Source: The Seattle Times
quote: From my experience there is an abundance of incoming freshman enrolling in STEM programs at universities. If half of these kids finished with degree we wouldn't have a shortage. Unfortunately for these wide eyed freshman their high school education fails them so miserably they are not even REMOTELY prepared for a STEM curriculum. The most intelligent students pass and move on while the vast majority drop out (of the program) within a SINGLE semester.
quote: Few people are willing to take a better job? Either in atmosphere, work, or pay? Talk about living in fog.
quote: About the only time that holds true is for going from stable employment to short term work.
quote: What if I told you insane was working fifty hours a week in some office for fifty years at the end of which they tell you to piss off; ending up in some retirement village hoping to die before suffering the indignity of trying to make it to the toilet on time? Wouldn't you consider that to be insane?
quote: Let me explain to you how this works: you see, the corporations finance Team America, and then Team America goes out... and the corporations sit there in their... in their corporation buildings, and... and, and see, they're all corporation-y... and they make money.
quote: Next time you run into some youths, converse with them for a minute. If it takes you more than that minute to discover why MS (and thousands of other companies) need to import skilled workers, you're part of the problem.
quote: I mean, why spend that money training individuals and boosting the strength of our country's workforce and intellect when you can just grab them from across the border and take advantage of them by paying only half as much?
quote: people that work toward a common goal,
quote: The proposal MS makes here is entirely counter to a free market
quote: His eyes open!
quote: ...Microsoft is just looking for cheap labor.
quote: So the conspiracy theory is that they bring in Indians and chinese into America via H1B so they can pay them less than Americans? Why bother when they can setup an office in the host country and pay them there?
quote: You have a need to project your insecurities related to your genitalia
quote: I typically follow up by asking how it is an advantage. Cost is frequently mentioned, but when I point out that it really ends up costing us about the same only a few realize the 24 hour cycle advantage, which is huge.
quote: Right now I can start on a task, and if blocked hand it off to developers. In the meantime I can move on to another task, and whenever development unblocks the first issue a counterpart in Bangalore, Beijing, etc can pick up the work and give immediate feedback to that dev, regardless of whether or not the dev and I's schedule matches each other.
quote: 2) These people are employees of the company as well, not contractors.
quote: I've seen job ads where they basically want a $100,000 employee.... for $45,000.
quote: I would never advise a smart kid to get a computer degree today.
quote: H1B quotas only exacerbate the problem.