posted on Jul, 28 2011 @ 09:04 PM
reply to post by fuzzy0087
Good for you! How about the issue of outsourcing jobs offshore as well as using H1 Visa contractors. I lost a job a few years ago when my whole team
was laid off, and for the next two years worked as a contractor, until I was able to get a full time job again. The whole time I was contracting, I
was surrounded by H1 workers rotating in and out on six month contracts. Both of the VERY large companies I contracted for during this time appeared
to have adopted a business model of laying off most of their employees and replacing them with a combination of offshore offices and mostly H1 Visa
contractors. Since the company policies limited contract extentions to a grand total of eighteen months before the contractor had to leave for at
least six months, this resulted in constant turnover and training, ridiculous lengths of time to develop software, disasterously over-budget and
over-deadline projects, but that all must have been offset by the reduction of cost to support the workforce because it didn't look like either
company planned on changing the model any time in the foreseeable future. There were plenty of qualified US workers who want these jobs, they are IT
jobs. Oh yes, the offshore workers had next to zero accountability. The one company would fly workers here, housed them in an apartment down the
street, send them back on a whim, to work at the offshore office. One gal I worked with for a few months got sent back suddenly and she told me their
connections were ridiculously slow at the offshore office and they could hardly do anything. But you better believe they billed 40 hours a week.
Once she went offshore, we never saw any code from her again, but she stayed on the project's capital expenditures and submitted 40 hours/week.
Whatcha gonna do so I'll vote for you?