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So I think the real takeaway here is that IBM is no longer a US based company, per se - but now is just a global tech company. And you might even say they are the first of the giants to just be simply a "lobal tech company" -- while many a startup are already "global" or virtual as it were -- its just an interesting shift in the timeline of IBM as a company Ten years ago, so many Americans were making jokes about poor quality Indian code and Indian accents.
The idea of Indians actually working innovative jobs seemed laughable to many Americans. But there wasn't actually strong evidence that Indians were less good at doing cutting edge research. This racism is again mirrored in the huge salary difference.
Are those Indian workers really worth so much less? One thing is certain to me, that low salary is hurting IBM. By not paying a competitive salary, those IBM offices in India are lacking the deep experience of western programmers. In a way, they have to re-invent the wheel. In the pictures, everyone there is Indian, and that hurts the company as a whole.
Diversity is more than just not being all white. Diversity means not being exclusive to any background and ethnicity. I have yet to hear of anyone European or American from the sectors I work in, being poached to work in India. As someone who grew up in America during that time, this is the exact opposite that I was told by the media and teachers.
We were taught that Indians were just as effective if not more than people working in the US and that we shouldn't select jobs that will be outsourced in the future like programming.
In fact computer science enrollment in many colleges were at an all-time low during that time because of outsourcing fear.
So I completely disagree with your generalization that many Americans thought Indians were worse at programming. Economists explained that software is a highly "tradeable good" and Asia -- especially India -- was filled with millions of highly educated cheap programmers.
Given that the number of people employed in software in America has remained constant sinceand that wages are about where they were then too, I think the evidence is that there has been a substantial "pressure release valve" effect going on.
So while the most dire predictions of the s haven't come true, it's also true that the confident optimism of the s ill advised. I would say that software development has been good to me so far as a career, but I still think I would hesitate to encourage a young person in America to pursue it.
This is absolutely terrible advice. Please do not ruin some young American's life with this advice. Technology seems to be one are where the demand seems to always outstrip supply, and a person trained in Computer Science would be capable of learning new skills and advancing rapidly in the tech industry.
Unlike other industries, in which the more workers there are, the lower the pay, I think with software developers the opposite is true. I believe that the more software developers there are, the more things will be automated, and therefore the demand for software will grow with the supply.
Furthermore, since it the complexity of software grows exponentially rather than linearly, I believe that as the number of software developers grows linearly, the demand will grow exponentially. The average length of time for engineers I know of trying to get a new job is months.
Any one of us could easily be a shit engineer but its in the 10s of people now. While that's better than a lot of industries now, that doesn't mean that demand outstripped supply.
Its just at an ok point. If demand was much higher you'd see salaries rising rapidly at least and I know of few companies that are willing to give significant raises to keep someone vs hiring someone new.
Why else is there advice to job hop so frequently to increase your salary? Managers have more freedom to give offer higher salaries to attract good talent, than they have to offer super high raises, which can also cause discord among teams unless you offer raises to everyone, which may be more money than the manager can afford.
Of course it depends on the market, but I disagree that is just SF. When that happens with any good people start hoarding the resource and going out of their way to maintain their existing supply.
If there was truly that great a difference between the demand for software devs and the supply of them, we'd see companies doing their best to keep their employees, at least on average. Instead we're in a situation. Where companies are engaging in some sort of brinkmanship with their employees to see if they'll accept the lack of compensation increase, and they dont appear to care if they are loosing employees due to it.
Everyone said that even if tech recovered it would probably all go to India so when I entered full-time university I went so far as to study structural engineering, something I didn't think would be easy to outsource.Living to Work or Working to Live: Advice for the Dotcom Generation use better judgement, create a happier and more productive work environment for my fellow employees.
do you really think he cares about you? Of course not! So why should you feel yourself committed to him? The employer, for example, who offers a (k) but without any. People in role-playing scenarios have to think on their feet, which means that it's difficult for them to adjust their behaviors to the ones they think you want to see.
This means that you're more likely to get an accurate look at how they would behave in your team.
This may be because employers usually have more power than employees, and so have greater discretion in how they treat employees, than employees have in how they treat employers. Below I identify four issues at the employer/employee interface: (1) hiring and firing, (2) pay, (3) meaningful work, and (4) whistleblowing. By Aaron Kesel. Google has removed the phrase “Don’t be evil” from its Code of Conduct; this comes as at least 4, employees have expressed outrage over the company’s decision to work with the Pentagon’s Project Maven and amid a leaked video called the “Selfish Ledger” exposing internal Google dialogue to create a dystopia run by the big social giant. Many have scars from the toxic, burn-you-out corporate cultures that dominated the ’80s, ’90s, and early s, and are thoughtful about the kind of work environment they step into. Turns out, volunteerism is widely regarded as a boost to a company’s reputation as a great place to work.
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