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The perils of a Job Seeker

 
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Hi all,
I'm looking for a job in the US. Have 4 years of solid experience (And im not faking it). And consider myself pretty good at pojos & j2ee.
But the problem is, i need a H1 to work and am faced by two options:
1. Most companies say they will not do H1.
2. Consultants loot like therez no tomorrow.
I'm sure im not alone in the boat. What are you guys doing in such a case?
Dushy
[ April 29, 2004: Message edited by: Dushy Inguva ]
 
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Originally posted by Dushy Inguva:
Hi all,
2. Consultants loot like therez no tomorrow.



What does that mean, "Consultants loot like theres no tomorrow?"
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You said it...
Dushy
 
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I think that means the contracting companies are liars and thieves.
Worse than that, the contracting companies are in business to shield
the companies from discrimination lawsuits and other liabilities.
History is clear. Many of your fellow human beings think slavery
and slave trading are acceptable. In comparison, job shops are lily white.
[ April 30, 2004: Message edited by: Rufus BugleWeed ]
 
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What does that mean, "Consultants loot like theres no tomorrow?"



That means there are plenty of H1-Bs in the US who are working for almost nothing, just so they can enter the country. It means you cannot get a job because you won't work as an IT developer for $5.75, less social security and Steven's tax, an hour.
 
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I'm shocked. Absolutely shocked to hear such allegations. H1-Bs, as we all know are the means by which American corporations import skills not available from U.S. citizens. Since these skills are so hard to obtain, they obviously command a premium price, following the laws of supply and demand.
Isn't this what Free Trade is all about?
 
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That means there are plenty of H1-Bs in the US who are working for almost nothing, just so they can enter the country. It means you cannot get a job because you won't work as an IT developer for $5.75, less social security and Steven's tax, an hour.


I have an Indian friend who is here on a H1-B Visa and he earns way over $5.75.
 
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Originally posted by Rufus BugleWeed:


That means there are plenty of H1-Bs in the US who are working for almost nothing, just so they can enter the country. It means you cannot get a job because you won't work as an IT developer for $5.75, less social security and Steven's tax, an hour.


My company (contacting business) has hired many H1s during the IT heydays and every one of them was paid more than $5.75, way more. Can I ask where you got this number from? Or is this mere hyperbole to accentuate the gravit of the situation today?
 
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Don't know how it's with H1B in the US, but I know that there are many firms that act as intermediaries.
The customer pays that firm who then pays the contractor.
Typically the contractor gets only a small part of what the customer pays.
 
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Or is this mere hyperbole to accentuate the gravit of the situation today?


Yep, and that's close to minimum wage in the US. On a more serious note, I am sure baggage inspectors at the airport are making as much as some h1-b's. Some H1-B's are on the bench making minimum wage, too. So it's mostly hypebole.
 
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Hi,
Have any of you thinking about the nature of subcontract? If you do not like the scenario, go to the source.
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MCao
 
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Originally posted by Dushy Inguva:
Hi all,
I'm looking for a job in the US. Have 4 years of solid experience (And im not faking it). And consider myself pretty good at pojos & j2ee.
But the problem is, i need a H1 to work and am faced by two options:
1. Most companies say they will not do H1.
2. Consultants loot like therez no tomorrow.
I'm sure im not alone in the boat. What are you guys doing in such a case?
Dushy
[ April 29, 2004: Message edited by: Dushy Inguva ]


Hi,
1. H1 is nothing more than a backup plan. When there is over supply of talent people in the US/Western Countries, what compelled you to think company will hire you over them.
2. Consultants loot because the incompetence contact window have too much power.
Regards,
MCao
 
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