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A New Twist On The Skills "Blame Game"


Good stuff. Need to read this book.

It was pretty clear to me when I was looking for an engineering degree a few years ago that the crux of the problem was unreasonable employer demands. They always wanted people with 5 or 6 years of experience in very specific areas, and it was just unreasonable. I fully believe that companies are doing this with the long-run goal of increasing the number of working visas, in order to drive down wages, and the strength of workers in general. Foreign workers are much less willing to complain about working conditions, and they cost much less in general.


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