Originally Posted by ddalder
IMO, if you choose to work in an area with a large spanish speaking population, maybe you should learn all the spanish words... Aren't these customers paying YOUR salary? This thread seems to be rather controvertial.
are you kidding me? why can't we take that a step further? if they choose to move to a country with a large english speaking population, maybe they should learn all the english words.
i'll tell you right now, if these customers are paying my salary, they'd better give me a raise, cause i do not get paid enough to do my job and interpret.
90 years ago when my grandfather came to this country he spoke not a single word of english. he was sent back to napoli where he spent every moment he could learning english. when he returned again two years later he was fluent in english. the family never again spoke italian, not even in the privacy of his own home, amungst his own family.my family did not come to america to live here, my family came here to become americans.
personally i am in infuriated when somebody walked up to me with their habla espanole. i've gotten to the point where i won't speak to anyone who approaches me with that statement. my only response is "why would i speak spanish?"
alright, i'm getting a little worked up here. i'd best stop before i get really angry.