tunnel rat posted on March 30, 2011 00:32

For those of you H-1Bs who are thinking about starting your own Desi bodyshop, I suggest you think twice before importing your culture of corruption to our shores.  Once again, Patrick Thibodeau (who NASSCOM agent Vivek Whadhwa once called an anti-H-1B shill) is doing great work   I guess this is what Vivek Wadhwa was talking about when he wrote about all the companies these slumdogs "create":

Counterfeit H-1B job offers nets six months in jail

Businessman admits submitting H-1B applications with counterfeit job offer letters from Gap, Wells Fargo and Genentech

By Patrick Thibodeau
March 29, 2011 11:40 AM ET

Computerworld - A California businessman last week was sentenced to six months in prison for trying to get H-1B visas for workers to fill jobs that did not exist, said the U.S. Department of Justice.

Srinivasa Chennupati, 33, pled guilty in December to visa fraud charges in a case heard in U.S. District Court in Oakland. The sentence also includes three years of supervised release.

Chennupati admitted that starting on April 1, 2009, he submitted 11 foreign worker petitions to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) that contained "counterfeit job offer letters" from the Gap Corporation, Wells Fargo Bank and Genentech, the Justice Dept. said in a statement.

The jobs listed in the petitions were for computer systems analysts and software engineers that would be paid between $60,000 and $65,000, according to court records.

The USCIS begins accepting H-1B petitions on April 1 for the next federal fiscal year that begins on Oct. 1.

Chennupati, a native of India, came to the U.S. in 2001 on a work visa and has worked legally in the U.S. since then, according to court records. He has a wife and two children, the records said.

...

 


The days are numbered for slumdog sweatshop Infosys and others like it (HCL, Tata, WiPro, Apex, etc.)  Dan Rather is on the case, and tonight featured fellow insurgent Donna Conroy of BrightFutureJobs.com on his HDNet show.  Rather was reporting on the still-obscure lawsuit by Infosys gora Jack Palmer, who blew the whistle on the massive visa fraud at Infy AND IS NOW GETTING DEATH THREATS.

Welcome to the Insurgency, Mr. Palmer.  Keep a loaded 9mm handy in case you have to aim for the red-dots, as I do.

Here is the Infosys segment from Rather's show:

Rather wants to hear from you -- send your H-1B horror stories to viewer@hd.net!

Donna was great -- articulate and convincing.  Her plan is to have all the goras apply for these secret slumdog-only jobs, and I wish her luck. 

Here is Donna's press release:

Bright Future Jobs
  Contribute 


As you know, many American companies brazenly post H1-b only want ads or OPT (foreign student on-the-job training visa) only want ads, a modern day equivalent of segregated hiring.

But how many of you know that companies are posting job ads for foreign citizens who hold a business or tourist visa?!

You'll learn about this tonight at 8pm Eastern, on Dan Rather Reports.  His team interviewed Donna Conroy.  Then they interviewed a few members of BFJ at a local cafe in Chicago - including Baxter Swiley, our fundraiser and political director.

This story is a turning point in our struggle to make companies seek local talent first for jobs in our own country.  They will be featuring some of these jobs ads right on camera -- along with featuring our new site.


Organizing IT professionals into a Political Force and Putting Americans Back to Work

This is our goal at Bright Future Jobs. We have the talent and ingenuity to do so and history is on our side.

Did you know that two young men who started the Lunch Counter Sit-ins were science and engineering majors?  We're following in their foot steps to digitally re-master the lunch counter sit-ins by applying to these discriminatory ads.  We have posted B1, H1-b and OPT only want ads -- and revealing a hidden job market unavailable to Americans.  Check back often for more jobs.  It's one way to put Americans back to work and stop the offshoring of our jobs!

This discrimination has been impacting our economy for decades and is now a stumbling block to our economic recovery. We need your help to continue our efforts to build public awarness.  We've got alot of work ahead of us.

Tune in to Dan Rather Reports tonight at 7pm Central on the HDnet channel.


If you're in Chicago, stop by at the Hop Haus, for a watch party!
  Get there by 6:30pm; it's located at 7545 N. Clark St.

The BFJ Team,

Donna, Mike, Brendan, and Baxter
www.brightfuturejobs.com

 

 


What I like about this case is that Ralph DeVito, a fellow insurgent, is not only suing Infosys, but also Monster.com.  Monster, like Dice.com, is another criminal enterprise that aids and abbets the slumdog slave traders by running their discriminatory ads placed by Desi bodyshops.

Infosys job ad automatically rejected older workers, claims lawsuit

New Jersey man said he was automatically excluded from job because, at 58, he has more than 25 years of experience

Patrick Thibodeau
 

March 17, 2011 (Computerworld)

A federal lawsuit claims that requirements in job ads posted by India-based offshore company Infosys Technologies automatically discriminate against older workers.

Ralph DeVito, a New Jersey resident who filed the lawsuit, had applied for two tech job openings advertised by Infosys on Monster.com.

One Infosys job posting set a "maximum experience" requirement of 15 years, and another set a limit of 25 years.

DeVito filled out the online forms but his applications "were immediately and automatically rejected" because he didn't satisfy the maximum experience requirements, according to his lawsuit.

DeVito, who was 58 when he applied for the jobs, has more than 25 years of experience in the jobs sought.

"Simply doing the math, 25 years' experience boxes out anyone who is over 40," said John Roberts, an attorney at Arseneault Whipple Fassett & Azzarello in Chatham, N.J., who represents DeVito.

Infosys said it doesn't comment on pending litigation.

Monster Worldwide was also named in the lawsuit. A spokesman for the jobs site said that "all the processes therein were designed and controlled by Infosys and hosted on Infosys website."

The lawsuit contends that Monster should have known that "maximum experience" requirements "constituted a de facto age limit."

According to the lawsuit, DeVito believed he had met the job requirements.

One of the job ads, provided by his attorney, sought a senior principal infrastructure consultant. Among the skills required was the ability to demonstrate expertise in at least one core infrastructure area -- systems management, operations, database management or network management.

The experience requirement in the ad was exceedingly narrow. It sought a candidate in an "expected experience range" of between a "minimum 12 years & maximum 15 years."

As a rule, job ads that appear to have tailored requirements have drawn the attention of H-1B opponents. Companies hiring prospective foreign workers carrying a a green card, which allows permanent residency, must first advertise the job to show that no qualified Americans are available for it.

A videotape of a workshop for lawyers about this process, distributed on YouTube by the Programmers Guild, however, explained how employers can legally reject qualified U.S. applicants.

The Infosys job ads cited in the lawsuit appeared in mid-2009.

DeVito initially filed a complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. In November, the EEOC, in a letter to DeVito, wrote, "We found that you were discriminated against in violation of the ADEA (Age Discrimination in Employment Act)."

The EEOC also told DeVito that it was unsuccessful in an attempt "to facilitate a successful conciliation" between the parties. The EEOC decided not to bring a lawsuit, but told DeVito that he had a right to sue. The EEOC doesn't file lawsuit every time it rules a complainant was discriminated against.

That lawsuit was filed late last month.

According to U.S. labor data, the recession hit older tech workers hard. For computer professionals, age 55 years and older, the unemployment rate jumped overall from 6% to 8.4% from 2009 to 2010. For men it was 8% and for women, 9.4%.

Most of Infosys workers in the U.S. are from India and are using either H-1B or L-1 visas. But a recent lawsuit also cites its use of the B-1 visa, a visitor visa. Last fall Infosys said it had plans to hire 1,000 U.S. workers.

DeVito is seeking a jury trial and damages.


The party is over, maderchods.  Even the high-tech junta and its castrated collaborators in the media have figured out that outsourcing to slumdog sweatshops is a losers game:

"Given the intangible costs of sending work 10-to-12 time zones away, and the lower quality of the work -- which six people interviewed for this story said was not yet on par with U.S. software development -- the pure arbitrage game may soon be history. "

-from marketwatch.com

"Rising salaries dull the allure of offshoring Commentary: Sending jobs overseas wholesale will soon end"


tunnel rat posted on March 17, 2011 10:31

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, fellow Insurgent Babu Rude Boy passed on this ditty, sung to the tune of "No Irish Need Apply":

NO GORA NEED APPLY
 

I'm a citizen just graduated

Cum Laude from Stanford;

I want a situation, yes,

And want it very bad.

I have seen employment advertised,

"It's just the thing," says I,

"But the dirty gunda ended with

'No Gora Need Apply.' "

 

"Whoa," says I, "that's an insult,

But to get the place I'll try,"

So I went to see the chutia

With his "No Gora Need Apply."

 

Some do count it a misfortune

To be christened John or Dan,

But to me it is an honor

To be born American.

 

I started out to find the house,

I got it mighty soon;

There the madar chod was seated,

Reading news from Pune.

I told him what I came for,

When he in a rage did fly,

"No!" he says, "You aren’t Desi,

And no Gora need apply."

 

Then I gets my dander rising

And I'd like to black his eye

To tell a Gora gentleman

"No Gora Need Apply."

 

Some do count it a misfortune

To be christened John or Dan,

But to me it is an honor

To be born American.

 

I couldn't stand it longer

So I grabbed him as he sit,

And gave him such a welting

As he'd get from any Brit.

He hollered, "Vishnu help me,"

And to get away did try,

And swore he'd never write again

"No Gora Need Apply."

 

Well he made a big apology,

I told him then goodbye,

Saying, "When next you want a beating,

Write `No Gora Need Apply.' "

 

Some do count it a misfortune

To be christened John or Dan,

But to me it is an honor

To be born American.

 


tunnel rat posted on March 11, 2011 02:04

Here's a good article from San Diego, taking a swipe at Qualcomm, the notorious Curry Den known as "Little Calcutta."  I've been getting a lot of traffic lately from Qualcomm IPs, so the slumdogs that make up 60% of QCOM employees must be getting interested in my rants (or paranoid about a displaced American techie like fellow Eastern European George Jakubec blowing up their MindLance guest house), or the collaborators (like 'pellis') that make up the rest of the company fear that they may get accidently "pushed" in front of the SD trolley on their way to a drunken binge in TJ:

Are American Engineers in Short Supply?

Back in 1950, almost 31 percent of working Americans had manufacturing jobs. Now the figure is below 10 percent. Many analysts put the blame on American companies that sent such jobs to low- and slave-wage nations during the offshoring wave that picked up momentum in the 1980s and hasn’t stopped. Controversy rages.

There is plenty of bitterness, too, about the H-1B visa program that flows the other way: well-educated foreigners come to the United States and take good jobs, largely in high tech. Congress set up the program in 1990, although its roots go as far back as 1952. Under H-1B, foreigners with at least a bachelor’s degree take jobs in a variety of fields including biotech and law. Their three-year stay can be extended to six, and longer under some circumstances. Originally, H-1B visas were to be limited to 65,000 a year; that number was extended to 195,000 for 2001–2003. In 2008, 276,000 visas were issued.

The rationale is that there is a shortage of trained Americans for such employment. Nonsense, howl American engineers. The importation of foreign workers is just one more method to keep wages down and profits up, they claim. The United States Department of Labor is supposed to make sure that foreign workers do not displace Americans or adversely affect their wages. But American tech workers say the department is failing at both tasks.

The late Nobel Prize–winning economist Milton Friedman called H-1B a corporate subsidy. “It’s corporate welfare,” says Norman Matloff, professor of computer science at the University of California Davis. The H-1B program “is fundamentally about cheap labor,” he says. Foreign workers are often paid less than their American counterparts. “Most H-1Bs are under 30, and since younger workers are cheaper than older ones in both wages and health care costs, employers use the H-1B program to avoid hiring older [those over 35 years of age] Americans,” Matloff says on his website.

San Diego–based telecom Qualcomm, the biggest local tech employer (except hospitals), is the eighth-largest American corporate user of this program, according to the publications Bloomberg Businessweek, Computerworld, and InformationWeek. The others, in order, are prominent techs, accounting firms, and consulting firms: Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, Intel, Ernst & Young, UST Global, and Deloitte Consulting.

“Qualcomm is in the forefront of lobbying in favor of H-1B,” says Matloff. “It’s in the vanguard, one of the most vociferous lobbyists for it.”

I asked Qualcomm a number of questions, such as: Is there a shortage of tech engineers, particularly software engineers, that makes H-1B necessary? What percentage of Qualcomm’s workforce comes from the H-1B program? How much does Qualcomm spend lobbying for H-1B? Are those who come to the United States underpaid and thus contributing to a decline in wages for American engineers?

After several days of cogitation, the company would only say, “Qualcomm utilizes the H-1B program as necessary to recruit and retain the best talent in the world. We support bipartisan, sensible reform of the employment-based immigration system so that U.S. employers continue to have access to the talent they need to innovate, create American jobs and grow the U.S. economy.” Qualcomm is a member of Compete America, which pushes for the H-1B program. Qualcomm sent me some of Compete America’s literature, along with arguments compiled by another advocacy group, the National Foundation for American Policy.

In an interview with Wired.com in 2008, Qualcomm chief executive Paul Jacobs estimated that 60 percent of the university graduates the company hires are born abroad.

In January, the U.S. Government Accountability Office completed a study of the H-1B program. Congress had asked the agency to see if H-1B helped corporate innovation or harmed American workers. The agency concluded that the number of H-1B workers at any given time is unknowable because of flaws in the tracking system. The agency found a small percentage of instances in which the foreign worker was being paid less than the prevailing wage. The Department of Labor gives only a cursory look at H-1B applications, the study found. And there is no legal provision for holding employers accountable when they hire foreign workers through staffing companies. Generally, the report’s findings represented classic bureaucratic waffling.

The most interesting finding was that 46.9 percent of the workers come from India and 8.9 percent from China.

The National Foundation for American Policy proclaimed that the study undermined the assertion that companies hire H-1B professionals only because they will work cheaply. Adjusted for age, the foreign workers earn the same or more than their American counterparts, according to the foundation, citing the study. Matloff, however, cites two congressional studies and academic reports showing that H-1B workers are often paid less than Americans.

Senators Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, and Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, have cosponsored a bill seeking to end alleged loopholes in the program. Citing long-running “fraud and abuse” in the H-1B program, Grassley says, “It’s time we get the program back to its original intent where employers use H-1B visas only to shore up employment in areas where there is a lack of qualified American workers.” The proposed law would tighten up enforcement in several areas.

One former Qualcomm employee says he was in a group of 30 engineers, 20 of whom were Indian nationals, mostly H-1Bs. “I don’t think I am being racist, but it was tough to fit into a group that had their own culture and social dynamic,” he says, quoting a fellow worker who called the system “modern-day indentured servitude.” Other critics have used the same language. This ex-employee says he has “a soft spot for immigration” because his parents came from foreign countries. However, “companies take advantage of this [H-1B] process to fill their workforce with people who can’t easily change jobs and work hard and keep their mouths shut, since they’re afraid of losing their jobs and status.”

Another former employee who reapplied during the recent downturn claims that 80 percent of Qualcomm engineers are foreigners brought in during the past ten years — mostly from India. He claims that he had a job interview with a manager who was an Indian national. The former employee was told he was “too senior” with too much job experience, he says, and the interview was aborted. I asked Qualcomm about that, but it was one of the many questions that went unanswered. “I grew up being antiunion and a conservative Republican, but nowadays I’m seeing global labor being exploited by large companies to such an extent that I feel that labor protections are needed,” says this engineer.

Sorrento Valley, where Qualcomm is located, has picked up the sobriquet “Little Calcutta.” That smacks of xenophobia, but at some point, it seems, the company may have to give more information on its H-1B program to American engineers.

Meanwhile, in other news the Collaborator Coward Don Tennant, aka "Mumbai Don", has seen fit to wade into the globalist gladiator pit and chime in on the Dice boards:

Regarding this statement:

"Don salivates all over the Brokaw piece, and paints all H1B critics as 'Tunnel Rats.'"

I suspect that many people don't know that "Tunnel Rat" is the pseudonym used by one of the more extreme readers who posted comments. I trust it was unintended, but your statement could imply that I refer to all H1B critics as "Tunnel Rats." I have never used, and would never use, the term. If you are familiar with my writings, I trust you know that. You also took the liberty of changing my qualifier in referring to the more extreme readers from  "way too many" to "all." Do not make up positions that I do not hold and attribute them to me.

In response to your question, I'm comfortable that my position is fully explained in my post. I'm confident that any fair-minded person who reads the post will find your comments unsettling.

Don Tennant

 dontennant1@gmail.com

What a douchebag Don Tennant is.  He banned me from his blog because he didn't like the rhetorical race war his flame-baiting posts were inciting.  I am sure his ITBusinessEdge sponsors at MSFT, HP, and QCOM didn't like to see their ads adjacent to comments attacking the slumdog slave trade.

Feel free to drop him a line, insurgents.

There will be retribution for that collaborator.


How pathetic. Liberal icon Tom Brokaw groveling at the lap of Vivek Wadhwa, peddling the reverse brain drain myth. Picking on the poor "geniuses" we are sending back to India is not politically correct. Nevermind that this slumdog Kunal Bahl launched Snapdeal, which is an identical clone of Groupon, a site launced by Americans in America.

This is typical of the Indian inability to innovate and tendency to merely emulate. Until the liberals get it, American techies will be pinned between the pro-business right and the anti-American left. Brown man good, white man bad seems to be the mantra, and Brokaw the collaborator bought the H-1B lie hook, line, and sinker. Americans would be better off watching Dan Rather's hard hitting pieces on visa fraud that he has been reporting on at HDTV.

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

You can read the transcript and comment here.  Fire for effect, insurgents.

 


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