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Then you should have gotten a position at my firm.

We pay our lone H1-B visa employee a salary that is well above market rate,
plus full benefits
and a bonus package...I could not sleep at night knowing that I was not
treating an employee (be it US citizen or
H1-B visa recipient) fairly.

There are decent employers out there!

Good Luck!


David L. Fisher, SE, PE
Senior Principal
Fisher+Horos Structural Engineers
372 West Ontario
Chicago, Illinois

-----Original Message-----
From: Alexo Huba [mailto:alexo_huba(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Sunday, March 25, 2001 1:16 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at); editor(--nospam--at)
Subject: Exploited H1b worker

I read a recent article on H1B visa workers on Structural Engineer. I would
like to add the following to your record.

I am a civil engineer working in a Stuctural Engineering Company in the San
Francisco Bay Area. Simply because I am on H1B visa, my salary is 30+% less
than the market salary, and virtually no benefits. My H1B period is running
out and my Green Card application is pending with the US immigration for
more than 2 years - therefore I can not change my job - therefore I am being
exploited. If I change my job, the whole current Green Card process will
become invalid.

Rather than blaming my employer altogether, I would blame the current
immigration regulations which allow unscrupulous employers to exploit H1B

Please note that H1b workers are sponsored by a particular employer. Once a
H1b worker loses his/her job and can not find another job in 10 days, he/she
has to leave the country immediately.

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