Wednesday, September 17, 2008

HARD TIMES


Jose Miguel Rodela stands under a tree waiting, hoping. It's 4 p.m., long after most of the other day laborers at the city-run Resource Center have given up and gone home. But the last day he worked was about a month ago, he says.

"In the past 12 months, I've probably worked about 2 months, about 3 or 4 days per month," says Rodela, 54, a U.S. permanent resident who sends money to his wife and four kids in Mexico. "We barely have money for food."

As the housing industry declines, so does construction and the number of available jobs for workers like Rodela.

Isn't that a shame. Day laborers having hard time finding work

8 comments:

american for america said...

WHO GIVES A F--K about the day laborers troubles, let them go back to mexico if they don't like it! He's here illegally anyways! Dr. if you feel sorry for this guy you disappoint us.

obama sucks to said...

They should all be busted for loitering not to mention litering.

larry latrine said...

WELL, TO BE HONEST, THIS LAND WAS TAKEN FROM THE MEXICANS IF YOU WILL, WE STOLE IT FROM THEM.

Dr. Ralph said...

American: the phrase,( isn't that a shame) was meant sarcastically.

Army, 4th Division. 68-69

american for america said...

Sorry Dr.! My mistake. Oh! and latrine, the spanish stole it from the AMERICAN INDIANS, you better go the the library. (that is if YOU can speak english)

larry latrine said...

Schitt, A4A, phuque I can't even find it. What's library look like, anyways?

Dr. Ralph said...

American, life is good. Keep surfing.

huh? said...

American Indians??? In Mexico??? I thinks the Spanish stole it from the Indians.

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