Jose - this is an excellent idea. I did have a couple of questions about your survey, though.First, I'm not sure I completely understand your use of the term "over-abundance" as opposed to just "abundance." Can you expand on that a little bit?Second, in the "What do you do?" section, I wasn't sure of the difference between working for the government and being a government official. I also think there might be some middle ground between "running" a business and being a "non-manager" of a business.I'll look forward to the results of your survey - it should be interesting.
Have taken the survey…I have been displaced by outsourcing on multiple occasions… …it's a large factor for anybody pursuing a technology / computer / engineering career… …I've been able to find jobs (albeit for less pay), but I've adapted, starting my own web developer business, or staking out niches… …still, it's a shame and tragedy and a big reason why computer science and engineering enrollments are down. Within 15-30 minutes drive of my home I can show you thousands of programmer jobs that have been sent to India and/or replaced by bringing non-immigrant visa workers here to the U.S. It's had a depressing effect on wages.I know Gates and other corporate chiefs say differently, but just look at salaries and rates with programmers — they've been stagnant, or measured in inflation adjusted terms, have declined. If there was such a shortage of workers, that could not possibly be. Consider too, that both India and China will graduate more English speaking computer trained folks than here in America. Captive (relatively speaking) workers, constrained by non-immigrant visa or by nations that don't adhere to same workplace rules as U.S.. Consequently, we all are pitted in a "race to the bottom". Granted, there are those whose spectacular talent and devotion will rise above, no matter the field of worker candidates, but in the aggregate, such advancements will only depress wages and cultivate further disparities in wealth inequality.
Ok, to answer your questions...I used over-abundance instead of abundance because it sounded too much like the 3 "A"s of AWNM. I didn't want people who didn't read the book to be confused, since if there is an over-abundance, there is a whole bunch of the same thing we don't need. To not stand out is to become the "we don't need" in global economy.I know government worker vs. government official is a little unclear, but basically, a worker is a mailman or teacher versus an official being somebody who holds a formal office like mayor or President (though it'd be creepy for a President taking the survey). Basically, that way I can figure out why certain results were so low, for example if an elected official took my poll. But thanks-- I'll take your suggestions into consideration and see if I can update it!
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