Disney workers forced to train foreign replacements are not an anomaly

From Daily Caller:

One of the workers Disney fired and forced to train his foreign replacement is scheduled to testify before Congress Thursday, when he will share his story and plead with lawmakers to recognize it as part of a nationwide problem with the H-1b visa program.

Perrero was laid off just ahead of the holidays in 2014 and then forced to train his foreign replacement on an H-1b visa, before he and hundreds of other IT workers at Disney in Florida left their job. He had been at Disney for more than 10 years and received outstanding performance reviews, and actually thought he was being called in for a pat on the back when his boss laid him off.

It’s only a problem if one is an American who wants work, not welfare. The Dems would give that guy welfare; the GOP donor class would farm out his job to foreigners who don’t have to pay American expenses (which will include the growing, eventually crippling welfare for the now long-term unemployed).

Businesses say they need the H-1b program, which gives them access to temporary foreign guest workers, in order to fill jobs that Americans can’t or won’t do, particularly in the tech industry. But the program’s critics contend it was designed to give companies a way to displace American workers with cheaper foreign workers, and that Disney-style layoffs are happening all over the country.

Notice that the media (PR for progressive government) have said little about this problem, relative to its importance. They are really not safe to listen to anymore.

“This abuse of the H1-B Visa is not about a lack of talent here in the U.S.,” Perrero says in his testimony. “If our own pool of IT professionals were so incompetent- then why would companies like Disney and many others have us train our replacements, spend months teaching them and also why would such a low ratio of STEM graduates from college land a STEM job?”More.

Why? Because the GOP donor class can hang Americans out to dry. If they win, there is less welfare for formerly working Americans; if the Dems win, there is more welfare.

But there is no dignity, and the donor class of either party can park its assets somewhere else. Political correctness has prevented  an honest discussion of the problem.

Update! Guy broke down in tears:

“Your jobs have been given over to a foreign workforce,” Perrero recalled the executive saying. “In the meantime you will be training your replacements until your jobs are 100 percent transferred over to them and if you don’t cooperate you will not receive any severance pay.”

Perrero noted that the one “glimmer of hope” left following the meeting was that there would be new employment opportunities at Disney. That hope was quickly dashed however, he said, as he later learned that just four people were “directly rehired.”

But, hey, the tech billios are still hiring pool boys.

Reality check: A great many people will come to grief because they are unable or unwilling to face the fact that entirely new political parties are needed if they are to have any representation at all.

See also: American workers giving up on work? No. Work is giving up on American workers.

High minimum wage closes low-income friendly stores File under: The early stages of the post-employment society.

Will robots take all jobs? No. But a great many.

But who actually needs Millennials? Except for votes?

Will the junior jackboots of Asshat U finally get “justice”? (Yes, but read on … )

  • It happens here as well.

    • I actually stumbled across a training session for a large group of them at my local bank. I am sure they are fine people, but bank telling is NOT a job Canadians can’t or “won’t do.” And if they’re good, why don;t they become citizens? In whose interests is it really?

  • Ron MacDonald

    The first thing Trump should do if he becomes president is sign an Executive Order advising all foreign replacement workers they have 30 days to leave the country.

    • BillyHW

      Amen, goddammit! It’s time to stop selling out our own people.

    • John

      But all the fat, crony capitalists will complain about America losing its lean, competitive edge…

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    Oh brave new world …

  • Clausewitz

    What a Mickey Mouse organization.

  • Kathy Prendergast

    If I ever hear another person claim that “immigrants do jobs that Americans / Canadians/ fill-in-the-blank can’t or won’t do” I shall not be responsible for my actions.

    If the native-born “can’t” or “won’t” do certain jobs, it is not because of some fundamental and inborn flaw in their character that we can do nothing about; it is because our education system is completely f***ed and geared toward preparing young people not for a life of work but a life of indolence, dissatisfaction, and entitlement.

    Young people are graduating from high school without a single practical skill and not an iota of understanding about what their real passions, interests, and strengths are, let alone any practical career goals. They are increasingly pushed into the academic stream when they have not the least amount of aptitude for it, going to third-rate universities and community colleges and majoring in mickey-mouse “disciplines” that often still prove too challenging for them and lead them to drop out with no degree and nothing to show for those wasted two or three years. That’s two or three years of completely wasted youthful energy, in which they could have been doing actual, meaningful work that contributed to society and gave them a sense of dignity and purpose, as well as earning them a paycheque, however meager. Surely that’s preferable to dragging themselves (occasionally) to classes that they hate and dashing off incomprehensible “term papers” at the last minute? as a teacher I know so many of these aimless youth who know that they are wasting their time, yet can’t imagine any alternative because their culture tells them that becoming nurses, bus drivers, construction workers, tradespeople, etc. is beneath them, and it saddens and infuriates me.

    • John

      As a teacher I know so many of these aimless youth who know that they
      are wasting their time, yet can’t imagine any alternative because their
      culture tells them that becoming nurses, bus drivers, construction
      workers, mechanics, tradespeople, etc. is beneath them, and it saddens
      and infuriates me.

      I’ve no children of my own, but I do have 20-odd nieces and nephews between the ages of 25 and 42. Those who opted for a trade are much better off financially than those who went to university. They also tend to have greater job security. The oldest of the gang became a welder and eventually a welding foreman At 39 he’d already paid off his mortgage. And now at the age of 42 he’s practically ready to retire.

  • canminuteman

    When voting on’t bring change, there are other ways .”That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”

    It’s been done before, it can be done again.

  • John

    So Mickey Mouse is now Mickey Rat

  • tom_billesley

    In one British factory the workers were asked to train foreign workers who they were told would staff a new factory overseas. When the training period was over, all the British workers were made redundant, and a few offered temporary work packing all the machinery into containers for shipping overseas to the new factory.