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6/15/2003

India Feels the Job Squeeze

Filed under: Criticism, Marginalia, and Notes,Deep Thoughts,Geek Work,News and Current Events — Posted by the Network Geek during the Hour of the Sheep which is in the early afternoon or 2:09 pm for you boring, normal people.
The moon is Waning Gibbous

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.

2 Comments

  1. That is the most bigot, racist, sad remark I have seen in a long time. If you have expensive tastes and need a lot of money to finance your whims in a capitalist competitive society, it means you accept the rules of the market. And if you accept them, you must live by them and not only during the good times but also when things get tough. If I can do what you do better than you for less money (because I dont live in a high flying resort or have a cool car) then too bad for you. You probably caused some middle aged IBM engineer to go jobless some years ago. American jobs for Americans?? What sort of fascist **DELETED EXPLETIVE, you small-minded little man** is that??

    Comment by Indian Man — 6/17/2003 @ 9:35 am

  2. How do you know where or how I live? How do you know I’m not just barely making it?
    And, why is “American jobs for Americans” fascist? It’s nationalistic, not fascist. Why should Americans give jobs to anyone from any other country? Do you want to give jobs to people from other countries? If you do, you’re foolish. I realize that things are hard for people in other countries, but, guess what? They’re hard for Americans, too. So, why should we keep giving jobs to foreginers when Americans are going hungry? In short, we shouldn’t. If that’s bigoted, racist and facsist, then, yahoo. Welcome to the new, New Economy. BTW, I discount every argument you might have had because you had to stoop to profanity to make a point.

    Comment by Ryumaou — 6/23/2003 @ 10:44 am

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