December 30, 2014

NOR SHOULD THEY: Silicon Valley: On Immigration, Engineers Simply Don’t Trust VCs.

What is missing from the immigration debate in Silicon Valley is trust, and it certainly isn’t the engineers that have abused it. We know that tech companies have worked really hard to keep wages from rising the past decade. Google, Apple, and a multitude of other large tech companies systematically worked together to stop workers from negotiating higher salaries by restricting recruitment practices and preventing workers from enjoying free movement of their labor.

Such tactics have made engineers far more cynical about the motives of tech companies, which is intensified by the incessant talk of talent shortages in the industry.

If there’s a talent shortage, it means you’re not paying enough, right?

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