How to deal with this?

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by waloshin, Sep 4, 2010.

  1. waloshin macrumors 68040

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    I work in a fast food resteraunt and there is now only eight of us, three which are fillipino with alamos. Now the problem is they refuse to speak English to one another so its very akward working with them as you dont know what there saying.
     
  2. racer1441 macrumors 68000

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    Just another example of needing a national English language. In your home you can speak Klingon for all I care. In a business setting, English.
     
  3. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Its a fast food place. Like anyone really cares what the hell they're saying. American's want their food fast and cheap. They don't care beyond that.
     
  4. racer1441 macrumors 68000

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    Small problems turn into big problems.
     
  5. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Sorry, what was "the problem" again?
     
  6. waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Actually it's Canada and the food isn't cheap. The fillipinos are taking over all fast food resteraunts just like the Mexicans and Cubans in the states.
     
  7. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Ah, didn't know you were in Canada, my apologies.

    That said, I have no idea wtf you are talking about with fast food in the states. If anything, this just sounds racist.

    I hold Canadians in much higher regard than my fellow countrymen in general, so don't worry. ;)
     
  8. RawBert macrumors 68000

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    Wait, it's not Big Kahuna Burger, is it?

    You should be like:

    English mother******! Do you speak it?!!!

    [​IMG]

    W-w-what?

    Oh, and call 'em peck pecks. That'll show 'em.
     
  9. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030

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    well dude, definitely they're talking about you......and you know why! :p
     
  10. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    If you aren't party to the conversation, why do you care? If they're plotting your demise, you'll find out soon enough.
     
  11. waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040

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    There very loud when they speak their native language, so it's very annoying.
     
  12. RawBert macrumors 68000

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    Loud Philippinos? Were they this loud?
     
  13. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    I bet it's nothing like Jamaicans playing dominoes, or so I hear.

    But if they can speak English to you, why can't you ask the to keep it down a bit?
     
  14. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Why is one required? English is widely spoken worldwide.

    Its difficult speaking in a foreign language all the time, this happens.

    I think you've just got to accept it.
     
  15. .Andy macrumors 68030

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    You could seize the opportunity and get them to teach you some. I'm sure they'll be more amicable if you show an interest in their language/culture. It's a two way street.
     
  16. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Good point, this is always good.
     
  17. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    LOL. Why?
     
  19. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Mainly because of the sheer crap we put up with in our politics. I'm not so sure any other country that proclaims itself to be so great is so easily distracted or cares so little about the well being of it's citizens.
     
  20. Queso macrumors G4

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    In that case wouldn't it be a good idea for you to learn whatever Philippine language they're speaking? If you stay in that industry you'll get more work as a consequence. Who knows, one day you may have a burger joint all of your own.
     
  21. Xavier macrumors 68020

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    One of the requirements or at least requested attribute at the Wendy's near my house is "can you speak Spanish?"
     
  22. racer1441 macrumors 68000

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    The problem is a large group of people in the country that cannot or will not assimilate to the country.

    Immigrants in years gone by tried very hard to work and learn the language. Today, they are offended you make the suggestion.

    Head this problem off now by mandating an English in business only law.
     
  23. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Uh, there is no problem if there is no national language. Got some type of Napoleon complex simply because that's your language of choice? :rolleyes:


    You don't have to learn english to "assimilate to this country". You have to believe in it's values, which clearly you do not.
     
  24. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Lets face it ordering at McDonalds doesn't require a vast knowledge of English on the part of the staff, you don't need to know much English to ask "do you want fries with that?"

    Now maybe for citizenship knowing English to some level should be a requirement to be a citizen in the US (as otherwise you can't easily assimilate fully into the culture) but requiring it for all business transactions is unreasonable and draconian.

    Lets also be honest that there are expat communities worldwide where people have a weak knowledge of the local language and people seem to be OK with that.
     
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    Paranoia is fast becoming a part of the American psyche, and it's not very appealing. The founding fathers would roll over in their graves to hear such zenophobic blasphemy.
     

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