the "no good Perl jobs"/"no good Perl programmers" myth

Steve Peters steve at
Mon Aug 7 18:53:12 BST 2006

On Sun, Aug 06, 2006 at 01:27:32AM +0100, Peter Corlett wrote:
> On 5 Aug 2006, at 17:40, Uri Guttman wrote:
> >[...] getting you brits to move
> >over here is problematic (though i did get a german and a canadian to
> >move to nyc!).
> Oh, now that one's easy. H1B appears to be code for "fuck this  
> employee over", so anybody who is not completely wet behind the ears  
> will give it a wide berth unless the deal is astoundingly better than  
> what's on offer locally.  

Yes, and even worse, is many green beans go to work for companies that
"hold" your green card.  The result is that you can't change jobs
without your current employer's kind consent, which is rarely ever given.

Steve Peters
steve at

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