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I would be interested in the offered salaries and required
qualifications/experience for 
jobs that could not be filed with US workers. This might help me decide what
side of fence
to come down on. Without this data you are whistling in the dark. Feel free
to post anonymously
if you fear offending current employees.

Eric Green, P.E.

-----Original Message-----
From: Haan, Scott M. [mailto:HaanSM(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Thursday, March 22, 2001 9:44 AM
To: 'seaint(--nospam--at)'
Subject: RE: Wage Busting

I agree, all the unqualified Americans and project manager wannabees can
should work at Taco Bell or Walmart.  I hope my kids can be paint salesmen
while I pay off thier college educations.  Is there a patriot among us?

Scott M Haan  P.E.
Plan Review Engineer
Building Safety Division, 
Development Services Department,
Municipality of Anchorage
phone: 907-343-8183   fax: 907-249-7399

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	David Fisher [SMTP:dfisher(--nospam--at)]
> Sent:	Thursday, March 22, 2001 5:29 AM
> To:	seaint(--nospam--at)
> Subject:	RE: Wage Busting
> We've found that the so-called "over qualified/senior" workers aren't
> interested in designing buildings.
> They want to "manage projects"; own a piece of my firm; get paid a lot of
> money and tell me how to run my business.
> American "mid-level" people aren't available....we've posted well paying
> project engineer level job opportunities
> on both the internet and in the Chicago Tribune; so we've made the jobs
> available to US engineers...the best qualified resumes we've
> gotten have been from overseas.
> In accordance with the INS H1-B visa provisions, we pay competitive
> salaries
> (frankly, much more than market rate here in Chicago)
> to those we bring in from overseas. They work very hard and have a hell of
> a
> lot less baggage.
> David L. Fisher, SE,PE
> Senior Principal
> Fisher+Horos Structural Engineers
> 372 West Ontario
> Chicago, Illinois 60610
> 312.573.1701
> 312.573.1726 fax
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Todd Hill [mailto:thill(--nospam--at)]
> Sent: Thursday, March 22, 2001 8:52 AM
> To: 'seaint(--nospam--at)'
> Subject: RE: Wage Busting
> <<
> Before we look off shore for foreign engineers industry should, at the
> very
> least, expand their selection of personnel to the pool of "Over Qualified"
> and senior more experienced American Engineers and High Tech workers
> cultured
> by years of experience.
> >>
> So where are these people located?
> We have run employment ads for the past couple of months and have received
> very few (if any) responses.
> Because of this we are now starting to look abroad.
> I've also talked to few other people in our industry and this seems to be
> the trend.
> I might be naive, but I don't think it is so much "wage busting" as it is
> too few workers.