There's a video at the link as well.
This is happening every day in every sector of high-tech, and has been for not just years but decades.
Get rid of the illegals, get rid of the H1-B and B-1 scammers, put some of these executives in jail, and we'll be back to less than 5% unemployment.
Yet you still hear ‘HR’ people call in to talk shows claiming the H1B program is clean and badly needed.
Young kids aren't going into science and technology careers at the rate this country needs -- and there are very good reasons for that.
They are also misusing L1 visa, now they are sending freshers as Managers with zero industry experience.
That gibes with my experience with Infosys. They have some talented people working for them, but they’ve got others who barely have a pulse. The whole offshoring paradigm has to have been a major disappointment for those companies that thought they’d save millions. But it’s been a boon for India, which has built its economic infrastructure on American dollars in the last 20 years.
In my job of tech support, I deal with many Indian’s and not only I have to deal with their condescending attitude but some of them expect you to bow down to them and kiss their @$$. A lot of them expect you to do their work for them. I told one of them that it was beyond the scope of support’s contract to do something and they in turned called me a lazy American who needs to work much harder !
There really doesn’t seem to be anyone in our so-called “leadership” who is one bit concerned about the long term security of America.
Nobody. On the left or the right.
The left is perfectly happy to betray our nation, to gain an advantage at the voting booth.
The right (at least the “free trade” right) seems perfectly happy to betray our nation, if there’s even one dime to be made in the betrayal.
It’s discouraging, and tragic. America has no champions anymore. Just two competing vultures, each quite determined to destroy our nation faster than the other.
I remember an IT outsourcing group I was associated with whose vertical was the defense industry was constantly trying to offshore their contracts, despite being a security risk, and not allowed.
Hell hath no fury like a mid-level manager or up, hungry for a bonus, regardless of the consequences to society.
Not really - these are in most cases jobs that wouldn't be open or even in the USA at all without the visas.
I'd get rid of H1B and let anyone who wants to work in the US come - on the understanding that they get no social welfare benefits of any kind unless they undergo the naturalization process. And no "chain" immigration - Grandma stays in New Delhi. :)
What is happening is exactly what Nicholas Carr predicted in "Does IT Matter" back in 2004 - IT skills are simply being absorbed back into the disciplines that use them. Thus the CPA with Excel and VBScript programming skills is still a valued part of the American workforce - but the IT guy with Excel and VBScript programming skills is now working at Home Depot. Expect the trend to continue, as "pure" IT work gets further commoditized and outsourced.
H1-B and B-1 scammers there are workers in America.We have have 300 million people living here.It all comes down to greed and therefore all that matters is paying less of living wage to H1-B and B-1 workers, than they would to Americans. This country has as much greed and corruption as what Mexico has. All they care about is money.I am very glad I will not be around in another 30 years. This country by then will be worse off than what Mexico is.Obama is already bankrupting us deeper into debt each passing day.
“This is happening every day in every sector of high-tech, and has been for not just years but decades.”
One-fifth to one-tenth the pay, depending on function.
Oh. PayPal’s help desk is in the Philippines. How about that.