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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 04:41 PM

23. Contracting firms do this all the time, without reimbursing the relocation costs

they'll just say you have to report to Kansas tomorrow, call someone there to find out the address. Then you have to negotiate that it might take you 2 days to pack up your apartment, pay lease breakage, cancel your utilities, and drive halfway across the country. They'll act like you're entitled and spoiled as they let you use 2 vacation days or unpaid leave to move to Kansas and find a new apartment. You'll pay for all that yourself.

That's the bad companies who have federal contracts for low level low wage work that doesn't require US citizenship so they use visa and green card workers who don't have as many options. US citizens generally react much the same way the DUers on this thread are reacting to such a predatory abuse of workers. I speak from experience of what is literally the "dark side" of the American economy, where everyone working there is brown or an immigrant.

While it is probably a blatant way to force out economists from USDA (who tend to be liberal). The DC area would have economist jobs at other agencies, companies, universities, policy research organizations, etc. Kansas would have fewer economist jobs. Some economists might like to stay with USDA and move to Kansas where cost of living is cheaper but others would prefer to stay in DC where there are more jobs available for economists.

The Trump administration doesn't value economists because their research and findings often show that Trump's policies are doing the opposite of what he claims.

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