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LanternWaste Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-03-09 09:11 AM
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70. It's sad to me that many people are losing their jobs...
It's sad to me that many people are losing their jobs... regardless of where we are born, what side of the imaginary red and blue lines on a map we live on, where we go to school, or where we work, losing one's job is an awful experience.
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  -Panic among H-1B visa layoffs Liberal_in_LA  Feb-03-09 01:31 AM   #0 
  - Are they leaving on corporate jets  Why Syzygy   Feb-03-09 01:34 AM   #1 
  - Yes, you get issued a corporate jet with your visa.  Cessna Invesco Palin   Feb-03-09 09:10 AM   #69 
     - The visa situation  Why Syzygy   Feb-03-09 09:33 AM   #79 
  - bye bye  Skittles   Feb-03-09 01:34 AM   #2 
  - Agreed, SHOULD NOT HIRE ANY OF THEM AT THE MOMENT  Ioo   Feb-03-09 09:21 AM   #75 
     - Hmm. What are they supposed to do, then?  lightningandsnow   Feb-03-09 12:30 PM   #107 
  - Cry me a river.  Hello_Kitty   Feb-03-09 01:39 AM   #3 
  - Lot of harsh replies here....  catnhatnh   Feb-03-09 01:55 AM   #4 
  - I wonder  shari   Feb-03-09 02:09 AM   #5 
  - Again, identify the players and the teams....  catnhatnh   Feb-03-09 02:15 AM   #6 
     - Exactly!  Raksha   Feb-03-09 02:18 AM   #7 
     - Re-reading my posts it sounds very Zen...  catnhatnh   Feb-03-09 02:22 AM   #9 
        - Or, perhaps, it just sounds very detached,  QC   Feb-03-09 09:24 AM   #77 
     - money.  shari   Feb-03-09 02:22 AM   #8 
     - Two have been hurt.  catnhatnh   Feb-03-09 02:25 AM   #10 
        - what you said.  Hannah Bell   Feb-03-09 02:27 AM   #13 
     - Thank you!  Chulanowa   Feb-03-09 02:26 AM   #12 
     - so you think they were 'tricked'  shari   Feb-03-09 02:33 AM   #14 
     - Actually I said they were "enticed" into obeying an economic imperative...  catnhatnh   Feb-03-09 02:45 AM   #17 
     - so..do I understand you correctly  shari   Feb-03-09 03:00 AM   #24 
        - But,  Why Syzygy   Feb-03-09 03:07 AM   #26 
        - Deleted message  Name removed   Feb-03-09 04:45 AM   #45 
        - American money buys a lot of detergent in India  Chulanowa   Feb-03-09 05:15 AM   #56 
           - We get it. It's the bosses fault.  Hello_Kitty   Feb-03-09 10:56 AM   #89 
        - Because the "enticee" wants to eat...  catnhatnh   Feb-03-09 03:16 AM   #31 
           - And what.....  shari   Feb-03-09 03:18 AM   #32 
           - Don't you know that nonAmericans are supposed to starve themselves  treestar   Feb-03-09 04:46 AM   #46 
              - And don't you know that Americans are supposed to cheerfully step aside  Hello_Kitty   Feb-03-09 10:45 AM   #87 
     - No, I don't  Chulanowa   Feb-03-09 05:04 AM   #53 
        - We should also be angry at so-called progressives who are cheap labor shills  Hello_Kitty   Feb-03-09 01:47 PM   #141 
     - I agree 100% with what you say  Hello_Kitty   Feb-03-09 02:34 AM   #15 
     - You're pro-labor?  Why Syzygy   Feb-03-09 02:46 AM   #18 
     - I am indeed  Chulanowa   Feb-03-09 04:58 AM   #51 
     - The employer is not the one taking and doing my job and getting my wages  shari   Feb-03-09 02:47 AM   #19 
     - Think about what you just said.  Chulanowa   Feb-03-09 04:21 AM   #42 
     - India is hiring  Skittles   Feb-03-09 02:58 AM   #23 
     - absolutely right.  barbtries   Feb-03-09 04:42 AM   #44 
  - I am directing my hatred at the right people  Hello_Kitty   Feb-03-09 02:25 AM   #11 
  - Actually they seem no more clueless than many Americans with advanced degrees...  catnhatnh   Feb-03-09 02:37 AM   #16 
  - damn straight  Skittles   Feb-03-09 02:55 AM   #21 
  - My skills "aren't really needed"  Why Syzygy   Feb-03-09 02:52 AM   #20 
  - I know so many American engineers  Skittles   Feb-03-09 02:56 AM   #22 
  - The ones doing the 'taking of jobs'  shari   Feb-03-09 03:04 AM   #25 
  - Do you think their advanced degrees  Why Syzygy   Feb-03-09 03:09 AM   #27 
  - Actually they were more likely payed for by the U.S./state  exboyfil   Feb-03-09 05:01 AM   #52 
     - And so, they  Why Syzygy   Feb-03-09 05:08 AM   #54 
  - I'm sick of these apologists  Skittles   Feb-03-09 03:09 AM   #28 
  - Who let them come here....  catnhatnh   Feb-03-09 03:11 AM   #29 
     - Well,  shari   Feb-03-09 03:16 AM   #30 
        - Well were down to it at last Shari...  catnhatnh   Feb-03-09 03:21 AM   #33 
           - Don't even pull that.  shari   Feb-03-09 03:23 AM   #34 
           - AS were the Irish, and the Italians, and the Chinese...  catnhatnh   Feb-03-09 03:29 AM   #35 
              - Hey I have an idea  shari   Feb-03-09 03:36 AM   #37 
              - Hey -I have the idea that you are a xenophobe....  catnhatnh   Feb-03-09 03:44 AM   #39 
                 - Sorry .to dissappoint you....I'm just a simple old American  shari   Feb-03-09 03:48 AM   #40 
              - This topic is not about Immigrants....  shari   Feb-03-09 03:41 AM   #38 
              - You come off just like someone who never built anything.  Waiting For Everyman   Feb-03-09 03:50 AM   #41 
           - As if that somehow makes it ok. (hint: NOT)  Waiting For Everyman   Feb-03-09 03:31 AM   #36 
  - No, they're not human, according to "normal Americans"...  BlooInBloo   Feb-03-09 04:52 AM   #48 
  - Hatred of immigrants seems to be the exciting new pastime on DU.  Cessna Invesco Palin   Feb-03-09 09:11 AM   #71 
  - Show me a country that hires Americans on visas instead of their own citizens.  TahitiNut   Feb-03-09 11:07 AM   #91 
  - THIS is the crux of the matter. Those visas were supposed to be  annabanana   Feb-03-09 12:09 PM   #101 
     - And 95% of those were sheer fraud.  TahitiNut   Feb-03-09 12:35 PM   #109 
  - Just want to clarify terms  GinaMaria   Feb-03-09 01:43 PM   #137 
  - Whether or not it is the visa holder's fault...  lumberjack_jeff   Feb-03-09 10:23 AM   #86 
  - Our "immigration system" is little more than Trafficking In Human Labor ...  TahitiNut   Feb-03-09 10:54 AM   #88 
  - I am an American living in a foreign country employed by a foreign government  davidpdx   Feb-03-09 04:39 AM   #43 
  - Shame on you for such a rational post. That's not acceptable when you're  acmavm   Feb-03-09 04:54 AM   #49 
  - I feel sorry for them too.  Cessna Invesco Palin   Feb-03-09 09:16 AM   #73 
  - Thank you!!!!!  bunnies   Feb-03-09 10:08 AM   #82 
  - Well, that should make "normal Americans" very happy.  BlooInBloo   Feb-03-09 04:50 AM   #47 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Feb-03-09 04:56 AM   #50 
  - I'm glad they're going  Divine Discontent   Feb-03-09 05:08 AM   #55 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Feb-03-09 05:38 AM   #57 
  - "For any who want to see just how shitty Americans are." That's written like you're not an American.  Divine Discontent   Feb-03-09 06:37 AM   #59 
  - HAHAHAHA!!!!!  BlooInBloo   Feb-03-09 06:38 AM   #60 
     - You're unbelievable.  girl gone mad   Feb-03-09 12:26 PM   #104 
  - How shitty Americans are, WTF is wrong with you?  DainBramaged   Feb-03-09 08:23 AM   #65 
  - Hush. I'm busy holding on to my visa.  BlooInBloo   Feb-03-09 08:46 AM   #66 
  - I have to wonder what the reaction would be if  lukasahero   Feb-03-09 12:27 PM   #105 
  - And I suppose we have to pay their way home?  lonestarnot   Feb-03-09 06:31 AM   #58 
  - I assume they knew the terms when they signed up for the visas.  bunnies   Feb-03-09 06:51 AM   #61 
  - Everyone knows there is a risk when taking a job - do we then lack sympathy for the unemployed?  stray cat   Feb-03-09 07:42 AM   #62 
     - You're joking, right?  bunnies   Feb-03-09 08:15 AM   #64 
     - Only regular 'murikkkans matter. The sooner you learn that, the more you'll appreciate DU.  BlooInBloo   Feb-03-09 09:02 AM   #67 
        - Don't spout that "Citizen of the World" crap  MicaelS   Feb-03-09 09:14 AM   #72 
        - Deleted message  Name removed   Feb-03-09 09:40 AM   #81 
        - I see he's still busy championing cheap labor at the expense of 'shitty unintelligent' Americans  Divine Discontent   Feb-03-09 01:45 PM   #140 
        - If they want the kind of empathy I give americans.  lumberjack_jeff   Feb-03-09 10:18 AM   #84 
  - I have NO sympathy for them, and the faster they leave, the sooner  DainBramaged   Feb-03-09 08:15 AM   #63 
  - Well, this is pretty much what happened to me.  Cessna Invesco Palin   Feb-03-09 09:08 AM   #68 
  - It's sad to me that many people are losing their jobs...  LanternWaste   Feb-03-09 09:11 AM   #70 
  - Those "imaginary" lines are how we achieve SELF-GOVERNANCE.  TahitiNut   Feb-03-09 11:20 AM   #94 
     - I'm not going to deny my sympathy for people...  LanternWaste   Feb-03-09 12:06 PM   #100 
  - That's a tough situation--hard to pack up and leave if you've spent  TwilightGardener   Feb-03-09 09:20 AM   #74 
  - I was a year away from being able to apply for permanent residency...  Cessna Invesco Palin   Feb-03-09 09:22 AM   #76 
     - Yes, the "don't let the door hit ya" attitude is uncalled for.  TwilightGardener   Feb-03-09 09:27 AM   #78 
     - Nope.  Cessna Invesco Palin   Feb-03-09 09:35 AM   #80 
     - Betcha won't be making that mistake again.  BlooInBloo   Feb-03-09 10:11 AM   #83 
     - Whatever  Hello_Kitty   Feb-03-09 11:00 AM   #90 
     - Yikes. You are a seething cauldron of anger. Some of us feel natural  TwilightGardener   Feb-03-09 11:16 AM   #93 
        - Deleted message  Name removed   Feb-03-09 11:33 AM   #96 
           - Well, I have natural human sympathy for you too--and for anyone  TwilightGardener   Feb-03-09 11:53 AM   #98 
              - After you called me a "seething cauldron of anger"  Hello_Kitty   Feb-03-09 12:02 PM   #99 
     - thank you for stating that so well  La Lioness Priyanka   Feb-03-09 01:06 PM   #121 
     - Did you not understand the rules?  Hello_Kitty   Feb-03-09 11:13 AM   #92 
        - Did you actually read my post?  Cessna Invesco Palin   Feb-03-09 11:31 AM   #95 
           - I've lived in Japan and Canada  Hello_Kitty   Feb-03-09 11:44 AM   #97 
  - Good. I just laid off 8 people 70 miles from the SV yesterday.  Xithras   Feb-03-09 10:22 AM   #85 
  - There hasn't been a real labor shortage since shortly after the Black Plague  Hello_Kitty   Feb-03-09 12:45 PM   #111 
  - .  LoZoccolo   Feb-03-09 12:13 PM   #102 
  - No sympathy here...  butterfly77   Feb-03-09 12:23 PM   #103 
  - Wow. How many recent immigrants do you know?  lightningandsnow   Feb-03-09 12:30 PM   #106 
  - You have to love the "logic," too.  Starbucks Anarchist   Feb-03-09 01:11 PM   #123 
  - you cant even get that kind of visa w.out a bachelors degree.  La Lioness Priyanka   Feb-03-09 01:33 PM   #129 
  - No empathy here...  butterfly77   Feb-03-09 02:20 PM   #147 
  - No sympathy here...  butterfly77   Feb-03-09 02:17 PM   #145 
  - WTF are you talking about?  Starbucks Anarchist   Feb-03-09 12:56 PM   #116 
  - One of them asked if my dentist was black when they were looking for one themselves.  LoZoccolo   Feb-03-09 12:56 PM   #117 
     - Exactly...  butterfly77   Feb-03-09 02:19 PM   #146 
  - Wow. The thinly veiled racism on this thread is overwhelming.  lightningandsnow   Feb-03-09 12:32 PM   #108 
  - Lame. n/t  LoZoccolo   Feb-03-09 12:43 PM   #110 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Feb-03-09 01:08 PM   #122 
  - Any criticism of the cheap labor lobby at all gets you labeled a xenophobe by some here  Hello_Kitty   Feb-03-09 12:51 PM   #113 
  - I think they're just insecure themselves.  LoZoccolo   Feb-03-09 01:00 PM   #119 
  - I've noticed that!  Raksha   Feb-03-09 01:28 PM   #125 
     - Yeah, they don't hide it very well.  Hello_Kitty   Feb-03-09 01:35 PM   #131 
  - "Thinly veiled"? Seriously, you call this 'thinly veiled'?  lukasahero   Feb-03-09 12:51 PM   #114 
  - You are, of course, going to give up your job for one of the H1B visa holders  Hello_Kitty   Feb-03-09 12:54 PM   #115 
     - No, the "citizens of the world" are always giving away YOUR job, never their own.  Romulox   Feb-03-09 01:03 PM   #120 
     - I work with several  lukasahero   Feb-03-09 01:30 PM   #126 
        - So I guess the answer is no.  Hello_Kitty   Feb-03-09 01:32 PM   #127 
           - whatever  lukasahero   Feb-03-09 01:41 PM   #135 
              - You're competing in a race to the bottom.  Hello_Kitty   Feb-03-09 01:43 PM   #138 
  - H1-B's are NOT immigrants.  Xithras   Feb-03-09 12:59 PM   #118 
     - I think it's deeply ironic that the individuals cited in the article are from an upper-class family  TahitiNut   Feb-03-09 01:17 PM   #124 
     - thank you for a very informative post TahitiNut!  Divine Discontent   Feb-03-09 01:33 PM   #128 
     - sikhs are neither upper nor lower caste. sikhism has no caste. shows what you know.  La Lioness Priyanka   Feb-03-09 01:34 PM   #130 
        - TahitiNut never claimed that Sikhs were upper caste  Hello_Kitty   Feb-03-09 01:38 PM   #133 
        - they are overqualified for my job. you do know that they have to be qualified, yes?  La Lioness Priyanka   Feb-03-09 01:44 PM   #139 
        - Try arguing with something I actually SAID instead of some imbecilic straw man.  TahitiNut   Feb-03-09 01:41 PM   #134 
           - sikhism doesnt recognize caste, sikhism venerate warriors not just kshatriyas  La Lioness Priyanka   Feb-03-09 01:54 PM   #143 
              - Again, you seem inclined to argue with me about things I have NOT said.  TahitiNut   Feb-03-09 02:14 PM   #144 
     - I'm afraid you are mistaken  lukasahero   Feb-03-09 01:38 PM   #132 
        - It's not supposed to be a foot in the door  Hello_Kitty   Feb-03-09 01:42 PM   #136 
  - Oh my heart goes out to them.... NOT  Sebastian Doyle   Feb-03-09 12:48 PM   #112 
  - Sympathizers, ask yourself, what Foreign Country would grant us the same work privileges  DainBramaged   Feb-03-09 01:50 PM   #142 
  - Locking  cbayer   Feb-03-09 02:22 PM   #148 
 

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