Cheap hires also means cheap resource stability.
They would be so easy to be seduced to go elsewhere.
Can't really say "head-hunting" on this, but i left my previous job because i was not paid enough, had no regret since.
If your company is in India, then minimal problem - big resource pool, anywhere else and you got a situation brewing, waiting to implode.
Edmund . C . Prakash wrote: I feel indians are extremely smart and cheap.
Yea, companies in the West actually pay their employee and take decent care of them.
It's a very "lowly" thing to be an employee in the East. People who actually gets paid are the directors. Engineers? Architects? Project Managers? You get to work 80 hours a week for a lowly shameful package to keep your boss Mercede's humming. btw, a hectic schedule in the East is not indicative of your personal success - it's more like "Hey, I'm just a slave." The East didn't win because they invented anything grand. They win because they pay their people cheap and work their employee to the bone. So stop braging about your success in the East and how Indians invented the World and China is the future - you win Cheap! Spare me from all those bragging about paper being invented in China - Internet/nanotech/biotech/shuttle are all invented in the West! Your R&D are more like Repeat&Duplicate than Research and Development.
Not to mention China has quite the reputation of violating copyright laws. Alot of companies will not sell into/outsource into China because they're notorious for taking products, copying them (and I mean copying - bugs and all), and selling them cheaper (since there was no R&D budget necessary).
They are copying nonetheless, and many companies are outsourcing (this one I disagree with ya). Just annoys me so many brags about their success as iron proof of how smart/efficient Chinese/Indians are. The fact is, they cheap the world into submission. Their businesses make money by beating up employee paying them shittiest money and working them the longest hours (just like we beat up vendors demanding top services for peanut money). People should learn they need to pay for services and products they consume. Pay up!
I detect some excessive hostility towards Chinese/Indians in your post. As a "Certified Mercenary", you probably think the whole world should pay you whatever you demand, but the fact is there exist people who are willing to do the same or better quality work for less. It is a capitalist world in case you don't know.
Norman Fung wrote: Just annoys me so many brags about their success as iron proof of how smart/efficient Chinese/Indians are. The fact is, they cheap the world into submission.
The Chinese/Indians do provide quality products for the money they are getting, you don't see a lot companies outsourcing to Middle East or Africa or Mexico, do you?
IMHO, you are angry because the Chinese/Indians beat you at your own game.
That's some nice stereotyping you've got there. I suppose your accountants are all Jews and your mathematicians are all Chinese, too. Are all your janitors Mexicans? All your spoiled, wealthy executives must be white.
Come on. Race is no basis for hiring, and race is no indication of competence in any field.
Indian? Can they be 'untoucheable', or whatever you call the lower casts? Or is your company like the rest of the 'enlightned' in india that still keep that casts crap?
What about Gypsies? Their Indian too, do you hire them?
I had to stay in the company for one week and work on a project. How well I implemenented that project determined if I got the job, or not (I did). The project I worked on was even subsequently used in the comapany's product.
Curi0us_George wrote: week's a long time to work for free. There's no way I'd work for a week without some pay. Sounds too much like a scheme to get free work done. I doubt it's terribly legal, too.
When u r asked to work for a few day's time, it normally means that they are satisfied with you. Its a confirmation and your ability to trust on yourself to say that I can do... Its also a kind of personal assesment.
If you are sure about yourself, say YES and give it a try
Without pay? That's doesn't seem like they have a whole lot of trust in you at all. If they are truly satisfied with your performance in the interview(s), a few days pay shouldn't be a terrible price to determine your future viability as an employee. If nothing else, expecting someone to work without pay is just bad etiquette.