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high density Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-30-08 10:44 AM
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38. No, and as you pointed out, both of our candidates suck big time on this issue
Edited on Wed Apr-30-08 10:44 AM by high density
My ideal candidate would scrap H-1Bs completely, but this is not an ideal world.
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  -Does the US have a shortage of skilled IT workers? redqueen  Apr-30-08 10:10 AM   #0 
  - Who said that? And no, there's no shortage, there's a shortage  babylonsister   Apr-30-08 10:13 AM   #1 
  - I'll take a guess  lapfog_1   Apr-30-08 10:17 AM   #6 
  - Nope... Obama!  redqueen   Apr-30-08 10:17 AM   #7 
  - Tough to respond when edits are being made. Let me know  babylonsister   Apr-30-08 10:20 AM   #11 
     - Hillary has been pushing for more visas for India guest workers. n/t  PoliticalAmazon   Apr-30-08 10:51 AM   #40 
  - Bingooooooo ---  Armstead   Apr-30-08 10:23 AM   #14 
  - I've been on at LEAST 3 different off shored REENGINEERING projects to bring them back here and NONE  uponit7771   Apr-30-08 10:31 AM   #18 
     - To be honest, I'm not sure if you agree or disagree  Armstead   Apr-30-08 10:42 AM   #35 
  - DING DING DING We have a winner!!!  cliffordu   Apr-30-08 10:38 AM   #29 
  - No Shortage  atreides1   Apr-30-08 10:13 AM   #2 
  - you're funny. nt.  IndianaJones   Apr-30-08 10:14 AM   #3 
  - He's not the one chumming it up with TATA and calling himself the Senator from Punjab.  redqueen   Apr-30-08 10:15 AM   #4 
     - He supports and says the same thing on the issue as Clinton.  IndianaJones   Apr-30-08 10:18 AM   #8 
        - Actually... um  redqueen   Apr-30-08 10:19 AM   #10 
           - his position on H-1B visa programs.  IndianaJones   Apr-30-08 10:23 AM   #15 
           - This is Obamas position too, he's dead wrong and anyone who can get to the guy should...  uponit7771   Apr-30-08 10:24 AM   #16 
              - Yeah... I'm not sure how much daylight there is between their positions on this.  redqueen   Apr-30-08 10:32 AM   #19 
  - We have a shortage of skilled IT workers with JOBS!  olkaz   Apr-30-08 10:16 AM   #5 
  - I am a Senior Network Administrator.  AllexxisF1   Apr-30-08 10:18 AM   #9 
  - YEAP! Senior analyst here and I saw the overt displacement that was happening here with H1b  uponit7771   Apr-30-08 10:22 AM   #13 
  - No, Obama is dead wrong on this issue but I will still vote for him. Hillary on the other hand well  uponit7771   Apr-30-08 10:21 AM   #12 
  - Actually... they seem to be nearly identical.  redqueen   Apr-30-08 10:31 AM   #17 
     - ***WARNING****: This is a complete stretch and a excuse for both candidates.  uponit7771   Apr-30-08 10:34 AM   #21 
     - Yeah... I've worked with IT folks long enough to know the  redqueen   Apr-30-08 10:36 AM   #24 
     - I don't like the increase but I would put Obama slightly better on this issue than Clinton.  IndianaJones   Apr-30-08 10:35 AM   #22 
     - I didn't see that part, but it sounds like something he'd say.  uponit7771   Apr-30-08 10:36 AM   #25 
     - Did that hurt?  redqueen   Apr-30-08 10:36 AM   #26 
        - I had to go into the restroom and cry a little. nt.  IndianaJones   Apr-30-08 10:39 AM   #31 
           - Hahaha  redqueen   Apr-30-08 10:40 AM   #32 
           - heh heh...  uponit7771   Apr-30-08 10:40 AM   #33 
     - yes, and I agree they're both wrong - as others have said, employers need to pay what they're worth  spooky3   Apr-30-08 10:36 AM   #27 
        - Then pay would level off because of supply and demand. It's a very mid to HIGH skilled field but ...  uponit7771   Apr-30-08 10:39 AM   #30 
  - No.. there are many IT workers without jobs as well as scientists and  glowing   Apr-30-08 10:33 AM   #20 
  - ...and the bad thing about this is the more H1s the more perpetual the issues will become because no  uponit7771   Apr-30-08 10:35 AM   #23 
  - Absolutely.  JMDEM   Apr-30-08 10:37 AM   #28 
  - I disagree with both on this I am an IT worker and can tell you that  oviedodem   Apr-30-08 10:41 AM   #34 
  - My girlfriend has an IT degree but has to work in another field  bobbert   Apr-30-08 10:43 AM   #36 
  - Glad to hear things worked out well.  redqueen   Apr-30-08 10:44 AM   #37 
  - No, and as you pointed out, both of our candidates suck big time on this issue  high density   Apr-30-08 10:44 AM   #38 
  - Obama is wrong too, but he hasn't accepted thinly veiled bribes the way Hillary AND Bill have.  cryingshame   Apr-30-08 10:45 AM   #39 
  - Yup... as I said above... he's not chummy with orgs like TATA or calling himself  redqueen   Apr-30-08 10:56 AM   #41 
  - From a Recruiter's Perspective  doodadem   Apr-30-08 04:05 PM   #42 
     - I agree with you on the age thing, it's overt and disgusting IMHO. I'd rather work with more...  uponit7771   Apr-30-08 04:13 PM   #43 

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