Spoken like an individual who has no pending
ONCE AGAIN, you read far too much into
Or, more correctly, understand only what you wish
I used the H1-B visa program to take care of immediate
needs with INTERNATIONAL CLIENTS.
(Mr. Wish, as an experienced enginer how is your
German, French, Italian or Arabic?)
Ask my US employees who make 20 to 25% more working for
me than my competition how poorly treated they are...!
Unlike the fictitious firms you continually reference,
I simply want good people who want to
-----Original Message----- From: Structuralist
[mailto:dennis.wish(--nospam--at)gte.net] Sent: Friday, March 23, 2001 3:53
PM To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org Subject: RE: Wage
is an excellent point and one in which I agree. If the choice is bring
qualified professionals on Temporary Visa's to the US so as to prevent the
business from leaving the US to seek opportunities elsewhere. There are
some problems with the argument though.
First, most companies leave the US to seek cheaper labor and materials
or to establish manufacturing without the strict controls, taxation and other
high costs of manufacturing in the US. There is no incentive to hire an H-1B
employee if you conform to the rules and hire for the same wages and benefits
that you pay a comparable US Citizen.
Second, the only way this can work is if you provide a service that is
doing well but can not continue to profit without qualified professional
employees who are not available to you. Then you seek H-1B as a temporary
measure to build your support until such time as the balance changes and
permanent employees can be found in the states.
Glitch: You can, conceivably, invest in a part-time H-1B employee at
full pay while you seek out permanent professionals who are willing to work
for less. At this time, you can release your H-1B employee and hire a
permanent employee to work for less.
of problems with this program. For any good it can do, it seems rather easy to
twist it around so as to ultimately take advantage of local labor. For
example, if you use the H-1B program as I just mentioned, you can afford to
keep your office in the US, and you force wages down at the same time. While
you legally comply with H-1B, you use the waiting period of 6-years to see how
the economic climate changes in order to seek permanent professionals for less
some point something will give. Most likely, new hires who are not part of the
H-1B program will have to compete for the job by accepting less
-----Original Message----- From: DORYWATER(--nospam--at)aol.com
[mailto:DORYWATER(--nospam--at)aol.com] Sent: Friday, March 23, 2001 1:19
PM To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org Subject: Re: Wage
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