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Comment: Re:Let's see, stranger things have happened (Score 1) 249

by Grishnakh (#49603343) Attached to: Bernie Sanders, Presidential Candidate and H-1B Skeptic

I'm subscribed to a bunch of Democrat newsletters and politicians' email lists. I know perfectly well what liberals want and what Democrats are pushing. I also don't even have a TV and strictly avoid Faux News.

If you think the Democrat party doesn't have immigration as one of its top issues, then you are clueless.

Comment: Re:Whatever it takes (Score 1) 249

by Grishnakh (#49602597) Attached to: Bernie Sanders, Presidential Candidate and H-1B Skeptic

He's doubly stupid. Not only is he stupid enough to expose his bigotry, he can't even get the correct ethnic group. The majority of H1-Bs are most likely from India. India is not known for deserts (quite the opposite in fact, it has jungles and is famous for tigers). The slur he used is a reference to middle easterners, but those aren't a majority of imported tech workers by a long shot.

Comment: Serves them right! (Score 4, Interesting) 41

by Grishnakh (#49602571) Attached to: CareerBuilder Cyberattack Delivers Malware Straight To Employers

That's what these morons get for demanding resumes in .DOC format instead of PDF. I don't need someone else editing my resume, especially an employer I'm submitting it to. So why do they want it in an editable format rather than a format which is specifically designed to be read-only and to appear exactly the same no matter what device you view or print it on?

Comment: Re:SAVE US AND THE WEB FROM MOZILLA! (Score 1) 308

by Grishnakh (#49599481) Attached to: Mozilla Begins To Move Towards HTTPS-Only Web

Maybe, but I think you're overestimating the power of the workers. In Mozilla's case, Eich stepped down voluntarily (at least that's the public story), because of all the bad press that was happening, and that was coming from the users and the general public, not from the employees. While his views on gay marriage obviously suck, he's probably a fairly decent guy otherwise and wanted what's best for Mozilla, something he's worked on for a very long time, so to him it was probably better that he remove himself from the situation so that Mozilla could thrive again.

But for other companies, they really don't care about the workers, and large numbers of workers are not going to leave because the CEO is a douche. We've seen this in countless companies. Look how long Steve Ballmer ran MS for instance. CEOs get kicked out when the board disagrees with them; that's the bottom line. It's usually over a disagreement in how to run the company (direction), or unhappiness with the choices they've made, but it can also be over the CEO's personal life making them look bad (scandal).

Comment: Re:Fits and Spurts (Score 2) 204

by Grishnakh (#49597973) Attached to: Want 30 Job Offers a Month? It's Not As Great As You Think

Curb the H1B problem, we probably will curb the recruiter spam problem

I disagree. These Indian recruiters all live in India, they aren't H1-B workers. Basically what's going on is a bunch of Indian companies have figured out that there's a good demand for engineers in the US, and that recruiting isn't exactly rocket science, you just have to have people who speak passable English and can sit on the phone for hours calling candidates and companies and matching them up. The recruiters don't even have to be very good, as long as they have an acceptable success rate to justify their pay. Since they're in India, they're not paid much relative to US salaries.

Comment: Re:SAVE US AND THE WEB FROM MOZILLA! (Score 1) 308

by Grishnakh (#49597351) Attached to: Mozilla Begins To Move Towards HTTPS-Only Web

Most of us hold at least one opinion that is not the majority viewpoint

Irrelevant. The "majority viewpoint" doesn't matter, only the viewpoint of the Board of Directors of a company. If the CEO doesn't fit with that, then he's out. It doesn't matter if it's some progressive-politics-espousing company like Apple, or some conservative Christian company like Hobby Lobby; at either one, if the CEO get involved in some publicity that makes the company look bad to its preferred audience, he's out. At Apple, if he comes out as a homophobe, he'll be fired, whereas at Hobby Lobby they'd consider that a good thing, and would fire him if he came out in favor of gay marriage.

This is the whole problem here; all these conservative Christian Slashdotters are butt-hurt because someone got fired for being anti-gay-marriage, but they'd have no problem if some CEO at a conservative company got fired for being pro-gay-marriage.

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