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Old 12-12-2006, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Living in Paradise
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I talked to a business owner that uses the program. And to make this short and sweet is all about the lack of interest from our graduates to engage on a job.

My friend has an open job that pays $37K, needs an Admin Manager with a degree. Want to make sure he has the right person running with business. Now everyone that he selected wants more than the salary that he is willing to pay. Everyone wants $40K and up with all the benefits.

SO he uses the H-1B program get a person that will WORKs for the money, is honest and trustful. He said that we can't get this from a local person.

He is also willing to grow the individual but they want MONEY. Donít want to wait 6 or 12 months to get a pay raise, has to be now.

He does not blame the immigrant that takes the job, our local force doesnít want to engage and he needs bodies to get the job done and survive in this cut throat economy.
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Old 12-12-2006, 09:41 PM
 
Location: Tampa Bay
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I talked to a business owner that uses the program. And to make this short and sweet is all about the lack of interest from our graduates to engage on a job.

My friend has an open job that pays $37K, needs an Admin Manager with a degree. Want to make sure he has the right person running with business. Now everyone that he selected wants more than the salary that he is willing to pay. Everyone wants $40K and up with all the benefits.

SO he uses the H-1B program get a person that will WORKs for the money, is honest and trustful. He said that we can't get this from a local person.

He is also willing to grow the individual but they want MONEY. Donít want to wait 6 or 12 months to get a pay raise, has to be now.

He does not blame the immigrant that takes the job, our local force doesnít want to engage and he needs bodies to get the job done and survive in this cut throat economy.

So he's giving the job to a foreigner to save a lousy 3000k a year? Isn't that like only $1.50/hr? lol
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Old 12-12-2006, 11:03 PM
 
Location: So. Dak.
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I talked to a business owner that uses the program. And to make this short and sweet is all about the lack of interest from our graduates to engage on a job.

My friend has an open job that pays $37K, needs an Admin Manager with a degree. Want to make sure he has the right person running with business. Now everyone that he selected wants more than the salary that he is willing to pay. Everyone wants $40K and up with all the benefits.

SO he uses the H-1B program get a person that will WORKs for the money, is honest and trustful. He said that we can't get this from a local person.

He is also willing to grow the individual but they want MONEY. Don’t want to wait 6 or 12 months to get a pay raise, has to be now.

He does not blame the immigrant that takes the job, our local force doesn’t want to engage and he needs bodies to get the job done and survive in this cut throat economy.


Sunrico, I think your friend is telling you a story. It's inconceivable that not a single new college grad would be interested in working for someone who offered them full benefits plus 37,000 a year to start.
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Old 12-13-2006, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Orlando, FL - used to be nice, a dump now. Anyone speak English down here???
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Hi All
My family and I have been to Florida many times on holiday, and would love to live there, but we cant seem to get any companies to offer us employment. There are positions that we can fill but donít have green card or work visa's, we are both highly skilled with qualifications, my wife is a teacher and I work in industry that covers many area's from aviation to computers (I am a flight simulator engineer) can anyone help PLEASE
Dude, if you want a quick and easy Green Card, just jump the border. Everyone is doing it, it is so easy... America's national security is a joke, anyone can just waltz in the country.

Until Americans wake up and enforce existing Immigration laws and secure our southern border, anyone (even you) can just hop the fence and come in. It is like a fun excursion... familes do it. You can do it if you want to. I worked in Immigration law, people tell me stories.. they get caught, they hop the fence again, no big deal. They laughed when they tell stories of crossing the border. Some even get free bus rides to major US cities, by turning themselves in to Immigration. Then they get released (usually no bond).

It is sad that our country is so open to illegals and terrorists... but in the meantime, you can come in too!
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Old 12-13-2006, 12:58 PM
 
Location: So. Dak.
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Christian, I wouldn't advise anyone to do that anymore. You are right about the way things have been going, but they are starting to crack down on illegals. Yesterday they raided all the Swift meatpacking plants in the midwest and found many illegals working there. They were using social security numbers that belonged to legal Americans.

You've got to admire the people, like the original poster, who are doing this the right way even if it's not that easy.
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Old 12-13-2006, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Living in Paradise
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So he's giving the job to a foreigner to save a lousy 3000k a year? Isn't that like only $1.50/hr? lol
No one wants the job locally.
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Old 12-13-2006, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Living in Paradise
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Sunrico, I think your friend is telling you a story. It's inconceivable that not a single new college grad would be interested in working for someone who offered them full benefits plus 37,000 a year to start.
The ones that interviewed were not satisfied with the salary:eek They want to reach the $40K plus, one asked for $50K. My friend just show him the way out. He is willing to negotiate, but the individuals did not...
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Old 12-13-2006, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
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First of all, as an immigrant I can't agree with the people that suggest just to "cross the border". It's pointless, especially if you want to work in your area of expertise here.

For all others that say "just get a green card", do you really think it's that easy????? in order to get a green card you have to have a sponsor, be it an employer or a relative (preferably someone close like parents). Employers usually don't sponsor for green cards, some may do an H1B visa but that's not easy to accomplish either, especially because companies don't want to pay for the process of getting the visa and they don't want to wait either.

I entered this country legally and it was a pain in the ass to get the work visa, and it would have been almost impossible to get a green card if it wasn't because I enden up getting married.

Anyway, my advice is, keep looking for an employer, it's not worth to come here illegally, especially if you're a professional and want to work in your career of choice.
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Old 12-13-2006, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Florida
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The ones that interviewed were not satisfied with the salary:eek They want to reach the $40K plus, one asked for $50K. My friend just show him the way out. He is willing to negotiate, but the individuals did not...
Good, out he/she goes.

We started a business overseas and being the rah rah kind of guy I am, I hired web developers in Arizona to do the web development part of the business. Was essentially ripped off for more than 50K. I finally outsourced it and got better work done for less than 10% of that.

I liked it so much I invested in and now own the development company there. ( Overseas ) Now I pay my employees almost double the going rate which is still less than 25% of what developers here want.
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Old 12-13-2006, 04:08 PM
 
Location: So. Dak.
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The ones that interviewed were not satisfied with the salary:eek They want to reach the $40K plus, one asked for $50K. My friend just show him the way out. He is willing to negotiate, but the individuals did not...
Sunrico, you know that's really sad and it's just so unbelievable. You can let your friend know he could advertise in the midwest and I'll bet he'd find workers who would be willing to start at that wage. I realize the cost of living is much higher down there, but 37,000 with full benefits is still a reasonable starting salary. I'm sure I don't have to tell you what an advantage it is just to have your employer give you health insurance.

Lita, that is good advice especially since you've been through it all. It's so good to have people like you in our country. You seem to have honesty and integrity.
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