That would be like if someone decided to resurrect the Studebaker automotive company. Would you expect the new company to use plans from the 1960s to make new cars.
Why not, Morgan does that.
We get told all the time how critical these individuals are for the company and that the company is unable to find or train an American worker for the job. So I am willing to call the companies' bluff and say I take them at their work. Given how important these individuals are to the company they obviously should be the most highly compensated individuals in the company so their total compensation package should exceed the compensation package that anyone else in the employ of the company is receiving. Make them pay CEO level salary, bonuses, retirement packages, stock options, relocation package, health package, and any other benefits and we will see just how critical these individuals are.
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This is real humorous. One company offered a degreed Electrical Engineer $15 an hour in the SF Bay Area. I kid you not. (read the thread) [reddit.com] This is not an isolated case, and I know of other examples. Why do people bother to get college degrees again??
Sounds about right for some of those questionable companies. You are missing something though, they now get to state that they couldn't get anyone to fill the position so they need to bring in an H1B worker.
I got a similarly bad offer once for a position very similar to what I currently am doing. It was in a higher cost area yet the pay they were offering was 1/3 what I am currently making. I laughed at the recruiter that made the offer who happened to actually think that was a good amount of money for the position until I told her I already make ~3x as much and live in a much nicer lower cost area.