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STOP sending our jobs overseas...

By stanfordc77 ·
Okay, I believe it's time for the IT world to wake up! Seems the future of a lot of white collar jobs look, rather, bleak. IT, Services, software engineering, coding... you name it. Corporate CEO's are sending jobs overseas, padding their wallets, and twisting the knife in our backs. How can we turn this bus to IndiChina **** around? Write your government officials! That's at least a start. I know, some of them are on the same wagon as the corporations that are giving our jobs away, but we must start somewhere.
After reading a lot of post/comments on boards such as Yahoo, it seems what we need is a voice on the Hill. Every big industry/group has lobbyist. Maybe it's time for the IT industry to have a few lobbyist to voice our anger and concern. I for one, enjoy what I do, and want to keep my IT job. I will NOT be forced to train some IndiChina jackass working outside the U.S. to do my job, only to end up in the unemployment line or flipping burgers. I would rather walk out the door and sell cars. This is becoming a serious issue that we all need to deal with, if you want to keep your jobs and give your kids a future.

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Agree 100%

by mrbill- In reply to STOP sending our jobs ove ...

Unfortunatly $$ mean more than people to the big corps.

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add there's more

by lumberjack In reply to Agree 100%

This is an issue not just in the US but also here in blighty!

some of our biggest corporate call centres have moved to the third world. Their technical ability seems no worse than some of the helpdeskstaff I have talked to in the UK. But my hearing is not the best and I do find it difficult to understand a lot of foreign accents.

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Speak out against offshore outsourcing.

by ford797 In reply to STOP sending our jobs ove ...

By 2015 a total of 3.3 million U.S. jobs and $136 billion in wages will transfer offshore to countries such as India, Russia, China and the Philippines, according to Forrester.

That IT work is headed offshore is confirmed by a November report from Forrester Research, which estimated that the number of computer jobs moving overseas will grow from 27,171 in 2000 to a cumulative total of 472,632 by 2015. Forrester researchers predict that other services--including call center services and back-office accounting-- will follow IT operations in moving abroad.... Are we (IT) going to just set by and let this happen??? It's time to get LOUD!

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Have a seat

by Oz_Media In reply to Speak out against offshor ...

First of all you say "That IT work is headed offshore is confirmed by a November report from Forrester Research, which estimated that the number of computer jobs moving overseas will grow from 27,171 in 2000 to a cumulative total of 472,632 by 2015" Is it confirmed or estimated?
This is completely unpredictable, as is the dollar value and whether or not America is even America in 2015. Who knows, it's too far away.

As for standing up and speaking out loud, just don't make noise while I'm sleeping.

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You'r a little late with this one

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to STOP sending our jobs ove ...

Oldfar has already got a topic running that asks "Should the IT industry form a Union" I'm sure that you'll find a lot more input there rather than trying to reinvent the wheel again.

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you're very late

by john_wills In reply to STOP sending our jobs ove ...

This is Global Exchange's policy, the kind of policy that turned the Wall Street Crash into the Great Depression; the kind that currently means catfish, sugar, textiles and steel are all more expensive than they could be in the U.S. - and, be it noted, the higher cost of steel is reducing the number of jobs among steel-using firms.

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Welcome to the Global Economy

by TheChas In reply to STOP sending our jobs ove ...

Like it or not, nearly ANY job is subject to being out-sourced to an off-shore company.

Blame free-trade, low profits, and corporate greed.

It started with manufacturing jobs in the 70's.

Microsoft and other PC related companies started out-sourcing their help desks in the 90's.

Now, firms are starting to out-source accounting and other "white-collar" tasks.

A few of the candidates for Governor in California are suggest that most government services can be out-sourced.

Where will it end?

I don't know for sure.
My gloomiest outlook has jobs in the US limited to:


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Perhapse you'll end up like everyone else

by Oz_Media In reply to Welcome to the Global Eco ...

I know it is a little disconcerting to see your industry falling apart but we are all taught to have something to fall back on, just in case, id you weren't, thank a teaccher for the misguidance.

As I've said before, in Europe, this has been a fcat of life for generations. When I was a kid, my father was CERTIFIED as a Boiler Maker, Bricklayer (mason), machinist, boat builder AND civil Engineer. In England, your apprenticeship start at 15 while still in school, unbderstanding the need for trades people, even the computer industry needs them for manufacturing and design.

When I moved to Canada, I was amazed at how laid back people were, nobody was in a rush to graduate and get into the world but seemed content to do nothing until 19 and THEN start finding work, moving away from home etc.

Times WILL change, as they always do. Just don't be caught with your pants down saying, "I only know IT, can you teach me Hindi so I can get a job?"

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The Ship has sailed and your standing on the docks

by JimHM In reply to STOP sending our jobs ove ...

That ship has sailed and is out of site of land and your standing on the Dock. (Not a flame - bro/sis) .. Just the cold honest truth.

Offshore outsourcing is the next job killer in America and Canada - It will be another foriegn Steel import - to the economy. Companies have seen the advantage - to it - Half the cost of bringing B's or C's - here, 1/3 the cost of doing it in-house.

Plus - these outfits do the "Global" development - they may start with developers in Poland - when there day is finished - the next group that gets the development is say Mexico - then 8 or 9 hours later - it's the Eastern sea board of Russia.. get 24 hours of development per day..

Anit nothing going to stop that stone - the Greed of Corporate America will lead the way to its death - when no one in US or Canada is working - who's going to purchase their products? - But until that time - the Rich and Greedy corporate executives - will continue down that Offshore Outsourcing road..

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Another - When was the last time you

by JimHM In reply to STOP sending our jobs ove ...

Another - after brain fark - When was the last time you called a help desk number and got someone from the USA? (I am speaking if the corporation is American...) ... Or if you purchased something from a Canadian company and got a Canadian on the help line...

That is one area that has gone global - 24 by 7 - around the world support - No shift work in America - only 1 shift filled - and it just moves around the world with the Sun ...

Welcome - to the N.W.O. - and the Global Economy..

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