• If the ordinary American wants a greater share of the cake & bridge the divide between rich & poor, why don't they hold a national strike?

    And have a full, complete, total and unequivocal national shutdown for a whole week? The US workforce is approximately 160 million. That is strength and power in numbers, and if they start flexing their muscles, they can bring the entire country to a halt. Everyone should walk out from the private and public sector (you cannot fire the entire... show more
    And have a full, complete, total and unequivocal national shutdown for a whole week? The US workforce is approximately 160 million. That is strength and power in numbers, and if they start flexing their muscles, they can bring the entire country to a halt. Everyone should walk out from the private and public sector (you cannot fire the entire work force as no one would be left to perform the jobs) and hold one week of coordinated industrial action with a ten million persons march from San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago, Boston, Dallas and Miami all converging on Washington DC, culminating in a huge mass rally in the capital and weekend of carnival, parties and other events. They can demand to increase the minimum wage, greater job security and rights at work as opposed to employed at will, abolish the H1-B, introduce free universal healthcare, reduce military expenditure, reform the tax system for expatriate Americans etc. If, the government does not budge, no Amtrak trains, BART subway, Greyhound buses, Police & Prison Officers, libraries, museums, schools, flights, banks, social security and even your local Safeway opening again next month for another week, costing the economy billions in the process. The 160 million US employees have power so why don't they all unite and both demonstrate and use it?
    7 answers · Politics · 17 hours ago
  • Why do Psychology graduates struggle to find work in the USA when the public sector is a key employer?

    Given the high crime rate, can't they get jobs as Forensic or Clinical Psychologists in the Department of Corrections, various police departments or hospitals around the country? Occupational Psychology is also in demand by key private companies such as Ford, Coca Cola, UPS, Chevron and South West Airlines. Is one possible reason lack of... show more
    Given the high crime rate, can't they get jobs as Forensic or Clinical Psychologists in the Department of Corrections, various police departments or hospitals around the country? Occupational Psychology is also in demand by key private companies such as Ford, Coca Cola, UPS, Chevron and South West Airlines. Is one possible reason lack of interstate or regional mobility, that most people in Chicago would not apply and go after a job in Dallas?
    6 answers · Politics · 4 days ago
  • How 'tough' in reality and practice is the US job market?

    How easy or difficult is it to get into a firm such as The Boston Consulting Group in New York or Los Angeles who only hire the very creme de la creme? When looking for work in the major cities in the US, such as Downtown Manhattan, do most people have to be out all day with the Metrocard, pounding the pavements, riding the subway and calling in... show more
    How easy or difficult is it to get into a firm such as The Boston Consulting Group in New York or Los Angeles who only hire the very creme de la creme? When looking for work in the major cities in the US, such as Downtown Manhattan, do most people have to be out all day with the Metrocard, pounding the pavements, riding the subway and calling in to reception with their CV (resumes) and receiving many many rejection emails and letters in return? What does it really take to 'crack it' and penetrate into a key firm and good role in either the Big Apple or Downtown Los Angeles, such as a Marketing & Communications Officer for American Express in the World Financial Centre, or HR Business Partner for Wells Fargo Bank? Do American employers also want a direct experience match to the vacancy person specification (you need to tick all the boxes on the essential and desirable criteria) or can they be generous that if you show interest, enthusiasm and determination, they will give you a chance, take you on and train you up into a role?
    3 answers · Politics · 4 days ago
  • In the USA, is it more easier to succeed career wise in some states than others, which may be more rural, smaller & friendier?

    Out of the 50 states, not all are the same. There is a clear difference between California and Mississippi and Texas and Maine. Having said that, if someone is struggling to get a job in a larger and more populated principle state such as New York which is far more competitive and attracts candidates both nation and worldwide, why not consider... show more
    Out of the 50 states, not all are the same. There is a clear difference between California and Mississippi and Texas and Maine. Having said that, if someone is struggling to get a job in a larger and more populated principle state such as New York which is far more competitive and attracts candidates both nation and worldwide, why not consider someone else such as Kansas, Missouri, Kentucky or Indiana, where the pressure and competition for the jobs may be lighter? This is because most people just wish to work in and flock to the key East and West Coast cities such as the Big Apple and the Big Orange. It may also be the case that although salaries are slightly lower, it's a more relaxed and laid back working style, atmosphere and environment with less of the 'hire and fire' and 'employed at will contract mentality found more in the larger cities. Alternatively, look in Miami, New Orleans or Houston as people are friendlier in the South East. Chicago is also not quite as intense compared to New York and Los Angeles when it comes to the jobs, being the third city.
    2 answers · Politics · 4 days ago
  • If the US needs more agricultural workers, why not go the same way as Australia by offering a 1-2 year working holiday visa for 18-45?

    The farms then could be staffed year round by people from all around the world looking for casual work to help fund their travels around the country. People could also learn a skill such as getting a driving licence for a combine harvester and also people doing degrees in farm management and agricultural studies could gain valuable experience... show more
    The farms then could be staffed year round by people from all around the world looking for casual work to help fund their travels around the country. People could also learn a skill such as getting a driving licence for a combine harvester and also people doing degrees in farm management and agricultural studies could gain valuable experience doing a stint out in the midwest and helping to harvest the Weetabix. The Dole Pineapple manufacturing plant and plantation on Hawaii also requires much needed seasonal workers. Make the visa system more open and flexible to get them in worldwide for up to two years at a time. Some promising employees may also be able to stay.
    15 answers · Immigration · 4 days ago
  • Why doesn't the Trump Administration scrap the H1-B visas as you can't tell me there are no US STEM professionals in the entire 50 states?

    The government should simply tell Silicon Valley, Seattle and Virginia that you can't hire anymore from overseas and have to now keep the vacancy out advertised for longer, and even take someone from a different region of the county, such as New York. Alternatively, hire then a Canadian under the NAFTA TN visa, transfer / redeploy existing... show more
    The government should simply tell Silicon Valley, Seattle and Virginia that you can't hire anymore from overseas and have to now keep the vacancy out advertised for longer, and even take someone from a different region of the county, such as New York. Alternatively, hire then a Canadian under the NAFTA TN visa, transfer / redeploy existing employees from Google Australia, UK, France or use a local nationwide recruitment agency such as Apple One to acquire the homegrown US talent. What is wrong with such an approach?
    7 answers · Immigration · 4 days ago
  • How easy is it for most people to succeed nowadays & get to the top of a company in the USA? Is the following formula the way to go?

    Get a BA, MA and PhD in Marketing from UCLA whilst working on a part time evening and weekend basis in Taco Bell to earn some money, build relationships, formulate inside connections and gain a vulnerable heads up on future forthcoming vacancies with the relevant hiring managers concerned. Once you receive your PhD you apply for an entry level... show more
    Get a BA, MA and PhD in Marketing from UCLA whilst working on a part time evening and weekend basis in Taco Bell to earn some money, build relationships, formulate inside connections and gain a vulnerable heads up on future forthcoming vacancies with the relevant hiring managers concerned. Once you receive your PhD you apply for an entry level role as a Marketing Assistant at Taco Bell's corporate HQ or another similar company such as Safeway, Denny's or Jack in the Box. With 2 years experience under your belt you become a Marketing Administrator, then a Marketing Officer, Marketing Manager, Marketing Consultant and finally end up as Director of Marketing for the US and Americas Region with some 15-20 years relevant experience behind you. The salary package on offer is around $1,000,000 USD and with that you can afford a mortgage on a nice house in Beverly Hills. Is that essentially in a fine nutshell the American Dream and what America is both all about and stands for?
    5 answers · Politics · 5 days ago
  • As the US only wants the best immigrants, should it be made easier for the average American to get a DBA from Harvard Business School?

    And then you have all the home grown talent you need and don't need to worry about H1-B visas and sponsoring people from overseas to take jobs from locals. Why not also reduce or waive the fees so that even someone from a housing project such as Jordan Downs, South Los Angeles, can easily relocate to Boston for studies, get a part time... show more
    And then you have all the home grown talent you need and don't need to worry about H1-B visas and sponsoring people from overseas to take jobs from locals. Why not also reduce or waive the fees so that even someone from a housing project such as Jordan Downs, South Los Angeles, can easily relocate to Boston for studies, get a part time weekend job in Macy's, Safeway or Starbucks in Copley Place in the downtown area to help finance their studies (maybe also in the world famous Cheers bar and pick up a few tips) and after they graduate get a job down the road in Manhattan. That is socio-economic mobility in my view. Open it all up to all citizens, all 50 states and nationwide.
    4 answers · Politics · 5 days ago
  • Instead of just being all about protecting the US labour market, should not US immigration be about getting in the best from worldwide?

    Who may also become future citizens and voters. A good country and society works on a meritocracy which is 'raw ability alone,' especially if your own people simply can't cut it or have what it take to perform those jobs. If a promising and motivated Belgian can be found to present the national news and weather on CNN even if in a... show more
    Who may also become future citizens and voters. A good country and society works on a meritocracy which is 'raw ability alone,' especially if your own people simply can't cut it or have what it take to perform those jobs. If a promising and motivated Belgian can be found to present the national news and weather on CNN even if in a non American accent, why not hire? They also bring something a bit different to the table and add a diverse and foreign flavour and cultural experience to the team, coupled with highly transferable and international skills, qualifications and experience. Why does it alway just have to be about an all American workforce and protecting US workers? Why can't it be instead about building a truly international and diverse workforce from all corners of the globe? Think local but hire global should be what Donald Trump is all about. More diverse teams such as Google and Microsoft also make for more successful organisations. What is so inherently bad by being severed morning breakfast by a Brazilian on roller boots with a wonderful accent in Denny's in Los Angeles, instead of a local? It adds to the wider customer and dining experience.
    8 answers · Politics · 5 days ago
  • Do the American people believe in a global labour market?

    Little Caesars Pizza in Chicago are looking for a regional business development director for restaurant operations in the midwest, including Illinois. Would it be unfair to sponsor and hire a German for the role who not only has some 15 years experience at home in doing the same role for Domino's Pizza DE in the DACH (Deutschland, Austria and... show more
    Little Caesars Pizza in Chicago are looking for a regional business development director for restaurant operations in the midwest, including Illinois. Would it be unfair to sponsor and hire a German for the role who not only has some 15 years experience at home in doing the same role for Domino's Pizza DE in the DACH (Deutschland, Austria and Switzerland) and Western/Central European markets, but also speaks fluent English, French (handy for Canada) and also some Spanish, which is good for Central and South American operations. Why not get in the best of the best, even if a local can also do it?
    4 answers · Politics · 5 days ago
  • What demand is there in the USA & Canada to either establish a business or myself up as a Consultant advising large companies?

    On UK and EU / EEA Employment Law and HR policies and procedures. Could this also work in Australia and New Zealand? Many companies may wish to expand their business operations into either the UK & Ireland or European market but need to know in advance how to legally take and deal with the employees in the right way. I have five years... show more
    On UK and EU / EEA Employment Law and HR policies and procedures. Could this also work in Australia and New Zealand? Many companies may wish to expand their business operations into either the UK & Ireland or European market but need to know in advance how to legally take and deal with the employees in the right way. I have five years experience in HR, in addition to several professional qualifications including an MSc in International HRM, CIPD 7 in Human Resource Management, CIPD 7 in Learning and Development, Chartered Fellow Membership and are also a Professional member of the Australian Institute of HR. I could also do by distance learning US HR qualifications and advise UK and European companies on 'people management' in North America. If I expanded on such a business model here, could it potentially work? I am in short an International Transatlantic (and potential Transpacific) HR Consultant, Adviser and Policy Analyst?
    3 answers · Immigration · 5 days ago
  • Why is immigration by US Citizens to Canada, UK, EU, Australia & New Zealand very rare?

    Even if they get a better work-life balance and free healthcare? Is it because they cannot get a work permit and speak the language to get a job outside of the 50 states?
    Even if they get a better work-life balance and free healthcare? Is it because they cannot get a work permit and speak the language to get a job outside of the 50 states?
    4 answers · Politics · 2 weeks ago
  • Why is European immigration to the USA more uncommon nowadays?

    Do most people in the UK, Ireland, France, Benelux, Germany, Nordics, Italy, Spain, Switzerland & Austria feel that they don't get a better deal job wise being stateside than Euroside?
    Do most people in the UK, Ireland, France, Benelux, Germany, Nordics, Italy, Spain, Switzerland & Austria feel that they don't get a better deal job wise being stateside than Euroside?
    2 answers · Politics · 2 weeks ago
  • Are the NAFTA TN visas designed to be similar to the EU that Canadians, Americans & Mexicans can freely live & work between all three?

    Free movement of people in North America.
    Free movement of people in North America.
    2 answers · Politics · 2 weeks ago
  • Does it brother, frustrate & irritate most Americans & Canadians that the EU is closed to them apart from 90 day holidays only?

    That unless they marry a local, invest a large amount of capital into a business or have a rare skill and ability, they can never experience (and also learn the language by the same way) by permanently living and working there? This involves commuting to work to do the same job they do at home every morning on the local bus, tram, train or metro in... show more
    That unless they marry a local, invest a large amount of capital into a business or have a rare skill and ability, they can never experience (and also learn the language by the same way) by permanently living and working there? This involves commuting to work to do the same job they do at home every morning on the local bus, tram, train or metro in Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Milan, Barcelona, Dublin et al. Such a life experience also gives a change of scenery as well. On this coming Monday morning they cannot swop stateside for Euroside. It also goes vice versa as well, but do many regret and find that a shame that they will never get to be in an office or a shop and meet people over here as well? It’s like being a captive audience at home watching what is happening on the other side of the Atlantic but not being able to personally experience and participate in it themselves. In short, they are ‘locked out.’ Any views?
    10 answers · Government · 2 weeks ago
  • Is the entire world in practice your oyster with a stem BSc, MSc, PhD & 15-20 years of relevant professional experience?

    With that background and profile, could you easily get the equivalent of a national interest waiver as an alien of exceptional ability, a citizenship certificate, passport of and easily just walk into living and working permanently in any country in the world, minus knowing the local language(s)? Is that the silver bullet and absolute guarantee for... show more
    With that background and profile, could you easily get the equivalent of a national interest waiver as an alien of exceptional ability, a citizenship certificate, passport of and easily just walk into living and working permanently in any country in the world, minus knowing the local language(s)? Is that the silver bullet and absolute guarantee for all 195 countries worldwide?
    8 answers · Immigration · 2 weeks ago
  • If most white north western Europeans & EU Citizens are not interested in living & working in the USA, why am I and thus out of kilter?

    None of my fellow citizens share the same interest and desire, so did I imagine it to be something that it is not in practice?
    None of my fellow citizens share the same interest and desire, so did I imagine it to be something that it is not in practice?
    4 answers · Immigration · 3 weeks ago
  • Which of the following major world cities is the most internationally outward looking and culturally diverse?

    With also the greatest number of different nationalities living there, languages spoken and religions practiced? New York, London, Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, Berlin, Toronto or Sydney.
    With also the greatest number of different nationalities living there, languages spoken and religions practiced? New York, London, Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, Berlin, Toronto or Sydney.
    2 answers · Politics · 3 weeks ago
  • What do the Americans think of the British & Dutch and vice versa?

    In addition, apart from not meeting the criteria, is my real issue with US immigration that ultimately, it's not my country, they are not my own people and I am not one of them as I don't hold their passport (have the burgundy and gold instead of the blue and gold), hence being an outsider in that respect, starting from the accent and... show more
    In addition, apart from not meeting the criteria, is my real issue with US immigration that ultimately, it's not my country, they are not my own people and I am not one of them as I don't hold their passport (have the burgundy and gold instead of the blue and gold), hence being an outsider in that respect, starting from the accent and dialect? I am a foreigner in short, even if from another advanced western country.
    4 answers · Politics · 3 weeks ago
  • Is the US an inward or outward looking society, in terms that do Americans just have their mind on what's happening in the 50 states?

    Or do they think on a daily basis on what is happening in Toronto, Rio de Janeiro, Las Palmas, Paris, Amsterdam, Sydney, Hong Kong? Do most Americans also learn foreign languages like Dutch and German via Rosetta Stone, read international news magazines such as The Economist and also follow the global weather forecasts on BBC News 24? How... show more
    Or do they think on a daily basis on what is happening in Toronto, Rio de Janeiro, Las Palmas, Paris, Amsterdam, Sydney, Hong Kong? Do most Americans also learn foreign languages like Dutch and German via Rosetta Stone, read international news magazines such as The Economist and also follow the global weather forecasts on BBC News 24? How internationally minded and concerned is the country in practice beyond and outside of the 50 states?
    3 answers · Politics · 3 weeks ago