I’m a bit behind in my magazine reading. But I totally agree with Tom Yager in his June 26, 2006 InfoWorld column, "Tech Careers Deserve Better."
As he states, "I’m leaning toward the notion that American companies lowered their standards to ensure they had no irreplaceable staff." I’ve certainly had to fight against that "It hardly matters" attitude at more than one company in the last few years. And when was the last time you thought companies really, truly cared what a user thought about its documentation, its tech support, its Web site functionality?
Here’s part of Yager’s antidote: "How about telling your people that you won’t outsource, contract, or H-1B anything that workers prove can be handled in-house?"