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Old 04-29-2015, 11:08 AM
 
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More controversy as usual per this touchy issue

Fury rises at Disney over use of foreign workers | Computerworld

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At the end of October, IT employees at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts were called, one-by-one, into conference rooms to receive notice of their layoffs. Multiple conference rooms had been set aside for this purpose, and in each room an executive read from a script informing the worker that their last day would be Jan. 30, 2015.

What follows is a story of competing narratives about the restructuring of Disney's global IT operations of its parks and resorts division. But the focus is on the role of H-1B workers. Use of visa workers in a layoff is a public policy issue, particularly for Disney.
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Old 04-29-2015, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Bah..they've been doing that for decades.

I knew a programmer back in the late 90's that lost his job with Disney to foreigners.

Seems people are just now waking up to this. It's been going on since the mid 90's.
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Old 04-29-2015, 11:24 AM
 
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Guys, this type of stuff is not surprising when the corporate statutes mandate the Board of Directors and management to focus solely on maximizing shareholder value (i.e., increase profit, now or down the road).

If you want this fixed, you need to have politicians pass some laws to modify or qualify the Board's fiduciary duty (oh, wait, that's more regulations!!!!). Or the customers of these companies would have to create substantial adverse publicity and boycott their goods or services to enact this change.

There are countries, like India, China, South Korea, Japan, the former Soviet Union countries and EU countries, where IT employees are plentiful, intelligent, hardworking and well educated. Many, but not all, would accept lower wages because that's what's standard (or more) in their countries. It's very difficult to compete for certain types of jobs unless there are laws protecting American workers (but, but, what about the free market!!!!).

Mick
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Old 04-29-2015, 11:31 AM
Status: "Finally Done With C-D BYE BYE" (set 21 days ago)
 
Location: LEAVING CD
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So, this is the "Happiest Place On Earth"..... Unless you work there??
Oh well, more people added to the unemployment roles. I'm SURE they'll find jobs quickly...
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Old 04-29-2015, 11:32 AM
 
Location: North Texas
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Not that I was a huge consumer of Disney products before, but I certainly won't be now.
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Old 04-29-2015, 01:09 PM
 
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It extremely angers and disgusts me that companies who owe their success to U.S. citizens are so evidently willing to ignore the good of the U.S. and its citizens for the sake of profits.

I think massive publicity and boycotting is called for (not that this will happen).
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Old 05-01-2015, 12:15 AM
 
Location: OC, CA
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Disney is locally known for the last 20 years as being a place pays about 30% below market rate for wages..........the Disney tax no surprise here.
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Old 05-01-2015, 12:18 AM
 
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Yep, Disney has been doing this for decades. I knew several people that once worked there...they were not pleased.
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Old 05-02-2015, 01:47 AM
 
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More controversy as usual per this touchy issue

Fury rises at Disney over use of foreign workers | Computerworld
f-disney then. When they lose business, nobody should care.
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Old 05-02-2015, 08:35 AM
 
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It extremely angers and disgusts me that companies who owe their success to U.S. citizens are so evidently willing to ignore the good of the U.S. and its citizens for the sake of profits.

I think massive publicity and boycotting is called for (not that this will happen).
yeh, boycotting....I'd love to see that happen too.
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