Tunnel Rat posted on February 10, 2009 16:57

I first came across Occupational Apartheid in the I.T. business in the mid-nineties.

I got hooked up with a short-term consulting gig from a contractor buddy. He was working for a client up north, and they needed someone to advise them on configuration management and version control.

I flew up for the three day engagement, and met him at the client site.

What I saw there was appalling. In a brand new office building, the entire first floor was a giant open space filled with Indian "debelopers." Back then, I didn't think much of it.

Now, as a resident of a Hindu I.T. ghetto, I realize what was going on back then. Once one or two H-1Bs establishes a beachhead, a place will get infested with them. That is why you don't see H-1Bs scattered randomly throughout big I.T. shops -- you see them dominating the entire departments.

The only way for H-1Bs to achieve such numerical superiority is through blatant nepotism and discrimination of American workers.

Hence the term "Occupational Apartheid."

As for the Curry Den, it was another day of sitting around. I could have made a major shit storm there today, because they had clients in the building. All day long, I fantasized about going off on an anti-H-1B tirade, screaming at the top of my lungs things like:

"What the fuck is the problem with you slumdogs?"

"Why the hell can't this app compile?"

"Do you know what an enumerator is, you stupid fuckin' hard-coding Hindu dipshit?"

"Hey asshole Desi DBA, why don't you write some fuckin' stored procedures? What is your major malfunction?"

"Why the fuck did they fly seven of you scumbags over from Delhi? All you do is sit around and gossip in Hindi!"

But I bit my lip, biding my time. Half a day left, and I should get another offer by the end of the day tomorrow.

Then I can come in and blow my top.

But I already talked it over with the wifey. I'll quit on Friday night, so I can milk the Desi fuckers for a few days pay. Cheap curry-scented bastards deserve it.

To be continued...


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