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Which European Countries Speak the Most English?

Old Nov 25th, 2014, 10:46 PM
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Sparkchaser all that you have mentioned except for customer service. It was a disaster to see jobs going to the lowest bidder even though the new employees could not read or speak a word of English.So as a manager all you could do was learn Spanish or do the job for the peopleso that they did not lose a finger or two.

I now live in South Carolina and I am glad that Illegals dont get the construction,manufacturing,and the such.Nikki has helped by pushing to fine companys for hiring undocumented workers.
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Old Nov 25th, 2014, 10:53 PM
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Its not diversity that is the problem.North and South Carolina are at will states. So think about the effect of people working for half the wage of long time employees. Then think about watching those long time employees get laid off.

I am sure that I could not get a job in France,with no papers and no knowledge of French.

I knew you guys would twist it. It was just a reply to why so many Americans now speak Spanish.
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Old Nov 25th, 2014, 10:55 PM
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<i>I now live in South Carolina and I am glad that Illegals dont get the construction,manufacturing,and the such.</i>

You sure about that? I suspect that if you drove up on a random residential building site or peeked into the backroom of one of the busier Chinese restaurant in town that you'd hear the word "jefe" a lot.
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Then again, maybe I am just projecting what I have noticed in other states upon South Carolina.
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Old Nov 25th, 2014, 11:02 PM
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I did mention undocumented. If people are hired at the same rate and pay taxes,well that is different. Then a company would not hire people for far less than they are worth.
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Old Nov 25th, 2014, 11:10 PM
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I have worked for Toyota in California so I am not against diversity.
The difference is at Toyota everyone had to be able to read a standard operating procedure and everyone was paid based on his or her job ability.

TABC moved its catalytic converter plant to NC. Being that was the operation I supervised,I moved with it.

Long Beach is very diverse. I loved it. Sorry you misunderstood.
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Old Nov 26th, 2014, 05:00 AM
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<I>I am sure that I could not get a job in France,with no papers and no knowledge of French.
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I would think that entirely dependent upon what the job was.
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Old Nov 26th, 2014, 06:24 AM
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As far as getting a job in any EU country, I suggest you read about the obstacles for non-EU citizens.

And BTW, my wife is half Spanish, half Mexican and she too believes in diversity for all supervisors in the auto industry.
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Old Nov 26th, 2014, 09:36 AM
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Imdonehere I bet. Unfortunately fot her the laws are changing. To work in an American auto plant one must have proper paperwork and speak English.
I was referring to Nafta.
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Old Nov 26th, 2014, 09:50 AM
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A US citizen can not even enter France illegally
Some of you missed the point.I am not speaking of finding the job and then coming here.
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Old Nov 26th, 2014, 10:31 AM
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This will be my last post on the subject.
I respect all people from all countries who at least try to learn the spoken language at the place they chose to work.
Supervisors should not have to learn a new language every few years.
Last summer we had exchange students
from Budapest.
They knew enough English to work safely.
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Old Nov 26th, 2014, 11:07 AM
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To work in an American auto plant one must have proper paperwork and speak English.>

I tutor many Asians who are working in front offices of local Toyota and Kia/Hundaye offices here and they are in no way fluent in English - I know of no resuirement to that effect here at least.
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Old Nov 26th, 2014, 11:21 AM
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My wife was born here. And earlier this year we helped a cousin translate parts of her doctoral thesis from the University in Santiago de Compostela from Spanish to English for the international edition.

It is ironic Gigi, that so many people have misunderstood what you wrote.
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Old Nov 26th, 2014, 11:26 AM
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A US citizen can not even enter France illegally>

does that include Edward Snowden? Or Americans on the terrorist watch list? Or Henry Kissinger?
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Old Nov 26th, 2014, 11:45 AM
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I am referring to the production floor.
All operations are in English.
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Old Nov 26th, 2014, 11:48 AM
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To be clear. I am speaking of American factorys
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Old Nov 26th, 2014, 11:53 AM
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4 is not so many
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Old Nov 26th, 2014, 11:56 AM
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Is this a law - federal law - state law - union law? If a native-born say Navaho Indian don't speak English he can't even push a broom around the floor or wash dishes in the factory KP? and some floor bosses may well speak Spanish for example in a factory in Texas or Arizona or Calaifornia (where the Governator barely spoke good English not long ago) -

Seriously this would have to be a law, right

I'm not disagreeing but seriously would like to know if it is a law. Maybe your earlier posts answered this but a quick scan days perhaps no.
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Old Nov 26th, 2014, 12:09 PM
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Would you drive a car built by people who cant read the standard procedure?

I know all procedures are in English
I have been involved in Kaizan events and the implementation of new procedures at Toyota
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Old Nov 26th, 2014, 12:13 PM
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So there is no law just common sense? to become a U.s. citizen you may have to know a little English but not to be a green card holder as I know many of these who are not nearly fluent in English.
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