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April 26, 2006

Uno de Mayo

I was told today by one of my assistants that May 1st, Mexicans are not going to work to show how Mexicans are needed in America and to be appreciated. The source, I do not know...

Out of 17 of my employees, 12 are Mexican.

I find it funny!

I'll let you know the results.

Posted by Sissy at April 26, 2006 11:16 PM | TrackBack

Are you kidding me with this??? I guess all citizens shouldn't bother to show up on the 2nd and then we'll see where they have to go to work! Seems silly and very unapprecitive if you ask me.

Posted by: Ang at April 27, 2006 01:51 AM

I thought it was only illegals that weren't suppose to go to work to show us horrible americans how much we need their illegal services.

Posted by: Quality Weenie at April 27, 2006 07:17 AM

Stupid; they are now in the United States. It is their choice to be here. If they want to be Americans, they need to adopt the long-standing customs of THIS country, the country they choose to be in. If they want to celebrate Mexican holidays, they need to go back to Mexico.

Posted by: Chris at April 27, 2006 10:24 AM

That's what I thought too QW. But supposedly some of the legals are doing it too.

I honestly don't think I'll be affected by it. My people get paid WAY too good to consider screwing it up like that!

Posted by: Sissy at April 27, 2006 11:12 AM

I'd heard the same thing - that it was supposed to be the illegals showing us how much we need them... of course, the stupid thing is that it's only one day, so it inconveniences everyone, but they'll all be back the next day gloating that they proved their point about how much we need them. If they stayed away for longer, Americans would find a way to adjust - employers may have to raise the wages somewhat, or find another way to accomplish some of the manual labor... but we'd adjust to it. The one-day walkout doesn't give anyone time to make that adjustment.

People of Mexican descent who are here legally should not be taking part in this protest - it's not about them, for pity's sake. For the vast majority of Americans who are concerned about the illegal immigration issue, it's not about race or national heritage, it's about legal immigration status, and those who don't play by the rules.

This is a hot button for me, sorry - I should probably be blogging about it at my own place instead of ranting in your comments, Sissy! :)

Posted by: songstress7 at April 27, 2006 01:16 PM

Yep, it's supposed to only be illegals who stay away from work. To which I say- it just makes it easier to round them up the day after.

I don't deny that the US needs immigrants- LEGAL immigrants. The illegal ones should not be allowed US rights and services. Period.

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