Originally Posted by Detoxing
From my experience, the ones who fail to assimilate are the elderly, or those past their prime. They are set in their old ways and fail to pick up the language.
I see quite a bit of younger ones that haven't. I don't know if because they don't want to, though. When you hire a crew for a construction job in Texas you get the white guy who comes out first to sell the deal. Then you get the Mexican crew. The one guy that speaks English seems like he automatically becomes the on site foreman. If you ask any of the other guys a question (most of the time) they shrug and go, "I don't know. I don't know," and go get the guy that speaks English. It's rare that you ask one of the other guys something and they speak English. And they're not generally old.
Or they're just pretending not to know because they're scared to say anything about the job,