America's Kung Flu recession, women hardest hit! - Part 4

Posted On: Thursday - September 24th 2020 8:17PM MST
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  Immigration Stupidity  Feminism  Economics

(Continued from Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.)

In this post, part of the ongoing fisking of the article unintentionally most damning of feminism I've every read (so far), we will finally leave behind the sob story of Mrs. Ellu Nassar. (I believe she's the woman in the article's "cover" photo shown at the top again.) Good riddance! Now, we will ridicule the portion of the article that discusses the women working in the lower levels of the economy.
Those jobs at risk are anticipated to be in fields vulnerable to social distancing, positions like the one Cristina Aguirre Sevillano has held since she emigrated from Cuba a decade ago.

Aguirre, a housekeeper at Miami Beach’s Fontainebleau hotel, is already in a tenuous position: She was laid off from her full-time job in March, but when the resort reopened in June, limited work resumed. She’s been called back just a handful of times. Unemployment insurance has been predictably unreliable in one of the states worst at administering it. And even the job she took sorting fruit at a warehouse in Miami to patch together some work over the spring turned out to be a mistake.
My advice for Mrs. Aguirre is two-fold: Learn how to hijack an airplane (there are books at the library, hopefully in Spanish), and learn the following phrase: "We are going to Habana, Cooba!"

Furthermore, I wonder who are those administrators of the predictably unreliable unemployment insurance in South Florida. Could they be ... I dunno, SATAN! , errr, Cubans? Why have Cubans been let in this country to work even through 10 years back!? Have any feminists, the article writer Chabeli Carrazana being a bang-up example, thought about how these Cuban immigrants have affected that 54 cents on the man's dollar pay rate in the hospitality field? If housekeepers for the Fontainebleau were so in demand, the pay rate could have gone a lot higher, if the low-wage tax-payer suckling immigrants had not come.
On her seventh day sorting through crates, she went home with a fever. She couldn’t breathe well. That time, it was coronavirus incarnate that cost her a job.
Ahhh, crap. On the 7th day too - she should have been resting from the get-go, you know, being one of those religious, family-values immigrants and all. I do wonder how many hotel rooms Mrs. Aguirre infected with the Kung Flu before she went home? I hear tell that virus stays on bed sheets and TV remote controls for weeks, if not decades.
Aguirre, 50, recovered, but “this has been the worst year we’ve had to endure,” she said. Her 23-year-old daughter, who lives with her, has also been laid off from a hotel job, and her husband is home recovering from a workplace injury. “I had never experienced something like this in the little time I’ve been in this country.”
Yeah, that sucks. 2 words: Go home. All three of ya'. (OK, that's more like 6, sorry.)
She’s now wrestling with the idea that her reliable job, the one she clung to for 10 years while her pay inched up to $15.17 an hour — good by Florida standards — could suddenly go away completely. It’s a terrifying prospect for any low-wage worker, but particularly an immigrant.
Why is it more terrifying? Are they here illegally, living in those shadows and all?
“My English isn’t good,” she said in Spanish, implying her true question: Who would take her at even remotely the same pay?
Ten years here, and no Anglaise. She can't even say "my English not so good" in English. I wouldn't take her, period, even at that low, low 54 cents on the dolla.
As workers exit the labor force, skills will depreciate. Finding a job at the same level will become harder the longer they’re out of work. And because women will be most likely to be jobless, the gender pay gap will grow while overall wage growth will stall, said Gad Levanon, head of the labor market institute at the Conference Board, a nonprofit research group.
Whoa, wait a minute. You're counting the jobless women in your average of women's pay? Do you do the same for men? Many of them must work to support a family, not just to pay for that extra pickup truck with the king cab and duellies.
Employers will have their pick of employees, and that will bring salaries down. Low-wage workers feel that drop most intensely.
Supply & Demand. She gets it. She just doesn't want to talk about the immigration factor in this.
Women make up nearly two-thirds of the 40 lowest paid jobs.
Maybe women should go get some technical skills to go get one of those jobs not in American's Bottom 40.

I suppose this installment was more about the effects of the immigration invasion on employment, which is the case for EVERYBODY, not just women, than about the feminism. We'll remedy that in the next post in the series.

Saturday - September 26th 2020 11:40AM MST
PS: Mr. Blanc, you wrote about wage labor before under one of the other parts. I agree that it's not really within man's nature to like that life, as we didn't start out that way. The women are learning the hard way, and you DO need to get out those "I told you so's" and yeah, hoping that people will learn the hard way. They wouldn't learn the easy way, which is to listen and learn.
Saturday - September 26th 2020 11:37AM MST
PS: I went to your link, Mr. Smith. It was just that black screen with those words. Boy, you don't want to forget that password on date night.
Saturday - September 26th 2020 9:41AM MST
PS Boo bleeping hoo. Women think wage labor is such a wonderful thing, it’s time that they enjoy all of it’s features. One feature is its insecurity, especially since the employer class value cheap labor above all else. Women apparently thought that wage labor was a lifetime sinecure of pushing papers around, where you didn’t have to do much more than show up in exchange for a nice paycheck. It’s not a moment to soon that they learn what men have known for more than a century and a half. It would be unkind to say that I hope that they choke on the reality, but I hope that they choke on the reality.
Adam Smith
Friday - September 25th 2020 11:35AM MST
PS: I forgot the password for my vacuum and my bed. Ugh!

Friday - September 25th 2020 10:41AM MST
PS: ;-} Well, you know with all the new smart vacuum technology and then the smart beds ...

Even riding a bike is not like riding a bike, per someone I know. She says she's forgotten how.
Adam Smith
Friday - September 25th 2020 9:57AM MST
PS: Good afternoon Mr. Moderator...

"As workers exit the labor force, skills will depreciate."

And all this time I thought running a vacuum cleaner and making beds was like riding a bike.

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