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rpm 03-25-2004 04:39 AM

Can I get a job as a linux admin trainee in the US ?
 
Hi everyone!!

I'm from India and would like to know whether there are openings available for linux admin freshers in the US?.... Can I get a job as linux admin trainee in the US..(especially in and around Maryland)....? ..please suggest appropriately....

Thanx :)

--rpm--

trey85stang 03-25-2004 06:49 AM

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Blinker_Fluid 03-25-2004 12:15 PM

I thought all the computer jobs were going to India... ;)

jailbait 03-25-2004 01:48 PM

"I'm from India and would like to know whether there are openings available for linux admin freshers in the US?.... Can I get a job as linux admin trainee in the US..(especially in and
around Maryland)....? ..please suggest appropriately...."

I live in the area that rpm is asking about. We have a huge number of immigrants in the area because our robust economy attracts people from all over the world. It is difficult to land a job from India or other foriegn countries so what skilled immigrants usually do is come to this area (Washington, D.C. including parts of Maryland and Virginia) and take the first job that they can find. This might be something like a store clerk at $7 per hour. Or perhaps I should say jobs. It is cheaper for American businesses to hire part time help than full time workers because the full time workers are entitled to insurance, vacations, and so forth, and part time workers are not. So an immigrant ends up working three or four jobs with less than 16 hours per week in each job.

After getting established in low paying part time jobs then the skilled immigrant can start looking for a good, high paying, full time job in their specialty. This could take a while because an immigrant can have trouble proving that he/she is qualified for a skilled job since a potential employer has trouble checking the immigrant's resume.

While wages are much higher in the U.S. than in India so are expenses. That is why immigrants tend to live in overcrowded conditions to share expenses until they get on their feet financially. That can take 5 or 6 years. I presume that you are interested in Maryland because you have friends or relatives there who you can live with in the beginning.

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itsjustme 03-25-2004 09:39 PM

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Can I get a job as linux admin trainee in the US
No, you can't get a job these days unless you have 7 to 15 hard years of senior experience and are fluent in 25 different acronyms.
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rpm 03-25-2004 11:02 PM

Hi ...
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I presume that you are interested in Maryland because you have friends or relatives there who you can live with in the beginning.
jailbait, you are right in your thinking..I agree with whatever you are talking about...Although I'm quite happy to be in India, I'm desparate to visit the US...The thing is that my girlfriend and her family live in maryland, and its not possible for her to leave that place and meet me as she wont be able to return back to US....On my side, I dont have a job and so cant affford the high air travel expenses....In that case, if i wanna meet her, I have to find a way...I am not willing to settle down in the US otherwise, coz I dont think India is that bad in terms of money...US is obviously the most developed economy and thus it attracts a large number of people from all across the world..I hope you understand my feelings..:)

--rpm --

FunkyRes 03-28-2004 01:30 AM

Re: Can I get a job as a linux admin trainee in the US ?
 
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Originally posted by rpm
Hi everyone!!

I'm from India and would like to know whether there are openings available for linux admin freshers in the US?.... Can I get a job as linux admin trainee in the US..(especially in and around Maryland)....? ..please suggest appropriately....

Thanx :)

--rpm--

Just to let know - at the silicon valley company I use to work for, first the web dev team was laid of and replaced by people in India. Then some of the non web dev team. then just about everyone.

At first the quality coming out of India was crap - but the good one remained and the crap ones were replaced - and soon the India team was quite a talented team - costing the company far far less than US employees, where on top of salaries - there were all kinds of other fees that had to be paid (workmans comp insurance, ironically unemployment, etc.)

I can't blame the company for laying us off in favor of India - it was financially better.
I'll get a lot boos and hisses for saying this - but I blame the dems for making it so expensive to hire US employees with all the stuff an employer is required to pay in addition to salary.

Looking_Lost 03-28-2004 03:33 AM

Same thing is happening across the board in the UK - I do blame the government and I do blame the companies. I phoned to cancel my car insurance and got put throught to somebody in India. Give it a few years and the reverse will happen. Companies will start coming to us for cheap labour.


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