> -----Original Message-----
> From: R.P. Mehrotra/engg [mailto:rp.mehrotra(--nospam--at)eil.co.in]
> Sent: Thursday, March 22, 2001 7:20 PM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Cc: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: Re: RE: Wage Busting
> This appears to be a global phenomenon. Higher the experience, more are
> tantrums of conscious performing hands. Looking side ways to seek a
> solution would be unadvisable. Such experienced hands should be given
> dual role of project execution through engineering.
> Importing manpower may look fine as a stop-gap arrangement.
> RP Mehrotra
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "David Fisher" <dfisher(--nospam--at)fplushse.com>
> Date: Thursday, March 22, 2001 7:58 pm
> 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
> > payingproject engineer level job opportunities
> > on both the internet and in the Chicago Tribune; so we've made the
> > jobsavailable 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
> > USA
> > 312.573.1701
> > 312.573.1726 fax
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Todd Hill [mailto:thill(--nospam--at)tkarch.com]
> > Sent: Thursday, March 22, 2001 8:52 AM
> > To: 'seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org'
> > 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
> > receivedvery 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.