From: Christopher Wright <chrisw(--nospam--at)skypoint.com>
Date: Mon, 26 Mar 01 10:34:28 -0600
>The law does require a prevailing wage or higher, but the problem
>is that there is no gauge of prevailing wages in most engineering positions
Employers know what they pay their engineers, and unless they're
abysmally stupid they know what their engineering work is worth. And
there are salary surveys around to provide a check on this info. At the
risk of sounding a teench cynical, the 'no prevailing wage' argument is
the wage buster's excuse for lowballing. That law wouldn't have been
passed if there weren't plenty of wiggle room over wages.
I hasten to add that not every employer is a wage buster. My son works
for a software developer who has an office in India, and he tells me
these guys get paid pretty much what they'd get here in the states.
Christopher Wright P.E. |"They couldn't hit an elephant from
chrisw(--nospam--at)skypoint.com | this distance" (last words of Gen.
___________________________| John Sedgwick, Spotsylvania 1864)