I also was definitely overreacting when I wrote the above, as I am currently dealing with an issue with an overseas contracting team at the moment, and used the above comment to blow off some steam. I apologize for the vitriol.
Monte Ray is the new facility they were building when I left. I'm happy to hear it might actually be a good building.
When I left, it was explained to me that on Monday mornings, many of the Mexican development team were driven via school bus over the border to work in the SouthWest, and that as a result, American hiring was going to be at least temporarily frozen, and that they would be responsible solely for WPF applications.
The line about un-airconditioned buildings and notepad is how the office we were working with in India was described to me by the manager in charge of that team on my project.
I thought, given the similarities of those two stories, that conditions would therefore be similar to the Mexican office.
I apologize for the mistake, and am happy to hear that I am wrong. Apologies for the incorrect comment.
I worked in Bangalore in 2005, (the city with the best weather among cities with tech offshoring offices). Even Bangalore had airconditioned offices.
Second-hand bullshit is still bullshit.