7 posts • joined Friday 22nd June 2007 15:15 GMT
I'd be willing to bet that at least some of the problem is due to the fact that drone pilots can have their supervisors sitting over their shoulder, second-guessing everything they do like a backseat driver from hell.
Real pilots out in the field experience this a little bit, as they are given less and less leeway to make decisions by those on the ground these days, but it has to be even worse when your boss is right behind you nattering on about staying low enough to get a good view but too high for small arms fire and can you zoom in on that truck please no that truck no the other one oh that wasn't a truck at all.. etc. I know that'd wear *me* out fast.
I'm not a business or economy expert, of course, but I read a very believable article the other day about how the so-called shortage of skilled IT people is merely an invention of the industry. They use it to import foreign workers on H1Bs, which they can pay less and treat even more like serfs than American workers. I tend to believe it; if there's really such a shortage of skilled IT workers, why is it so hard for me and the other IT professionals I know to get good jobs?
It's kind of like the farm industry over here whining about losing cheap Mexican labor. There's no job Americans won't do, just jobs Americans won't do for crap wages.
Brings new meaning to the words...
Chiming in from across the pond..
Doug Yates has it right. I've never even heard of the word 'spastic' being offensive anywhere before today. Not so much now, but 'spazz' used to be a pretty popular word around here.
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