Originally posted by M Burke:
I was 'off-shored" again. Damn, that's twice now. I love to develop software, but I just can't deal with being laid off every six months. They call it "contract to hire", It's more like "contract to fire".
I am an American citizen, but I work with many H1B's and Green card holders, all good guys with great skills, some of the best India has to offer. I feel worse for them than I do for myself. If they can't find new sponsors, they get the boot.
There in lies the irony: H1B's are getting outsourced by Indians who stayed home. What is this world coming to?
Well, I just have to plug away, look for a new gig. If I knew the software biz was like this I would have never gone into it.
Originally posted by Amit Saini:
Or get into something that requires excessive client interaction !! That cant be outsourced either
And if you talk about fish to a starving man, then you're a consultant
Originally posted by Tim Holloway:
If you charge an outrageous fee to talk about fish to a starving man you're a consultant.
Originally posted by Jayesh Lalwani:
Exactly how many companies did you get work for? Did the companies give you a specific reason for firing you?
Generally speaking, when companies advertise for "contract to hire" opportunities, that means that there is a position for a full-time employee open, but they don't want to take chances, and use the "contract" term as a probation period. Not all "contract-to-hire" positions get sent to India. If the position is being sent to India in the next 6 months, then there is no reason for the company to advertise a "contract-to-hire" position.
Something about your post doesn't sound right. Either, there is something else going on besides jobs moving to India, or you are one unlucky guy.