[Chugalug] Working for Facebook ...

Rod-Lists rod-lists at epbfi.com
Wed Jun 26 18:50:16 UTC 2013


It is my understanding that H1B1 is alive and well on the West Coast.
In fact it is being used as a tactic to learn modes and methods of given business and transferring those techniques over to an out of country consulting firm.

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> As for the immigration issue... the only place I've run into it as a
> real issue was BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee. I was "Web
> Architect" back in the day. ALL of our programmers (but no project
> managers or "architects") were on work visas sponsored by BCBST. I
> was told that HR had to create a new category of "programmer" in
> order to pay them as little as they did. I was also told directly
> that BCBST never had to worry about these programmers leaving their
> job because they couldn't. It's one of the reasons I left BCBST
> (there were many) and I won't work for another company that uses
> immigrant workers in place of Americans purely to save money because
> part of that equation is the indentured servitude imposed on those
> workers. It's really funny to step outside of the Southeast and see
> how the rest of the world operates. In the Bay Area, the way to
> making the most money is building "The Next Big Thing" not trying to
> trim overhead through indentured servants. The company I work for,
> SolidFire, has several engineers on work visas but I can tell you
> they didn't take jobs away from Americans. If even a comparable
> American had applied, they both would have been hired.
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> -Eric
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> Eric B. Wolf 720-334-7734
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> On Wed, Jun 26, 2013 at 11:27 AM, JBirdVegas < jbirdvegas at aokp.co >
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> Haha - all techs should end up in California. I lived I DC so i know
> high cost of living. My development resume is essentially a github
> account with my open source work so having Facebook on my resume
> would be huge. I don't believe this is a false interview because
> they contacted me based on my work for AOKP... Facebook, I believe,
> wants to push another Facebook Home style device. I could be wrong.
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> My huge reservation is my wife works as a state barred attorney here.
> I'd have to make enough starting to justify her taking the CA bar.
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