This is total bullshit. Amazon employees enjoying some benefits in some other state has nothing to do with me having to pay sales tax in California. I do not have a moral duty to ensure California gets as much tax revenue as possible from me. And if California businesses feel disadvantaged by the huge taxes - they should either complain to the California legislature or enjoy the fruits of the out service California government provides them for this money. Either way this has nothing to do with "fairness" or my private transactions with Amazon.
PERM ads are for *Green card*, not H1-B's. Which means the applicant *would not* be limited to one employer after he gets it, and so if HP or anybody else would really want cheap hitech slave labor, it would make zero sense for them to do it. The reason they do it is because they need more people than US-only market can provide them, and they are ready to go through considerable expense that PERM/GC process involves because they have no other way to get enough people that they need. They would not be cheaper or in any way linked to the employer once they have the GC - the only way to keep them would be to pay them the same as US citizens. And since hiring them involves additional expense there's absolutely no monetary or otherwise reason to prefer them to qualified US citizens - if those were available.
The reason why they do it is very simple - they already have a person that they know fits the job and they want to keep her on the job. The government, however, doesn't let them to do just that - they require to post fake job ads, even though there's no real intent to hire - because nobody wants to replace known trained good worker with unknown newbie. This farce is a direct consequence of government meddling, as most bureaucratic farces in US are.
It is sad that the post which gets basic facts wrong gets moderated as "Insightful"...
It's never about piracy or drugs or security or health or children or anything like that. It's always about control over your life. And they are getting more of it every day.
Yes, exactly, If you go around saying judaism is fake, absolutely nothing is going to happen to you. Well, some people may be pissed off, but that's it. Nobody is going to arrest you, send Mossad after you, have black helicopters take you to secret prison. Some people may yell at you, that's about it.
Yes, I am Israeli and lived in Israel for 13 years, and I know what I am talking about. Looks like you do not.
About CarMax not having fixed vacation - I think it's super-clever from their side. I know that I constantly accumulate more vacation time than I take and I have hit the company cap sometimes and took time off just not to lose it - and if I leave they have to pay me all the vacation time I have accumulated. However if they don't have a fixed vacation - nothing of it applies, they can just rely on tech people being workaholics (which happens quite often) and not take too much vacation (if one does, you can always fire him...) - but they don't pay any additional money for unused vacation time! This is pure genius.
One of the latest entrants into the government spy-services marketplace, Palantir Technologies has designed what many intelligence analysts say is the most effective tool to date to investigate terrorist networks. The software's main advance is a user-friendly search tool that can scan multiple data sources at once, something previous search tools couldn't do. That means an analyst who is following a tip about a planned terror attack, for example, can more quickly and easily unearth connections among suspects, money transfers, phone calls and previous attacks around the globe.
And yes, their company name is a reference to what you think it is.
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