[Foundation-l] Erik's New Job

Nathan Awrich nawrich at gmail.com
Tue Dec 18 21:24:33 UTC 2007

I... would really like to know what task it is you were supposed to perform!

On Dec 18, 2007 4:20 PM, Alison Wheeler <wikimedia at alisonwheeler.com> wrote:
> On Tue, December 18, 2007 19:36, Kim Bruning wrote:
> > On Tue, Dec 18, 2007 at 01:03:44PM -0500, Chad wrote:
> >> I see what you're saying. At the same time, I'm wondering if it is legal
> >> for Erik to work within the United States. Nothing on the qualifications
> >> for a work visa page seems to jump out at me, unless I'm missing
> >>> something.
> > That's a fairly serious allegation to make in post 9/11 America. What
> > makes it especially good is the fact that you're looking at the wrong
> > page entirely
> I had read the issue as being about the 'not a US resident' problem. Some
> years ago I was engaged via a major company to do some work for the US
> DoD, however the State Dept wouldn't let me into the country (or rather
> grant me the appropriate visa) because "{I] might be taking away a job
> from an American; we need to see evidence that a full and exhaustive
> search was made for an American who could capably do this job before they
> can appoint [me]". Because my flight, apartment and desk were waiting for
> me in three days time, and the timescale for the work had to start then
> and couldn't be delayed, the whole task got cancelled (ie there were five
> people in the world who could even 8do* the job and I was the only one
> available at short notice but to get verifiable paperwork on that would
> haev taken a month or two)
> I don't believe there was a personal allegation against Erik or Germans as
> a nationality ...
> As to whether such visa possibilities have been confirmed in this
> instance, I have no knowledge.
> Alison
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