An American Programmer Contemplates His Layoff

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From: “An American Programmer”

I am surrounded by


. They are in the U.S.A. on work visas,
specifically here to

replace American workers
. My job has now changed.
Instead of working on the

applications that I have developed,
enhanced, and supported for the past 6 years, I`m
assigned the task of training Indians to do my job so
I can be laid off.

My scheduled displacement date is
December, 2002. Others have already been replaced. The
next round of layoffs is Sept 30, 2002.

Currently we have 14 Indians on
visas working here in [name
of city withheld
with 7 more planned to be
here within a week.

The other day my designated trainee
was busy reading the "Introduction to…” manual.
Qualified for H-1B status?

I think not

But it gets more interesting, he`s
here on an L-1 "intracompany transfer." Intracompany
from [deleted] Consulting, India to [deleted] Consulting, USA. He`s then sold off as a
"consultant" to American businesses. From what I`ve
heard, they get paid expenses to work here in the USA
plus their Indian salary.

So I don`t think there are any

being paid; but they are free to drive on our

and their children are free to go to our


This is happening all across
America. I just found out my insurance agent`s daughter
is being replaced at her company. They are doing the
same thing. I`m waiting for details from her. I plan on
passing any information to my congressman`s

Pretty soon, there will be

no IT in America

Remove my name as I don`t want to
be prematurely laid off. I need the revenue stream and
the market for American IT workers is

dreadfully bleak right now

You can read more about

workers displaced
by H-1Bs at

And if you really want to help
Americans, pass this information on to all interested
parties and have them contact their Congressional

September 19, 2002