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Tech Demands More H-1B Visas As Critics Cry Foul
Thu Apr 10, 2014
After the Dot-Com crash a decade ago, I spent 3 years washing dishes, waiting tables, and doing odd jobs, because even someone with (at the time) 10+ years tech experience could no longer find a job in the tech industry.
Obama Pushes for Equal Pay in Federal Workforce
Sun Apr 6, 2014
Do they still deserve equal pay? Maybe you think so , but I do not. Now let's say the person who cleans 20,000 square ft is a woman. I would argue that she deserves more in pay.
Meet Joe Millennial: Optimistic, Independent, on Facebook
Fri Mar 7, 2014
In reply to: not libberal #4 Wow. For someone who has used some of the worst grammar I've ever seen on this site, you sure are being very critical of these kids.
New SAT Changes Aim to Level the Playing Field
Wed Mar 5, 2014
In reply to: CA Chris #7 Right. How did those households get those higher incomes ? It's a pretty safe bet that those parents are very intelligent and value education and hard work a lot more than the lower income tiers. So, they most likely instill the same values in their childre …
All-cash offers crushing first-time homebuyers
Fri Jan 24, 2014
In reply to: AG99 #1 It sounds more like the peoblem is that the competition is willing to pay above-market prices for these properties rather than that they're paying in cash. The seller doesn't care where the money comes from so long as it's there at closing.
More "quality" jobs seen as sign of improving economy
Mon Dec 30, 2013
The mean increase was only 2.4% in wages for 2012 for engineers, only 1.8% for those in computer and math professions. These hardly seem like robust wage growths given the acknowledgement of the shortage of skilled workers and the huge amounts of profit in the Corporate Sector.
Do stay-at-home moms need a 'postnup'?
Wed Dec 18, 2013
First off, I can see that being a stay-at-home mom can be a lot of work, especially when they are young. Sure, there are some SAHMs that sit on their butts and watch TV all day, but I don't believe the majority of them do that. There is still a lot more flexibility in being a SAHM over a …
Minimum wage worker protests raise awareness - but what about paychecks?
Fri Dec 13, 2013
Ha the IT industry? Software writing has been off shored - tech call centers have been off shored - the big tech industries are lobbying the government on a daily basis for more and more H-1B visas to suppress wages -
SeaTac $15 minimum wage vote may set national tone
Tue Nov 5, 2013
culheath, didn't you read what mitch typed ? He WORKED and paid for college himself. You can do it. Work part-time or work during the day and take night classes. I know quite a few people who have this. You can start at a community college to keep costs lower. Peo …
Virtual girl dubbed 'Sweetie' snares thousands of would-be sex predators
Tue Nov 5, 2013
Michael - I've watched quite a few of those episodes and in most cases the suspect also sent explicit pictures of themselves over the internet, which is illegal. So, they have at least 1 thing to charge them with immediately.
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