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Old 01-26-2012, 12:14 PM
 
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Well, there are many on here that swear that everything is rosy for them, plenty of high-tech jobs with fantastic pay but perhaps they are the lucky few.

U.S. losing high-tech manufacturing jobs to Asia - The Washington Post


I think jobs in science and engineering will continue to move to cheaper markets, those that remain here will be for much lower wages than now.
ITA!

That or we can all make $20/hr min. & eat $1000 bread... the way we let our big government control our markets & money + food.

USA = a body with its blood transfused OUT.
When it (the body, USA) wakes up, it'd be too late cause it will be dead.

P.S. US people is really funny... they usually don't do anything if the neighbour is the ones without food / job... only when it happens to themselves, only then will the "see".
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Old 01-26-2012, 07:45 PM
 
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huh? IT paid more in 2000 it does now, the contracting rates have plummeted and the salaries have dipped by 20-30% inflation adjusted.
Not in my experience. I'd be interested if you could provide a link showing software developer salaries over time from the late 90s to 2012 that backs up your claim, as I don't believe for one second that software dev salaries in 2000 were higher than now.

Here is something from 1999:
Washingtonpost.com: Business and Technology: Salary Survey
"The median, or midpoint, salary of software engineers who filled in the survey, taken from December to February, was $66,560, a 7.5 percent increase over the $61,900 recorded in the September- to-November quarter."


Current salaries for software engineers are about 90k according to Software Engineer Salary | Indeed.com
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Old 01-27-2012, 09:06 AM
 
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On second thought... it all made sense.

Capitalism is alive and well "offshore".
While here... we intent to kill every notion of it.

P.S. takes money to make money = a business needs to make money (aka profit) to hire.

But then the government thinks it is giving too much *power* to these businesses & the people who made that money with that *freedom* to spend.
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Old 01-27-2012, 10:38 AM
 
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The science & engineering jobs follow the manufacturing jobs, so it makes sense that as Asia has been given preference as a manufacturing region, the science and engineering jobs will flow there. It could also be said for the US in the late 1800s, Great Britain in the early 1800s, and Japan in the mid-to-late 1900s.
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Old 02-01-2012, 08:14 PM
 
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This offshoring will continue on and on and on. You see, there are billions of untapped workers that will do so many things better and cheaper than we can in the USA.

People banking on the increased shipping cost to bring things back home......forget it. There is a new generation of ships that are much larger and more fuel efficent.....this will keep costs down. Also, the expanded Panama Canal will be able to accommadate these massive shipping vehicles for a shorter route.
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Old 02-01-2012, 10:12 PM
 
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We still have the edge in high tech manufacturing. Our high tech exports have increased significantly in the last two years. And as ubiquitous computing enters mainstream, this will continue to grow.

Apple along with many other high tech companies have attributed significantly to this.
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