Migrating Then and Now

7 Nov

 

photo by ran zxzzy

Hace algunos años, una empresa americana fue a México para contratar personal calificado en soldadura y trazos electromecanicos para trabajar en Nueva Orleans construyendo barcos. Nos hicieron muchas pruebas de habilidad para poder solicitar el trabajo. Nos pidieron muchos requisitos de dcumentación. Cuatrocientas personas hicimos las pruebas. De éstas, calificamos ciento veinte, y de esas, sólo tres decidieron venir a los Estados Unidos porque al final de todo, nos dijeron que nos iban a pagar $5 la hora. En aquellos tiempos en Méxicose ganaba bien, no tanto como en Estados Unidos, pero no había necesidad de emigrar. Hoy día la situación es completamente diferente y casi la mayoría de aquellas personas, al final tuvimos que emigrar.

Daniel

Some years ago, an American company went to the town where I lived in Mexico to hire personnel qualified in welding and electromagnetic tracing to work in New Orleans building ships. A bunch of us took many aptitude tests, and submitted stacks of documentation. Four hundred people took the tests. Of those four hundred, one hundred and twenty qualified for the jobs, and of those, only three decided to take the jobs because, in the end, we were told that we would be paid $5.00 an hour. In those days, you could make a good living in Mexico, the pay was not as high as in the United States, but there was no need to migrate. Today it is totally different, and the majority of those who refused to leave our homes then have had to migrate.

Daniel

One Response to “Migrating Then and Now”

  1. Rolando Yelton November 15, 2011 at 9:20 am #

    Very good post.Really thank you! Will read on…

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: