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Fancy a free holiday to NZ?

Written By: - Date published: 9:31 am, March 2nd, 2017 - 9 comments
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Apparently we are this desperate for IT workers. Probably not quite the angle they were looking for, but I guess it did get attention


9 comments on “Fancy a free holiday to NZ? ”

  1. saveNZ 1

    Many well qualified IT workers are not getting hired for IT jobs in this country. Why??

    Because apparently they are ‘over qualified’? This is a word for being too expensive. But NZ IT rates are extremely low for the same equivalent qualified and experienced overseas.

    Local IT people are not on drugs, (Bill English), often have good qualifications and good experience as well as understanding the local market in NZ.

    But there is a management mentality of hire em cheap throughout the entire NZ sector (poor management another reason why NZ productivity is so low). Offshore or new graduate recruitment of overseas students is now hitting NZ IT.

    This as everyone knows, becomes a loose around your neck, when IT people recruited cheap, can’t get the job done, are graduates under poor supervision and start making a lot of mistakes.

    Anyone who does not know what they are doing in IT, can cause big fuck ups, poor design of IT has been known to bankrupt companies a lot bigger that Kiwi small fry corporations, so people who are new to the job, on fake qualifications or just don’t understand what’s going on – are BIG liabilities.

    It’s not just the little IT guys who are recruiting cheap IT labour, some of the big IT players are thinking they can squeeze a bit more profit by body shopping out cheap hires at present.

    IT pretty much runs everything these days -so a cheap recruit can cost a lot more, both to the company and the country.

    Oh well, enjoy with popcorn – because pretty soon a lot of companies are going to be in trouble when their IT stops working and their IT goes grossly over budget.

    Or is could be what has happened over the last decade in NZ tech, NZ has fallen well behind the rest of the world as so many tech people have to leave the country and those tech super stars still left, are under utilised by poor management practises in this country.

    • tc 1.1

      It’s a boys club, so many top kiwi techs don’t get a look in as they aren’t in the club so they stay away or go bush to fly in/out if they can’t get the gig done remote here in NZ.

      The bigger IT players in NZ have offshore dev shops undermining local conditions also and many jobs have gone under commcomm rubber stamped M&A’s.

      Nats crushing of R&D and a complete ignorance toward tech initiatives, the industry itself and start ups are further hammer blows as they pander to Google etc.

      Did you know the entire NZPost email system is gmail, google docs, google drive as one example of giving up local jobs and data sovereignty to whichever low cost point google chooses to get the work done from.

  2. greywarshark 2

    I think NZ is losing its mojo. The government can’t be bothered trying to assist NZs by ensuring that enough young people are trained in the areas where there is need and good pay and jobs. They say they are pushing science but can’t offer incentives to firms to take on graduates from our universities, and get them au fait with the particular job, because often firms want people with years of experience.

    And the government can’t be bothered with humanities either. So we end up with unemployed, anomic people.

    It seems that NZs have become apathetic and are just milling around lost and undirected like those in the hospital lobby who have suddenly gone blind in the book The Day of the Triffids. I don’t know if we are going to be able to cope in future. Find a civilised, kindly, practical and inter-dependent community where you will find mutual respect now while there is time.

  3. saveNZ 3

    By the way, it appears they are being recruited with Wellington rate payer money by the look of it if it’s the Wellington equivalent of ATEED.

    Fresh from the housing crisis in Auckland, it looks like the Wellington Council wants some of that…

    Nice to see Wellington rate payers have so much money to spare, they can fund free holidays for 100 people from around the world for an interview for the tight fisted tech sector in Wellington… as well as the 8 million in corporate welfare for Singapore Airlines…

    I’m sure potential recruits who do fly in for their free holiday might be less inclined to actually take the job, once they see the salary being offered and the cost of living in Wellington…

    or an IT older worker retiring in a few years in NZ… adding to our ageing population!

  4. Draco T Bastard 4

    This is how to destroy a nation.

    You cater to the rich and their demand that they shouldn’t have to pay for anything especially things like training people in the skills needed for that nation to prosper.

    We’re losing skills because of businesses importing people with the skills rather than developing the people with the desire to develop those skills here.

  5. greywarshark 5

    I have just though of a really grew-some analogy for our sad position.
    In the film The Cook, the Thief, his Wife and her Lover, the Thief owns a restaurant where he turns up with his thugs and makes a regular habit of cruel and loutish behaviour. The Wife and Lover are found out. The Thief kills the Lover who owns a book store by forcing book pages down his throat.

    The Wife prevails on the chef at their restaurant to cook her Lover and send him in to the Thief and his gang and forces him at gunpoint to eat some of his flesh before she shoots him.

    NZ is the Lover, we all take the Wife’s position, and the Thief and his thugs are slicing and dicing our country. In a line from Hotel California it says ‘They stab it with their steely knives, But they just can’t kill the beast.” But they’ll give it their best try!

    Actually the the last two verses are quite fitting.

    Mirrors on the ceiling,
    The pink champagne on ice
    And she said “We are all just prisoners here, of our own device”
    And in the master’s chambers,
    They gathered for the feast
    They stab it with their steely knives,
    But they just can’t kill the beast

    Last thing I remember, I was
    Running for the door
    I had to find the passage back
    To the place I was before
    “Relax, ” said the night man,
    “We are programmed to receive.
    You can check-out any time you like,
    But you can never leave! ”

    Thanks azlyrics.com

  6. keith rosss 6

    The wages in NZ ae never going to climb for normal people as they are just bringing in more and more cheap labor. I know that they say that they can’t get anyone for many jobs but this means that they re not offering enough money. not that they have to get a Filipino or whoever from overseas to do it for less than the real market rate.Capitalism is great when you can use the good parts if you have the money and throw away the bad parts like paying market rates for labor rather than finding someone desperate enough in another country.
    The worse thing for us is that a low wage saved here goes a lot further in the second or third world but that is not where we live.Many of the workers that come in do.

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