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Old 07-31-2009, 08:10 PM   #1
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put "Basura" on a pile of trash so it can be taken out by the cleaning staff at night?

You would think that in the process of living in a foreign country that you would learn simple words and phrases pertaining to basic living and work.


I put "Trash" on a pile, huge pile of boxes and plastic bags etc.. for disposal. It was nice and neat and ready to go with little to no mess, Piled it up outside our techroom 4 days ago. I'd have done it myself but they don't trust us enough to give us access to the nice crasher downstairs wherever it's at.

Yesterday my boss tells me to write "Basura" on it and it will be gone.

Sure as SHT it was gone when I got to work this morning.

It's one word..... is that too much to ask someone working and living in the United States to learn? Especially when it pertains to the very job they are hired to do?

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I had a pizza box once that the cleaners hadnt taken out for 2 days. I wrote "el trasho" on it and they took it.

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Try writing both the english and spanish version on it so they learn? Part of the solution and all...

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I had a pizza box once that the cleaners hadnt taken out for 2 days. I wrote "el trasho" on it and they took it.
Haha, Spanglish rules
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Try writing both the english and spanish version on it so they learn? Part of the solution and all...



Haha, Spanglish rules

At my last job I alternated...

on one day I wrote "Trash".. it stayed.

on the second day I wrote "basura" it went.
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Test 'em... write "your mother smells like fish" in english, see what happens!

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Old 07-31-2009, 11:54 PM   #6
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You have to write bashura on it AND write an internet screed.

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Man, that's almost as bad as having to take out your own trash. No wonder you're pissed.

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Maybe it's because the only job a new immigrant can get is cleaning trash up for other folks. It's just possible that as soon as they get a grip on the language, they will move up on the employment ladder to a better job with better pay.

Cleaning crews need to be absolutely SURE that something is trash before they will take it or it will cost them their much needed job.

Get over it.

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Maybe it's because the only job a new immigrant can get is cleaning trash up for other folks. It's just possible that as soon as they get a grip on the language, they will move up on the employment ladder to a better job with better pay.

Cleaning crews need to be absolutely SURE that something is trash before they will take it or it will cost them their much needed job.

Get over it.
And also, what he said. You're complaining that YOU had to learn a word. You get paid more. Learn a word.
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And also, what he said. You're complaining that YOU had to learn a word. You get paid more. Learn a word.
While this is valid, at the same time THEY are in a new country where the predominate language is English.

In this case BOTH should learn a word so that effective communication is established and BOTH are bettered by the situation.
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