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Nikia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:14 PM
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43. Hard working reliable labor at a low wage
Perhaps, this is a generalization, but it tends to be true around here (Wisconsin). If you are a manufacturing facility that pays a relatively low wage, say $8/hour for unskilled labor, you are playing the lottery with the quality of workers you will get. You may get some good workers, but generally the better workers will work somewhere else for a higher wage or not stay very long for the same reason. Many of your workers will probably be below average in a variety of ways, which is why they aren't employed somewhere else with better pay. Like I said, this is a generalization and there are a few outstanding workers that these companies get lucky with.
Mexican immigrants may have a tough time getting good paying jobs because they often are not high school graduates, may have poor English skills, and may face discrimination. They are often more family oriented and are more used to working hard. Some of the above mentioned employers have observed that by hiring them that they are more likely to get good workers at their low wage than when they hire the typical American white who applied for the low wage job.
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