Disney Workers Forced to Train Their Foreign Replacements

  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 15, 2016 3:26 AM GMT
    http://nypost.com/video/emotional-testimony-by-man-laid-off-by-disney-and-forced-to-train-his-foreign-replacement/
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 15, 2016 4:21 AM GMT
    Canada has the same stupid program, totally being abused. Things started unravelling when a high school kid bitched about getting turned down for a job at a pretty popular coffee stop in a fairly big city that kept hiring foreign workers while whining that they couldn't find Canadians willing to do the work. icon_rolleyes.gif That caught people's attention and before you knew all kinds of complaints about the program started getting discussed.

    Big corporations are undoubtedly still pushing for it. The last job I had got involved in that crap. Really annoying.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 15, 2016 4:30 AM GMT
    And so what did the Republican Senate do about it? How did they respond?
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 15, 2016 5:17 AM GMT
    Good Question! One reason why many Republicans flocked to Trump. He called out Washington and the elites who supported that kind of program. Kudos to him for calling it what it is: a pathetic scheme that transfers wealth from the middle class to big corporations and their over-paid overlords.
  • SilverRRCloud

    Posts: 872

    Mar 15, 2016 11:46 AM GMT
    Corporations are here to make profits, and NOT to worry about the income inequality. The last thing on their minds is what happens to the middle class and their incomes.

    Long gone are the days when you felt secured and sheltered in your middle class job. Hardly anyone who wants to stay in business can afford to cope with the competition in 2016 while still paying the salaries and giving the benefits as it used to be the case in those mythical, 'good old days'.

    Unless you move up the ladder you'll be pulled down anyway...

    SC
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 15, 2016 12:19 PM GMT
    SilverRRCloud saidCorporations are here to make profits, and NOT to worry about the income inequality. The last thing on their minds is what happens to the middle class and their incomes.

    Long gone are the days when you felt secured and sheltered in your middle class job. Hardly anyone who wants to stay in business can afford to cope with the competition in 2016 while still paying the salaries and giving the benefits as it used to be the case in those mythical, 'good old days'.

    Unless you move up the ladder you'll be pulled down anyway...

    SC


    Your analysis fails to consider the immigration laws that Obama and congress have changed to make this possible.

    This is why Hillary will be another disaster. She's a pawn of Wall St.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 15, 2016 2:00 PM GMT
    SilverRRCloud saidCorporations are here to make profits, and NOT to worry about the income inequality. The last thing on their minds is what happens to the middle class and their incomes.

    Long gone are the days when you felt secured and sheltered in your middle class job. Hardly anyone who wants to stay in business can afford to cope with the competition in 2016 while still paying the salaries and giving the benefits as it used to be the case in those mythical, 'good old days'.

    Unless you move up the ladder you'll be pulled down anyway...

    SC




    Believe it or not, there are some companies that care about their employees welfare as much as their profit. Assuming all companies should be completely sociopathic towards their employees will only worsen the problem.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 15, 2016 3:11 PM GMT
    SilverRRCloud said... anyone who wants to stay in business can afford to cope with the competition in 2016 while still paying the salaries and giving the benefits as it used to...


    so true

    shit hole off shore cities have great universities. They are easy to setup and have huge populations to draw from. Who cares if 40% of the countries population is addicted to some form of a cocaine derivative. There is that 10% that is not and needs copies of windows 10 and iPhones. Legislate local tariffs here but there is a significant market that has nothing to do with n america.

    flip a ck box in the options screen and a google car will do left or right hand hand traffic. No reason a virtual team can not crank out code for a OSX application project.


    icon_rolleyes.gificon_rolleyes.gif
    The real issue is too much birth control and or we need a war.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 15, 2016 4:29 PM GMT
    sadly a lot of companies do this. And they make those employees sign "don't talk, don't sue" agreement if they want their severance package.
    I read those Disney's employees didn't sign them though.
    Heartbreaking testimony.
    And Marco Rubio, who support this program, had been silent until now I think. Jeb Bush too.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 15, 2016 6:37 PM GMT
    This is why the American worker needs to stop living beyond their means and sock away at least 6 months salary (better a year) for circumstances such as these. I'd quit and forgo the severance pay before I'd train my replacement.

    And we have to make our elected officials accountable for letting this happen in the first place. Republicans and democrats alike have sold the American worker down river in deference to the interests of large corporations that fill their campaign coffers.
  • SilverRRCloud

    Posts: 872

    Mar 15, 2016 7:00 PM GMT
    S2Ki said
    SilverRRCloud saidCorporations are here to make profits, and NOT to worry about the income inequality. The last thing on their minds is what happens to the middle class and their incomes.

    Long gone are the days when you felt secured and sheltered in your middle class job. Hardly anyone who wants to stay in business can afford to cope with the competition in 2016 while still paying the salaries and giving the benefits as it used to be the case in those mythical, 'good old days'.

    Unless you move up the ladder you'll be pulled down anyway...

    SC


    Your analysis fails to consider the immigration laws that Obama and congress have changed to make this possible.

    This is why Hillary will be another disaster. She's a pawn of Wall St.


    Who can afford NOT to be the pawn of the Wall Street these days?

    The Obama and the Congress have changed the laws to make all this possible. Yup.

    And We The People want jobs, income and functioning corporations to provide us with both. So, it is either the laws they want or they move their jobs somewhere else. Easy and simple.

    SC

  • SilverRRCloud

    Posts: 872

    Mar 15, 2016 7:03 PM GMT
    Radd said
    SilverRRCloud saidCorporations are here to make profits, and NOT to worry about the income inequality. The last thing on their minds is what happens to the middle class and their incomes.

    Long gone are the days when you felt secured and sheltered in your middle class job. Hardly anyone who wants to stay in business can afford to cope with the competition in 2016 while still paying the salaries and giving the benefits as it used to be the case in those mythical, 'good old days'.

    Unless you move up the ladder you'll be pulled down anyway...

    SC




    Believe it or not, there are some companies that care about their employees welfare as much as their profit. Assuming all companies should be completely sociopathic towards their employees will only worsen the problem.


    I am personally thrilled to learn that some private companies care about their employees welfare as much as their profit. I wish them all the good luck and success they can get.

    Yet, when the day of reckoning comes, and they have to choose between their welfare and yours, which side will they take?

    SC
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 15, 2016 7:17 PM GMT
    SC: when the corporate titans decimate the middle class who will buy their products? Apple didn't get rich selling to the underclass, not with their prices. People often look to the US in the 1950s and 60's as a time of great economic growth and we can see that the incredible rise in the fortunes and size of the middle class was mirrored in the success of the big corporations. Its not the other way around: a rising tide lifts all boats and the tide is the middle class, not big business.

    What's happening now is that wealth is being squeezed from the middle class to an increasingly smaller group. If the trend isn't reversed the US will start to look like Russia: wealth in the hand of oligarchies and the vast majority of people poor.
  • Fireworkz

    Posts: 606

    Mar 15, 2016 9:25 PM GMT
    Corporations have been doing this for awhile with unskilled employees. Now it's on to the middle classes.
    Some banking friends of mine had their jobs transferred from London to Czech Republic and had to train the new staff.

    Truth is many of the jobs of the future can be done by cheaper foreign workers and robots. Future wealth will lie in intellectual property. I think there needs to be a long term plan regarding the jobs of the future.

    On the other hand there is a global economy, many corporations benefit from customers in foreign markets so why shouldn't foreign workers also benefit?
  • Apparition

    Posts: 3525

    Mar 19, 2016 1:13 PM GMT
    There needs to be a preemptive tax on ai and robots installed now, before corporations can become dependent on them for real. Sounds like sci fi, but the ramifications of ai are real and so much closer than people think.

    For instance what are the car Insurance industries going to do in 5-10 years when google makes the entire car insurance industry OBSOLETE? People dont even talk about the disruption about to occur but it will happen so fast it will make today's change look glacial.

    Ai even at a level we have now could theoretically make several stable occpations obsolete, while in a few years it will be inevitable.

    Drivers
    Teachers
    Attorneys
    Accountants
    Real estate agents
    Most police functions (traffic, paperwork, interviews, etc)
    Financial industry
    Insurance industry (auto at minimum, retirement probable)
    Etc