Holy crap.. #10,452.. when did you join?
Holy crap.. #10,452.. when did you join?
Well if you want to come sort and document a poorly documented 60,000 user environment spanning 19 states 48 domains with Exchange, Lync, Sharepoint, tons of SQL databases and a host of custom interfaces to healthcare specific apps that live on AS400 systems be my guest.
Funny thing.. I know a place in Denver where that happened.
The company announced the outsourcing and all the highly skilled admins who had run the place for the last decade bounced out to new jobs within a few months.
They had to call in Microsoft just to document some of the systems for the new H1B contractors.
Just like the 60kw S models it will probably be a $2500 extra cost option.
The only time you should need the supercharger is on a road trip.. the rest of the time top it off at home while you sleep. You know.. that thing you can't do with a gas powered car. Holiday weekends may get ugly but your average road top shouldn't be an issue.
There are lots of folks in the Salary worker under 50k boat. Mostly in Office management and restaurants.
My wife wa sone of them until recently.
Getting paid $35k a year and expected to work 60+ hours a week. Sometimes more making their effective hourly wake less than minimum because of all the unpaid overtime.
This wont last long. The FBI, NSA and probably half a dosen other agencies will start to cry "but terrorism!!11!!!"
NSA: No problem.. We have all the old mail and a rolling grab on new stuff..
That would never fly in our environment. We had a project to eliminate all local admin needs across all desktops.
If you somehow sneak a local admin into your machine it will be gone with the next reboot.
That program would have to get through cyber and pier review before it could be distributed.
Virtual desktops.. everything backed up every night..
Network segmentation, internal firewalls, client firewalls and admin isolation are the keys to preventing this.
Local Server and client firewalls prevent access to system shares from unauthorized sources.
Firewalls segmenting the network help isolate an outbreak.
Admin isolation: No logging onto your desktop as admin ever! management tasks are done by remote access to workstations isolated in their own hardened network segment and built for admin tasks.
Overkill? depends on your point of view. I know of places doing it this way.
Admins will fight not having their tool set local on their machines but after you get used to it it's better.
Well you will be happy to know the FAA bypassed that whole drove vs model aircraft issue and just classified them all as UAS.
All over 0.55lbs are to be registered. Fixed, Heli, Quads.. ALL..
Fixing the H1B visa issue is as simple as finally updating the 1998 law that set the minimum H1B salary at $60,000. Adjusted to the 2015 dollar they should be paid $90,000. That right there would return the H1B to the intended highly skilled professional rather than the current cheep 60k replacement worker.
When the H1B bill was passed in 1998 it set a reasonable for the time exemption pay of $60,000 pr year. Paying a H1B employee more than $60k let the employer bypass the no displaced worker requirement. At the time you could almost fall out of a tree and get an IT job. Workers were hard to find and H1B filled a need.
Now here we are 17 years later and the $60k threshold has never been adjusted for inflation. What was once a tool to protect US workers is now a low wage target off shore outsourcing company's use to bid low ball IT contracts that displace US workers.
Adjusted for inflation the limit should be closer to $90,000 in 2015 dollars. Congress needs to bring the H1B minimum pay back into balance with today's job market.
H1B to fill jobs they can't find people for.
I guess that is why my old Co-Workers at Catholic Health had to train their H1B replacements to do their own jobs before they were laid off. Clearly they couldn't find anyone to do the job other than the people already doing it.
I took a tour of the hanford Ligo site a few years ago..
The staff there said at one point they were trying to figure out a vibration they were detecting on a regular basis..
They finally figured out they were picking up when the spillways were open on McNary dam 60 miles away.
They also pick up trains in the Columbia river gorge and traffic on highway 240 near by.
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