Originally Posted by dll932
For one thing, when they leave they take their experience and training with them...it costs about 1.5x yearly salary to hire and train a new employee. They also stroll off with your proprietary info.
What proprietary info... how to dig ditches better?
By and large, this is unskilled labor we are talking about.
I grew up on a farm, much of my family still farms. Back when I was young, we had zero immigrant labor. Now, it is almost the exact opposite.
Americans generally don't want the job, the ones that do don't show up after the 2nd or third paycheck. They steal from you, they make up injuries and sue you or just collect workers comp at the first opportunity.
A mexican will take his pay, live off of half of it and send the rest home to his family.
An American will want health insurance, cable TV, beer money, drug money, a nice car with rims and a sound system, junk for his girlfriend, a house with central air, and so he spends every check before even gets it with credit cards and payday loans.