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Jobs Americans Won't Do?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by B540glenn, May 12, 2006.

  1. B540glenn

    B540glenn Should Be Working Founding Member


    $580 a week is $29,000 a year (580 * 50). Are we to believe that there are no Americans that wouldn't wash dishes for $29,000 a year?

    What a load of crap! Just one more lie from the government.
  2. Clyde

    Clyde Jet Set Tourer Administrator Founding Member

    $529/week in CASH. That means under that table...not taxes, etc. Sounds more like $43,000/year.
  3. monkeyman

    monkeyman Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Hell I do well if I make that doing tree work where I have to climb in the tops of the trees with a chain saw in the elements and dodge swinging logs and where broken ribs, cuts and other injuries are common. I would gladly trade in the chain saw and climb rig for a scrub brush and do dishes for that pay, especialy if could find it within any reasonable comute.
  4. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Yeah. That line that Shrub often tells us about Jobs AMericans Won't do always boils my blood. I know lots of Drywallers and Block masons around here. What they won't do is hang Rock for $5 an hour.
  5. B540glenn

    B540glenn Should Be Working Founding Member

    Chances are that the illegals won't either if they can get $9.67 an hour ($580 / 60 hours per week) under the table washing dishes.

    I used the 60 hours a week becasue they're all hard working and have no problem working long days. :rolleyes:

    At 40 hours per week that would be $14.50 an hour.
  6. monkeyman

    monkeyman Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Hell theres been plenty of times I have done various construction/demolision/site clean up work for $5-$6/hour when I could get it. Granted it was most generaly non or minimaly skilled stuff to fill in between other jobs that paid better but have put in lots of hours doing things like swinging a sledge to take out brick then carry it several floors in buckets to clean it out for those kinds of wages. As long as they will give Americans the chance then Americans can be found to do the same jobs and often even for the same pay as the illegals. Theres still a lot of us who refuse to go the way of the hand out lines and will do whatever we can to pay a bill, if the pay is fair for the work it just means we will stay with the job instead of grabbing onto the first thing that dose pay a fair wage.
  7. ColtCarbine

    ColtCarbine Monkey+++ Founding Member

    If I'm hungry enough I'd work for less wages than usual, better than starving, been there done that and would do it again. :D
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