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Comment What are you asking for salary? (Score 1) 239

You're on the east coast. I'll presume mid- to north- east. In which case, a decent IT salary would be around the $110K mark. Are you offering anything like that?

How much was your college education? I bet a year with an American salary can pay off most of the Indian educational costs. For an American to get a similar equivalent education, costs a fortune in student loans. As such, an American often needs about 40% more salary to cover those loans than an H1B visa holder. So when you make $65K, and lower the wages of an American down to $65K. You actually get a better standard of living than the local. As they're often paying a large percentage of their income to their student loans.

Comment Sorry BS (Score 1) 239

And if a company like Google can't find an experienced worker in all of America to import. That position should be paid well over a $135,000. That should be a $250,000 position bare minimum.

And the number one way that contracting firms filter out locals from H1B. Wages offered. They'll offer a $65K job in the greater DC/Baltimore region. An American with a family who is unwilling to live in a slum can't afford that low of a wage.

Comment Duh (Score 1) 184

What should of been done ages ago. The amount of space those CRTs took up versus modern flat panels is huge. So there should be a way to take a basic CRT monitor input, create a small device that will receive said signal and convert it to a modern HDMI output. Heck, they can probably even upscale so that while still 8-bit graphics, they will be displayed on a high res screen. This should be the norm.

Comment BS (Score 2) 131

Most contractors don't set prices. They can accept the price or move on. Can't turn down too many customers. Well guess what, you can't go too many days without coding and remain a contractor either. Can't drive whatever car they want. need to have a tool that meets a modicum of professionalism. Yes, you're a contractor...but when you go to meetings you are required to dress appropriately...or you lose the privilege of being a contractor.

Comment First off. (Score 1) 131

Nearly EVERY taxi driver is a private contractor. A company owns the cabs, and the licenses. They then lease these out to the cabbies to drive. No benefits. No W2.

Second, why are these laws ignored? I work for a company on a government contract. We have dictated to us: where we sit, what machine we use, and when we have to be there for work.

"Specifying "you may only use DeWalt tools on this contract" can be enough to have your contractors qualify as employees."
But they're not specifying that. They're specifying that you need to have your own tools. And that they need to be contractor grade. You can't show up to work with a Black and Decker drill from Walmart and a battery that lasts 20 minutes. Nothing wrong there.


Let's get to the real crux of the matter, W2. I think we need to eliminate the distinction of W2 and contractors. I think we need to eliminate company provided benefits. Shift the entire benefit industry to groups. Trade groups. Regional groups. Whatever.

But let's have honest accounting. No more should our employers pay half the Social Security Tax. We should receive that money, and then we should pay the entire tax. Cause frankly, contractors get abused and the government is never going to protect the individual on those abuses. So let's end that distinction.

Comment Wrong it was not... (Score 1) 405

1. It was note, the photographer even had trouble getting up to the monument.

2. Go look at the link I posted, it clearly visibly debunks the media representation of an empty ceremony.

3. I am not saying Trump's was bigger than Obama's. Just that Trump's was very large too, one of the larger ones in history.

4. Please note that most of the metrics claimed, such as metro transit statistics are meaningless. This was a Republican, most DC residents are not Republicans. Therefore they tend not to use local transit. Most come out of state/district.

Comment Yup (Score 0) 405

1. Published a comparison photo of President Obama and Trump's inaugurations that was completely fake and disproved by the gigapixel image that in fact showed that President Trump's inauguration was packed to the tents at the Washington Memorial. []

2. Claimed that President Trump said soldiers who commit suicide are weak. Never said that. Go to youtube and see the video of what he actually said.

3. Claimed reading Wikileaks was illegal, except for the media.

4. Gave the debate questions to Hillary's campaign. Thus their portrayal of a fair debate was fake.

Seems like a lot of fake to me!

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