American Sheeple Alert!
The American Sheeple keep voting for the two
open borders parties that are fucking them over.
(Editor - On a personal note, I can relate to the fucking over the GOP and Dems are giving the American Sheeple. My wife's company outside of L.A. has three floors. They fired all the American citizen workers on the 3rd floor and shipped those jobs to the Philippines. They then fired all the American citizen workers on the first floor and imported Indian "guest workers" at lower wages to replace them. My wife and the remaining American citizens on the second floor await their fate. In 2014 I protested the only way I could. I left blank all the statewide offices on my ballot. I refused to vote for either of the open borders parties.)
(Computer World) - Information technology workers at Southern California Edison (SCE) are being laid off and replaced by workers from India. Some employees are training their H-1B visa holding replacements, and many have already lost their jobs.
The IT organization's "transition effort" is expected to result in about 400 layoffs, with "another 100 or so employees leaving voluntarily," SCE said in a statement. The "transition," which began in August, will be completed by the end of March, the company said.
"They are bringing in people with a couple of years' experience to replace us and then we have to train them," said one longtime IT worker. "It's demoralizing and in a way I kind of felt betrayed by the company."
SCE, Southern California's largest utility, has confirmed the layoffs and the hiring of Infosys, based in Bangalore, and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) in Mumbai. They are two of the largest users of H-1B visas.
The utility has a large IT department. In 2012, before any layoffs, it had about 1,800 employees, plus an additional 1,500 contract workers.
Computerworld interviewed, separately, four affected SCE IT employees. They agreed to talk on the condition that their names not be used.
The IT employees at SCE are "beyond furious," said a second IT worker.
The H-1B program "was supposed to be for projects and jobs that American workers could not fill," this worker said. "But we're doing our job. It's not like they are bringing in these guys for new positions that nobody can fill.
"Not one of these jobs being filled by India was a job that an Edison employee wasn't already performing," he said.
The SCE outsourcing "is one more case, in a long line of them, of injustice where American workers are being replaced by H-1Bs," said Ron Hira, a public policy professor at Howard University, and a researcher on offshore outsourcing. "Adding to the injustice, American workers are being forced to do 'knowledge transfer,' an ugly euphemism for being forced to train their foreign replacements. Americans should be outraged that most of our politicians have sat idly by while outsourcing firms have hijacked the guest worker programs."
"The majority of the H-1B program is now being used to replace Americans and facilitate the offshoring of high wage jobs," Hira said.
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|And the mouth-breathing American Sheeple keep voting for the same bastards who fuck them over.|