I don't agree with the statement but it does represent a possible solution - all companies involved in this should have their employees go on strike!
People think this idea is ridiculous because they've been told it is over and over and over again. Are unions really evil or are they ever more necessary to balance out the insane profits companies are making?
Just some questions worth thinking about before you arbitrarily down-vote someone...
My statement merely aims to say that I don't think there is anything currently wrong. These companies make billions. They could easily afford to pay larger salaries. Why should they if people will work for less? Why isn't everyone's salary like Eric Schmidt?
Step 0 would be to convince software engineers that other software engineers who don't perform up to the same level as them should be protected for the good of the working-class engineer, instead of kicked to the curb to make room for a more productive engineer.
A bit of a hard sell, as engineers tend to see themselves as co-owners of the solutions they create and hate to see their work fail to launch because they're saddled with bad coworkers.
If the issue doesn't clear up within the week, please seek further guidance from a licensed professional.
Thanks for the book suggestion, please feel free to quote more books without debating my comments.
obviously these companies were not competiting hiring engineers...
> People are still free to work for whoever they want.