Greetings Insurgents!

I can't believe it's been almost 11 years and I am still blogging away.  My blog has been shut down in the USA, Panama, and Canada, but I have found a stable ISP in Malaysia that doesn't respond to US court orders and C&Ds.  I don't post as much, and most of my stuff is just re-posts from other sources.  I've been too busy working 50-60 hours a week at the curry den I am currently contracting at, and I've been working on my Masters degree for the past few years.  I'll be done with school in a month, so I may get back to some of my more creative blogging, like back in the day.

Things are looking up for the insurgency now that Trump is prez, and even though there has been no drastic action on the slumdog slave trade front, I do think change is in the air.  The fucking slumdog infested company I am working at now had the nerve to layoff 100+ Americans at the beginning of the year, and I know of about a half dozen new hires since -- all from The Land That Time Forgot.  However, I believe that by the end of the year, we will see wages rise in IT and the slumdog purge begin as they are priced out of the market and companies decide not to waste their time on the H-1B paperwork and bad karma that is involved with filling their IT shops with curry-eating wage-pirates.  

It's been a long time since the days of doing rhetorical combat on the DICE discussion boards, and the slumdogs are a lot less arrogant now, at least online.  But trust me, they are still just as full of themselves and delusional in the curry dens like the one I work at.  They have taken over entire departments, like QA, and have their stinky potluck shitshows once a week, and babble in Hinglish all day.  

I have been on a death march of a project for the last few months, led by an incompetent slumdog VP who is a master of the circular head bobble.  The business analyst that is supposed to be getting all the reqs. for this fucked up project and she is the slumdog wife of the Desi DBA whom I am forced to deal with on a daily basis.  I call it the Triangle of Desi Death.  The horror...

I have recently come to the conclusion that the DBA and his BA wife have conspired to sabotage the project so that I get thrown under the bus and the slumdog VP escapes without blame when things blow up.  The other night this stupid fuckin' DBA, who walks around like his curry-scented shit doesn't stink and is always trying to act like he his some sort of genius, had one job -- RESTORE THE DATABASE.  Of course, he fucked that up, and I was there until 9 PM on a Friday while he tried to call all his Indian buddies, including the slumdog VP, to try to get the system back up.  The one guy he wouldn't call was the ops manager, a redneck IT old-timer who would have reamed his ass.  "No, don't call Bob, he will panic!", slumdog DBA begged.  I let it slide, but I am waiting to pull his punk card when the time comes. 

In the meantime slumdog DBA keeps refusing to grant me DB rights, and then he starts an email shit-storm when the meager drive space he allocated to me fills up.  The cheap motherfucker (is there any other type of Indian?) acts like he is paying for the storage out of his own fucking pocket.  So I finally get his honkey manager to give me the drive space, and this manager sends an email to his whole crew of DBAs to give me whatever the fuck I need.  Of course, this infuriates slumdog DBA, so he makes a big deal out of it, but ends of looking like an idiot because he is the one that put the DB logs and transaction files on tiny drives on the SAN.  He acts like I am minting bitcoins or hoarding kiddie porn on these drives, when all I am doing is running a major ETL job THAT HAS TO FUCKING WORK THE FIRST TIME OR THE WHOLE PROJECT IS FUCKED.      

To top it off, his slumdog wife, the Desi BA, is spitting out incoherent specs that all clearly designed to confuse anybody who has to understand them.  She constantly has PMs and QA managers in her cube trying to figure out WTF is going on, and she has taken to giving me the stink eye when I try to get some clarification -- she doesn't even read, much less answer my emails, and hasn't done so for months.  I've made it a point to update my PM when he comes by my cube, loudly letting him know that "I would be done, but I am waiting for [slumdog BA] to give me the reqs" at which point she has to emerge from her curry-scented Hindu shrine of a cubicle to make some excuse about why she can't do her fucking job.  Cunt.

Anyway, HAPPY 4th OF FUCKING JULY, and hopefully by this time next year, we will be celebrating independence from the HINDU MAFIA.

THERE WILL BE RETRIBUTION

 


Tunnel Rat posted on June 26, 2017 02:09

But they got off with a slap on the wrist...

Indian outsourcing giant Infosys Ltd. agreed to pay $1 million to settle claims that it placed foreign workers in jobs in New York without obtaining proper visas or paying high enough wages or taxes for their work, the state's attorney general said Friday.

New York pursued Infosys for allegedly depriving the state of taxes it would have collected had the company paid higher wages to foreign workers, a spokesman for the state's attorney general said in a statement.

 

The Bangalore-based company previously paid $34 million to settle allegations brought by the U.S. Department of Justice that it systematically abused U.S. visa regulations by bringing foreign workers into the country on part-time travel visas, rather than standard H-1B work visas, in 2010 and 2011.

 

In a statement, Infosys said it committed no wrongdoing and denies all the allegations brought by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. "Infosys maintains robust policies and procedures to ensure adherence with all applicable regulations and laws," the company said in a statement.

 

The settlement comes amid growing scrutiny of Indian tech firms for their heavy use of the H-1B visa program for highly skilled foreign workers. President Donald Trump has criticized the practices of firms like Infosys and Tata Consultancy Services Ltd., the two largest Indian IT services firms by revenue, arguing the tens of thousands of workers they send to the U.S. every year could be taking jobs away from Americans.

Infofys earlier this year warned of slower revenue growth than expected due to the increasing scrutiny of worker visas. The company announced plans to hire some 10,000 American workers in the U.S. over the next two years to help serve clients in the financial services, manufacturing, retail and other sectors.

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This is just the beginning...

The University of California IT workers replaced by an offshore outsourcing firm intend to file a lawsuit challenging their dismissal. The lawsuit may be filed as early as next week.

It will allege that the tech workers at the university's San Francisco campus were victims of age and national origin discrimination...

..."To take a workforce that is overwhelmingly over the age of 40 and replace them with folks who are mainly in their 20s -- early 20s, in fact -- we think is age discrimination," said the IT employees' attorney, Randall Strauss, of Gwilliam Ivary Chiosso Cavalli & Brewer.

The national origin discrimination claim is the result of taking a workforce "that reflects the diversity of California" and is summarily let go and is "replaced with people who come from one particular part of the world," said Strauss.

 

- Computerworld

 


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Tunnel Rat posted on April 16, 2017 05:35

Once again, a slumdog got pissed off and tried to do damage to a company's IT system (as if their mere presence doesn't destroy many IT systems), a situation I blogged about in 2009:

"Allegro MicroSystems LLC is suing a former IT employee for sabotaging its database using a "time bomb" that deleted crucial financial data in the first week of the new fiscal year.

The lawsuit was filed in August 2016 and is currently ongoing. The defendant is a man named Nimesh Patel from Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, who worked for Allegro between August 26, 2002, and January 8, 2016.

Patel was one of Allegro's many IT workers, in charge of the company's database, and more precisely of an Oracle finance module, which the company used to manage the financial side of its business."

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/former-sysadmin-accused-of-planting-time-bomb-in-companys-database/

 


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Tunnel Rat posted on March 12, 2017 12:53

I am hearing more about this and I'll gladly participate.  I could use a day off at the fucking curry den I work at now.  

 

Last month, there was a national "Day Without a Latino." This week, the demonstration du jour shutting down schools and shops is a "Day Without a Woman." Here's my question for all the virtue-signaling protesters who pay lip service to better jobs and wages:

Where's your awareness-raising event for untold thousands of our country's high-skilled men and women victimized by H-1B visa havoc? Thanks to cheap labor-hungry big businesses and money-grubbing politicians in both parties, every day has become a "Day Without American Tech Workers."

Our own best and brightest are vanishing in plain sight. It has been going on for decades — and it's all legal. Several court challenges to the corporate abuse of the program have failed.

 

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And mostly young males...

"...Stated another way, and using the same databases, the system not only favors young, Hindu males from India, it favors those from just the three southern Indian states served by those two consulates.

The total population of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Karnataka comes to about 218 million. About 70 percent of H-1B visas are granted to India, and 60 percent of those go to these three states. Think about the difference between those two numbers for a moment; 42 percent of the worldwide total of H-1Bs come from southern India, which has only 3.0 % of the world's population..."

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Tunnel Rat posted on February 4, 2017 12:07

From Bloomberg:

 

"...President Donald Trump’s clash with Silicon Valley over immigration is about to become even more contentious.

After the new president banned refugees and travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries, Google, Facebook, Salesforce, Microsoft and others railed against the move, saying it violated the country’s principles and risked disrupting its engine of innovation. Trump’s next steps could strike even closer to home: His administration has drafted an executive order aimed at overhauling the work-visa programs technology companies depend on to hire tens of thousands of employees each year. 

If implemented, the reforms could shift the way American companies like Microsoft Corp., Amazon.com Inc. and Apple Inc. recruit talent and force wholesale changes at Indian companies such as Infosys Ltd. and Wipro Ltd. Businesses would have to try to hire American first and if they recruit foreign workers, priority would be given to the most highly paid.

“Our country’s immigration policies should be designed and implemented to serve, first and foremost, the U.S. national interest,” the draft proposal reads, according to a copy reviewed by Bloomberg. “Visa programs for foreign workers … should be administered in a manner that protects the civil rights of American workers and current lawful residents, and that prioritizes the protection of American workers -- our forgotten working people -- and the jobs they hold.”

The foreign work visas were originally established to help U.S. companies recruit from abroad when they couldn’t find qualified local workers. In many cases, the companies are hiring for highly technical positions in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM. But in recent years, there have been allegations the programs have been abused to bring in cheaper workers from overseas to fill jobs that otherwise may go to Americans. The top recipients of the H-1B visas are outsourcers, primarily from India, who run the technology departments of large corporations with largely imported staff.

“Immigrant STEM workers have contributed an outsize share to founding new companies, getting patents, and helping build up American companies, which in turn because of their success have created tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands of jobs,” said Gary Burtless, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution who does research in labor markets. “Discouraging such people to apply for visas to enter the United States to work -- I can’t imagine how that can be considered to be in the American national interest.”..


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From ArsTechnica:

President-elect Donald Trump is just a week away from taking office. From the start of his campaign, he has promised big changes to the US immigration system. For both Trump's advisers and members of Congress, the H-1B visa program, which allows many foreign workers to fill technology jobs, is a particular focus.

One major change to that system is already under discussion: making it harder for companies to use H-1B workers to replace Americans by simply giving the foreign workers a raise. The "Protect and Grow American Jobs Act," introduced last week by Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif. and Scott Peters, D-Calif., would significantly raise the wages of workers who get H-1B visas. If the bill becomes law, the minimum wage paid to H-1B workers would rise to at least $100,000 annually, and be adjusted it for inflation. Right now, the minimum is $60,000.

The sponsors say that would go a long way toward fixing some of the abuses of the H-1B program, which critics say is currently used to simply replace American workers with cheaper, foreign workers. In 2013, the top nine companies acquiring H-1B visas were technology outsourcing firms, according to an analysis by a critic of the H-1B program. (The 10th is Microsoft.) The thinking goes that if minimum H-1B salaries are brought closer to what high-skilled tech employment really pays, the economic incentive to use it as a worker-replacement program will drop off...

 

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