June 10, 2006

Language Barrier

Industrial accidents happen all the time, and in 9 out of ten cases, it's because the worker did something stupid. Such was the case in this story.

BUT there was something that truly angered me about this incident, and that was: "The worker, who had been on the job for two months, said his supervisor trained him by pointing and showing him tasks because the worker spoke only English and the supervisor spoke only Spanish."

Tell me, what company in it's right mind would allow a Spanish only speaker work as a supervisor in an American company?!? Bilingual, yes, but speaking ONLY a foreign language?!? The company got off light with the fine, it should have been MUCH higher, IMHO.

Posted by Delftsman3 at June 10, 2006 04:27 PM | TrackBack
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