pre-election smears

The Problem With Meg Whitman’s Illegal House Help

Nicky Diaz, an undocumented Mexican immigrant who worked as Meg Whitman’s maid for nine years, has come forward to tell her story about STEALING AMERICAN JOBS — with Gloria Allred (a friend of opponent Jerry Brown) as her handler. She used fake docs to get the job, she says, but revealed her status to Whitman in 2009 in an attempt to get legal status; Whitman supposedly fired her instead. Responds Whitman’s campaign: “Nicky Diaz has a compelling story, and it is our hope that she will be treated with respect and dignity as this story unfolds.” Happy Novembering!

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  • peteNsfo

    I hope someone is watching out for Nicky’s interests… Whitman was likely duped, but it does bring into focus the lose/lose situation of anyone trying to immigrate legally into the US.

    “And you don’t know me. And I have never seen you. Do you understand me?”

    Meg W, as quoted by her fired employee after learning of her undocumented status.

  • Michael

    Which one is the maid?

  • DianeSaw-her

    are they lesbians

  • Montana

    Meg, Meg, Meg, where do I start, you have reportedly spent $119 million of your own money to get elected Governor but you personally went out, interviewed and hire yourself a 15 hour a week maid/ housekeeper instead of hiring a service like Maid Brigade, Merry Maids, ServiceMaster Clean, talk about being a cheap bastard. But it does not stop there, after she worked for you for nine years you would not help her in getting legalized? Wow, what a WITCH, of course I meant it with a “B”.

    But your comments on holding employers accountable for hiring undocumented workers real takes the cake, I assume you exempt yourself and your husband, or will you be turning yourself in.

    Meg on holding employers accountable:

    Meg you think you can buy the election, but what puzzles many is if you real cared and loved California then why not do your civic duty and vote, seems more rhetoric than anything else. In good times we might give you a try but not in our disaster mode that we find ourselves in after that so-called outsider Independent Republican, named Arnold Schwarzenegger (sold to us by radio personalities John and Ken), ruined our state, yah we will trust another one of you liars, think not. You can’t buy everything! What a waste of money!


    @Montana: 100% Co-Sign………

    Only when someone advised her there would be a problem did this lunatic toss her loyal 9 year employee under each wheel of the rightwing express bus……….

  • whatever

    Once again, queerty repeats the right wing talking points. Whitman was notified in 2003 by the Social Security Administration that there was a discrepancy with her employee’s SSN.

    She did not just find out in 2009. Whitman fired he then because she was running for gov. She found out in 2003.

    And domestic service is not a job Americans want to do.

  • HMMM

    Stealing “American Jobs”?? Please… Doubt if there are even at least 5 Americans who would want to be the underpaid maid of Meg Whitman.
    Even though its concerning different jobs, I’d recommend watching Colbert’s speech on Congress about farm workers so you know how ridiculous you sound.

  • Iowegian

    SSA sent Whitman a letter in 2003. But somehow her maid’s lawyer is now in possession of it. Perhaps the maid who took in the mail never delivered the letter to her employer???

  • Bob Dornan

    @Iowegian: So are you telling us that Meg Whitman is a billionaire who can’t even keep track of important government documents that are mailed to her mansion, but that she is qualified to be governor of California? Then she’s either a crook or she’s just plain stupid and in neither case does that frumpy cow deserve to hold high public office!

  • swarm

    Stop worrying about everyone else’s demographic. FOCUS. This has nothing to do with LGBT eyeroll.

    This worker made $23 per hour, about $14.00 more than AT&T’s hourly wage for entry level and $2.00 less than TOP RATE. She earned $47,800 per year. I run a business that bills 23 per hour and TONS of people want my job because it’s interesting and ~fun.

    Do any of you actually WORK for any “real” companies? sigh.

    The woman was hired through an employment agency, committed perjury by falsifing her doc claiming she was a legal resident, used someone else’s social and fraudulent DL…

    Allegedly, Whitman received a letter from SS, gave it to the worker to resolve, and so what if she forgot about it thereafter? Do you even know what the arrangement was with the employment agency?

    I wonder if she called INS to investigate her for “cleaning while Mexican”…what you’d all be saying. “RACIST, TRAITOR”.

    So even if it crossed her mind, how many of you think “sanctuary cities” are perfectly ok? Make up your mind. You would have disparaged her no matter what she did. But the bottom line is, take it up with the agency.

    Nonsense. A billionaire who went thru an agency, paid taxes and social security for a worker is not going to knowingly get involved with hiring illegal aliens, who are making a GOOD WAGE, BTW.

  • whatever

    @swarm: nice try. schMEGma is pro prop 8 and is against gay rights. it’s bad for our demographic if she becomes gov.

  • Michael

    I’m an aircraft electrician & earn $34/hr. 25 years old, associates degree.

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