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Recent job ad: H1 transfers (Taking American Jobs)
Dice.com

Posted on 04/08/2003 12:45:08 PM PDT by 1stFreedom

Folks,

I've been looking for a job for weeks without success. While searching on Dice.com, I found an ad targeting anyone with an H1 visa to transfer!

Whoever says workers on visas don't take jobs from Americans is smoking crack.

Foreign workers send money "home" thereby taking money out of the US economy. They take both old and new jobs away from Citizens. This might be fine during times of economic boom, but it's a shame during times like now.

Call and write your representatives in Congress asking them to, on an emergency basis, deny ALL H1 and L1 visas and related transfers. They may give you the excuse that they don't want to have the jobs shipped overseas, but don't accept that excuse. Ask them to impose heavy tarrifs or taxes on corporations that relocate thier IT work.

Tons of IT people have been out of work for some time now, and it's reached a boiling point.

I hate to say it, but I think we'll have more success with the Dems then the Pubbies.

(One thing the Pubbies are not considering is that many IT professionals are in fact incorporated and are small businesses.)

DICE Search results:

Title: H1 transfers Skills: JAVA, J2EE, EJB, oracle, DB2, SQL Server, Seibel, .net, VB, ASP, peoplesoft, CRM, Business analyst, 21 cfr PART 11, QA testers

Date: 4-7-2003 Location: Edison, NJ Area code: 732

Tax term: FULLTIME Pay rate: DOE Length: permanent

Position ID: AS202 Dice ID: 10108743

Job description: We are looking for a qualified candidates who are looking to transfer their H1. The candidates will be interviewed in their respective fields by experts and if selected will be considered for further training conducted in house. Salary will be based on skills. Local candidates preferred but is not a limitation. Good communication skills required.

Requirements: JAVA, J2EE, EJB, oracle, DB2, SQL Server, Seibel, .net, VB, ASP, peoplesoft, CRM, Business analyst, 21 cfr PART 11, QA testers Travel required: none Telecommute: no


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1 posted on 04/08/2003 12:45:08 PM PDT by 1stFreedom
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To: 1stFreedom
If you'd like to tell this company how you feel about displacing Americans with H1 visa workers, here is an address for them:

dice_r1@caresoftinc.com
2 posted on 04/08/2003 12:46:49 PM PDT by 1stFreedom
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To: 1stFreedom
Where do you live?
3 posted on 04/08/2003 12:49:04 PM PDT by kellynla ( "C" 1/5 1st Mar Div '69 & '70 An Hoa, Viet Nam Semper Fi)
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To: 1stFreedom
After 20 years in IT, I am about to give up. I started a handyman business. Not as much money, but at least I get calls. I am current technically, the last few years doing Oracle and SQL Server programming, but not relevant. Wrong age and nationality.
4 posted on 04/08/2003 12:49:15 PM PDT by Jack Wilson
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5 posted on 04/08/2003 12:49:37 PM PDT by Support Free Republic (Your support keeps Free Republic going strong!)
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To: 1stFreedom
Call and write your representatives in Congress asking them to, on an emergency basis, deny ALL H1 and L1 visas and related transfers. They may give you the excuse that they don't want to have the jobs shipped overseas, but don't accept that excuse. Ask them to impose heavy tarrifs or taxes on corporations that relocate thier IT work.

Perhaps a better idea would be to improve your job skills, lower your asking price, or find a new line of work, instead of relying on government intervention for your livelihood.

6 posted on 04/08/2003 12:49:45 PM PDT by timm22
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To: 1stFreedom
There're two sides to this. In my computer networking class 10 years ago, I was the ONLY American. The class was filled with two dozen potential H1 applicants. No Americans were hungry enough to take such a tedious course. Plenty of them in PE and business classes though…
7 posted on 04/08/2003 12:56:34 PM PDT by elfman2
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To: timm22
H1 and L1 transfers are taking jobs from ENGLISH speaking folks. Half of my sons' college professors are barely literate or articulate in English. And we need this as well?
8 posted on 04/08/2003 12:57:40 PM PDT by widowithfoursons
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To: 1stFreedom
If you think things are bad in the symbol-manipulation world, it's even worse in the engineering world.
9 posted on 04/08/2003 12:57:42 PM PDT by snopercod
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To: 1stFreedom
I am in I.T.

I watched the boom, made really, really good money, knew there would be an IT labor glut eventually and prepared for it, got laid off. No regrets.

If you want to work in I.T. you have to be, intelegent, hard working, technically up to date, AND WILLING TO TAKE A PAY CUT!

You made more money then you were worth, now you're going to get what you're worth and no more.

Grow up or become a democrat.
10 posted on 04/08/2003 12:59:16 PM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: timm22
Why are these companies allowed to rely on govt. for THEIR livlihoods? If they can't afford to pay workers a decent wage, maybe the govt. should have told them to look for another line of work, instead of expecting bailout legislation, that enables them to hire cheap foreigners, just to line their pockets?
11 posted on 04/08/2003 12:59:38 PM PDT by monkeywrench
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To: 1stFreedom
If you would rather that an American have a job here in the United States instead of a foreigner, then let your senator and congressman know how you feel, and remember to vote that way in November.
12 posted on 04/08/2003 12:59:52 PM PDT by waterstraat
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To: timm22
Perhaps a better idea would be to improve your job skills, lower your asking price, or find a new line of work, instead of relying on government intervention for your livelihood.

Easy for you to say. Let's flood America with people who are willing to do what you are doing for half the pay. You'll change your tune pretty fast.

13 posted on 04/08/2003 1:00:09 PM PDT by BrooklynGOP
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To: 1stFreedom
They can be penalized big time for this. They have to offer jobs to American workers first.

I'd turn them in if I were you.

14 posted on 04/08/2003 1:00:23 PM PDT by Im Your Huckleberry
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To: 1stFreedom
If you apply for this position, and an H1 applicant of equal or lower qualification gets it, you have grounds for a lawsuit. My guess is that they are advertising their willingness to sponsor, not restricting the applicant pool to non-citizens.
15 posted on 04/08/2003 1:00:34 PM PDT by Mr. Bird
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To: Born to Conserve
Grow up or become a democrat.

I know people who are out of a job for ~1 year and who are willing to take *anything*. There is *nothing* out there.

16 posted on 04/08/2003 1:00:56 PM PDT by BrooklynGOP
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To: timm22
Perhaps a better idea would be to improve your job skills, lower your asking price, or find a new line of work, instead of relying on government intervention for your livelihood.

Spoken by someone who knows nothing of the IT situation.
Improve the job skills -- "Jack Wilson" indicates he has been doing Oracle/SQL work. That is current - there is a large Oracle market out there.

Let me set out a few facts.
1st, it does not matter in the slightest how current your job skills are - if you have ever worked as a "senior manager", "director", "principal", or "VP of anything" -- forget getting a hands on job. It doesn't matter how qualified you are because those titles are code words for -- this guy is too old.
2nd, if you have more than 10 years of experience on your resume, again you are too old for 99.99% of positions.
3rd, you can leave salary and price per hour blank - doesn't matter. They base decisions to interview on whether you have less than 10 years of experience and never have a senior title in your resume.
4th, I don't care if you are the master of RUP, UML, XML, SQL,J2EE, EAI, ERP, CRM, SCM, and every other acronym in the book -- if you are over 40 you are screwed. You can't even get a job as a contractor. Heck, you can't even get an interview.

5th and finally - the H-1B situation was caused by direct government intervention into the market place. In no other country do they make it easy to go over there and get a job. Heck, try to get a job in our neighbor to the North, Canada. Hah! But here the government made it easy for a bunch of folks (about 1/2 million) to come over and get jobs. Result - net loss of 1/2 million American IT jobs.

17 posted on 04/08/2003 1:00:56 PM PDT by dark_lord
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To: timm22
Perhaps a better idea would be to improve your job skills, lower your asking price, or find a new line of work, instead of relying on government intervention for your livelihood.

Goverment intervention MADE this problem. We just want them to undo the damage they have done to this field. If that seems too meddlsome to some people, I'm sure they won't mind when they have to compete with indentured servants in their field of work.

18 posted on 04/08/2003 1:01:31 PM PDT by Orangedog (Soccer-Moms are the biggest threat to your freedoms and the republic !)
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To: timm22
That's a B.S. answer. The government is allowing foreigners to take away jobs from Americans in the sneakiest of all possible ways.

Part of national soveriegnty is protecting the industry and job base of your nation's citizenry.

Our government is failing us.

19 posted on 04/08/2003 1:02:05 PM PDT by Im Your Huckleberry
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To: 1stFreedom
Oh yeah, forgot one item: H-1B authos don't transfer.
20 posted on 04/08/2003 1:04:20 PM PDT by Mr. Bird
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To: dark_lord
I attend various interest group meetings around town, and I notice that the vast majority of attendees are over 40, and most of them still have jobs, of course they are almost exclusively contractors. I don't understand why age would be a factor in hiring a contractor if the company doesn't have to worry about the contractor's benefits.
21 posted on 04/08/2003 1:05:31 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: timm22
H-1B "IS" government intervention. I repeat H-1B "IS" government intervention.
22 posted on 04/08/2003 1:06:09 PM PDT by Mini-14
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To: timm22
Ooops! One ofe the fundamental roles of any government is to deal with matters of immigration and trade with foreign nations.

*OUR* US Constitution makes this clear. Artilce I, Section 8 defines the enumerated powers of the Federal Government chartered by We, the People. It says: "The Congress shall have power to ... regulate commerce with foreign nations ... to establish a uniform rule of naturalization"

WE have not rescinded that power, and it is important to maintain it, especially now. The import of cheaper foreign labor has certainly been part of American tradition and growth as well. The Chinese and Irish immigrants who built the transcontinental railroad being a famous example.

Currently the H1 and L1 programs are being abused, and unlike the wealth-building effect the immigrant railroad workers had for the US, the engineering schools of India and China are stealing our national wealth in net effect.

We never have lacked nationally for muscle-powered labor, nor have we been hurt nationally for getting it cheap from other countries.

But it is silly to open up our national brain pan and drain it away, leaving us nationally a resource of only service workers and consumers, while other nations develop their intellect (H1) and capital (L1) at our expense.

23 posted on 04/08/2003 1:06:23 PM PDT by bvw
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To: timm22
Perhaps a better idea would be to improve your job skills, lower your asking price, or find a new line of work, instead of relying on government intervention for your livelihood.

the H-1B program is government intervention! It creates a special class of visa so employers can import Third Worlders as indentured servants to work cheap.

Let there be just one kind of worker visa, with one set of requirements for all.

24 posted on 04/08/2003 1:06:38 PM PDT by BlazingArizona
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To: timm22
Perhaps a better idea would be to improve your job skills, lower your asking price, or find a new line of work, instead of relying on government intervention for your livelihood.

Normally I would agree with such a statement. I am after all a law of the jungle type of guy.

However you're bassackwards here. "Government intervention" is the problem here. It intervened on behalf of donor tech corporations and lied to us when they said the reason was a labor shortage.

There is no good reason whatsoever to be issuing H-1s now.

25 posted on 04/08/2003 1:06:54 PM PDT by AAABEST
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To: Mr. Bird
They do .. and the ad knows better than you. Of course it does -- it's in the real market, you are in the Nile or something. The common practise is that body shops hold the H1b paper and the worker contracts out of the body shop.
27 posted on 04/08/2003 1:08:50 PM PDT by bvw
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To: 1stFreedom
The only thing that counts is bombing ragheads. When this high school football game is over the internal condition of this nation will be in ruins for lack of brains and leadership.
28 posted on 04/08/2003 1:09:14 PM PDT by RLK
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To: timm22
Perhaps a better idea would be to improve your job skills, lower your asking price, or find a new line of work, instead of relying on government intervention for your livelihood.

Perhaps an even BETTER idea would be to examine the initial premise for H1-B visas - that there is a shortage of IT workers, which was the case in the mid 1990s - and then compare that premise to the current job market - there are many, many people looking for work - and, since the premise for the program is no longer valid, stop the program. That's hardly asking for government intervention, it is instead asking the government to live by the conditions set for the program in the first place.

29 posted on 04/08/2003 1:09:40 PM PDT by dirtboy (Rally For America - Steps of PA State Capitol, Harrisburg - March 29 at high noon)
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To: Im Your Huckleberry
timm22 does not know what in hell he is talking about.
I am a programmer with lots of skills, have been back to school to learn new technology, and still can't find a job in IT. It is useless to learn new technology when every employer requires 2, 5, 8, 10 or more years of experience. Nobody is willing to take somebody who just learned the technology. As far as pay goes, I have offered my services for as little as 10 dollars an hour with no lock
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30 posted on 04/08/2003 1:09:46 PM PDT by gedeon3
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To: BillinDenver
Those shortages no longer exist.

And even if they did, they were never a justification for government intervention. Supply and demand works. Government micromanagement doesn't.

31 posted on 04/08/2003 1:09:51 PM PDT by ThinkDifferent
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To: gedeon3
correction :)

timm22 does not know what in hell he is talking about.
I am a programmer with lots of skills, have been back to school to learn new technology, and still can't find a job in IT. It is useless to learn new technology when every employer requires 2, 5, 8, 10 or more years of experience. Nobody is willing to take somebody who just learned the technology. As far as pay goes, I have offered my services for as little as 10 dollars an hour with no luck.
32 posted on 04/08/2003 1:10:59 PM PDT by gedeon3
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To: waterstraat
DITTO
33 posted on 04/08/2003 1:11:09 PM PDT by bigfootbob
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To: timm22
Perhaps a better idea would be to improve your job skills, lower your asking price, or find a new line of work, instead of relying on government intervention for your livelihood. You asinine comments show that you are out of touch with the IT job market. During a "normal" market your suggestions may fly, but not in today's market. Improving one's job skills while unemployed does not count. Most companies do not consider this professional experience. Trust me, been there done that. lower your asking price Once again, you are out of touch. If you look on IT Job boards, you'll see that many professionals worked only a very small portion last year. Many didn't even land interviews! I've known of people that hadn't worked in over a year. They would settle for ANYTHING no matter what the pay but it wasn't happening. (Granted, some were waiting for the market to come back and salaries to raise, but overall most were desparate.) Lowering an asking price might work if the employers were actually asking for your work! Efforts to contact a person at firms/companies are outright ignored. One has a difficult time getting responses of any kind. It seems that many companies are "fishing" for candidates and hiring very few. So now, how is one supposed to offer a lower rate when they are not responding to one's efforts? THOUSANDS of people are applying for single positions. I know several people who are managers. They get swamped with resumes and calls from head hunters. instead of relying on government intervention for Uh, Government intervention is responsible for this mess in the first place by issuing such work permits. I don't get jobs from the Government, nor a paycheck. The POLICY is what is making life difficult. The POLICY needs to be fixed. Also, I don't collect unemployment, so no, I don't look to the Government for intervention. I look for them to correct their mistake! new line of work This is actually a good suggestion but there is a fundamental flaw: Everybody who can't find an IT job is doing this now. So there is now intense competition for other jobs. Try supporting a family on entry level salary however, and you'll realize that it's easier said than done.
34 posted on 04/08/2003 1:12:27 PM PDT by 1stFreedom
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To: timm22
Perhaps a better idea would be to improve your job skills, lower your asking price, or find a new line of work, instead of relying on government intervention for your livelihood.

You asinine comments show that you are out of touch with the IT job market. During a "normal" market your suggestions may fly, but not in today's market.

Improving one's job skills while unemployed does not count. Most companies do not consider this professional experience. Trust me, been there done that.

lower your asking price

Once again, you are out of touch.

If you look on IT Job boards, you'll see that many professionals worked only a very small portion last year. Many didn't even land interviews! I've known of people that hadn't worked in over a year. They would settle for ANYTHING no matter what the pay but it wasn't happening. (Granted, some were waiting for the market to come back and salaries to raise, but overall most were desparate.)

Lowering an asking price might work if the employers were actually asking for your work! Efforts to contact a person at firms/companies are outright ignored. One has a difficult time getting responses of any kind. It seems that many companies are "fishing" for candidates and hiring very few.

So now, how is one supposed to offer a lower rate when they are not responding to one's efforts?

THOUSANDS of people are applying for single positions. I know several people who are managers. They get swamped with resumes and calls from head hunters.

instead of relying on government intervention for

Uh, Government intervention is responsible for this mess in the first place by issuing such work permits. I don't get jobs from the Government, nor a paycheck. The POLICY is what is making life difficult. The POLICY needs to be fixed.

Also, I'm a small business owner and I don't collect unemployment, so no, I don't look to the Government for intervention. I look for them to correct their mistake!

new line of work

This is actually a good suggestion but there is a fundamental flaw: Everybody who can't find an IT job is doing this now. So there is now intense competition for other jobs. Try supporting a family on entry level salary however, and you'll realize that it's easier said than done.

35 posted on 04/08/2003 1:13:46 PM PDT by 1stFreedom
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To: elfman2
No Americans were hungry enough to take such a tedious course. Plenty of them in PE and business classes though…

The reason no Americans want to train for the field is because cheap foriegn labor drives down the wages to the level where it is no longer worthwhile for an American.

No patriot should be happy about our technical fields being dominated by foriegners.

36 posted on 04/08/2003 1:14:04 PM PDT by traditionalist
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To: Orangedog
"Goverment intervention MADE this problem. We just want them to undo the damage they have done to this field. If that seems too meddlsome to some people, I'm sure they won't mind when they have to compete with indentured servants in their field of work."

Who was the president in the mid 90's?.

37 posted on 04/08/2003 1:14:41 PM PDT by gedeon3
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To: dirtboy
Out here Microsoft tells us the reason they hire so many from H1-B pool, is because our schools are not preparing our students adequately so they can do these jobs. They have a point. I don't think they should hire from that pool when trained Americans are available however.
38 posted on 04/08/2003 1:16:55 PM PDT by bigfootbob
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To: gedeon3
Who was the president in the mid 90's?.

A more relevant question is "Who IS the president NOW" and what is he doing about it?

39 posted on 04/08/2003 1:17:29 PM PDT by WRhine
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To: bvw
They do .. and the ad knows better than you. Of course it does -- it's in the real market, you are in the Nile or something. The common practise is that body shops hold the H1b paper and the worker contracts out of the body shop

If someone is on H1-B and wishes to change employers, they must seek another H1-B. You are correct that the employer is the petitioner, but a person must be assigned to the petition. The employer cannot have a "standing" H1-B for an applicant, and that applicant cannot work for any employer other than the original petitioner. I'm not in the Nile. Quite the contrary, I have hired over 5,000 people in the past five years.

40 posted on 04/08/2003 1:17:41 PM PDT by Mr. Bird
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To: 1stFreedom
Please man! Grow up! I came to this country on a H1. I am an Oracle, SQL Server and Unix specialist. I had to work 10 times harder than you to get and keep a job. I do not send any money out of the US. I spend it all here! I have my green card now and I intend to become a citizen. There are 1000's just like me. We WILL take your job from you if you are not good enough for it! It is not taking a job away from an American. Most of us are Republicans. We cannot wait to get to vote either! If you can't stand the heat, get out of the cafe! I had to do the jobs of the Americans that I worked with because they were not willing to work till god knows what time of the night because it was not in there job description or it was beneath him/her to work late or because he/she did not think that they were paid enough to work long hours! When I came here I worked for pennies while you were making $200 per hour! I am doing my part for this country. This is my new country, I will die for it and I will fight for the freedom that the US gives. You should not worry (if you are good). I am in management now and I am definatly not for visa people. To many hassles. But if the person is as good as his/her resume says they are, then I will hire them on the spot. The same as for any American.
41 posted on 04/08/2003 1:17:44 PM PDT by Gaas
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To: timm22
Perhaps a better idea would be to improve your job skills, lower your asking price, or find a new line of work, instead of relying on government intervention for your livelihood.

Good point. No one wants to rely on good graces of "government intervention", or union representation. However, when the government has already intervened in the market, that should be reversed. The government has already put 300,000 "Job For Sale - CHEAP! benefits - US Green Card! Hurry and apply now!" signs out per year (including NAFTA visas, H1B, and a few other classes). What's more, the government is only targeting one group of citizens .. on class of citizens.

Upgrade my skills? Great, ok, I'll bite. I've done that, and took a pay cut every year for the past five years. Here's an example of a friend of mine who's been out of work 1/2 the time for the past four years: US Naval Academy Grad, former Marine Pilot, Engineering Degree, Oracle and MS Certifications, 10 years experience in IT ... no work.

95% of the people I've worked with on every project since 1992 have been foreign nationals. There is no way you can "upgrade your skills" to prepare for an environment where (a) technology changes every 3-6 months, (b) there are 100 applicants from 3rd world countries willing to accept ANY salary just to get their foot into the USA, and (c) where that salary they except won't support a U.S. college education.

Your response indicates either ignorance or arrogance. You either have no idea what's happening to the IT industry, or are personally benefiting from the U.S. government sponsored "job shop" system.

My son is 15, has been working on industry standard software (web, database, etc.) since he was 10, and wanted to go into my field (databases, custom applications, large system development, etc.). He's already "wise" to this world. He already understands that he cannot support a $100-200 K college degree on a $45,000 a year entry-level salary, and <$100K top salary. The pay off isn't work the investment, so he's looking for another field.

The only people I know who support the current H1 "job shop" system are the parasites and pimps who "sell" the jobs. Even IT managers know they're not getting quality. Sure, the best kids from India or Ireland or the Philippines or Russia are as smart as any American kids, and come to the USA labor market at a bargain. But most of the guys and gals from overseas are "average" like most Americans, which means they have real problems with language and cultural skills. One-on-one in any interview between an American college graduate and a foreign national, 85% of Americans have the edge. But when you inject the green card, there's a wholesale discount on the foreign nation, no American can compete, regardless of education, background, skills, or work ethic. What's more, if you're over 40, you might as well write it off.. you have no chance.

I've been in this business about 17 years, both as an independent consultant, and as a staffer for Big five firms and fortune 100 companies. I am very highly skilled, have been continuously "re-educating" myself for ten years, and have narrowly avoided employment downturns that have devastated many of my colleagues. If the US Government does not control the Visa IT labor, there will be no American's in the business in 5 years.

42 posted on 04/08/2003 1:17:45 PM PDT by Steel and Fire and Stone
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To: Jack Wilson
After 20 years in IT, I am about to give up. I started a handyman business.

Free market bump

43 posted on 04/08/2003 1:18:03 PM PDT by A. Pole
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To: 1stFreedom
The main problem is that there are simply not enough projects to go around. In the late 1990's Y2K was responsible for many companies upgrading their systems. Therefore, there was tremendous demand for IT skills. What you had was a case where there was so much development going on at one time that it simply was not possible for that level of demand to remain once the Y2K phase came to an end. Eventually, the number of projects will return to a normal level, though it will never be like it was in the late 90s again. Also technological changes means that there is a need for fewer programmers, and that these programmers can be located anywhere in the world.
44 posted on 04/08/2003 1:18:17 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: timm22
Perhaps a better idea would be to improve your job skills, lower your asking price.

Why don't you move to India? I am sure you can get low paying job there.

45 posted on 04/08/2003 1:20:10 PM PDT by A. Pole
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To: WRhine
You beat me to it!
46 posted on 04/08/2003 1:20:15 PM PDT by Orangedog (Soccer-Moms are the biggest threat to your freedoms and the republic !)
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To: Born to Conserve
Another asenine response.

>>I watched the boom, made really, really good money, knew there would be an IT labor glut eventually and prepared for it, got laid off. No regrets.

Ok. Nice, nothing wrong with that comment.

>>If you want to work in I.T. you have to be, intelegent, hard working, technically up to date, AND WILLING TO TAKE A PAY CUT!

It's not about pay. If it were merely about pay I along with others would be working. I myself go with the market, it the best way to keep working. However, that isn't flying right now.

Lowering your asking rate/pay is contingent on and employer showing interest in you. Many folks would work for $10 an hour the opportunity to make such an offer isn't there.

>>You made more money then you were worth, now you're going to get what you're worth and no more.

I totally agree with this statement. But the problem is that the number of job applicants to actual positions is outrageous. Throw in H1 and L1 workers and it's even worse.

>>Grow up or become a democrat.

This is the asenine statement. It's not about maturity. It's about the policy of the Government and how it's hurting people.




47 posted on 04/08/2003 1:22:01 PM PDT by 1stFreedom
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To: Mr. Bird
I'm just saying what's happening. When you use the word "cannot" -- bad engleesh. Proper King's English would have it as "should not". That is to be fair, and not to call you a liar.
48 posted on 04/08/2003 1:22:06 PM PDT by bvw
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To: WRhine
In other words, why is this president not fixing the problem created by the rapist clinton? Is a valid question.
49 posted on 04/08/2003 1:22:22 PM PDT by gedeon3
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To: 1stFreedom
I can understand your feelings but allow me to add yet another wrinkle.

After 22 years of being an independent contractor it's just getting too hard. Yes, it's possible to jump thru hoops with the IRS but companies are no longer willing to do so for long term deals, at least in my case.

A company wanted to hire me as an remote employee BUT it now appears that even a single employee in a state creates a tax nexus requiring them to collect sales tax for sales in that state even if they have no other presence. Naturally that not only creates reporting headaches but competetive issues.

So the company is going to take a pass. I can't say that I blame them, were I in their shoes I'd do the same. I'll figure something else out but it sure seems to me that the gobberment is getting so greedy that they're killing at least some opportunities but then what else is new?

Not to belabor the obvious but what fools.
50 posted on 04/08/2003 1:23:05 PM PDT by Proud_texan
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