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Throw in a couple of boxes of froot loops and I'll be there in a couple of
days.

Scott M Haan  P.E.
Plan Review Engineer
Building Safety Division http://www.muni.org/building, 
Development Services Department,
Municipality of Anchorage
phone: 907-343-8183   fax: 907-249-7399
mailto:haansm(--nospam--at)ci.anchorage.ak.us

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	David Fisher [SMTP:dfisher(--nospam--at)fplushse.com]
> Sent:	Friday, March 23, 2001 2:50 AM
> To:	seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject:	RE: Wage Busting
> 
> Here's what I pay:
> 
> entry level:
> 
> BS degrees:		$58,000.00
> 
> MS degrees:		$64,000.00
> 
> 
> My senior associate makes $77,500.00
> 
> 
> My firm is a young one, 2 1/2 years old....maybe thats part of the
> problem!
> 
> I just have a hard time getting people to work on high rises and resorts
> for
> these slave wages.
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 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: Eric Green [mailto:egreen(--nospam--at)exponent.com]
> Sent: Thursday, March 22, 2001 3:33 PM
> To: 'seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org'
> Subject: RE: Wage Busting
> 
> 
> 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)ci.anchorage.ak.us]
> Sent: Thursday, March 22, 2001 9:44 AM
> To: 'seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org'
> 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 http://www.muni.org/building,
> Development Services Department,
> Municipality of Anchorage
> phone: 907-343-8183   fax: 907-249-7399
> mailto:haansm(--nospam--at)ci.anchorage.ak.us
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From:	David Fisher [SMTP:dfisher(--nospam--at)fplushse.com]
> > Sent:	Thursday, March 22, 2001 5:29 AM
> > To:	seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> > 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
> > 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
> 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.
> >
> 
> 
>