Hello kids, it's your Uncle Drunky. Live and direct I bring you a unique perspective of Slavery 2.0. From the inside. If you're an American, unless you're a Boomer, sit down and have your painkiller handy.
Sorry for the length, it would have been very easy for me to cut this up into something 'incriminating' ala Fox News. That is not my intent. I want you to see the motivation as to why H1B slaves would come over to the USA -- rushing down the primrose path laid by the Boomers & corrupt Hindutva shills like Vivek Wadhwa and his snake oil selling of Entreporn.
In a nutshell, 'Everybody's doing it, pile on!'::
"This is typical 'Sab kuch chalta hai' desi attitude. I've gone through my share of visa pangs after completing Masters. The same year Infosys applied H1-B visa for a close relative. My relative got the visa with supreme ease and never boarded the plane to come to USA. Infosys applied for a visa 'just in case' a project came up. As much as I respect Narayan Murty and company for the commendable work they have done to make India the most sought after destination for Information Technology services, it makes me terribly sad to see such abusive practices by bellwethers of Indian IT.
Last week I learned about Cognizant's EB1 practices. A namesake Project Manager who over-promised the client (my company) and rode the consultants to breaking point, has no communication or managerial skills whatsoever, is qualified to apply under EB1. For lack of a better word the guy is a thug. He would ask for farmaish of songs (ask his consultants to suggest songs) after 11.00 PM and say things like, 'you are being entertained, so do your work'. All this while I had a balanced thought process and gave benefit of doubt when it came to certain practices. Now, after spending close to a decade in this country with a Masters and advanced management degree I'm still stuck in line for my legalization process, which is held hostile by anti-immigration community or Congress that gives more importance to discussing equine euthanasia over legalizing people like me. And on the other hand these thugs from Infosys and Cognizant who haven't paid taxes for two full years walk away with a Green Card. Every time I hear about EB1 fraud, I feel someone just kicked me hard in my gut.
Ratting people out is not a solution. A relative who is much younger than me (in terms of number of years of experience) is planning to apply under EB1 by claiming that he is a Project Manager. Let alone people management. The guy has not done anything other than coding C++ and SQL. He is trying to play nice with HR so that they can fudge his credentials.
The way I look at it; if you leave money on the table then everybody would want it. That is what has happened with H1-B fraud, L1 fraud, Green card fraud, all those New Jersey and Bay Area consulting company frauds. If we would have known where to draw the line on misusing the system then Senator Grassley and company would have left us alone. Don't blame them because we fucked up. Own up to our mistakes and live with the consequences. These guys are rightfully squeezing our balls. If you shamelessly took state minimum 65K in paycheck and another 40K in cash transactions and not pay taxes on that then you have no fucking right to complain that American system is broken, blah, blah, blah
We behave like locusts. We rape an option that is provided us to us and move to the next one and the next one until all resources run out. And when that happens we start feeding on each other (EB3 porting, Telugu vs. others, South Indian vs. North Indian). Come on guys, there is a limit to being disgusting. This has to stop on multiple fronts. "
Hat tip to 'Ankit Prasad' over at Live N Exist for the linguistic insight. I humbly suggest that any American who's 'stay at home' read this entire IV thread. If you wanted to know what 'human trafficking' is, well...there you are.
Sad to say, this attitude of 'self-centered, en masse, like locusts' dovetails perfectly with the white, liberal Boomers that infest the HR offices of Corporate America-in-name-only. We hear far too much from the 'masters'... tho' now that you've heard from the slaves, who were invited, what do you think of this mess??
Next blog entry is my advice to the H1B'ers. And no, it's not just 'stay out of my country.' That's too easy, and caters to the elites.