I agree Scott. This was very much the same type of economic situation that
Denver went through in the late 70's and early 80's. The town was filled
with advanced degrees who were waiting tables. However, when Denver started
to go through Regentrification, the opportunities were there and the people
were there to take the jobs.
Why not consider Outsourcing to engineering firms in the U.S. who are
experiencing slowdowns and may be able to accomodate an engineer of record
in another area of the country using the skills they already possess?
There many be opportunities that need to be explored for how professionals
work (or should be working) together. Once again, it means adopting
resources that are available but require a learning curve and establishing a
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Haan, Scott M. [mailto:HaanSM(--nospam--at)ci.anchorage.ak.us]
> Sent: Friday, March 23, 2001 1:49 PM
> To: 'seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org'
> Subject: RE: Wage Busting
> Again speaking for all the isolationist xenophobes out there, why can't
> local people fill these jobs? One of my best buddies was a
> political refuge
> from Hungary so I do not have anything about people coming to
> America to get
> away from tyranny, but it is absolutely crazy to lose the local technical
> edge when people here are working at Walmart. If there is a demand for
> technical people, then people will go to school, get the work
> experience and
> fill the job's here. Is this going to be a generational thing where we
> bring in skilled people, thier kids work at Burger King and then
> we bring in
> new skilled people?
> I am still going fishing after I get out of my sensitivity training this
> 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
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: DORYWATER(--nospam--at)aol.com [SMTP:DORYWATER(--nospam--at)aol.com]
> > Sent: Friday, March 23, 2001 12:19 PM
> > To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> > Subject: Re: Wage Busting
> > At the present time some programming and steel detailing is done
> > overseas.
> > Why not bring some overseas professionals here and keep the
> work here. If
> > not then in the future we will be twilling our thumbs while all the work
> > is
> > donr overseas.
> > Dory