Out of the Blue

Penny Arcade's Child's Play is looking to do some good work for charity this holiday season to benefit the Seattle Children’s Hospital. Hats off to them for that, here's hoping this is a big success.

Play Time: Heli Attack 2. Thanks Art Reid.
Stories of the Day: Scotland shamed: Japan wins whisky challenge.
Fasting fakir flummoxes physicians. Thanks David Timlin.
Surgery Treats Dog's Five-Legged Problem. Thanks SurlyBitch. Guess how many they removed?
Science!: A Course in Evolution, Taught by Chimps (registration required).
Will shrink-wrap fix shuttle fuel tank?
Image of the Day: Ctl-Alt-Del versus the Dell Interns. Thanks Ant.
Media of the Day: Super Mario Done Quick. Thanks Swift.
Follow-ups: Blackouts highlight network vulnerabilities.
Army Quietly Opens JetBlue Probe.
Dust-Up Over E-Vote Paper Trail.
Thanks Mike Martinez.
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From the http://www.americanprogress.org/

JOB PICTURE NOT QUITE AS GOOD AS ORIGINALLY THOUGHT: Despite being the first Administration since Herbert Hoover's to show a net jobs loss in its term, the Bush Administration has touted recent employment blips as proof that its tax cuts for the wealthy are working to stimulate the economy. But the job and wage crisis is far from over – especially in many of the most critical sectors of the information economy. As the American Electronics Association reports "nearly 750,000, close to 13 percent of all high-tech jobs in the United States have been lost over the past two years." In 2002, the sector "lost close to 540,000 and another 234,000 jobs in 2003." The NYT reports, "many technology workers have become increasingly concerned and angry about offshore contracts, which can cause certain jobs or whole departments to be moved to countries like India and China , where technology workers are paid lower wages." Information technology industries have "led the initial overseas exodus," according to a study by Forrester Research, published in November 2002. Those well-paying jobs are being transformed into lower-paying ones, and those who retain technology jobs in the U.S. "say that they are being offered lower salaries than in the past."

Yep, IT is hurtin for certain and won't ever be good again without some form of political muscle to kill of that sort of bull, because it's only going to continue to get worse. I'd strongly suggest a career change.


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