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There's a big difference between Earth and Venus.
Later doesn't have an over-sized moon.
"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?
"Greenspan provided a list of reasons for increasing competition in the skilled labor force. In particular, he said it would help fix a problem -- the housing bubble -- that grew during his tenure as Fed chair, a position he held from 1987 to 2006."
This has always been about manipulating the labor market for the benefit of people like Gates and Zuckerberg.
What do you expect would happen when you move to lower STEM wages.
I'm betting neither of these two ever read it.
"It's the Government of the United States," Juanita says.
"Where hackers go to die".
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.
Seen far to many Excel spreadsheets macros. Please make the hurting stop.
Actuarial specs are the other hand are sweet. Pure math.
"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?