Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name.
Thy Kingdom come,
thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory. for ever and ever.
However, given your hostility to foreigners, I had a feeling you were being less than kind in your words.
The issue of supply and demand for programming talent in the US is one the legilature should stay out of. The American free enterprise system is not one where central planning by the legislature is called for.
There was never a shortage of programming talent. The industry duped the legislature into giving the industry a subsidy. The legislature needs to end the subsidy and the H1-B's need to go home. The industry has used the subsidy to fatten their pockets at the expense of labor.
If the legislature thinks America needs more programmers, why don't they budget more funding for education? Special interest money has bought access, and access has rewarded special interest.
It's time to end the H1-B program.
They should pay you flight tickets, negotiate for that. If not look some other consultants who provides better benifits.
I've been with my company for about 7 1/2 yrs now and I've only gotten an increase 3 times...first one was a big increase, the other was $700 and the other one was mid range. I get 4 weeks vacation, a good boss, 1 hr. of travel, and help from my co-workers when need it, but I hate the work, it's Cobol...go figure. I still have to face deadline pressures and a few attitudes from some co-workers, but it's minimal. Should I quit? I'm thinking of going back to school or so.
To be honest, I lay the blame at the feet of the American worker in many ways.