Large Corporations Contributing to Economic Slowdown
For those of you who know me, yes, this is a gripe about the company I work for. For those of you who don’t know me, it is still a gripe about the company I work for, but I’m just not telling you exactly which company that is. 🙂
Also, for the record, I like my job. I’m just not in total agreement with some of the decisions the company makes, and some of the management within said company. Now that that’s out of the way, on to the meat of my post.
For the first scenario, there is an immigrant that is going through all of the necessary processes to move into the US. I’ve got no problem with this individual personally, and have no issues with that family moving into my country. However, I do not agree with the process the company is using. A new job was created for this individual, but to keep the Department of Labor off the company’s back, the job had to be posted and made available for anyone to apply for. The general idea of the law in this area is that for the work visa to be valid, the company has to show that no one in the country was qualified for the job. Now, this process within the company is a joke. The job was posted, and was very vague so that just about anybody with any experience was qualified according to the wording of the job posting. But when an application is submitted, some little something is found that disqualifies the individual. So basically, someone in the US is still without a job so that someone from outside the country could have it.
I won’t go into how unemployment affects the economy other than to say that more money in more Americans’ pockets is a good thing. One thing is for sure, this practice isn’t the way to combat unemployment – it’s totally opposite. I just better never hear anyone involved in this process say anything about unemployment in this country or they’ll know exactly what I think about all of it.
The second scenario is based on the fact that large companies look to save money every way they can. This is always a good thing. Except for when it causes even more Americans to have no job. Certain things within the company are outsourced to other countries who provide cheap labor. While this makes good business sense and gives jobs to those nice folks overseas, it isn’t helping out our own economy at all.
I’ll step off my soapbox now. Thanks for listening, and good night.