Skip to comments.How A Mysterious Tech Billionaire Created Two Fortunes—And A Global Software Sweatshop
Posted on 11/19/2018 10:13:59 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
From an office suite on the 26th floor of the iconic Frost Bank Tower in Austin, Texas, a little-known recruiting firm called Crossover is searching the globe for software engineers. Crossover is looking for anyone who can commit to a 40- or 50-hour workweek, but it has no interest in full-time employees. It wants contract workers who are willing to toil from their homes or even in local cafes.
The best people in the world arent in your Zip code, says Andy Tryba, chief executive of Crossover, in a promotional YouTube video. Which, Tryba emphasizes, also means you dont have to pay them like they are your neighbors. The world is going to a cloud wage.
Trybas video has 61,717 views, but he is no random YouTube proselytizer. He worked in sales at Intel for 14 years before serving in the White House as an advisor to President Obamas Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. Since 2014, Tryba has been the right-hand man of Joe Liemandt, one of the most mysterious and innovative figures in technology.
In the 1990s Liemandt was the golden boy of enterprise software, a 30 Under 30 wunderkind before there was a Forbes 30 Under 30 list. Like Bill Gates before him, he dropped out of college, in his case Stanford, to start a company, Trilogy, and build his fortune. In 1996, at the age of 27, he made the cover of Forbes, and a few months later he appeared as the youngest self-made member of The Forbes 400, with a $500 million net worth....
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The name is very close to another sweatshop software shop in south Florida. I have several friends that used to work with me at a former employer that currently works there and they all say it’s horrible.
BTW just exactly is a CLOUD WAGE? $13.50/ HR?
Well he did work for Obama, so his attitude seems like the last administration.
"The world is going to a cloud wage." ... He worked in sales at Intel for 14 years before serving in the White House as an advisor to President Obamas Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. Since 2014, Tryba has been the right-hand man of Joe Liemandt, one of the most mysterious and innovative figures in technology.
Maybe Cloud wages are Vapor wages.
Code word for Indian programmers.
That wraps it up for California then.
Probably more like $13.50/day. :)
Until they can automate the process to the point of not needing workers at all.
They frequently posts a job description for a certain position and it often has a word count of up to 550 words or more describing the job. They typically pay $22/hr for it. The job reads like you are doing everything from the Janitor to the VP and everything in between!
notice how these million dollar marxist still siphon all of the gold for themselves and pay below the going rate driving down wages and lobby congress for more cheap labor lying that the talent does not exist in America?
Depends on the task. It’s happening with a lot of other types of work, with lower averages at that. The “gig economy” is particularly tough. Uber and Lyft (taxi driving) require you to be in a specific location and bring your own car—and they in some cases are averaging now below the minimum wage.
all contract workers, just like other companies/franchises tried to do to avoid paying certain taxes and benefits while paying low wages=more profit for the owner of company. Massage envy is one example that learned it couldn’t have so many contract workers and had to make them employees with healthcare benefits etc.
In my experience, contract workers are more expensive than regular employees. The benefit of contract workers is that they can be fired at any time.
I get calls from staffing companies pushing engineering jobs at that level of pay, no benefits - for 35 years experience, PE license, several industry white papers. The calls are likely from boiler rooms in India.
$22/hr in Houston in the energy industry might get you a junior designer, but no way even a new graduate in process control or electrical engineering.
Yeah, same here. Once I tell them what I am currently making, they stop calling.
Indeed.com FAKE JOB BOARD
Most software jobs on Indeed are FAKE.
It is just a paperwork only front for H-1B foreign hires.
It violates the 13th Amendment for human trafficking.
I worked for one of the big California based software companies for almost 20 years. They had to post development jobs to boards like Indeed and other. It was all smoke and mirrors to cover some regulation. The jobs always went to hire programmers in India.
He didn’t say, “the OUTSIDE world is going to a Cloud Wage”.
He said THE WORLD is going to a Cloud Wage.
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