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    Pay raise sought for bilingual fed workers

    Federal workers should not get a pay raise for being bi-lingual.It does not encourage immigrants and illegals to learn English.


    Washington Times - Pay raise sought for bilingual fed workers

    A key member of Congress says federal workers should be paid more for using their bilingual skills at work, and he's introduced a bill to boost those folks' pay by 5 percent.

    Rep. Michael M. Honda, California Democrat and chairman of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, said those bilingual workers deserve to be rewarded for their extra skills - something the government doesn't regularly do right now.

    "I understand the difficulties that immigrants face communicating in English while they acquire fluency," Mr. Honda said. "The bill addresses these challenges by promoting the use of bilingual skills throughout the federal work force in order to better serve the public and accomplish the mission of federal agencies."

    It's unclear whether the bill will get any traction, particularly with Congress working on so many other issues, though it could pop up as part of a broader immigration debate.

    Mr. Honda's bill would boost a federal employee's base pay by 5 percent if he or she is required to use languages other than English at work, but who get paid the same as other federal workers who hold similar jobs but do not have bilingual skills.

    K.C. McAlpin, executive director of ProEnglish, said the bill amounts to taxpayers subsidizing multilingual government. He said polls repeatedly show Americans oppose that and instead want English to be the official language.

    "At a time when the federal government has racked up a $12.5 trillion debt, Rep. Honda's legislation has to rank as one of the most irresponsible bills ever introduced in Congress," he said.
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    Re: Pay raise sought for bilingual fed workers

    I agree. Federal workers should not get a pay raise for being bilingual.

    As I tell people, english is my second language. I don't have a first.
    "I can explain it to you but, I can't understand it for you"

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    Re: Pay raise sought for bilingual fed workers

    It's an additional, valuable skill.

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    Re: Pay raise sought for bilingual fed workers

    Mr. Honda's bill would boost a federal employee's base pay by 5 percent if he or she is required to use languages other than English at work, but who get paid the same as other federal workers who hold similar jobs but do not have bilingual skills.
    If the job requires it, I can see paying more for someone who can better fill the role (i.e. is more versatile than an employee without the skill).

    I see "encouraging immigrants and illegals to learn English" as a separate issue.

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    Re: Pay raise sought for bilingual fed workers

    Quote Originally Posted by mike2810 View Post
    I agree. Federal workers should not get a pay raise for being bilingual.

    As I tell people, english is my second language. I don't have a first.
    Aside law enforcement and intelligence workers I take it?


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    Re: Pay raise sought for bilingual fed workers

    No, clearly individuals with a more valuable skillset should not get paid more.
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    Re: Pay raise sought for bilingual fed workers

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    No, clearly individuals with a more valuable skillset should not get paid more.
    So having the ability to speak the language of the criminal gang your monitoring, or the terror cell has no value?


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    Re: Pay raise sought for bilingual fed workers

    Quote Originally Posted by mike2810 View Post
    I agree. Federal workers should not get a pay raise for being bilingual.
    Why?

    As I tell people, english is my second language. I don't have a first.
    When you tell people that, do they looked puzzled? A "What the hell does that even mean?"-type look?

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    Re: Pay raise sought for bilingual fed workers

    Quote Originally Posted by OxymoronP View Post
    So having the ability to speak the language of the criminal gang your monitoring, or the terror cell has no value?
    Stop making them think. Can't you see it hurts them?

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    Re: Pay raise sought for bilingual fed workers

    These bilingual perverts mustn't be rewarded for their deviance!
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