Pravin Rao, the children graduating college have theory, not skills – The Displaced Americans have experience, knowledge, and wisdom

I want to know.

Is there any truth to this story?

“We have to accelerate hiring of locals if they are available, and start recruiting freshers from universities there,” said Infosys’ Rao, noting a shift from the traditional model of recruiting mainly experienced people in the U.S.

After reading the following line Pravin, the Displaced American says you can go straight to hell just like our ancestors foes did during the Battle of the Alamo.

“Now we have to get into a model where we will recruit freshers, train them and gradually deploy them, and this will increase our costs,” he said, noting Infosys typically recruits 500-700 people each quarter in the US and Europe, around 80 percent of whom are locals.

Let me show you why Pravin and Infosys should be banned from every country in our World

Infosys management routinely disparaged Americans, including Mrs. Awasthi, as not having “family values,” and stated that layoffs in America are good because the jobs will be outsourced.

Infosys management ridiculed Mrs. Awasthi for celebrating the American holiday of Thanksgiving, telling her that she should not celebrate Thanksgiving because she is Indian, and that therefore she must work on Thanksgiving Day.

Infosys management ridiculed Mrs. Awasthi’s children for celebrating Thanksgiving, and called them “ABCD” short for “American-Born Confused Desi,” and “IBCD” short for “Indian-Born Confused Desi,” insulting terms used to criticize people of Indian ancestry who are Americanized.

Infosys management ridiculed Mrs. Awasthi for celebrating Christmas, saying that “we” do not celebrate Christmas, and that she should not celebrate Christmas. Infosys management repeatedly discussed the quality of Mrs. Awasthi`s work by explicitly commenting on their expectations for “a woman your age.”

Although billed as an immigration issue, the real reason is to control labor costs.

At least that has been the experience in the United States, whose alleged shortage of workers in technical fields has resulted in pressure to lift the cap on the number of H-1B work visas. Although billed as an immigration issue, the real reason is to control labor costs. According to a study by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, 27 percent of H-1B workers were paid less than the prevailing wage.

Violations of labor laws pertaining to foreign workers are rampant in both Japan and the U.S. But whistleblowers are reluctant to come forward out of fear that doing so will jeopardize their legal status and future employment opportunities. It’s a legitimate concern in these precarious times, since guest workers often come from countries where wages are lower.

Skepticism about the shortage of domestic skilled workers is also partially attributed to employers seeking perfection in those they hire, and then complaining when they can’t fill all openings. For example, the number of computer science graduates in the U.S. rose sharply in the late 1990s during the high-tech boom era, and yet the number of foreign workers did not decline, raising questions about the real reason for importing workers from abroad.

If Japan were to restrict the number of visas offered and instead focus on graduating more highly trained workers at home, the gap between supply and demand would soon narrow and eventually disappear. That’s unlikely to happen, however, as long as foreign trainees can be so easily exploited for profit. Their docility plays into the hands of unscrupulous employers.


American Dreams, Thwarted by the Governments of India and America

Why will Bloomberg always tell the story of the non-immigrant guest worker whose dreams may be thwarted by a new government in America?

But they will not tell the dreams of the Americans that have been Displaced by the government of India and America.

And finally, what of that much-loved figure, the Indian software guy in the U.S.? For years, getting an H-1B was the second-highest aspiration for a graduate of one of India’s many engineering schools — beaten in the hierarchy of needs only by the key to the Garden of Eden, the green card. It isn’t a simple matter of more money, incidentally — many H-1B hopefuls imagine that going to America will mean they can change tracks, and wind up doing more interesting and productive work than is typically available back home. The H-1B has been such a staple of Indian middle-class dreams for so long, I can’t even imagine what will replace it once it’s gone.

My future and my dreams were astronomical.

Until I was displaced by non-immigrant guest workers.

As you can see, my income was headed through the roof.

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Now this is everything I own.

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But you will not hear Bloomberg discuss that?


Who is Red Pill and why is he anonymous

Anybody knowing his details, I believe Americans that want to Keep America At Work would like to know.

US immigration backlog forces H-1B workers to put life on hold

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Virgil Bierschwale

lyep, I’m struggling.
Can’t get hired anymore in tech because of caste and age discrimination.

And the lower paying jobs will not hire you because you’ve made …

Red Pill

So let’s see. You can’t get hired because you are too old – I get that. What’s the “caste” discrimination, again? You sound straight out of the 1930s …

Virgil Bierschwale

What do you know? The anonymous Red Pill is one of those who has forced Americans from a life of honor to the life of the dalits because that is …

Red Pill

Do you even have a point? What Dalit? What do India’s social ills have to do with you living on doles off the US taxpayer? Why assume I am …

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Whatever your opinion, it is clear that the University of California is sending a terrible message to its students.

Thirdly, there’s a disturbing hypocrisy that inhabits this story. The schools in the University of California system promote the importance of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) studies. Subject areas that have been lacking in U.S. graduates in the last 15 years, thereby contributing to the technology skills shortage. For the University of California to then offshore these jobs seems absurd. Their very own STEM graduates could fill these roles. The very roles they are offshoring. Some might argue that this type of behavior has led to the decline I.T. graduates in the first place. Whatever your opinion, it is clear that the University of California is sending a terrible message to its students.

Finally, the most disappointing aspect to this particular example of limited thinking is the environment in which its being done – the fabled halls of academia. There’s something more disturbing when this type of squalid behavior goes on within institutions that we used to trust implicitly. Trusted to make decisions unencumbered by the pursuit of riches (while maintaining financial prudence). They were above the mosh pit of wretched financialization. Apparently no more.

So it would appear that the good old H1B has gone the way of the Unicorn. It’s been replaced by a new updated H1B that can “be” pretty much what “you” want it to “be”. Used by companies to undercut U.S. workers, defended by remote politicians, abused and changed by legions of lobbyists and lawyers.

To end as we entered, on a Shakespearian note, I might be dismissed as Prince Hamlet was. A character that came to symbolize one whose thoughtful nature was an obstacle to quick and decisive action. So here’s something decisive, a recommendation on the H1B. Maybe it should be renamed to reflect its modern nature, something like the H1B-CAN-B-WHAT-U-WANT-IT-2H1-B.