8, 8 days until Disney! Ah ha ha!

Is Eric Sink your good buddy?

http://software.ericsink.com/entries/H1B.html

Just curious.  ;-P

Man, I'm glad there was a cap on H1-Bs, personally.  1 day and all filled, just imagine no limit.  Personally, I doubt I'd have my job if there were no limit.  To each their own, but it doesn't seem like there is much room for nerds in our economy outside of things like programming, maybe making music, can't think of many intellectual nerd jobs left.

http://desicritics.org/2007/04/04/000739.php
Permalink LinuxOrBust 
April 6th, 2007 10:00am
Oh, and the article/study from yesterday on no shortage of engineers (see slashdot) goes without saying.

It just seems like programming and engineering, foreigners would be motivated to take these "less social" - but let's not go there - type of jobs, leaving fewer for those born here.  Just my 2 cents.
Permalink LinuxOrBust 
April 6th, 2007 10:03am
Isn't it obvious why immigrants would be good at a less social activity like engineering?
Permalink Send private email strawberry snowflake 
April 6th, 2007 10:30am
It's the restriction on spouse working that seems odd to me. Wouldn't it be better if they were contributing to the economy?
Permalink el 
April 6th, 2007 10:30am
Read the article ... Sink is complaining that he didn't file an H1B Visa for his employee in time. When he hired her he knew her working status was conditional. If he had really wanted her to be an employee, he should not have let the decision fall into someone else's hands.

Now he's just making some sort of libertarian excuses for one's own laxness.
Permalink Send private email strawberry snowflake 
April 6th, 2007 10:47am
Well, he did say for "uninteresting reasons beyond our control". Whatever that means.
Permalink el 
April 6th, 2007 10:55am
Being an idiot with the foresight of an Egyptian gnat is out of his control, too.
Permalink blahty heartsheep 
April 6th, 2007 11:11am
Sink: "I don't really know the subtleties of this debate, nor do I care."

Yup.  *There's* a well-crafted argument.  Whatta putz.
Permalink Send private email John Haren 
April 6th, 2007 11:19am
The most funny part this year is visa lottery. How can the govnerment not take any other factors?

They should sort people according to some criteria, such as the time spent in America, place of the education etc.

They could allow companies to bid on the visa - probably will reduce the numbers of applicants.
Permalink Glitch 
April 6th, 2007 12:41pm
Then people would bitch about the criteria.
Permalink xampl 
April 6th, 2007 1:50pm
If he wanted her to stay, he should of kept track of the freaking paperwork. This entire thing is just him not taking care of business and then wanting to blame someone else for his own screw up. It has nothing to do with the pros and cons of immigration policy.
Permalink Practical Economist 
April 6th, 2007 7:08pm

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