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(Boston Globe)   How greed turned a win-win deal between businessmen and illegal immigrants into a lose-lose tale of crime and fraud   (boston.com) divider line 51
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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2010-12-05 05:33:16 PM  
This is more of the story from last summer we saw headlined "Federal government orders company to pay employees $341,000 for uncompensated overtime. Company cuts employees' pay by $341,000 so everything comes out even." (5500543)
 
2010-12-06 12:48:22 AM  
ZAZ: This is more of the story from last summer we saw headlined "Federal government orders company to pay employees $341,000 for uncompensated overtime. Company cuts employees' pay by $341,000 so everything comes out even." (5500543)

Damn good memory, ZAZ!

/over in one

//i hate when people say that
 
2010-12-06 01:03:23 AM  
At least they are not exploiting American workers.
 
2010-12-06 01:16:00 AM  
"We were the ones who made Upper Crust as big and as rich as they are, but I suffered very much,'' said Washington "Chico'' Rodrigues da Silva, who followed his brother Marcos from Marilac to Boston in 2003. With the money they earned at the second Upper Crust store, in Brookline, the siblings paid $35,000 to buy their family in Marilac a small avocado-colored house. But plans to start their own business were abandoned after Marcos was deported. Since returning to Marilac last fall, Chico has spent his days milking cows and herding cattle, and lacks a steady income.

"They took advantage of me, but not only me - everyone,'' Chico said through a translator. "I felt humiliated that I work and work and I was not valued.''



You and your farking brother made a living for yourselves AND saved $35k in 6 years. Somebody please, please humiliate me like that. STFU.
 
2010-12-06 01:16:12 AM  
FTA"They took advantage of me, but not only me - everyone,'' Chico said through a translator. "I felt humiliated that I work and work and I was not valued.''

Welcome to the American work force!


We are all treated like shiat, get over it, we arent here to support your country.
 
2010-12-06 01:31:20 AM  
So let me get this straight, if you sue your employer you're gonna get canned?

The hell you say.

They were upset after finding out illegal workers at some other area restaurants were receiving time and a half after 40 hours.

Well then you should have went to work at that place instead, Chico. But you decided to be all American and called a lawyer - and now you're back milking cows in Brazil.
 
2010-12-06 01:37:13 AM  
RadioactiveApe: Well then you should have went to work at that place instead, Chico. But you decided to be all American and called a lawyer - and now you're back milking cows in Brazil.

Seems they forgot the "illegal" part of their worker title.
 
2010-12-06 01:57:22 AM  
Win-win?
A company breaks labor laws - by which their competition is required to abide - and that's win-win? No, that's called exploiting cheap labor for your own gain.
 
2010-12-06 02:00:47 AM  
steamingpile: Seems they forgot the "illegal" part of their worker title.

They're doing it all wrong. These sequence of steps in practically an algorithm to the American dream.

1. Illegally come to US.
2. Work 100 hours a week, sleep in the apartment above the restaurant and save every penny you get paid.
a. First $10,000 goes to the smuggler (coyote)
b. Next $25,000 - $35,000 goes to the citizen / green card female that you have the marriage with to get your green card.
- You are now legal and but you still work in the restaurant for two more years.
c. You now have green card for sure after two years.
d. Open your own restaurant.

Step d is usually complicated because the immigrant is illiterate. So, one more step of finding uncle a or nephew b who will do the paperwork, bills etc.


A quicker method to get the green card though a little more riskier is to buy an identity of a dead American ( a lot of death certificates aren't filed ) or ask for refugee status. But, need lawyers / middle-men etc

A moderately profitable restaurant can be made ridiculously profitable by
hiring illegals.
- no income tax
- no health insurance even for employees for who work 100 hours a week
- workers don't need cars, apartments, insurance and so can pay them peanuts which they save every penny or send home.

I've known people quietly become millionaires following the above algorithm. They own 3 restaurants, couple of nice cars (Lexus, BMW, Benz) and 3-4 houses/apartments. And, they came to the US in a cargo container 10-20 years ago.
 
2010-12-06 02:04:04 AM  
centralciudad: Win-win?
A company breaks labor laws - by which their competition is required to abide - and that's win-win? No, that's called exploiting cheap labor for your own gain.


Well it's a win-win for the rest of us - a company employing illegal labor got fined, and illegal immigrants got shipped back to Illegalistan (or whatever the shiz they were all from)
 
2010-12-06 02:06:49 AM  
Billified: "We were the ones who made Upper Crust as big and as rich as they are, but I suffered very much,' said Washington "Chico' Rodrigues da Silva, who followed his brother Marcos from Marilac to Boston in 2003. With the money they earned at the second Upper Crust store, in Brookline, the siblings paid $35,000 to buy their family in Marilac a small avocado-colored house. But plans to start their own business were abandoned after Marcos was deported. Since returning to Marilac last fall, Chico has spent his days milking cows and herding cattle, and lacks a steady income.

"They took advantage of me, but not only me - everyone,' Chico said through a translator. "I felt humiliated that I work and work and I was not valued.'



You and your farking brother made a living for yourselves AND saved $35k in 6 years. Somebody please, please humiliate me like that. STFU.


...wow
 
2010-12-06 03:38:52 AM  
no American would ever work in a pizza parlor. we need these people to take jobs no American would ever do. just keep repeating that to yourself as unemployment rate creeps toward 10%.
 
2010-12-06 04:35:23 AM  
Loose-loose

/pet peeve
 
2010-12-06 04:44:33 AM  
Bloody foodies!
 
2010-12-06 07:11:27 AM  
Billified: "We were the ones who made Upper Crust as big and as rich as they are, but I suffered very much,' said Washington "Chico' Rodrigues da Silva, who followed his brother Marcos from Marilac to Boston in 2003. With the money they earned at the second Upper Crust store, in Brookline, the siblings paid $35,000 to buy their family in Marilac a small avocado-colored house. But plans to start their own business were abandoned after Marcos was deported. Since returning to Marilac last fall, Chico has spent his days milking cows and herding cattle, and lacks a steady income.

"They took advantage of me, but not only me - everyone,' Chico said through a translator. "I felt humiliated that I work and work and I was not valued.'



You and your farking brother made a living for yourselves AND saved $35k in 6 years. Somebody please, please humiliate me like that. STFU.


Dude. You can't save 3 grand a year? You might want to watch those DeVry ads next time they come on TV.
 
2010-12-06 07:18:25 AM  
I hope the person(s) who employed these illegal workers was jailed for aiding and embedding a criminal. The easiest way to stop illegal immigration is to enforce employment laws. Did the restaurant owner file the W4 for the employee? If he didn't file then its tax fraud. What did the employer do with SS taxes?
 
2010-12-06 07:39:06 AM  
relcec: no American would ever work in a pizza parlor. we need these people to take jobs no American would ever do. just keep repeating that to yourself as unemployment rate creeps toward 10%.

Not all jobs will support a family and provide health and retirement benefits. How about hiring a few high school kids to make my farking pizza.
 
2010-12-06 07:57:01 AM  
Muta: I hope the person(s) who employed these illegal workers was jailed for aiding and embedding a criminal. The easiest way to stop illegal immigration is to enforce employment laws. Did the restaurant owner file the W4 for the employee? If he didn't file then its tax fraud. What did the employer do with SS taxes?

Can we imprison the politicians who support them for votes as well?
 
2010-12-06 08:11:19 AM  
This comes as a shock, Regan said. All of our workers are treated with respect.

And monkeys fly out of your ass too...
 
2010-12-06 08:26:15 AM  
Asteroth: Billified:

You and your farking brother made a living for yourselves AND saved $35k in 6 years. Somebody please, please humiliate me like that. STFU.

Dude. You can't save 3 grand a year? You might want to watch those DeVry ads next time they come on TV.


But man, that's, like EIGHT DOLLARS A DAY.
 
2010-12-06 08:29:09 AM  
I'm sorry I just do not care for the woes of illegal immigrants that come here illegally and work illegally and feel they are being treated unjustly.
 
2010-12-06 08:43:47 AM  
MDGeist: I'm sorry I just do not care for the woes of illegal immigrants that come here illegally and work illegally and feel they are being treated unjustly.

You had better or they take up self help methods to protect themselves. Or worse, employers start hiring coyotes to keep their legal and illegal workers in line. Say it can't happen, You can't compete with an illegal on cost and often hard work, those boys work. So now you are out of a job or have to accept working under the same conditions as an illegal. That leads to a lot of instability within a company and society. I expect some employers will hire pinkertons, cayotes or worse (Los Zetas, MS-13) to keep you inline.

Human trafficking/slave labor exploitation is beginning to catch up with drugs in terms of profitability. Sex trafficking gets all the headlines the real money is in "illegal" labor. Do not think for a second this problem will not affect you some day.

/Yes I'm conservative
 
2010-12-06 08:55:06 AM  
Billified: "We were the ones who made Upper Crust as big and as rich as they are, but I suffered very much,' said Washington "Chico' Rodrigues da Silva, who followed his brother Marcos from Marilac to Boston in 2003. With the money they earned at the second Upper Crust store, in Brookline, the siblings paid $35,000 to buy their family in Marilac a small avocado-colored house. But plans to start their own business were abandoned after Marcos was deported. Since returning to Marilac last fall, Chico has spent his days milking cows and herding cattle, and lacks a steady income.

"They took advantage of me, but not only me - everyone,' Chico said through a translator. "I felt humiliated that I work and work and I was not valued.'



You and your farking brother made a living for yourselves AND saved $35k in 6 years. Somebody please, please humiliate me like that. STFU.


Work like he did.
 
2010-12-06 08:56:55 AM  
Muta: was jailed for aiding and embedding a criminal.

Like Bonnie Parker did Clyde Barrow?
 
2010-12-06 09:19:26 AM  
MDGeist: I'm sorry I just do not care for the woes of illegal immigrants that come here illegally and work illegally and feel they are being treated unjustly.

I'd say that's close to fair, as long as you support taking away the rights of those who employ them. And by that I mean primarily seizure of assets and to a lesser extent, imprisonment.

It's a market thing. The supply (illegal immigrants) would not be there if the demand (employers) did not exist.

The reason I say close to fair is that there is a concept of basic human rights. You know, the inalienable kind. I'm not sure those were infringed on in this case, but there is a credible claim of that. Compelling someone to work for you on threat of imprisonment without due process of law makes you a slave owner.
 
2010-12-06 09:44:57 AM  
Babwa Wawa: I'd say that's close to fair, as long as you support taking away the rights of those who employ them. And by that I mean primarily seizure of assets and to a lesser extent, imprisonmen

THIS, pierce the corporate veil and hold the executives, share holders and their families responsible so assets can't be hidden by putting them in the kid's and spouses names or hiding behind the limited liability of a corporation.

Slavery goes beyond normal business practice stripping away limited liability and spousal protections is more than justified.
 
2010-12-06 09:50:36 AM  
Wow man. When you came into the country hidden in the bed of a pickup and surrounded by gas cans to avoid the Border Patrol dogs, you'd think it would occur to you that the last thing you want to do is attract the attention of local law enforcement, the court system, etc.

Personally I vote we do the following:

1. Deport the workers. Yes your employee took advantage of you, but you also got money for your local economy and you were here illegally. That's the breaks.

2. Allow the IRS to repeatedly sodomize the Upper Crust Pizza management. They basically had their own coyote on staff and knew damn well where the workers were coming from.

Don't really blame the workers for wanting a better life, but I want to see the owner of the chain hung off a bridge or the mast of his boat.
 
2010-12-06 09:55:00 AM  
The story didn't say anything about whether or not the fancy pizza loving upper class Bostonians are still going to these restaurants. It should be a well-known story up there. So why aren't these folks going somewhere else for pizza? They know what's goin on there.
 
2010-12-06 10:39:42 AM  
Dey took eer jerbs!
 
2010-12-06 10:41:18 AM  
Muta: I hope the person(s) who employed these illegal workers was jailed for aiding and embedding a criminal. The easiest way to stop illegal immigration is to enforce employment laws. Did the restaurant owner file the W4 for the employee? If he didn't file then its tax fraud. What did the employer do with SS taxes?


it starts with the form I-9

/when I hire someone, I'm required *by law* to have them fill out an I-9, drug&alcohol screening consent form, and to contact their last four employers and find out if they've had any DOT-reportable accidents and if they've ever flunked a drug test.
//anyone who says "they can only ask if you've worked there and would they rehire" doesn't know what they're talking about.
 
2010-12-06 10:45:59 AM  
cefm: The story didn't say anything about whether or not the fancy pizza loving upper class Bostonians are still going to these restaurants. It should be a well-known story up there. So why aren't these folks going somewhere else for pizza? They know what's goin on there.

They don't even know maybe don't care. The only way to stop it would be a public harassment campaign, do not patronage this place as they use and cheat illegals. Take pictures of anyone entering and leaving, their license plates then posting them on line, let society do the rest.

Honestly while the worker were still getting paid and treated fairly they would not have care either and even acted to protect the business and their jobs. Now they they are getting farked then they cry foul. They don't have my sympathy, but giving them legal access keeps the situation from escalating.
 
2010-12-06 10:47:34 AM  
FTA sounds like a lot of cash transactions, i.e. tax dodge.

Like all the shrimpers on the Gulf who can't get proper BP compensation because "their real income has nothing to do with what's shown on their 1040's"

"Billions of dollars of financial damage" and the IRS says: Meh, didn't notice a thing.
 
2010-12-06 10:53:02 AM  
Ball of Confusion: /when I hire someone, I'm required *by law* to have them fill out an I-9, drug&alcohol screening consent form, and to contact their last four employers and find out if they've had any DOT-reportable accidents and if they've ever flunked a drug test.


I don't know what industry you're in, but drug testing is not a pre-requisite for employment in most industries in the US.

DOT-reportable accidents are irrelevant if you're slinging pizza dough, which is usually where they put the illegals.
 
2010-12-06 11:10:40 AM  
PghThermal: relcec: no American would ever work in a pizza parlor. we need these people to take jobs no American would ever do. just keep repeating that to yourself as unemployment rate creeps toward 10%.

Not all jobs will support a family and provide health and retirement benefits. How about hiring a few high school kids to make my farking pizza.


well jobs in restaurant industry certainly won't as long as we turn a blind eye to these immigrants that drive down wages and cut the and cur American workers ability to negotiate off at the knees.
 
2010-12-06 12:07:18 PM  
Babwa Wawa: Ball of Confusion: /when I hire someone, I'm required *by law* to have them fill out an I-9, drug&alcohol screening consent form, and to contact their last four employers and find out if they've had any DOT-reportable accidents and if they've ever flunked a drug test.


I don't know what industry you're in, but drug testing is not a pre-requisite for employment in most industries in the US.

DOT-reportable accidents are irrelevant if you're slinging pizza dough, which is usually where they put the illegals.


I'm in trucking, and pretty much anyone operating, driving, or piloting just about anything from a mine hoist to a tug boat to a semi truck is required by law to be part of a random drug screening program.

Hell, even the local pizza delivery choad is required to have a valid DOT medical card.
 
2010-12-06 12:14:45 PM  
relcec: PghThermal: relcec: no American would ever work in a pizza parlor. we need these people to take jobs no American would ever do. just keep repeating that to yourself as unemployment rate creeps toward 10%.

Not all jobs will support a family and provide health and retirement benefits. How about hiring a few high school kids to make my farking pizza.

well jobs in restaurant industry certainly won't as long as we turn a blind eye to these immigrants that drive down wages and cut the and cur American workers ability to negotiate off at the knees.


Most restaurant jobs are low skill and those folks are easily replaced. There ain't much negotiating room illegals or no illegals. You can unionize all you want, given that so many restaurant fail within the first 3 years that union will be pretty impotent.

The biggest problem I see is an American employer thinking he has slaves for workers with a system to keep the machine fed with more slaves. Even taking morality out of the equation.
How long before the coyotes expand their slave labor rackets beyond the illegals community? How many of us farkers would call the cops (assuming an honest local PD)knowing our kid was going to get machete-ed at day care by "coyotes" if we talked?

To the businesses using illegals how long before the coyotes take over?

The problem has gone beyond petty living wage fights
 
2010-12-06 12:34:17 PM  
PghThermal: relcec: no American would ever work in a pizza parlor. we need these people to take jobs no American would ever do. just keep repeating that to yourself as unemployment rate creeps toward 10%.

Not all jobs will support a family and provide health and retirement benefits. How about hiring a few high school kids to make my farking pizza.


According to some vids on net, that's basically what kids do at restuarants, they fark the pizza and any other food cause they think it's funny that you eat their baby batter and pubes.
 
2010-12-06 12:39:09 PM  
crazytrpr: relcec: PghThermal: relcec: no American would ever work in a pizza parlor. we need these people to take jobs no American would ever do. just keep repeating that to yourself as unemployment rate creeps toward 10%.

Not all jobs will support a family and provide health and retirement benefits. How about hiring a few high school kids to make my farking pizza.

well jobs in restaurant industry certainly won't as long as we turn a blind eye to these immigrants that drive down wages and cut the and cur American workers ability to negotiate off at the knees.

Most restaurant jobs are low skill and those folks are easily replaced. There ain't much negotiating room illegals or no illegals. You can unionize all you want, given that so many restaurant fail within the first 3 years that union will be pretty impotent.

The biggest problem I see is an American employer thinking he has slaves for workers with a system to keep the machine fed with more slaves. Even taking morality out of the equation.
How long before the coyotes expand their slave labor rackets beyond the illegals community? How many of us farkers would call the cops (assuming an honest local PD)knowing our kid was going to get machete-ed at day care by "coyotes" if we talked?

To the businesses using illegals how long before the coyotes take over?

The problem has gone beyond petty living wage fights


BS, illegal immigration and immigration in general is a huge problem in many industries. these are jobs that have to be done by someone in country. they cannot be outsourced. costs will be passed onto consumers by the whole industry because the whole industries have been inundated by excess labor.

wages will will rise if the labor pool is is reduced (especially if those that are willing to take the lowest wages are removed). there can be no other result. high school graduates used to be able to make a living and raise a family doing residential construction work in my part of the country. no longer. cooks used to be able to make enough to raise a kid with some help form a partner. no longer. you're just ignoring the problem because it agrees with your politics.

our indigenous population birthrate has stabilized at replacement level and we don't need to keep increasing the population by 1.6 million immigrants a year. 1.6 million immigrants that need jobs and drive down wages of the indigenous population (and the part of the population that has the hardest time surviving in America as it is). they are a very big part of the reason why even if the country creates 40k jobs in a month unemployment goes up to 9.8% (even as boomers have started retiring).

times have changed in america and our policies need to too.
 
2010-12-06 01:14:18 PM  
Ball of Confusion: I'm in trucking, and pretty much anyone operating, driving, or piloting just about anything from a mine hoist to a tug boat to a semi truck is required by law to be part of a random drug screening program.

Hell, even the local pizza delivery choad is required to have a valid DOT medical card.


Surely you realize, though, that not all jobs have the same requirements with regard to drug screening and licensing. And that therefore, it may be possible to hire illegals without documentation.

Right?
 
SMX
2010-12-06 01:35:03 PM  
I guess I'll be the only person in here to comment on their pizza. I find that it's very overrated for as much as it costs -- although the buffalo chicken pizza is very tasty
 
2010-12-06 02:57:37 PM  
"The problem with living outside the law is that you no longer have its protection." Truman Capote

/not saying the boss was within a country mile of 'right'
//just that a lawyer might not have been the best bet
///but could I think of a betterone ? Maybe not
 
2010-12-06 03:58:02 PM  
Asteroth: Billified:
You and your farking brother made a living for yourselves AND saved $35k in 6 years. Somebody please, please humiliate me like that. STFU.

Dude. You can't save 3 grand a year? You might want to watch those DeVry ads next time they come on TV.


..... ow.

/DeVry 'grad', legal immigrant
//Yeah, makin' peanuts, but at least it's warmer here!
 
2010-12-06 04:42:18 PM  
cefm: The story didn't say anything about whether or not the fancy pizza loving upper class Bostonians are still going to these restaurants. It should be a well-known story up there. So why aren't these folks going somewhere else for pizza? They know what's goin on there.

Why would we stop going? It's good pizza and Bostonians are generally pretty good when it comes to basic human rights.
 
2010-12-06 05:12:22 PM  
Aidan: //Yeah, makin' peanuts, but at least it's warmer here

in michigan, no less. oi lo. discover your jewish roots and come home where i'm still in a t-shirt.
 
2010-12-06 05:14:29 PM  
...and their pizza isn't even that good, unless you like Matzoh with tomato sauce and cheese.
 
2010-12-06 09:45:26 PM  
Ball of Confusion: Muta: I hope the person(s) who employed these illegal workers was jailed for aiding and embedding a criminal. The easiest way to stop illegal immigration is to enforce employment laws. Did the restaurant owner file the W4 for the employee? If he didn't file then its tax fraud. What did the employer do with SS taxes?


it starts with the form I-9

/when I hire someone, I'm required *by law* to have them fill out an I-9, drug&alcohol screening consent form, and to contact their last four employers and find out if they've had any DOT-reportable accidents and if they've ever flunked a drug test.
//anyone who says "they can only ask if you've worked there and would they rehire" doesn't know what they're talking about.


It's a good thing every single employer is required to follow the same steps you are.
 
2010-12-06 10:44:53 PM  
Asteroth: Billified: "We were the ones who made Upper Crust as big and as rich as they are, but I suffered very much,' said Washington "Chico' Rodrigues da Silva, who followed his brother Marcos from Marilac to Boston in 2003. With the money they earned at the second Upper Crust store, in Brookline, the siblings paid $35,000 to buy their family in Marilac a small avocado-colored house. But plans to start their own business were abandoned after Marcos was deported. Since returning to Marilac last fall, Chico has spent his days milking cows and herding cattle, and lacks a steady income.

"They took advantage of me, but not only me - everyone,' Chico said through a translator. "I felt humiliated that I work and work and I was not valued.'


You and your farking brother made a living for yourselves AND saved $35k in 6 years. Somebody please, please humiliate me like that. STFU.

Dude. You can't save 3 grand a year? You might want to watch those DeVry ads next time they come on TV.


You might want to watch those GED adds next time they air.
 
2010-12-06 10:46:09 PM  
Ball of Confusion: Babwa Wawa: Ball of Confusion: /when I hire someone, I'm required *by law* to have them fill out an I-9, drug&alcohol screening consent form, and to contact their last four employers and find out if they've had any DOT-reportable accidents and if they've ever flunked a drug test.


I don't know what industry you're in, but drug testing is not a pre-requisite for employment in most industries in the US.

DOT-reportable accidents are irrelevant if you're slinging pizza dough, which is usually where they put the illegals.

I'm in trucking, and pretty much anyone operating, driving, or piloting just about anything from a mine hoist to a tug boat to a semi truck is required by law to be part of a random drug screening program.

Hell, even the local pizza delivery choad is required to have a valid DOT medical card.


Sucks to live in the land of the free.
 
2010-12-07 12:14:33 AM  
binkyman: Asteroth: Billified: "We were the ones who made Upper Crust as big and as rich as they are, but I suffered very much,' said Washington "Chico' Rodrigues da Silva, who followed his brother Marcos from Marilac to Boston in 2003. With the money they earned at the second Upper Crust store, in Brookline, the siblings paid $35,000 to buy their family in Marilac a small avocado-colored house. But plans to start their own business were abandoned after Marcos was deported. Since returning to Marilac last fall, Chico has spent his days milking cows and herding cattle, and lacks a steady income.

"They took advantage of me, but not only me - everyone,' Chico said through a translator. "I felt humiliated that I work and work and I was not valued.'


You and your farking brother made a living for yourselves AND saved $35k in 6 years. Somebody please, please humiliate me like that. STFU.

Dude. You can't save 3 grand a year? You might want to watch those DeVry ads next time they come on TV.

You might want to watch those GED adds next time they air.

+ several others...

Since 2003 I have been laid off from 5 different companies. I am a certified Coldfusion programmer with my name on an app that sold to eBay for millions, but since I was the dedicated worker that put in 16 hour days and not a deep pocketed investor, I got squat. I was also the solo developer of an app that got patented, but again I was only the dedicated employee that got nada. I got tired of looking for a job every year and a half, so I became an electrician because I had never known one who was out of a job that didn't want to be. So now I am unemployed and looking at another career change. Care to guess how many times I've been told that a company will not employ someone who has been out of work more than X months in the last 3 years? Right now, I got no room for biatching by someone who comes here illegally, probably paid no taxes, and was able to buy their family a house after 6 years. Right now, they can fark the fark off.

/yes, farking bitter.
 
2010-12-07 07:57:50 AM  
Billified: binkyman: Asteroth: Billified: "We were the ones who made Upper Crust as big and as rich as they are, but I suffered very much,' said Washington "Chico' Rodrigues da Silva, who followed his brother Marcos from Marilac to Boston in 2003. With the money they earned at the second Upper Crust store, in Brookline, the siblings paid $35,000 to buy their family in Marilac a small avocado-colored house. But plans to start their own business were abandoned after Marcos was deported. Since returning to Marilac last fall, Chico has spent his days milking cows and herding cattle, and lacks a steady income.

"They took advantage of me, but not only me - everyone,' Chico said through a translator. "I felt humiliated that I work and work and I was not valued.'


You and your farking brother made a living for yourselves AND saved $35k in 6 years. Somebody please, please humiliate me like that. STFU.

Dude. You can't save 3 grand a year? You might want to watch those DeVry ads next time they come on TV.

You might want to watch those GED adds next time they air.
+ several others...

Since 2003 I have been laid off from 5 different companies. I am a certified Coldfusion programmer with my name on an app that sold to eBay for millions, but since I was the dedicated worker that put in 16 hour days and not a deep pocketed investor, I got squat. I was also the solo developer of an app that got patented, but again I was only the dedicated employee that got nada. I got tired of looking for a job every year and a half, so I became an electrician because I had never known one who was out of a job that didn't want to be. So now I am unemployed and looking at another career change. Care to guess how many times I've been told that a company will not employ someone who has been out of work more than X months in the last 3 years? Right now, I got no room for biatching by someone who comes here illegally, probably paid no taxes, and was able to buy their family a house after 6 years. Right now, they can fark the fark off.

/yes, farking bitter.


You claim to have creative talent and a lot of free time. Develop an ap and copywrite it (I don't think sw gets patented).
 
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