Seasonal workers slip away

There are 188 comments on the The Daily Times story from Oct 7, 2007, titled Seasonal workers slip away. In it, The Daily Times reports that:

SALISBURY -- Members of a resort business think tank, backing proposed measures that would all but guarantee work visas to seasonal immigrant laborers with recent U.S. employment track records, have made the ...

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Kulturkampf

Lakewood, NJ

#1 Oct 7, 2007
66,000 lousy visas. Sounds critical, don't you think?

“You think it is ok, so what!”

Since: Jun 07

The freeway or the water

#2 Oct 7, 2007
Paying the extra to entice American seasonal workers never occured to them Right?

We need our low cost seasonal slaves!
whizzer

Kiln, MS

#3 Oct 7, 2007
Oh, bo ho
You poor non paying businesses.
So lets screw the US worker and the illegal.
John

Houston, TX

#4 Oct 7, 2007
Why does this not surprise me coming from the area of "Big Head Kennedy" the one person we owe a lot of this problem with "Illegal Aliens" on?? Hopefully the generations of Kennedys in politics will come to an end soon.
Aloha

Coldwater, MI

#5 Oct 7, 2007
Students used to be the source for seasonal workers. But alass, they are familiar with US labor laws and want minimun wage and a break every four hours or so....

“You think it is ok, so what!”

Since: Jun 07

The freeway or the water

#6 Oct 7, 2007
Also they want to be paid with a w-2 have taxes with held, be covered by workers comp, and protected by ewage and hour laws etc.

Slaves are so much easier to abuse.
John

United States

#7 Oct 8, 2007
Politicians like having illegal waitresses serving their lunch tables, because they file a complaint when slapped on the butt.
John

United States

#8 Oct 8, 2007
Correction:
Politicians like having illegal waitresses serving their lunch tables, because they *don't* file a complaint when slapped on the butt.
REDPONY

AOL

#9 Oct 8, 2007
the 48th ronin wrote:
Also they want to be paid with a w-2 have taxes with held, be covered by workers comp, and protected by ewage and hour laws etc.
Slaves are so much easier to abuse.
OH YES. WHO WANTS TO DEAL WITH ALL OF THOSE PESKY LABOR LAWS AND FORMS? AND WHO WANTS TO DEAL WITH WORKERS WHO CAN ACTUALLY STAND UP FOR THEMSELVES...OR COULD EVEN SUE YOU IF YOU VIOLATE THEIR RIGHTS? CANT HAVE THAT. BEST TO KEEP THE SLAVE POOL.
REDPONY

AOL

#10 Oct 8, 2007
Kulturkampf wrote:
66,000 lousy visas. Sounds critical, don't you think?
OH WHAT AN EMERGENCY. THEY NEED A BIGGER POOL OF SLAVES THAN THAT. AT THIS RATE THEY MIGHT HAVE TO BREAK DOWN AND HIRE A CITZEN....AND PAY DECENT WAGES....AND FOLLOW LABOR LAWS. THERE WILL BE LUNCH BREAKS AND WORK COMP. OMG THIS IS AN EMERGENCY!!!!
REDPONY

AOL

#11 Oct 8, 2007
John wrote:
Correction:
Politicians like having illegal waitresses serving their lunch tables, because they *don't* file a complaint when slapped on the butt.
LOL YOU ADDED THE "DONT". I WAS GOING TO SAY SOMETHING BUT KNEW EVERYONE WOULD KNOW WHAT YOU MEANT. BUT YOU ARE HITTING THE NAIL ON THE HEAD.
PSL

Boca Raton, FL

#12 Oct 9, 2007
Deport all illegals.
Close the borders.
Stop immigration.
truth really hurts

Stone Mountain, GA

#13 Oct 9, 2007
the 48th ronin wrote:
Paying the extra to entice American seasonal workers never occured to them Right?
We need our low cost seasonal slaves!
Ronin, you could offer American seasonal workers $20.00 an hour and you still wouldn't fill the demand. There aren't enough employable American people in the labor pool right now to pick and pack crabs all day. It's easier for Americans to sit home and collect a disability check than to go out to work.

“You think it is ok, so what!”

Since: Jun 07

The freeway or the water

#14 Oct 9, 2007
truth really hurts wrote:
<quoted text>
Ronin, you could offer American seasonal workers $20.00 an hour and you still wouldn't fill the demand. There aren't enough employable American people in the labor pool right now to pick and pack crabs all day. It's easier for Americans to sit home and collect a disability check than to go out to work.
That's what they said about the meat packing plants, then they offered a 2 dollar an hour raise, promised to hire only legal workers, and the lines to apply stretched around the block..all shifts all positions were filled... another myth ( made of preconceived stereotyping and prejudiced thinking) destroyed..
Jamie

AOL

#15 Oct 10, 2007
I think if they have seasonal workers here, they should have to pay them a decent wage or hire locals at a better pay. Why do the hotel, bar and restaurant owners think everyone should absorb rising costs cause they are greedy and may lose a half or 1 million in profits and maybe not be able to live their lives the way they have become accustomed to cause one of the ancestors had something to do with the founding of the town. No one cares that the common persons taxes are going up so much that they can no longer afford to live here after scratching all their life to be able to retire here. Oh maybe we should all just file for a reduction in taxes. That works for some of the "big" empolyers in OC.
Bulgarian

Bulgaria

#16 Oct 10, 2007
Hey.. I've been in OC, MD and I've seen myself that eastern europeans are way better workers than americans. Americans go there to work and have fun - half of the week they call sick at work or just don't show up without having a reason... The business in OC will die without foreigner workers....

“You think it is ok, so what!”

Since: Jun 07

The freeway or the water

#17 Oct 10, 2007
Bulgarian wrote:
Hey.. I've been in OC, MD and I've seen myself that eastern europeans are way better workers than americans. Americans go there to work and have fun - half of the week they call sick at work or just don't show up without having a reason... The business in OC will die without foreigner workers....
yes yes we know without foriegn slave labor the businesses will die... Can we hold a state funeral for them?
Ruslan

Russia

#18 Oct 12, 2007
International students come on a J-1 Exchange Visitor Visa. The purpose of the visa is to give students the opportunity to learn about America while they work in seasonal jobs, and then take those impressions back to their home countries.
The J-1 visa is the legal entry document into the U.S. for the participants in this program.
International seasonal workers are available for summer season and are able to work up to 4 months - longer than U.S. students.
The J-1 visa is ideal for companies with seasonal staffing demands.

www.jobofer.org

Since: Apr 07

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#19 Oct 19, 2007
americans are just spoiled. they dont know what poor is.
zelpia

Lincoln, NE

#20 Oct 19, 2007
lastword wrote:
americans are just spoiled. they dont know what poor is.
Speak for yourself. Ive been poor and Ive seen poor in this country and other countries too.This is about being personaly responsible and national responsible. We all have choices.There are ways to get things done without biting the hand that helps you or the hands that work for you.The employers need to absorb cost of visas, immunizations,medical quarantines and provide adequate housing for immigrant workers, if they need them be responsible for them or pay a decent wage .

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