Minimum Wage Mexicans

The Permanent Underclass

The Permanent Underclass

I have a couple of friends who told me something pretty shocking.  I asked the question why so many hire Mexican workers in their business.  Both of them said the same thing.  They both threw away this notion that Mexicans are hard working.  It is not true.  Mexicans do not work harder than anyone else.  I have quoted the statistical ratio of working illegal aliens to illegal aliens who are on public assistance.  Both of my friends volunteered this as well.  The main reason, they said, that businesses hire Mexicans, is that they can pay them, en mass, below minimum wage.

Back in the Kitchen

So my one friend is a sous-chef.  He is the second in command of the kitchen, for those who do not know what a sous-chef is.  The chef over him is the head chef.  He blatantly told me he is the only white person in the entire kitchen.  All the rest of the kitchen staff are all illegal aliens and Mexican.  Not only are they all working at all the positions of the kitchen under sous-chef, but they are all paid below minimum wage.

Minimum wage in Nevada is $7.25 / hr with health insurance benefits provided by employer and received by employee, or $8.25 / hr with no health insurance benefits provided by employer.  That means from the dishwasher on up, they all make minimum wage.

1. The chef is the person in charge of the kitchen. In large establishments this person has the title of executive chef. The executive chef is a manager who is responsible for all aspects of food production, including menu planning, purchasing, costing, and planning work schedules.

$40,000.00 – $78,000.00

2. The sous-chef (soo schef) is directly in charge of production. Because the executive chef’s responsibilities require spending a great deal of time in the office, the sous chef takes command of the actual production and the minute-by-minute supervision of the staff.
Both the sous chef and executive chef have had many years of experience in all stations of the kitchen.

$31,000.00 – $54,000.00

3. The station chefs or chefs de partie are in charge of particular areas of production. The following are the most important station chefs:

$10.00 / hr – $13.00 / hr or $27,000 / yr

a) The sauce chef or saucier (so-see-ay) prepares sauces, stews, and hot hors d’oeuvres, and sautés foods to order. This is usually the highest position of all the stations.

b) The fish cook or poissonier (pwah-so-nyay) prepares fish dishes. (This station may be handled by the saucier in some kitchens.)

c) The vegetable cook or entremetier (awn-truh-met-yay) prepares vegetables, soups, starches, and eggs. Large kitchens may divide these duties among the vegetable cook, the fry cook, and the soup cook.

d) The roast cook or rotisseur (ro-tee-sur) prepares roasted and braised meats and their gravies and broils meats and other items to order. A large kitchen may have a separate broiler cook or grillardin (gree-ar-dan) to handle the broiled items. The broiler cook may also prepare deep-fried meats and fish.

e) The pantry chef or garde manger (gard-mawn-zhay) is responsible for cold foods, including salads and dressings, patés, cold hors d’oeuvres, and buffet items.

f) The pastry chef or patissier (pa-tees-syay) prepares pastries and desserts.

g) The relief cook, swing cook, or tournant (toor-nawn) replaces other station heads.

Minimum wage annual take home is $15,000.00 / yr

So just from that short list there of kitchen positions, in case you did not know, we see that Mexicans are getting completely driven into the ground.  It is not a case of Mexicans taking jobs that other people don’t want to do, it is a case of illegal aliens being marginalized to the point of slavery.  Let’s see those salaries again:

  • Chef [ head chef ] – $40,000.00 – $78,000.00
  • Sous-chef – $31,000.00 – $54,000.00
  • Station chef – $10.00 / hr – $13.00 / hr or $27,000.00 / yr
  • minimum wage yearly – $15,000.00 / yr

So they are making twice if not four times the profit by hiring a minimum wage Mexican, instead of a bonifide citizen.  And not only that, most of the Mexicans are illegal aliens and therefore are paid below minimum wage.  It is this that my sous-chef friend told, that the company really likes.

As if this one restaurant were not enough to make your stomach turn, he told me that he works for a chain restaurant.  He said, all the restaurants in his chain make it a practice of hiring illegal aliens and paying them below minimum wage.

But, hold on to your horses!  Not only does he work for a chain, but the chain is owned by a corporation.  That corporation owns many restaurant chains.  And, he said, all of the chains make it this practice of hiring illegal aliens and paying them below minimum wage.  How does he know?  As a sous-chef he is required to attend corporate meetings where all the chains get together.  He does not do the hiring, and sadly [ to his great disappointment ] he does not do the firing neither.

The corporation clears around $2 – $6 billion dollars per chain they own yearly.  Many of you reading this would probably think that these restaurants are not reputable.  You could not be more mistaken.  These restaurants range from $6.00 / entree all the way up to $40,00 / entree, on up.  None of the chains are greasy spoon restaurants.  So stop trying to console yourself that you are not supporting this travesty in modern day slavery.

But wait, there’s more

The Casino Makes too Much to Pay for Labor

As if the above story weren’t bad enough, my second friend threw me for a loop.  He is the head of security at one of the Casinos in Las Vegas.  To the untrained eye, there are a lot of Casinos in Las Vegas.  Sadly, they are all owned by around 3 corporations.  So the Las Vegas strip, which has dozens of huge casinos, are only owned by maybe 3 corporations.

So my friend, head of security, is able to go from property to property, at will.  He doesn’t really work for one particular casino.  He said that nearly every illegal alien in the casino works for below minimum wage.  But, wait, I’m sure you think I am being harsh in calling them illegal.  But, no, I am speaking facts.  He said the casino, or more appropriately, the corporations, under incentive from the U.S. government, takes buses down into Mexico and picks up loads of Mexicans, bring them here and pay them below minimum wage to work in their casinos.  The law, as written, seemed like it had the best intention, but the corporations took it at its word and are using it in the strictest interpretation of the law.  The government hesitates to repeal the law because it is the best thing we have, humanitarian wise, but is being abused to the fullest letter of the law.  However, knowing what I know about the government, their palms are getting heavily greased, to keep this law in play.

So:

  1. Americans are not lazy
  2. worthless jobs are not being taken by illegal aliens
  3. a huge percentage of the population is working, under the table, for under minimum wage for very decent jobs
  4. a complete second class is being formulated by these corporations

If you are blind to what is going on, I hope this article opened your damned eyes.  Not only are these jobs being taken by illegal aliens, they are done at the request and under the thumb of the U.S. government.  The corporations want your job too.  This economic depression was not an accident.  Upwards of 20% of the population is unemployed, 35% in the Black population.  When this fiasco is over, I guarantee you that your same job will be offered back to you, at half the salary you had before.

This fiasco will occur over and over till we have a complete divestiture of the middle class and a total divide of the upper and lower classes.  Can you imagine that the position of an experienced pastry chef earns only minimum wage?  It’s supposed to be $30,000  – $40,000 a year, depending on where you are.  Yet I have solid proof these companies are paying someone $15,000 a year already.  Right now!

This is not a conspiracy theory, these are facts.  You are paying top dollar for something and the company isn’t even hiring a regular American worker at a decent wage.  You are contributing to this.

And, no, paying someone minimum wage when they should be making $40,000 is not acceptable.  That $25,000 is lost on the economy.  If you don’t have the economic sense to see this, go learn some.  You can’t bleed the very body you live in.  People assume that the shareholders are making out like bandits.  But, in the long run they’ll be just as broke because they are creating a nation of paupers.  It’s stupid.

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Labor Day and the Great Depression II

Don’t Shop on Labor Day

Office Closed for Labor Day

If you’ve been under a rock this past 50 years, the economy has been hijacked by businesses.  Now I know a few of you are saying, the economy IS businesses.  That is not true.  The economy is supposed to be private transactions between honest folks – consumption; the supplying of goods – distribution; and the manufacturing of goods, labor and services – production.  Everyone seems to think that consumption is the ONLY part of the 3 part equation to look at.

The Consumer

Since the 50’s the news, media and infotainment outlets have slowly, but surely changed economic reports from talking about the economy – consumption, production, distribution – to just about consumption.  In fact Americans have been slowly renamed, “the consumer”.  In fact we have been so renamed that we have been pressured to act accordingly.  You are the consumer.  You are 100% of this economy.  You have not been doing your job.

George Bush makes a stupid speech after we blew up the World Trade Center, not to buckle down, save and get our economy healthy again, but to “go out and shop.”   That has to be the most ridiculous assertion in the history of ridiculous assertions.  Of course he was not speaking from a benevolent leader’s standpoint, he was speaking from the standpoint of one who is completely controlled by business.

By changing the vernacular of how the economy is viewed, businesses can create shopper drones in all of us.  Instead of worrying if our economy is actually growing, i.e. production plus distribution and consumption, we are concerned only with consumption.  If consumption is down, businesses put out the message that WE are not doing our duty as “the consumer”.  In fact, we now add government jobs as a part of the economy.

Why Government Jobs Shouldn’t Be Added in the Economic Equation

Labor Day Sucks on Unemployment

So far I’ve said that the economy is production, distribution and consumption.  I’ve hinted that government jobs should not be factored into that equation.  Some of you probably are already saying that government jobs and actions are so huge that it would be crazy not to include it in the economy.

The very idea that the government is so large and allegedly takes up a majority of the economy is preposterous to begin with.  The government shouldn’t be so large as to even factor into the economy.  There are 308 million regular Americans.  There should be no way that the government dwarfs regular jobs to such a degree that we cannot avoid factoring in government jobs, to reach an adequate accounting of the economy.

Why am I so adamant about not factoring in the government into the economy?  Simply put, the government produces nothing of its own.  A normal American can buy land, plant crops, have someone deliver them to the stores and people eat the food.  The government cannot do any of that.  They have absolutely no money of their own.  We are made to think that they do, but that is not the case.  If we come to believe the government produces its own goods and services and does not rely on taxes, then businesses, who are in bed with government, can win this war of mind control of “the consumer”.  They can make us all feel like this government, which is bursting at the seems, is necessary and should be observed, but only through the lens that they supply us with.

Labor Day Consumer and The Second Depression

Many are refusing to say the “D” word, depression.  Oh, infotainment news outlets will readily say “we are in a recession,” but they will never say we are in a depression.  Why the charade?  They think that if they say the word depression, old timers will come out in droves and tell everyone to stop being bone heads and stop spending their money.  They think that if Americans were told the truth they would cease to be consumers and start being adults.  They are afraid that everyone would wake up to the reality that we are screwed 6 ways till Sunday, and Sunday is no guarantee of relief.

Businesses are hedging their bets and pulling out the stops to make sure all the commercials and infotainment news gets out the word to consume, consume, consume.  Labor Day is supposed to ring in the “shopping season”.  Yes, not only are we consumers, but now we have a shopping season.

Happy Labor Day, Take the Day Off

Stop the madness!  Wake up!  We are not mindless shopper drones.  Instead of spending money, this economy cannot afford to be spent, save your money on Labor Day.  We need every American to stop spending needless money.  We need to go back to a creditor nation, instead of being a debtor nation.  We are literally beggars in the richest country on the planet.  We need to stop buying cheap Chinese or Asian crap and build up our savings.  We are in a depression, not a recession.  House prices are in free fall.  Gas prices are skyrocketing, food prices are soaring, car sales are in the dumps, parts of the country are jobless.  If these aren’t enough to wake you up, I don’t know what else could.  There are parts of the country where 1 in 3 people are out of work.  You sit in front of the news and expect to hear this?  Never!  They are not going to “report” this.  We are being sold down the river by business and the government.  Noone in power is safeguarding the real economy.

We’ve pissed away manufacturing.  We’ve pissed away production.  We’ve pissed away innovation.  We’ve even made it illegal in some parts of the nation to care for ourselves, i.e. take care of the poor on our own.  You think that’s because it’s safer to have the government do it.  No, it’s designed that way, to eventually get everyone to rely on the government.  First it was the poor, and now it’s the jobless.  Remember and realize that people making $50,000 a year are on unemployment.  Not everyone who is jobless worked at McDonald’s.  Real people with real jobs are down for the count.

Instead of taking your hard earned cash and giving it away, you need to carry it to your local credit union and put it into a savings account.  And don’t listen to those sheisters who talk about bad return on interest, you were going to give that money away to begin with.  We only need 10% of the population to start saving, and i mean really saving, to turn this economy around.  Yes, if 30 million Americans would stop using their credit card, debit card, and put the money into savings and ate at home, we’d be out of this slump in a year.  But, we’d need to keep doing this always.

If 10% of the population returned to being responsible creditors our economy would change.  At first it would be painful, but what we have right now is UNSUSTAINABLE.  We cannot continue to be mindless shopper drones and not fall off a cliff.  At some point, some of us have to actually be the adult and go to work on Monday and put away some money for our “nest egg”.

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