30k is not a very promising salary for graduates these days, well with inflation, housing costs, gas... Shoot, when I graduated back in '98, I was offered 2 jobs starting at 32K. Anyhow, seems that the going rate$ for "entry" level has not improved much over the years.
Unfortunatley, this whole problem IS perpetuated by the US government - via the H1B "non-immigrant" temp. worker program". =) Simple fact: This program IS eliminating job opportutnies/and depressing $wages for existing "techies", as well as our college graduates! What's worse is that both Obama and McCain continue to support this program, ONLY to cater to Fortune 1000 companies, so they easily "by-pass" US candidates and hire cheap slave labor from India/China.
I agree with the original post. When is the US government going to start taking care of its citizens? Most intelligent people -who take the time to study this issue- tend to ask the same question as well.
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