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techy2468 said:sc3....i kind of agree with you.........people are shouting as though they were tied down and brought here.....then kept under gaurd over here.....
if someone is really good...he can find another better employment in 2 months(even a H1 sponsor and transfer in 7-8 months).......at the same time i also do not promote the un-ethical business practices of all this companies....trying to cut all possible corners.
This thread is discussing Tax fraud, but if you look at work culture and make employee work more hours with out getitng any incentive, lot of american companies doing that..well known example is Verizon.. ask any person who worked for VZ, most of them will be putting 50-60 hours per week.
One of my friend was in a critical launch project, they asked all team members to put over time in time sheets(generelly they wont do that), these guys worked day and night for 3 months, after launch they simply said they will pay for only 40 hours
Bad Ass Outcast said:What are the court rulings?
These cases against Tata, Infosys, Accenture were posted here to the Immigration Portal 5 months ago. Have any of the above gone to trial yet? If not, when are they scheduled? Are these body-shops continuing the practice in spite of the lawsuits?
Will Tata continue the practice even if they lose in court?
The Bad Ass Outcaste
dl1cd said:The first time I came here, I was on a B1 visa. Stayed here for 6 months and worked as a regular employee (office was not up and running in home country). During this time, company provided a rented, furnished apartment, provided a rented car, money for gas (actuals), gas/electricity actuals for the rental apartment and a princely sum of $30 a day. Oh, phone bills and cable TV bills were also paid by the company. What do you think?
chanduv23 said:Thats true. I went through that. I worked for an employer called SPL Worldgroup (www.splwg.com). I was putting in enormous amount of overtime for years together for a couple of years, travelled at 90% to customer sites and across timezones though travel was not there in my contract and could not change jobs with fear of losing priority date on Green card. Then I finally retracted and moved to consulting without worrying about PD. I definitely lost on PD but, now I am better off on health, have control over my rate.
For most people, it just takes some time to realise what they get into. Basically corporates have no ethics. Laws have loopholes and workarounds and the basic reasons laws are there is because they can be worked around. I don't sympathise with employers. Most of these companies are highly influential and do a lot of lobbying and get what they want. Smaller employers are free riders. There are some good employers who are ethical, but to what extent? we don't know. As far as I know everything is a give and take. You want something, they want something. Depends on where you want to balance.
I do not find it "thrilling" to identify myself as "I work for Infosys or I work for Microsoft etc..." as long as I get what I want and as long as I am doing a good job and learning new stuff and moving on. I have always moved forward without burning bridges when I thought the "marriage between me and my current job is moving towards a divorce".