|FROM ||Ron Guerin
|SUBJECT ||Re: [hangout] Re: pittance
On Sun, 2004-04-11 at 13:20, Ruben Safir Secretary NYLXS wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 11, 2004 at 10:01:43AM -0700, Neil Bauman wrote:
> > Personally, I think it's a simple question of supply and demand.
> > I think wages will improve as the supply of competent geeks starts to
> > evaporate. This, however, is apt to take another year or so. We are
> > seeing a lot of jobs posted but it will take time for our supply to
> > become more scarce.
> > I have heard that the number of people going into Comp Sci, for
> > instance, is greatly diminished. Like all things, there's an ebb and
> > flow.
I'm replying here only, because I don't want in on the thread, but I do
disagree with Neil. This is not the cycle in motion. The problem this
time isn't oversupply, it's the shipping of jobs overseas, something a
reduction in supply (here) and unionization won't have any effect on.
(if anything, unionization will only drive more jobs out of the country
as no employer wants a new union in their lives)
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