Re: Re: FWD/MEDIA: High-tech Firms Seek To End Cap On Foreign Workers

EvMick (
Sun, 1 Mar 1998 21:14:04 EST

In a message dated 98-02-24 21:08:02 EST,Phil Whitham writes:

<< There may be a
shortage, but not enough of one to increase the $incentive for students to
choose a high-tech career over other options. Or even for experienced
engineers to remain engineers. Elite? Hardly. And who can say that they
should make more than some foreigner of equal skills? I can't justify a
foreign hiring cap even though it's to my short-term benefit.

There has never been a talent shortage, just a shortage of cheap talent. No
shortage of cheap, crafty businessmen. >>

FYI:....this article could have just as easily been about truck
drivers.(foreign national hiring cap. Low wages. Perceived Nationwide
shortage) All the essential points apply. Perhaps there is a fundamental
principal rearing it's ugly head here?