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Comment: Re:H-1B cap would make US workers 'privileged elit (Score 1) 220

by darthlurker (#45640963) Attached to: The Yin and Yang of <em>Hour of Code</em> &amp; Immigration Reform

"Do you realize that some people might want to get a piece of the cake?"

So you're OK that I get forced out of a job to open a position for an immigrant. Why?

Don't assume it's because I'm lazy. Put myself through college after serving in the military.

Don't assume that it's because lack of skill. Executive came into the company I worked for, for over 10 years, and her first action was to open 3 positions so recent UCI graduates could stay in America on H1-b visas.

In fact if you want to make an ass out of yourself, please leave me out of it.

This isn't about immigration. It's about lowering wages to increase profit for a few. How about addressing my comment instead of spouting flame bait?

Comment: H-1B cap would make US workers 'privileged elite' (Score 2) 220

by darthlurker (#45637509) Attached to: The Yin and Yang of <em>Hour of Code</em> &amp; Immigration Reform

Comment: Shenanigans (Score 1) 414

by darthlurker (#40130497) Attached to: 350-Year-Old Newton's Puzzle Solved By 16-Year-Old
Article from 2009' Bernoulli numbers solved by a 16 year-old. In this case an immigrant from Iraq living in Sweden. Bernoulli instead of Newton. But essential the same story.

Comment: Re:Why IT workers? (Score 1) 1167

by darthlurker (#38239456) Attached to: US Senator Proposes Bill To Eliminate Overtime For IT Workers

IT work already has a terrible education:pay ratio and the pay is nothing special in relative terms, that's a strange sector to target...could it have something to do with outsourcing?


Biggest change appears to be (17)(C). If I'm reading it correctly the old text was incorparted into paragraph (17) and replaced so those directing, training, or leading others doing such IT work will also be included in this group.

I read this as: 'if you are a non-exempt employee outsourcing your work, and your compensation is over $27.63 and hour, you will become an exempt employee if the law passes'

Eliminating overtime for those who out-sourcing IT work, and not actually do it such work, is not a bad thing.

Comment: Re:It's called "offshore outsourcing" not unemploy (Score 1) 450

by darthlurker (#33504768) Attached to: Tech Sector Slow To Hire

"If you fire them all, you'll replace them with people who live and work in another country"

Or maybe you can hire back those "encouraged" to quit to bring in H1B workers.

In my case a new VP from Accenture back in 2007 and declared she was going to remove at least 3 S/W developer positions. Said it would only occur through attrition. But her idea of attrition was to bad mouth work done by current employees. How do you respond when you're told your work is not acceptable because it is "not secure since it uses SQL"?

Ended up she didn't remove the positions, just the developers. After two left she brought in students on H1B visas. Now I find she's a general member of CRITO at UC Irvine.

Coincidence ya think?

Comment: Nowadays evrybdy wnna tlk lk thy gt smthng to say (Score 1) 258

by darthlurker (#33350678) Attached to: Skills Needed For a Future In IT
"I would advise students to pay more attention to the fundamental ideas rather than the latest technology. The technology will be out-of-date before they graduate. Fundamental ideas never get out of date." -- David Parnas However, people doing the hiring are only concerned with the latest fashion. So what are you going to do?

... though his invention worked superbly -- his theory was a crock of sewage from beginning to end. -- Vernor Vinge, "The Peace War"