Another thought on H-1B visa - all businesses

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Management gives little thought to mentoring but in a large organization, mentoring is one of the most valuable things.

#1) - There are things specific to any large organization that take years to learn and
#2) - someone coming in at the entry level will take years to get into a major position (Silverback) so
#3) - it behooves that today's Silverbacks mentor promising FNGies so that when the Silverback is ready to retire,
#4) - they will have a replacement Silverback waiting to take over.

Mentoring smooths the transition of power and guarantees that the organization will function at some measure of efficiency through the decades. This mentoring is something that the top brass understands as they went through the same process themselves until they were tapped for the higher management positions whereupon, they went through a second mentoring period.

Mentoring costs money but the return on the investment is invaluable. It guarantees a consistency to the function of the corporation. Its heartbeat never falters.

Cost-cutting management looks at the H-1B visa program as a win/win - they get highly qualified employees for much cheaper than the home-grown ones. Unfortunately, these new people do not have the benefit of years of learning the corporate culture and it shows. Look at Boeing. Look at PG&E. Look at General Electric. Some of the tech giants are feeling this pain as well...

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