There was a report on ABC's World News Tonight earlier this week about a guy advertising “Indian wages” in the U.S. and quickly getting 90 resumes for the position. There are a few odd things about the story. First, it's three months old. Second, I wouldn't quite call $40,000/year an “Indian wage.” It's supposedly half the going rate in the U.S., but I have to think that wages in India are probably closer to a tenth of what they are here. Still, I think the story shows that companies aren't appropriately responding to supply and demand in this country.
Companies getting overwhelmed with applicants is one possible reason why I haven't been getting any callbacks, but I guess I haven't heard much reportage on that. My joblessness is stressful. I guess I can dig into that savings account back home and go on another few months, but I'd rather not do that.
Anyway, I guess I'm just saying that I am certainly willing to work for relatively low wages if need be. Because my rent is relatively high for a single-room place and since I'd like to actually own a car sometime soon, I'd probably at least want $25k/year, but I suppose I don't even know what I need. That might be high. I could live without worrying too much, though it would keep me from buying neat toys. I can live without neat toys for a while.
Bah. I don't like talking about money when my friends, who have had to work all through school, are watching…Posted by mike at March 11, 2004 03:13 PM | Money , Work | TrackBack