When my work starts to thin out the American citizens are the first to go. I'm the last of the Americans at least, but 3 illegal immigrants are still working today on the same room I was working on yesterday, with them. Without question I am faster, neater, more knowledgable, and produce higher quality work in comparison. The illegal immigrants I've worked with are very sloppy, lack attention to detail, and regularly damage very expensive parts/contents of very wealthy peoples brand new homes.
You may be wondering why I'm the one sitting home then right? Answer: I cost considerably more than they do to employ so when the job winds down and the money pool begins to dry up, the more expensive employees (me) go first regardless of knowledge and skills. Illegal immigrants will work 7 days a week when asked on straight pay (not me or most of you). My seniority and citizenship is meaningless.
In order to compete with that, (that's what I should do right?) I would have to convince 6-8 of my surf buds/family members to move into a 2 bedroom apartment with me on gorgeous Hamilton Ave. in Seaside Heights. I would have to continue forgoing the luxury of health insurance for lack of affordability. I would have to abort any plan of owning property in this country for lack of affordability........many of the illegal immigrants I have met are saving money to retire way earlier than I ever will in their home countries where the American dollar goes much further.
I'm not racist! I would do the same exact thing if I was in their shoes. I can't say Illegal immigration has made my life any easier though, I would have to say it's been quite the opposite. Overtime pay and any other work incentive disappeared with their arrival in my trade. Now-a-days when it's crunch time we're merely expected to run ourselves ragged for days, weeks, months at a time without being offered an extra dollar all while working for customers that have millions of dollars.
Paid sick days, paid vacations, personal days, medical, dental, 401k, and such things are folklore to me. I'm just a "ditch digger" aka republican step stool........all aboard, next stop financial supremacy. It trips me out how we gauge people monetarily when it's just paper and in no way related to the merit of the human we're judging.
With all that being said, I make do with what I have, push forward, and have fun anyway.
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Thread: You know I was just thinking
Dec 18, 2013, 11:25 PM #131
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- Ocean County NJ
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Dec 18, 2013, 11:47 PM #132
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- May 2013
- Punching Latex Dummys in Barns
pjb why do these guy never listen to you?? you are right about most things you say i will never understand why all these surfers are so mainstream. its like theyre all political and hate people on unemployment and such. i was on unemployment for a while too how do yall like that, i paid into there for i am entitled to it if you dont like it then suck my balls, i was looking for employment while on it. it seem that lawyers and other professionals have gotten into a culture they dont belong in, dont criticize us because you make over 6 digits. love the sotuh
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i dont trust anybody who says they are a "surfer" and hasnt dont some sort of psychedelics....they would never be a surf buddy of mine thats for sure.
Dec 19, 2013, 01:43 AM #134
Dec 19, 2013, 02:42 AM #135
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- Turtle Island
Reppin' Psilocybin here, but many paths to the top of the mountain.
Funny how you joke about and exploit the gov wel fair. I myself am employed (it's fairly easy if your not on drugs) and work 40 plus a week, but I get paid so little I can't even make by with extra $50 the govt gives me in ONLY FOOD StAMPS, to support my small family. So no figure I can barely make it to half the tiney swells that hit my nearest coast in My broken down mini van with no door handles....So you my friend, can find the nearest cliff...
Douglas, you bring up a good point. Now with so many illegals working in construction you can't get a new house that's got the quality. My mommy and daddy once had a house near ZaGaffer's New Jersey relatives and the sucker was solid. 20 years... NO PROBLEMS.
Then they moved and bought another house crafted by dudes who looked suspiciously foreign. That house had problems within two years.
I don't blame illegals, if America sucked I'd slip into Canada. I blame the employers, which also goes with my argument that it's the CEO's of the country who are destroying the middle class. They are so desperate to make more..more...more and damn the consequences for anybody else. Man, where's TREVOLUTION at?
Now, because I'm arguing with PUMP and others, people are going to automatically think I welcome all immigrants with open arms. Nahh, I don't. I wouldn't let any Muslims in. I would put an immediate halt to student visas(F them let them get educated in their countries. We don't need to arm our competition). I'm a strange kind of liberal. I love the drone strikes in Pakistan, and I would kick anybody from the Middle East out of here. Sorry, control your people or get out.
I don't know what to do with The Mexicans. I don't mind them, but am conscious of the problems. But then again, look what our drug laws have done to their country.....
Blaster of ye Sand, yeah man, a whole class of people have bombarded this wayward, fringe culture that surfing once was. Hey, if you do the lawyering that's ok. But you better be blowing-off meetings and clients when it's head high and offshore. You can still have a fancy job, but don't treat this thang as some hobby. This isn't golf.
And yes, the prestegious people of the world can look down on the salty surf rat. But, when they look back at their lives what memories do they have? Days upon days of offices and douche bags. Maybe a trip to Costa Rica here and there. Great memories of the nagging, gold-digging, trophy wife, and bratty soiled children. But the crusty surf dude has tons of memories of adventure, overcoming sketchy times, and tons of good surf days. Plus, those terrific bonds between other sketchy crusty surf bums.
Though there is something to be said for good food, solid shelter and Polo shirts........and a b!tchen watch.
Ahhh you can't win. The grass is never greener on the other side.
If by chance it's me. I support government welfare you nitwit, and I don't exploit it. I've never been on it. My friend does, but I don't control him. Plus, he has an under-the-table job and is employed by a dude who takes advantage of him. He's vulnerable and his weekly wages greatly vary.
Last edited by Paddington Jetty Bear; Dec 19, 2013 at 03:04 PM.
Dec 19, 2013, 03:38 PM #139And yes, the prestegious people of the world can look down on the salty surf rat. But, when they look back at their lives what memories do they have? Days upon days of offices and douche bags. Maybe a trip to Costa Rica here and there. Great memories of the nagging, gold-digging, trophy wife, and bratty soiled children. But the crusty surf dude has tons of memories of adventure, overcoming sketchy times, and tons of good surf days. Plus, those terrific bonds between other sketchy crusty surf bums.
Dec 19, 2013, 03:47 PM #140
Now let's get back to surfing: