Another individual made the mistake of wanting to work in America. Bad idea.
By Nick Greenizan – Peace Arch News
Published: May 03, 2013 8:00 AM
George wants to go home.
Home to his fiancée and her 14-year-old son in Blaine, Wash.; and home to all his possessions, currently packed and awaiting transfer to Ohio, where he and his new family were planning to move last month to start a new life.
Instead, for the better part of three weeks, home for the 45-year-old Ontario native – who asked to be identified only by his first name – has been the backseat of his Acura TL, which he’s been living in with his dog since being denied re-entry into the United States on April 16, a day after the Boston Marathon bombings.
My favorite part of the article is the talk about the job title:
and told me they were not approving my TN visa, and that he didn’t really think I was a computer-systems analyst,” George explained. “He’d looked at my resumé and nowhere was that job title listed – it was always something similar, like application developer or software developer. But it’s all the same thing.”
It’s all the same. Depending upon the situation or who I talk to, my job title could be computer-systems analyst, software analyst, application developer, software developer, software engineer, computer specialist, information technology, database administer, solutions architect, programmer, technical supporter, web developer, business information developer, etc. The line between what one does and how it is called is not very clear and the more experience that one has working in other areas, the better.
By the way, last week on a week vacation, I drove 5 times into France, 5 times into Italy, once to Monaco and once to Switzerland with nothing but an expired Swiss id card which I used to check into the hotel and for a few other things. Yet, nobody cared. It’s not America.