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Richard Erlacher
08/12/12 07:54
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Denver, Co

#188052 - Perhaps it's just another "bump in the road" for India
Responding to: ???'s previous message
I recently heard on the radio, that nearly half the Indian population suffered a power outage due, not to the lack of capacity, but due to interfering politics. That's something that developing nations have to endure, though one would hope that it will, eventually, pass.

Here, in the U.S, it's often the "Human Resources" people who screw things up in the area of salary and placements. Often, for example, the HR person doesn't know that LAN and Ethernet mean essentially the same thing. Hence, if HR gets a list of qualifications including expertise in Ethernet and FPGA, an applicant who lists LAN and FPGA on his CV will be treated differently than one indicating expertise in local area networking and programmable logic. It could mean as much as a 70% difference in salary if the latter applicant is even invited for an interview. Fortunately, the interview process will force such information to the surface and avoid such a disparity, but only if it gets that far.

I've seen published salaries purportedly from national surveys, in national trade magazines, that are so obviously published to drive down salary demands in certain parts of the country it is unmistakably distorted. OTOH, I've seen companies with completely incompetent engineering staff, paid over twice as much as very capable staff in other organizations in the same community. I've also seen extremely clever work from seemingly unsophisticated persons whom, at first glance, one would never credit with such imagination.

A "system" in such a context is a "two-edged sword" in that it certainly can be an obstacle to good decisions about placement and compensation. It does, however, provide the HR people with a mechanism for sorting things out, no matter how poorly.


List of 30 messages in thread
Salary System      Arif Deshmukh      08/10/12 23:08      
   "System"?      Andy Neil      08/11/12 08:04      
      Govt. System      Arif Deshmukh      08/12/12 00:00      
         Perhaps it's just another "bump in the road" for India      Richard Erlacher      08/12/12 07:54      
            Here is another bump      Arif Deshmukh      08/13/12 04:19      
         In The U.S.      Neil Kurzman      08/14/12 18:25      
   yeah well.      Jez Smith      08/14/12 02:18      
      Oh! Means I Am Lucky      Arif Deshmukh      08/14/12 04:37      
         Also        Jez Smith      08/14/12 10:10      
            We don't do it willingly ...       Richard Erlacher      08/14/12 11:26      
               Very Strict In India      Arif Deshmukh      08/15/12 01:09      
            yep      Andy Peters      08/17/12 15:30      
      You Make it sound like a bad thing.      Neil Kurzman      08/14/12 18:32      
         Cube covering      Rob Klein      08/15/12 03:52      
            I don't remember even one "cubie" that wasn't padded      Richard Erlacher      08/15/12 18:07      
            No Padding      Neil Kurzman      08/16/12 13:40      
      Not if your company follows this advice      Andy Neil      08/23/12 12:28      
         male cow manure      Erik Malund      08/23/12 12:38      
            wow      Neil Kurzman      08/23/12 20:57      
   New Zealand working conditions      Bert Van Den Berg      08/17/12 12:40      
      Here in the U.S.      Richard Erlacher      08/17/12 13:37      
         No Pension      Arif Deshmukh      08/19/12 22:03      
            Well ... there are those who believe ...       Richard Erlacher      08/19/12 23:21      
               Biased sample selection.      Christoph Franck      08/20/12 05:06      
                  You've overlooked the inherent bias ...       Richard Erlacher      08/20/12 11:21      
                     Paying for professionals.      Christoph Franck      08/21/12 01:39      
                        That's very much the case       Richard Erlacher      08/21/12 09:16      
            Arif: Which govt are you referring to?      Kalpak Dabir      08/20/12 04:50      
               BMC      Arif Deshmukh      08/20/12 10:16      
                  What would trouble me ...       Richard Erlacher      08/20/12 11:35      

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