Burger King Complaint - American Workers Need Not Apply At Burger King
SALINAS, CALIFORNIA -- Burger King and other fast food restaurants used to hire the neighborhood kids. Around 20-years-ago in the Northern California area, they were abruptly replaced by Hispanic staffers who could barely speak English. Our suspicions that fast food have become magnets for illegal aliens were confirmed in September, 2007. Eleven McDonald’s restaurants in Nevada were raided by I.C.E., exposing that most of the employees were undocumented. Of course, under the open-border policies of the Bush administration, I.C.E. has washed their hands into further investigations of fast food chains.
A visit to the Burger King website, the company claims to celebrate diversity in their hiring policies. But a walk into one of these places has the feel of a barrio dive in the heart of Tijuana, as very few workers speak proficient English and the restaurants generally look like filthy dumps.
At a time when the jobless rate for people with high school educations and little college is at an all time high, this is a slap in the face to millions of hurting Americans who need jobs. Franchise owners live in gated communities and enjoy a life of luxury on the backs of third-world people earning poverty wages. Moreover, their workers often cram into working class neighborhoods, bringing with them their gang children, disease and blight. A recent I.C.E. operation found a carwash paying their illegal alien workers nothing, except for tips they were allowed to keep. So it’s not a stretch to assume greedy Burger King operators compensating their illegal alien employees similarly.
And owners, don’t tell us you can’t get good American help. The landlord isn’t going to lower the rent for you as workers should expect fair wages. You pay descent and the American workers will come. If you cant afford to do so, then it’s time to find other opportunities.
But rest assured franchise owners, as we go deeper into recession and possibly a world-wide depression, and you continue to insource from the third-world, there will be mass revolt. People will demand that businesses like Burger King -- who we suspect hire illegal aliens at a grand scale -- be punished to the full extent of the law.