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Old 03-27-2013, 04:04 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by teckk View Post
I would like to correct your tense.
The USA has gone to hell in a handbasket.

I would not be surprised if The USA no longer exists as a sovereign nation in 30 years.
That's a long time to make a prediction about. Surely there will be another world war within say 5 years. After that hopefully an economic boom (but this is their decision), or a dark age. If the empire falls, it will be a dark age.

Have you noticed that empires tend to have an eagle symbol associated with them ? Well, it's actually the phoenix. Check the emblems of all empires since the Egyptians and you will find the phoenix. All the emblems of Europe and even Russia and the USA have the phoenix. It will burn itself at some point, it always does.
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Originally Posted by sundialsvcs View Post
I do keep my eye on Craigslist in several municipalities.

This advertisement just floored me when I saw it. At first I thought, "this must be a hoax," but you can trace it down quite easily to a company that's positively gushing about its high-tech capabilities.
keyword "advertisement" - a campaign...not to hire, but collect. Surely this is known?
I am never shocked by any thing I see, or read at CL, (the McJobs of Employment Searches).
I feel dirty every time I have to go collect RSS feeds for an employment search. I was there once not too long ago, slave job (not that yours is) wage, got fired ("Best thing ever happened..."), ran out of UnEnjoyment and at my last check, my current boss and lifelong friend gave me a call.

Warning: Opinion
Any job found on CL is not the one I'd want.
I'd take it but I'd also hate it.

Well, I hope you are at least Prospering, instead of just getting by.
I always keep my eyes open and I wish we had a need at c9, b/c
I'd love to have some H.E.L.P. for our latest "Kim Kardashian-sized" task of
providing Reporting to our clients (using JasperReports Server).
The rollout of the software is cake, but now I have to provide Reporting on our Zabbix data.

I expect to eat flour and shit cupcakes but I could use some help.

Have a Great Day!
Old 03-27-2013, 08:13 AM   #18
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If we wanted to talk politics, pretty much anyone in the world could have reason to "chime in."

But the way I look at things, human civilization has always been going to hell in its own self-made handbasket, but has nevertheless always managed to survive the trip short of actual arrival. Nevertheless, as what ought to be seen as a professional, licensed, engineering endeavor, we're seeing an actual status-quo right now that is deceptive to both parties at once. The labor-force being sought is effectively, "semi-skilled." And, mind you, I don't mean that as any sort of an insult to the residents of a continent that I am anxious to visit one day! But we do, as an industry, have a problem ...
  • First of all, the seeking of an inexpensive labor-force through attracting of immigrant labor is nothing new, and it wasn't my intention to debate anyone's immigration policies or lack thereof. Every nation has done this throughout the Industrial age, and even before. Yours, too.
  • The present state-of-the-art in software is not yet that of the "interchangeable part." Our Eli Whitney has not yet arrived on the scene.
  • We are all, each in our own way, professionals who want to deliver excellent solutions to our employers and our customers. It is far from a semi-skilled effort. (I've been doin' this crazy thing for three decades now, and I'm still no good at it. ) It's changing itself all the time, and constantly calling for new and more diverse skill-sets ... jest par for the course ... but it's still basically craft work.
  • Everyone wants an honest leg-up, a chance to experience their own dream, and to avoid the "death march" phenomenon. If offered training, they want it to be real. No one wants a chance to start at the bottom and be stuck there, let alone 2,000 miles from home.
  • With a 70%+ record of near-or-total project failure, which in our industry has been the documented state-of-affairs for many decades now, we need highly-trained workers and we need to be pouring high training into every single one of them .. regardless of their nationality.
  • In light of this, we also have a customer perception problem: do people actually know how we do what we do, and what it now takes to do it?
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that post must be a scam. F1 visa cannot have a job!
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My advice on F1 Visa - don't. Ever. Triple college tuition, and inability to work...

I call F1 visa one of the biggest scams these days. Actually the whole visa system is a scam in my opinion.


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