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Sat Jan 28, 2017, 07:22 AM

Trump executive order prompts Google to recall staff

Source: BBC

The sudden and severe immigration restrictions imposed on passport holders from seven Muslim countries could seriously demonstrate the law of unintended consequences. The president wants to restrict some Muslims but the effect could be to damage America's most important and profitable sector: technology.

Google has recalled around 100 of its affected staff from overseas. Microsoft has warned its shareholders that curbs on immigration could have a material impact on its business.

The technology sector relies heavily on highly skilled and well-paid workers from overseas on H1-B visas. If there's a risk, however small, that that brainpower could be restricted in some way or scare off others who may feel unwelcome, the big tech companies may have to rethink where they place their key staff in future.

Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-38781420



And so it begins.

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Reply Trump executive order prompts Google to recall staff (Original post)
Xipe Totec Jan 2017 OP
lambchopp59 Jan 2017 #1
GetRidOfThem Jan 2017 #2
Judi Lynn Jan 2017 #24
Lunabell Jan 2017 #3
Ford_Prefect Jan 2017 #4
flygal Jan 2017 #5
MrModerate Jan 2017 #6
lark Jan 2017 #7
Stryst Jan 2017 #16
mahatmakanejeeves Jan 2017 #8
lastlib Jan 2017 #9
TalenaGor Jan 2017 #10
GliderGuider Jan 2017 #12
TalenaGor Jan 2017 #13
colorado_ufo Jan 2017 #11
SharonAnn Jan 2017 #14
Xipe Totec Jan 2017 #15
Stryst Jan 2017 #17
Elwood P Dowd Jan 2017 #19
Equinox Moon Jan 2017 #18
Tatiana Jan 2017 #20
mainer Jan 2017 #21
meadowlander Jan 2017 #22
nolabels Jan 2017 #23
starshine00 Jan 2017 #25
treestar Jan 2017 #26

Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Sat Jan 28, 2017, 08:06 AM

1. From xenophilia to this.

It doesn't say "Your huddled masses yearning to be trashed", does it?

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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Sat Jan 28, 2017, 08:34 AM

2. But this is exactly what this genius wants!

More jobs for Americunns in Americuh!

And who needs Google, anyhow. We are relying too much on Computahs!

Drumpf does not use email, and even some of his brilliant twitter twits, I mean tweets, are being typed up for him...

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Response to GetRidOfThem (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 29, 2017, 03:31 AM

24. He has to Dictate them. What fun for someone who has to sit up with him at 3:00 am

to type up these strokes of genius for him.

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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Sat Jan 28, 2017, 08:53 AM

3. Scary times.

This country is going to shit.

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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Sat Jan 28, 2017, 08:53 AM

4. Now the tech development will be off-shored too. Thank you Banana Republicans.

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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Sat Jan 28, 2017, 09:01 AM

5. and with Devos at education we will surely get lots of highly educated STEM grads.

I'm sure believing the earth is 6000 years old will help with that.

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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Sat Jan 28, 2017, 09:11 AM

6. Now that London has voluntarily abandoned relevance . . .

Bonn is looking really good as the capital of Europe. Meaningless little countries on the periphery like Moldova and the UK won't do so well.

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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Sat Jan 28, 2017, 09:16 AM

7. They should have donated heavily to dems.

Hair furor said he would do this, it can't be a surprise. Oh, wait, all he does is lie so it's hard to figure out what's a lie (almost everything) vs. what does he truly mean. My take, anything that benefits him financially will happen, like with Russia and with Saudi Arabia being excluded. Anything that shows his racism, will happen. That's why he's lying so much about big cities, they are much more diverse and he hates that. He hates minorities as much as he disdains women, including his wife.

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Response to lark (Reply #7)

Sat Jan 28, 2017, 12:22 PM

16. They donated almost equally between Dems and Reps

Because I think they were trying to wait and pick a winning horse. Well, now we see how that worked our for them.

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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Sat Jan 28, 2017, 09:28 AM

8. It's what Republicans do. They're placed in control of irreplaceable assets that

have been carefully handed down over the years, and they destroy them.

If it's of value, it's laid to waste.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #8)

Sat Jan 28, 2017, 09:44 AM

9. but not beofre the value gets sucked out into their pockets, of course..... eom

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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Sat Jan 28, 2017, 09:48 AM

10. why isn't Saudi Arabia on the list?

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Response to TalenaGor (Reply #10)

Sat Jan 28, 2017, 09:55 AM

12. That's a rhetorical question, right? nt

 

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Response to GliderGuider (Reply #12)

Sat Jan 28, 2017, 09:59 AM

13. lol yes

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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Sat Jan 28, 2017, 09:54 AM

11. The USA has no shortage of gifted

technology specialists, many of whom cannot find appropriate work because of outsourcing to cheap foreign labor. Our universities keep graduating people in these fields with little prospects and a pile of student debt. When was the last time you called a help line and was not rerouted halfway around the world? (Go Daddy is an exception.) Maybe some benefit will come of this.

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Response to colorado_ufo (Reply #11)

Sat Jan 28, 2017, 10:16 AM

14. It's the biggest reason I use GoDaddy and recommend it to my customers

Awesome Help line, staffed by Americans in this country. Incredible support. Best I've ever found.

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Response to colorado_ufo (Reply #11)

Sat Jan 28, 2017, 12:11 PM

15. I gather you're against legal immigration?

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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #15)

Sat Jan 28, 2017, 12:26 PM

17. You know that the H1-B vista program is a total scam, right?

Companies like Google set up hiring tests that no one can pass, then complain that "there aren't enough Americans who can do this" so they get their H1-B vista hires at half the salary. These companies are using immigrants to undercut the American tech sector for short term profit. No, I am not against legal immigration. But I am against the idea of a company firing an American and replacing him with an Indian at half pay and then Scrooge McDucking into the profits. Oh, and forcing that American to train his replacement.

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Response to Stryst (Reply #17)

Sat Jan 28, 2017, 01:47 PM

19. +1000

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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Sat Jan 28, 2017, 01:26 PM

18. Great example of his non-thinking, non-processing decisions

Prez O was very careful about his decisions taking into account how it would affect others and how.

Trump is trying his hand at white-supremacy. Let's see how that works out for him.

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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Sat Jan 28, 2017, 05:57 PM

20. Will an unintended consequence be that Google and other companies will have to hire Americans?

Because there are many qualified Americans who can do these jobs. Just not for the cheap salary they get away paying the immigrants on H1-B visas.

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Response to Tatiana (Reply #20)

Sat Jan 28, 2017, 05:59 PM

21. No, the unintended consequence is Google will have satellite centers overseas

where they won't have to put up with this crap.

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Response to mainer (Reply #21)

Sat Jan 28, 2017, 06:31 PM

22. Or will relocate entirely to a country like Ireland or Australia.

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Response to meadowlander (Reply #22)

Sun Jan 29, 2017, 01:28 AM

23. Probably sounding like a good idea with this nutbag we got running the place

No doubt we are in the final phase of globalization of everything there is

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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Sun Jan 29, 2017, 06:30 AM

25. this is insane

 

my feeling is that this is going to incite a lot of bad feeling among the very people who don't handle their bad feelings very well.

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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Sun Jan 29, 2017, 08:17 AM

26. So the unintended result is more outsourcing

resulting in higher unemployment here.

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