Most Israeli high-tech workers (and most have not been fired) have enough disposable income, a reasonably interesting job and a fairly clueless boss that is even more interested than them in personal job security.
Salaries and costs (with all the perks) of an engineer in Israel are as high as in the US. Creativity not costs are our chief selling point. Unfortunately – reports I’m hearing from colleagues at Comverse and NDS are telling a story of software mediocrity not software excellence.
Think India and China next time you visit Ramat Hachayal or Herzliya Pituach lunch time.
Andy Grove once wrote – “a little fear in the work place is not necessarily a bad thing”. Maybe the time has come to reduce salaries and place the emphasis on risk-taking, creativity and software excellence before the Chinese eat our business for lunch.