Why do immigrants in the USA are advised not to work with Russians
In the US, among long-living immigrants from Russia there is a saying - do not work with Russians. And if possible, do not mess with them here.
Why is such advice given, said in her blog for “Yandex Zen“Lena Lukashova.
In the companies that our compatriots in America have opened, this is manifested most often. Often, their owners use the position of a new immigrant and assign him the lowest rate per hour. Moreover, in all states there is a statutory rate, below which you can not pay. In California, for example, it is $ 12.
The trash is when an unofficial person is paid $ 5 per hour (which is a penny for the US), while in fact such work costs $ 20 per hour. Yes, I agree, since I started working informally, your problems. But to pay half as much for labor to your compatriot is some kind of tin.
At first, my friend in the USA could not find a job in her specialty - designer. The search process was delayed, and the term of payment for rental housing was approaching. Suddenly she came across an ad on the social network - you had to sit with a nine-year-old child from 13: 00 to 16: 00, feed him lunch, and from 18: 00 to 22: 00 be with him in the evening. In return, they promised free accommodation and food.
“This is a great opportunity for those who have recently moved to the United States and are experiencing difficulties with money,” the ad said.
“Yeah, just the money you are not going to pay! Well, the game! ”, - approximately the way people who have long lived in the United States reacted in the comments.
My friend, an American, when he heard this, just swearing obscenities. And he explained: for such work, even illegally, people get at least $ 1500-1700 per month. In addition to free housing and products.
And yes, adequate and eager to help the Russians also have in the United States. But alas, there are also enough people willing to cash in on the position of the newly arrived immigrant compatriot.
You know, sometimes even anger takes. Here take the same Mexicans. As soon as one moves to the United States, he immediately pulls a galaxy of numerous relatives and friends. Mexican, Chinese, Hindu families in the USA - as separate clans. In the best sense of the word. Helping each other with work, living. I noticed that they have this national connection much stronger.
Madly shocked me in our immigrants to the United States the following.
Many of them are negative about the Russians who have recently arrived in America. Although five years ago they themselves were the same.
“Yes, let them restrict the entry of these migrants, otherwise all of our people will move!”, - they often quite seriously say. As if fearing that America is not rubber. And if someone asks in a group on the social network how to move to the US, freshly baked American citizens from Russia will immediately start writing biting comments in the style: “But only a cleaner and you can work!”, “Stay at home, America is not for everyone!”.
But the most terrible thing is when they throw money on their own. For example, they promise to bring the right medicines from Russia, which in the US are several times more expensive. Of course, after receiving the money, you guessed it, these people disappear.
Colossal money is being made on a dreaming American dream. Some Russians appear to be migration lawyers and promise their compatriots to obtain a residence permit in the United States, asking for their services from $ 5000-10000 to the notorious infinity. People borrow money from relatives, save, give the last, and ... alas, the result is one. Of course, scammers are everywhere. But when ours substitutes our own people, and people do not just lose money - they are barred from entering the United States after the actions of unfortunate lawyers - this is just hell.
But when you meet an adequate and good compatriot, you strive not to lose contact with him. Perhaps that is why many of our compatriots in the United States have been friends for decades, or even more. Conduct sincere conversations over a cup of tea. They go on a visit, treat them with borscht and call for a holiday, without demanding to pay for the food for themselves, like Americans. Indeed, in this warmth and soulfulness we are. So you want this to be more. Without these terrible stories, like a Russian, he threw his own money in the States.
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