I was an engineer, I worked in software, but I cost over $35/Hour…in 2010.

And I didn’t kill anyone.

Boeing’s 737 Max Software Outsourced to $9-an-Hour Engineers

The Max software — plagued by issues that could keep the planes grounded months longer after U.S. regulators this week revealed a new flaw — was developed at a time Boeing was laying off experienced engineers and pressing suppliers to cut costs.

Increasingly, the iconic American plane-maker and its subcontractors have relied on temporary workers making as little as $9 an hour to develop and test software, often from countries lacking a deep background in aerospace — notably India.

I hope Boeing goes bankrupt.

Update: Upon further reflection I’m struggling to reconcile two opposite policies of the Congress; a fifteen dollar an hour minimum wage for busboys and at the local car wash, versus nine dollars an hour for H1-B engineers who are displacing American engineers (including your’s truly) and working on the software that keeps the airplane from crashing (oops!).

Can anyone explain that to me?

About On the North River

Forty years toiled in the Tel-com industry, married for 36 years widowed at sixty-one. New girlfriend at sixty-five. Was a Tea Party supporter. Today a follower of the Last American President to be honestly elected, Donald J. Trump.
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2 Responses to I was an engineer, I worked in software, but I cost over $35/Hour…in 2010.

  1. djbarrus says:

    They paid you only $35 an hour, John? You were definitely worth more than that! At least $36.


  2. I’d have to dig up the old pay stubs, I think it was more than that. And what they charged the customer for my time was crazy.


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