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Comment: Re:and people say unions are bad this is what happ (Score 2) 294

by Mr. Freeman (#49489309) Attached to: IT Worker's Lawsuit Accuses Tata of Discrimination
Oh bullshit. If there's no right to employment then how do we have the responsibility to pay in order to live? You can either give people a right to employment and a right to be able to support themselves, or you have to give people a responsibility to pay for those who are denied work. You can't have it both ways. I prefer the former, although there are arguments for the latter as well. But this attitude that we can refuse to employ people and then get upset when they can't afford to live is just asinine.

Comment: Re:Isn't Cheaper, the American Dream? (Score 3, Insightful) 294

by Mr. Freeman (#49489111) Attached to: IT Worker's Lawsuit Accuses Tata of Discrimination
Actually, no. A common tactic is to take out a classified ad in a low-circulation newspaper. The ad is, of course, poorly written and looks like a scam. (Generally accepted practice is to run it in two news papers one day per week for two weeks) This is to reduce the chances of an American applying to the position. After all, what professional actually reads the classified ads? None that I can think of. And writing the ad poorly and like a scam is designed to dissuade any professional from calling about the job even if they happened to somehow stumble across it.

Nevertheless, sometimes an American will respond to the ad, which is where the "qualifications" section comes in. The company will publish a laundry list of qualifications that no one has. sometimes they'll demand more years of experience with a particular piece of software than the piece of software has been in existence for. (e.g. 10 years experience with Windows 8). More frequently, they'll just chain together arbitrary pieces of software that are totally unrelated. This allows them to trash the applications of any Americans. The foreign workers, however, know to put this huge list on their resumes, even if they don't actually have the experience. Importantly, there is no requirement for the company to verify the experience of any applicant. However, if an American attempts this same tactic, they'll exercise their *option* to call employers and check references to prove that the American is lying.

Comment: Re:Isn't Cheaper, the American Dream? (Score 3, Interesting) 294

by Mr. Freeman (#49489053) Attached to: IT Worker's Lawsuit Accuses Tata of Discrimination
There are a fuckload of comments here that are making similar errors. It's a grammatical wasteland (more so than usual).

I wouldn't be surprised if the company mentioned by OP got a bunch of their workers, particularly the ones located outside of the US, to jump on here and try and help defend them.

Comment: Re:Do not want (Score 1) 192

by Mr. Freeman (#49488961) Attached to: The Car That Knows When You'll Get In an Accident Before You Do
It's bad enough that car manufacturers intent to install synchros into transmissions because the poor, coddled generation cannot handle the "complexity" of double-clutching and rev. matching. I hate modern manual transmission vehicles because I lose nothing of value, except the ability to feel superior to everyone who hasn't used one.

Comment: Re:I have a solution (Score 1) 167

by Mr. Freeman (#49351281) Attached to: NJ School District Hit With Ransomware-For-Bitcoins Scheme
They really do, though. It's only a matter of time before governments start paying out these randoms using taxpayer funds to cover up the cost of IT staff incompetence. If it were illegal to pay them out then we'd see more idiots get fired and more competent people hired to clean up the mess instead of paying randsom money to shady criminals.

Comment: Re:Disaster Recovery? (Score 1) 167

by Mr. Freeman (#49351247) Attached to: NJ School District Hit With Ransomware-For-Bitcoins Scheme
Unfortunately, the people that most school districts can afford don't know what any of the stuff you just mentioned actually is. Most of the people willing to do IT for $15/hr. are the kind of people who list "good with computers" on their resume and think that tinkering with AD makes them qualified to work as a system administrator.

Comment: Re:Only "political" for politicians. (Score 0) 318

by Mr. Freeman (#49325231) Attached to: First Lawsuits Challenging FCC's New Net Neutrality Rules Arrive
Right, but most republicans are too damn stupid to realize that the republican candidates are the very ones trying to cut their social security benefits and allow Comcast to charge more for terrible internet access. They completely buy into the right-wind propaganda that the "evil liberals" are the ones trying to do that.

Comment: Re:Why is this unexpected? (Score 4, Insightful) 107

They have no direct repercussions on you, me, or the guy next door. But what about the politician running for public office? How do you know that he hasn't received threats of blackmail? What about the rich person or celebrity who has the power to sway politicians through campaign donations? What about the heads of large corporations who routinely lobby?

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