the economic benefit.

Bottom line, greedy unethical businesses win, average joe/jane taxpayer get it in the shorts.

The workforce at Mills Mfg was 1/3 ILLEGALS, and I suspect that this is typical, so don't tell me that this is good for the economy. It was not long ago that these jobs were occupied by citizens. They may have very likely made the parachute that John McCain used when he bailed out over Viet Nam. But now instead of spending their wages locally, hundreds of millions of dollars are wired home to family in other countries every single payday, taking that money out of our economic cycle, and tax free at that.

Does no one recognize that the export of the fuel of our economy will cause the economy to run out of fuel, and grind to a hault. The war, the balance of trade, the huge sums to buy oil, and the illegals sending untaxed wages home all contribute.
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Re: Working for a defense contractor no less

Postby etowah » Fri Aug 15, 2008 11:12 pm

But why aren't the locals applying for these better than average jobs?
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Re: Working for a defense contractor no less

Postby Yellow_Dog » Fri Aug 15, 2008 11:39 pm

Perhaps they are but aren't being hired because they want a fair wage.
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Re: Working for a defense contractor no less

Postby etowah » Sat Aug 23, 2008 9:48 pm

Yellow_Dog wrote:Perhaps they are but aren't being hired because they want a fair wage.



"Fair wage" is the prevalent wage in the area.
Is the wage the problem, or the lack of American applicants with a good work ethic?
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Re: Working for a defense contractor no less

Postby Yellow_Dog » Sat Aug 23, 2008 11:25 pm

I have 50 jobs, I get 100 applicants.

50 of the applicants will work for 2 - 3 less per hour, won't demand time and a half over time, holiday pay, shift differential.

You do the math :roll:
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Re: Working for a defense contractor no less

Postby etowah » Mon Aug 25, 2008 9:41 pm

If the employer is breaking the law by not paying overtime, that is another matter.

The wage range that company pays is well above the minimum wage.
I have heard some locals complain that the only jobs available are minimum wage.
Apparently not true.
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