do not define a nation in which the other ninety-seven are among the best workers there are.
I have had two clients in Hotel/resort type industry tell me in the last 30 days that the J1’s the bring in for “on-season” hires are ten fold the employees the Americans are, and they are going back to an 80/20 split.
Basically saying many of the Americans they get just don’t put the effort into a job like that and see it as beneath them, while the Eastern Europeans work their ass off. (And then party like it is 1999 with massive orgies in the staff housing, but hey… Guests are happy.)[/quote]
I, too, have experienced the sheer superiority of immigrant workers over their American counterparts. Keep in mind, though, that this tends to be in low-income work and that low-income work tends to fall to American teenagers and/or dropouts.
When you’re talking productivity, you’re talking a lot more than that–the value that you generate per hour multiplied by what I’m sure is the ungodly amount of hours you work until the end of tax season, for example. Or the amount of work that an American engineer at Boeing does in comparison with his Russian counterpart.[/quote]
I contend the immigrant does not know how they are being exploited by low wages and if they do know they are not sure what to do about it . Time fixes all
They know, in this day and age the info is out there, however, they would replace the idea of being exploited with taking advantage of an opportunity that is better than what they would get otherwise.