Yesterday somebody who was obviously from India hiding behind an anonymous name of “Red Pill” tried to shame me as a dalit, or beggar in the street on one of the many comments that I make.
A few seconds looking at his other comments on disqus showed me his true colors so I ignored him as I am better than him.
After nearly 6 years of continuous unemployment and very little employment since 2003 when I was forced out of technology at the young age of 45 (I will be 59 on 27 Dec), to say i am in bad shape financially would be an understatement.
Today I received a donation of $50.00 from somebody else that was from India who I am now proud to call an American because he, or she is facing what I have gone through and realizes that the writing is on the wall if we don’t stop this flood of “freshers”.
Virgil, Hats off to you for all your efforts to keep American jobs in USA. I immigrated to USA from India 20 years back and in my 50s finding it a challenge to hold on to the IT job. Hopefully all your efforts will start paying off this year finally. We are a silent majority standing with you. RS
I have had the great fortune to work with people from all countries and I supported that for decades because I thought as long as my skills were the best I would always have work.I still believe my skills are the best when it comes to analyzing systems and managing projects.But I had never heard of caste or age discrimination back then.Now I fight it because it is all I have left to do and yes, you are right.With a flood of “freshers”, we older guys and gals are getting displaced and finding it impossible to find work.I will be 59 on 27 Dec.You are in your 50s.This is the time that our kids are depending on us to help them build their career and I can’t even put a roof over my head.So I tell the stories of Displaced Americans and Displaced Naturalized Americans and endure the ridicule of those who turn their nose up at me because the only way we are going to end this nightmare is to tell our stories so that the people of America will realize that it eventually will be them if we continue on this path.