Friday, July 06, 2007

Microsoft Corp. said on Thursday it will open a software development center in Vancouver, giving it a place to employ skilled workers snagged by U.S. immigration quotas.

It may signal the start of a new hiring trend, with other U.S. high-tech firms following in Microsoft's footsteps to Canada, where lawyers say it is easier for foreign nationals to obtain work credentials.

So, okay, we think it's okay to go elsewhere to work, but we don't want them coming here. We can go there. So we're developing centers over there so they won't develop centers over here. Neither will we because they're over there. Who's on first? Blahblahblahimmigrationblahblahblah. Outsourcingblahblah. Educated/non-educated, skilled/unskilled, tomatoes/tomahtoes, let's call the whole thing off.

The last thing we'd want to do is encourage meaningful employment in the U.S.


At 6:30 PM, Blogger GottaLaff said...

Canadia: Your one-stop employment center.

At 8:01 PM, Blogger gimmeabreak said...

Yeah. My husband and I just spent 20 minutes talking about this. In that 20 minutes we basically explained to each other how we've gotten to the place where Bill Gates has to go to Canada. It's not open borders or those crazy Mexicans or even NAFTA per se.

We did a root cause analysis in less time than your typical Lou Dobbs hour or 2 of Buchanan's many MSNBC appearances each day and made zero xenophobic comments.

I think I'll rant that on me blog. I'll let you know when it's there. It'll take longer than 20 minutes, 'cause my typing sucks.

At 12:03 AM, Anonymous binzbok said...

Well, I guess we have to hire them there or they'll follow us here...
wait, that's not right. Never mind.

And 'gimmeabreak'... do 'root cause analyses' help keep the romance alive in your marriage? I'm just asking. Now my wife's gonna wanna do it.

At 10:10 AM, Blogger gimmeabreak said...

lol - it'll only work if the two of you are political junkies. If not, stick to the nice dinner and wine.


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