Nowadays, you can’t even get a job if you are not from a full-blown Spanish-speaking country. I do understand, there are a lot of Spanish speakers out here. Honestly, not all jobs in every area in Miami need all Spanish speakers. The funny thing is they specifically ask, “do you speak Spanish or are you fluent?” They really blocked you there, there is absolutely no way to work around that. You either tell the truth or you lie- which won’t help you. I know a bit of Spanish, but this question totally threw me off and when I replied, I do speak some Spanish, the man made sure, he specified, “but are you fluent?” I really could not have lied to the man because it really isn’t in my best interest anyway, but I was looking forward to that job. Then, the man said, I’m sorry, unfortunately we need someone who is fluent.
Now, that is understandable if it is just one or a couple of jobs/places. However, that’s not the case, every single job in Miami (all around Miami) requires your fluency in Spanish. I just need someone to tell me when Spanish became an official language and such a requirement for all and every position. I have battled with English, now that I can actually claim my fluency in English, I am finding out, I need to go back that road for Spanish or else. I don’t know what it is, but it hurts though because I can’t afford to move anywhere right now. Plus, I need a job to at least be able to move elsewhere or take Spanish classes, but that seems to be impossible.
So, what exactly are people like me to do because I just don’t know.