Are Facebook employees depressed? (H1B slavery visa & abuse)
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Are Facebook employees depressed? (H1B slavery visa & abuse)


Welcome back I wanted to cover the topic of whether employees at Facebook are depressed. and as an ex google ex facebook tech lead, I feel that I may be qualified to talk about this From the outside, you may be seeing people with free food, free coffee, ice cream, good pay. And you think they must be living their dream life, what do they have to complain about? whereas in reality, a lot of them are slaves and for some people, this may be a little hard to believe but it’s no secret in the tech industry we have reinstitutionalized slavery and this is largely through the h1b visa process. the way it should work is you bring in high-skilled labor from overseas that you can not access within the united states once you bring them in you’re supposed to treat them well, respect them because they’re so hard to get however, most silicon valley tech companies have found loopholes to bring in cheap labor that they can use and abuse once these workers are brought in they’re entirely under your control and if they underperform for any reason you can just fire them and they will face deportation so for the worker, their choice is they either do exactly as you say or they can be deported. their entire livelihood could be messed up you can pay them less for them to work even inside on weekends. there’s really nothing they can do about it if you work in silicon valley this should be no mystery at all to you. many companies as you walk inside their walls. if feels like you’ve gone a 3rd- world country like a factory of wage slaves. And managers know they can abuse these workers to their heart’s content and just milk every last ounce of blood from these people. I never told this story but back when I was working at Groupon, the real reason that I quit was because it was one of these wage-slaves factory firms. they have an office over in PaloAlto but as soon as I entered I noticed that everybody there was either Indian or Chinese that’s where most of these h1b visa workers are coming from and the manager showed absolutely no respect I remember one of my coworkers kept asking our manager to file some visa application paperwork and the manager kept delaying and delaying and missed the deadline intentionally I believe and so this is really all about control. as an American citizen myself, I have had the freedom to quit many jobs myself. but my colleagues have not been so fortunate. they have just been forced to sleep away in the company surrounded by free food which really just disguises the issue at hand a lot of silicon valley tech companies they’re using a tactic of hire and fire, slash and burn, rinse and repeat. so the big innovation in tech over the past decade has not been React.js some javascript framework or API it’s been the reintroduction of modernized slavery. and you know this is a lose-lose situation. because American jobs are being displaced high-skilled workers from overseas are not able to get in on the visas and get the respect that they deserve and anybody who’s able to get in on an h1b skilled or not is treated like garbage. see there’s no talent shortage. tech companies have just invented some BS interview game as a way to filter out American candidates and give priority to cheap labor from overseas that they can have absolute control over. it’s funny that tech companies are always complaining about diversity. there’s not enough women in tech, not enough black people in tech. you know the fact is there’s plenty of diversity out there. the problem is that they’re not immigrants you can control and underpay facebook became really big really quickly and still doing everything that we can to catch up and make sure we are getting that balance right. meanwhile, the middle class of American is probably being wiped out companies know if you join them you’ll probably quit within a year or two. they much rather hire immigrants who they can hold down to for many years and have that control over and just force them to work as much as they want.

91 Comments

  • Alex Hart

    This is a really negative video 🙁 I think there is a lot of truth in it, however, we need to trust that people can take care of themselves. It is our nature to put our own self before others, which does imply that companies may take advantage of people who are in a worse scenario. HOWEVER, they aren't slaves in this case, and they have been given a good opportunity it seems.

    Now, I'm going to call you out for making this video to stir the pot on purpose to get a lot of views on YouTube. While big tech companies take advantage of immigrants for their own gain, you are taking advantage of their company name and creating drama by putting a small issue under a microscope. Are you not? Please, do explain yourself!

  • Survivorunites1988

    Omg, your description is so much like my current workplace environment. The only difference is my management are mostly malaysians and hence they treat the locals badly, backstabbing, false accusations and sarbotaging. The recent overseas conference trips all went to these foreigners. Over here, the foreigners are treated more respectfully than the locals. There was also previous ex-lead who is a local but she was such a coward that she decided to bully the locals since the locals have no standing in the company. She thought doing so would turn her in favour but nope, lol. Many of us recognize a trend that her bullying most of the times happen to the locals and she didn't dare to do it to the foreigners. I would rather go overseas to work and be treated like a slave, rather than stay in my home country and be bullied by the foreigners in the management.

  • Lemuel Pitkin

    The same politicians who support importing slaves are the same ones who sell out the USA everyday they spend in Washington DC. We call them the Party of Davos. But they call themselves Democrats and Republicans (RINO cucks).

  • bannerlad01

    FB is evil – surly we all know this by now. Imagine what they are doing with our data. Its a beautiful world. Tech Head totally getting sued for this though

  • R L

    Halfway through video:
    “Yeah we’re all slaves to our jobs at Silicon Valley. Speaking of, click here for interview tips to get a job at a Silicon Valley tech company 😀” lol

  • NorthernCaliWay

    Scandalous. Fuk these companies. Fuk the government its the government all social media is the government. Wow I dnt even wanna wrk in an office at all bunch of bitches acting like hoes. Men in offices are trash I dnt wanna do this job i just got injured on the job and have to go to school for a less labor job. I dnt wanna be in this environment. Sounds depressing I dnt wanna catch a case for assault with a deadly weapon I’ll end up in prison.

  • Rupal M

    I am an engineer and my whole career I have been working with men. They are easy to work with, less drama and easy to deal with compared to women.

  • Almond Yesterday

    I'm so glad he highlighted the diversity thing, it was always an excuse used by big multinationals to get cheap labour

  • matasuki

    This is why it's so funny to me by a lot of people going bootcamps and going into CS simply to go work at one of the big 4. Do what you love anfmd figure out how to make a living. You only have one life.

  • William Tyndale

    Why would anybody want to learn how to pass all these tests and become a slave to these souless ghouls… Better to dig ditches and sleep well at night..🤔

  • Kim Temple

    That’s discrimination when a female manager creates a group “where women only support other women at the exclusion of males”
    Sorry you endured discrimination from women at work while at home your wife chose your money over you and your son. You’re right. It’s a power grab that has no bounds on every front. Thanks for exposing the truth in tech industries and their relationships.

  • Kanth King

    Most from India and China working in Google, MS and Facebook are actually slaves they actually know it and are fine with it.. since back in there hometown they are proud their son is working in foregin and earning in dollars..Also no one care these slaves and treated as garbage in they own countries..

  • Solve Everything

    Techlead. The man that singlehandedly took down Facebook himself.

    TechLead VS FaceBook.
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    Top 10 Anime Battles of all Time.

  • Elvis Perez

    This man is not lying! Wow! I applaud you for your courage and truth to speak on this subject! You have gained a new subscriber and partner if you'd like to work together. I reside in San Francisco and would love to work with you. Let's start a real company, TechLead!

  • krunal soni

    I don't completely agree with #techlead , partly true that quite a few companies exploit #H1B (due to backlogged #H1B to GCs) and majority of #H1B comes from India/China but they are not cheap labor as mentioned by #techlead (I didn't expect him to call, Indians/Chinese, as third world country, time: 1.14). People get paid handsomely in silicon valley regardless of immigration status. Facebook/Google/Amazon's interview won't be easy for H1B and hard for US citizen. Majority of well known tech firms treat each candidate equally and fairly at-least for the interview part, in-fact interviewers' are not aware about the visa situation at first hand, all they need to fill is the interview feedback. That's doesn't mean other not-so-known companies follow the same. I have been in living in bay area for quite sometime, and I saw fair interview process for everybody.

    I am really curious to know your definition of cheap labor and what would be the average fair salary in silicon valley from your point of view. check Glassdoor salary current trend

    I want to see what would be the US position without any H1B, tech-companies either would have off-shored the work or robbed by super high-demanded salary of US citizen (like 250K a year minimum 🙂 )

  • J knowledgenet

    I love thurs video. I love whistleblowers and am big into the truth movement. Which only means im researching every facet of our history. Great video man

  • Andrei Margea

    Excellent description!! I've been this sort of H1-B harassment first-hand unfortunately.

    Got my GC a few months ago thankfully, but it was a tough battle against incompetent managers and and overall environment of endless pressure.

  • Said Alhayek

    I actually disagree with you on that. The H1B abuse depends on the company. I have worked with a small tech company that abused it, and worked afterwards with another company which treated me with respect, and paid me what I am worth. (I know, because I managed other non-h1b developers and am aware of their wages) .

    Sorry Patrick, I agree with you on many things, but not on the generalization of the "abuse" of h1b across the tech industry.

  • Andrew Ngo

    It’s not just tech companies, any place that has immigrants, you’re most likely slaves to them. They will use and abuse you. I recommend make the most of it because nothing is permenantly in life. Work hard and save and invest so you don’t have to work for anyone. And live within your means and minimalist

  • Miguel Arroyo Colomer

    Thanks for your opinion. However, it is the same in many industries in the USA. At least what you described was standard procedure in a previous company that I worked.

  • kartikmax

    Fb really seems like a big parasite on the US.
    They don't pay taxes. Disrupt democracy. Don't even hire locals. Cause unnecessary immigration. Help Spread fake news.
    At this point idk why americans are even letting them do this

  • MamaDee

    Hit nail on the head. I say this as a naturalized citizen myself. Even before trump came in I said the biggest loophole is the h1b Visa (my hubby used it to get to the usa).

  • heyman

    Dude, sounds terrible! Guys, just remember you can work in smaller companies/nicer teams as well. 🙂 Not every team has no purpose and stuck in politics.

  • snowridr22

    Very glad to hear this, and openly applaud you and your bravery, sir. I started a 5.5 year V dash at MS developing [email protected], aka: Office365. "The cloud" was barely a mist at the time. We (My team and I) trained 13 (initially) east Indian folks to take the place of the 1 tech resource within our small, but productive team. Soon there was a whole room full of foreign peers, located (mostly) in India that replaced the entire team of 6.
    Soon after my contract ended I heard that the Vendor I worked for while at MS (a large India based company) was being investigated, and brought up on several charges. The owner(s) were found guilty of fraud, and fraudelent practices. Shortly there-after the company ceased to operate and became a skeleton of what it had been. In name, they are still in business, in one capacity or another, but no longer handling large MS accounts, and veered off into the ether.
    I'll never forget befriending some of the employees I trained to take my place, and when they told me their pay and benefits, couldn't believe what I was hearing. 'We are getting paid between 12-18 per hour, but our housing is subsidised. So it's affordable.'
    Guess who owned the large apartment complex that most lived in after relocating to the Redmond area? Guess who held them under their thumb, and forced them to work long hours for small pay?
    Now I wasn't there for all of it, and I only know so much, but I would be willing to bet that someone was getting rich at anothers expense.
    You could say that 'they were given an opportunity, so how is that mistreatment?'. And technically. you're right. But given my experience, and the unfair, strong arm tactics I experienced by some of my mngrs, I would be willing to bet that these people were treated more like the slaves described here.
    How does it make sense that 13 people who earn 12-18 an hour can replace 1 technical resource that makes 34-40 an hour?

  • Ten Minute Tokyo 2

    ALL H-1Bs are illegal if American workers are harmed in any way.

    https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/8/1182

    http://appleopenletter.com/

  • Alex Canucks

    H-1B visas is not worth to those foreign workers. Why do they spent time in pursuing career with goal of H-1B visas. Time to return to home land. America is not dream land to foreign workers. Better stay in home country for better career development.

  • Behdad Baghaei

    So as an Iranian student, What the fuck am I supposed to do? I know that we're not treated like Chinese or Indian people there but still, it's free money for them

  • NO NAME

    So your just explaning what most people already know, as we have known ever since our governments, desided to s'ck the EU's d'ck and ask them how much they wanted to swallow? It's called political correctness and government control… Now Ive had 2 accounts deleted from Facefuq, within a month, just cause ive been telling the truth… First time was cause I was against children having a sex change when they are 11 years old, which I think is child abuse… But facefuq deleted my account, without warning… and this 2d time… I got my account deleted without warning, cause I said that CO2 is not gonna end our world, cause it's the cause of ALL life on earth… But I guess Facefuq, dont like people who wanna keep children safe or keep the world safe…. So… either agree with the insae political correct ways, of never be allowed online again… thatsreality… and Im proof of that… But my msg isprobally gona get deleted, cause im saying the world is not gonna end, or cause that I dont like chil abuse… but we will see 🙂

  • King Nothing

    This is not only true for silicon valley giants, but for every major business houses, large private healthcare providers
    I work in the last one. They can't treat us, physicians too badly as their very business depend upon us, bringing in and treating patients. But have seen similar exploits in administration of major healthcare providers.

  • Barry Manilowa

    The vast majority of your videos are not worth watching, but this video is a huge exception! It confirms what most of my tech colleagues have said. US employers are using the hiring process to weed out qualified US applicants in order to "prove" due diligence before filing to increase or maintain their H1B quota.

  • Xiaoming He

    Please oppose s386, which is paid for by big tech companies to encourage outsorcing and h1b abuse. And rewards green card to low skilled workers.

  • Qing Chang

    Hi Techlead, the downstream effect of H1B abuse, VISA backlog has been discussed recently as a vicious bill S386 is brought to the senate. It will allow many h1B abusers steal the Green card opportunity from other non-fraud international workers in the US. Any comment?

  • chriss Whites

    H1B poses an imminent threat to America just like 1980's when American manufacturing moved to China for cheap labor. Congress must abolish H1B or be ready to be doomed.

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