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To: vrwc1
I guess what I'm getting at is, I think your story is perhaps atypical of the normal small company experience. Or perhaps your company is trying to get by on the cheap and not willing to pay a reasonable salary for quality personnel.

Maybe. But we were paying somewhat above average because we needed better than average programmers. In the US, we are 0-3. Overseas we are 3-3.

Your concept of a 'reasonable' salary is slippery, though. If I pay american programmers twice what my competitors are paying overseas, the american programmers have to be twice as productive as their overseas competition or I cannot stay cost competitive. If anything, American programmers are less productive than the overseas programmers and their attitudes have not been good. It's that simple.

Maybe I just got a bad sample. But I'm going with what has worked. I'd be happy to be proven wrong.

19 posted on 10/05/2006 9:24:17 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: ModelBreaker
If anything, American programmers are less productive than the overseas programmers and their attitudes have not been good. It's that simple.

You cavalierly insult hundreds of thousands of Americans based on a sample size of 3? Amazing.

22 posted on 10/05/2006 10:06:34 PM PDT by vrwc1
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