[svlug] Another reason not to talk to Hall Kinion
larryp at inow.com
Mon Apr 16 09:07:02 PDT 2001
Hey folks if you are going to continue please change subject!
Your messages do not mention "Hall Kinion".
Larry Platzek larryp at inow.com
On Mon, 16 Apr 2001, Erik Steffl wrote:
> Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2001 08:42:15 -0700
> From: Erik Steffl <steffl at bigfoot.com>
> To: svlug at svlug.org
> Subject: Re: [svlug] Another reason not to talk to Hall Kinion
> Deirdre Saoirse wrote:
> > On Mon, 16 Apr 2001, Erik Steffl wrote:
> > > I think that it says more about indian economy. it is simply cheaper
> > > to hire indian programmer. that's of course an invitation for ass
> > > kicking from INS but it does not mean it's unfair (as far as nation of
> > > origin or race goes)
> > Well, let's think about it -- you're talking staffing for here in the bay
> > area and onsite. What that means is the agency (the "indian staffing
> > partner") is taking a fairly typical cut of at least 1/3. What that means
> > is that the people working for them, to be cheaper than other staff, would
> > be being paid 1/3 less than market.
> > Does that sound fair?
> wait a minute! we were talking about fair hiring practices (as related
> to nationality)! this is completely different kind of fairness...
> it's not very fair, but remember that these people would earn much
> less in india (the real wage). lot (not sure what the percentage is) of
> these people get green card in addition to wage (which might be worth
> 1/3 cut). and also note that this kind of unfairness is only possible
> because of how h1b and green card work (=it's unfairness supported by
> government). compare to e.g. canada.
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