You can wish upon a star. It doesn’t matter who you are. Unless, of course, you work IT and are a US citizen instead of an H1B visa-holder. In that case, Cinderella, me so sowwy. Your carriage just turned into a pumpkin and the title company is about to foreclose because you don’t have a job any more. Here’s how the mean-old stepmothers at The Magical Kingdom broke the sad, sad news.
At the end of October, IT employees at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts were called, one-by-one, into conference rooms to receive notice of their layoffs. Multiple conference rooms had been set aside for this purpose, and in each room an executive read from a script informing the worker that their last day would be Jan. 30, 2015.
And then things got downright Goofy. How so, you may ask.
“Some of these folks were literally flown in the day before to take over the exact same job I was doing,” said one of the IT workers who lost his job. He trained his replacement and is angry over the fact he had to train someone from India “on site, in our country.”
How could such villainy happen? You see, Disney CEO Bob Iger, is a member of The Partnership For a New American Economy. They want to move all of us ignorant rubes !FORWARD! They will achieve !PROGRESS! How you may ask. Well, one thing this New American Economy will get rid of is the Americans. Particularly in STEM Fields. You can see this bright and shining partnership for H1B visas, oops, I meant the New American Economy already at work in Ohio, New York, New Mexico, and boy, oh, boy they are doing delightful things in Jolly, Old California!
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.”
But we need all these H1B Visa-Holders. It’s like the Rubio staffer said. American workers are just too stupid and don’t get it. There is an overarching shortage of capable and motivated American STEM workers. Our colleges and universities just don’t make them anymore. Oh, wait….
Immediately after graduation, 43 percent of STEM graduates work in non-STEM occupations, and the attrition continues 10 years into the workforce when 46 percent of workers with a degree in a STEM discipline have left the field, the report finds.
You see, there just aren’t enough of them! We have to bring people in from other places. Why, you may ask. Well, let’s just explain what these cretinously cretinous American workers just can’t Grok too goode according to [mc_name name=’Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’R000595′ ]’s friendly and helpful Senatorial Staff…..Are you ready for it?
“The SCE case is clearly one where the hiring of the H-1B is adversely affecting the wages and working conditions of American workers,” Hira said. “There isn’t a clearer cut case of adverse impacts – the American worker is losing his job to an H-1B.”
Exactly. The people utilizing the H1B Visa Program know good and well that barely over ½ of the domestic talent pool is currently in use. They just don’t want to pay what an American citizen expects to be paid. But we should be happy with that. It’s another shining example of The Partnership For a New American Economy. It will be just wonderful without all the pain in the butt Americans in it!