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My Plan for battered IT professionals

 
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In the ever-mounting challenges faced by western IT professionals, I have a plan / proposition in mind. Ridiculous as it may seem, give it a thought.
1. Decide whether you want to work in IT or stay in the West
2. If your answer to the above question is to stay in the West then quickly make your moves up the ladder or get out of IT. The lower you are in the IT spectrum the quicker you will be demolished.
3. If your answer to the question was to work in IT, move.. move out to a cheaper country like Ireland / Australia / even India or move up the ladder
4. Accept the fact that free market principles are here to stay and none of us here is capable of taking us back 20 years.
5. Live by the principle "Innovate or Die!". You really cant expect to code the same language the same way for all your life. If you want to make money quickly go to India / Russia and hire a bunch of programmers there and start your own offshore setup.
6. Buy stock in these offshoring giants. Many of them are listed in western stock exchanges. As a shareholder you have a voice in the company.. how loud is a question of much money you have
Please feel free to add..
[ January 08, 2004: Message edited by: Paul McKenna ]
 
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Yeah, let us all just stop trying to advance our technical ingenuity and forfeit our intelectual market share to other countries who are more then happy to take it from us. And while India is colonizing Mars we will be there to supply thier new colonies with fine american cuts of beef and teenie bopper pop-stars because that is all we'll be good for.
 
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Originally posted by Jamin Williams:
Yeah, let us all just stop trying to advance our technical ingenuity and forfeit our intelectual market share to other countries who are more then happy to take it from us.


Perhaps you could elaborate on how to do so.. that would be far more "debatable"
 
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H1B is NOT free markets! Good Grief! It is the complete opposite!
I am completely willing to perform IT work in a free market! Bring the competition on!
However, I can't operate with protected special interests (H1Bs brought in by big IT companies) with the defacto slave labor issues.
Kevin
 
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Originally posted by Kevin Thompson:
H1B is NOT free markets! Good Grief! It is the complete opposite!


You are right but I wasnt talking about H-1Bs / L1s
 
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