Both my son and daughter work for a corporation that hires lots of "immigrants" and "refugees." There's a perception among Americans that these people are hard working, but that's not the case as far as actual experience indicates.
I sent her a news article I saw about her industry and how some segments of it are trying to get out of the endless loop of hiring immigrants who turn out to be worthless. This is her response.
Due to the sanctuary status even if you report illegals nothing happens. Believe me, I researched it... because they are hard to deal with day in and day out, especially when you're being bled dry for more tax money (nearly half of G****’s bonus went to taxes). They will push you until you push back and then act really shocked and offended that you called them on their antics. It has happened more times than I can count.
When I was polite and respectful it translated into the crews feeling that they could speak to me in any fashion and call me anything they wished (gringa, mamie, baby etc.) and when I said to speak respectfully to me or not all then I was a total bitch and George (George is the local top dog) had to put the brakes on all of it.
Since then we basically do not speak to one another unless it is in relation to what I need them to do for my sites which is something I am fine with. It is manageable but they do not respect me , and when I need actions completed , I still have to get the site chief to make sure they actually do it instead of laying around and leaving the ticket untouched. Because of this I am not popular amongst the immigrant workers but I am as they force me to be. Tolerating poor work habits and bad attitudes ensures escalation of these issues.
Ultimately it all comes down to the fact they are cheap labor and endlessly replaceable, you fire one and can hire ten more that same day... and thus the problem that corporate America created for us. If they couldn't get work, they wouldn't be here... but here they are and we just keep on hiring them because they will work longer for less and can always be replaced.
It is our own country that created this problem and now refuses to resolve it... perhaps not everywhere, but here most certainly. We are dependent on them... deport all the "immigrants" and basically every maintenance related industry and construction business across the country collapses overnight, agricultural industries are brought to their knees and factories shut down due to lack of labor. One could argue that with the high unemployment rate one could fill those positions easily and I would say that is doubtful unless they drastically increased the wages and decreased the hours... and thus the problem.
Interesting site. I wish those people the best but theyre fighting a war that cannot be won without going after American industry and I do not see anyone proposing that plan. I think the more likely outcome is that the country will continue to pull apart with the cultural divide being particularly evident in cities that will continue to self segregate and deteriorate. More people will accept long commutes to live in an area with their own people or people they can tolerate and fewer areas within the city itself will be maintained or possess any lasting stability. Lots of questions, few answers, and no viable solutions. Throw in a hurricane or disruption to the supply lines and it's full on Walking Dead.
CC wrote an after action report that I thought was well worth sharing.
Ok here are some tips for living through a disaster.
If you know a storm or something is coming. Restock supplies, food, water, fuel, fill up all fuel tanks etc.
Everyone knows that part.
Here's something new.
Clean your house, wash all clothes, etc. Take a shower before the storm and work on personal hygiene because guess what. You will stand a good chance of losing water or power to heat water.
This is a habit that I learned from military service. Good grooming standards, short haircuts etc.
Once fresh water runs out being clean cut already will make you feel more comfortable in arduous conditions.
Next and most important is sleep. If you have the time before the storm sets in. Get a few hours sleep. Once the crap hits the fan. You may have to go days without sleep or being relaxed. Make sure everyone in your party is well rested and not into the event/storm exhausted or stressed out. Your survival will depend on you being alert when your roof starts to peel off or your neighbors house flies into your house and you have to think fast and react quickly.
On that note. Keep your main bug out vehicle in a garage if you can to use as backup storm shelter. I don't know if that's good advice but personally I would rather be in a vehicle with airbags than lying in a bathtub when the roof explodes off the house. I think the explosive decompression may just suck you out of the bathtub.
In hurricanes, the old timers say vent a window, crack the window to allow air pressure to equalize to keep the roof from blowing off. If the wind is out of the north. Crack a window on the north. If the window is out of the south then crack a window open facing south. It worked for me.
The most important part of going through a storm like a hurricane is being calm and collected. Rash decisions can be fatal.
When the storm ends. Stay at your house and don't drive around like a tourist.
First responders, county vehicles, power company trucks will converge on the area you live in. Don't add to the traffic jam unless you have a serious reason to leave your house.
One more word of wisdom. Wear gloves so you don't injure your hands while cleaning up trash etc. Lots of sharp trash in a disaster area. Lots of potential injuries in debris and garbage.
feel free to post this as a guess comment if you want.