I have to say that this is poetic justice.
Of course, the majority of H1B1 technology workers are from India, and based on my opinions previously expressed regarding that situation, it should be no suprise that this story on Wired News made me smile. It seems that the folks over in India who have been the source of outsourced jobs are falling prey to even cheaper markets. I wonder how they feel about that now? Can they taste the delicious irony of having jobs they stole from Americans being stolen from them? Will the cheapest market end up being trailer parks back here in the U.S.?
I hate the fact that I start to sound like a union rep when I get going, but I think it’s time for American jobs to go to Americans. I think we need to stop outsourcing tech jobs off the continent. Hey, let’s at least keep it inside the NAFTA borders, okay? Isn’t that what NAFTA was supposed to be about? If you’re a computer person, or related to one, remember these hard times and what caused them for those of us in the IT field when it comes time to vote. Vote for people that limited H1B1 visas and tried to give jobs to American workers. Divided we fall, but united we stand.