"They (U.S. workers) want to "manage projects"; own a piece of my firm; get
paid a lot of money and tell me how to run my business."
It certainly appears that you want to give them less, even if the base
salary that you are offering is similar. You have indicated that you are
not interested in offering a comparable level of advancement potential,
respect, or respondsibility to your foreign workers. Even with that, I
still wonder why you threw in the idea above that U.S. workers want to get
paid a lot of money if that is not at least part of the issue. When you say
they (foreign workers) do NOT work for less, do you mean less than the U.S.
workers ask or less than you would in find reasonable? There is a
difference, and the above quote makes me wonder which you are thinking of.
"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
This is a public forum, and if someone hears a company owner griping about
how U.S. worker want advancement potential, personal respondsibility, and
good pay (what talented professional doesn't want those things) it could
certainly affect their interesting in responding to ads. You might want to
keep that in mind before griping too much about U.S. workers on this
listserve. The best, most experienced engineers in their field will always
move to those jobs where they feel they have a chance at management, profit
sharing, and high pay; all the things that you indicate upset you about
them. If you are unwilling to offer these benefit and seek foreign
engineers to avoid it, how is that not wage busting?
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