February 27, 2002 12:18 PM

there's been grumbling over the number of h1-b visa holders in the us recently, specifically the idea that they're taking tech jobs away from citizens by being willing to work for less money. it seems to me, though, that the secret to foreign workers's getting jobs is not their willingness to work for less (though i suppose that's a factor), but the specificity of their skills. most of the programmers i know who are here on visas are either extreme specialists (ie they know one technology amazingly well) or generalists who are also early adopters of everything. and none of the americans i know who also fit into those categories have had a hard time finding jobs.

in other work news, yesterday i ate my lunch with a spoon because i couldn't find a fork. i'm a little paranoid; non-replenished stocks of utensils and other kitchen supplies have come to be equated in my mind with the last days.

also, i wish the guy with the hershey kisses wouldn't keep them right on the end of his desk like that. i keep grabbing one, or three, when i go to the bathroom. and i drink a lot of water. it's not good for me to eat this much sugar. if i am what i eat, today i'm chocolate syrup.

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"if i am what i eat, today i'm chocolate syrup."

Or maybe you're just a big kiss :)

these are the thoughts of MrEntropy on February 28, 2002 07:12 PM

ah, but there was all that water i drank! hence the syrupiness.

these are the thoughts of kerykes on March 1, 2002 02:36 PM

A big, wet kiss?

these are the thoughts of MrEntropy on March 1, 2002 07:58 PM

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