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Spoken like a true "Wage Buster".  Thirty years ago I was with a "large
international" firm that made big bucks by hiring overseas.  Nothing has
changed.  I don't fault you for trying to get the "best bang for the buck",
but don't blow smoke at us.  

I'm over 60 years old.  I design buildings.  I'm self-employed partly
because I'm unemployable, and partly because a company like yours is not
"competitive".  You state that your salaries are, "In accordance with the
INS H1-B visa provisions".  I'll bet.  Why pay a "competitive salary" when
you can get rich with indentured servants.    

Fountain E. Conner, P.E.
1724 Beaver Pond Rd.
Gulf Breeze, Fl. 32561
   Phone 850-932-5547
   Fax      850-934-1916

> From: David Fisher <dfisher(--nospam--at)>
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)
> Subject: RE: Wage Busting
> Date: Thursday, March 22, 2001 8:28 AM
> 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
> (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