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    Re: Learn english first

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    That may be wonderful for those that speak Spanish, but of little value for those speaking various other languages. The best bet is to have one language common among all workers on a crew.
    That might be helpful "tomorrow," but it's not helpful "today." What percent of construction crews are from non-English and non-Spanish speaking countries?

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    Re: Learn english first

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    You have the right to refuse employment based on language, you need employees to be able to communicate with each other and communicate with potential customers. You could take the Quebec approach and require a certain language be spoken in certain businesses. Being bilingual does help especially here in Canada.
    That it does, you can swear at people in 2 languages that way!

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    Re: Learn english first

    Quote Originally Posted by Oozlefinch View Post
    That it does, you can swear at people in 2 languages that way!

    Well in B.C. it is probably more useful to speak Chinese than French.

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    Re: Learn english first

    If they cannot speak English, their job interview will not go so well. Regardless, a lot of our own forefathers came to the US unable to speak English.

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    Re: Learn english first

    Quote Originally Posted by Phil_Osophy View Post
    Disclaimer: this is not about any specific "race" or language. Just about legal immigrants who cant speak english.
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    Re: Learn english first

    Quote Originally Posted by Phil_Osophy View Post
    I am learning spanish. This person wasnt a spanish speaker, so the little spanish i know wouldnt have helped.
    Right!

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    Re: Learn english first

    Quote Originally Posted by Phil_Osophy View Post
    She spoke samolian.
    Is she the only one who speaks samolian at your workplace?
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    Re: Learn english first

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Is she the only one who speaks samolian at your workplace?
    Yes. She is actually. There are others who speak spanish and others who speak napalian. But the others are able to communicate fairly well in english.

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    Re: Learn english first

    Quote Originally Posted by Phil_Osophy View Post
    Yes. She is actually. There are others who speak spanish and others who speak napalian. But the others are able to communicate fairly well in english.
    I don't believe you

    If she doesn't speak english, and no one there speaks Somalian, then how did she fill out the paperwork, get through an interview, etc?
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