Originally Posted by jayn_j
Yeah, but what is the likelyhood of it coming back to the US vs going somewhere else where wages are low and English is not so good? I see it now
I think that you hit it on the head!
Vietnam(say what?) is now looking to become a hotspot. As mentioned, India is starting to get 'pricey'.
One way to fight this crapola is to stop buying their products. For instance, I won't buy another Dell. Their support is worthless. Their corporate customers got pissed, and Dell had to open a facility here(USA) for those customers.Outsourcing:
One day there are thousands of engineers, QA, support, purchasing and other business folks, assemblers and shippers putting out products. The next day there's the required meeting in the cafeteria.
You get a bunch of thanks, a fricken pin & mug, and are congratulated for the successful ramp up, and a brief explanation of your termination benefits.
And, then a few months later you walk through the same facility, and there's nothing left. No clean rooms, no labs, no pc's, no parts, just lots of space and empty cubicles. Everything's been shipped overseas.Work Visas:
Corporate America's answer to 'expensive' American labor. I first became aware of the problem in 1993. We were working on the top floor of Digital Equipment's Charlotte facility on a large billing system for D*. All of that space was available because Digital had laid everyone off during their meltdown. Well, as the project progressed, more developers were needed. To the new owner of the company in charge, Americans were too expensive. So, in came the H1-B's. Some of them lived in the same apartment complex as I did. 4 or 5 of them in a 1 bedroom apartment! And in the morning, I'm sure that there wasn't a line waiting to use the bathroom(if you get my drift). On my last project they brought in 2 contractors. Me, and U guessed it, an H1-B. Arrogant, you wouldn't believe! America needed them because we were inferior. Pimps love these guys because they'll work for less. If they pay them $10 an hour less, that's $20k a year more for them.
And, these work visas(H1-B & L1) relate directly
to outsourcing. If they don't have 'their' people here, coordinating with the mother ship, outsourcing would be difficult or impossible.
When you hear the BS about 'labor shortages' or 'lack of talent', it's corporate America(and unfortunately our government) priming the pump for more cheap labor and the evisceration of the middle class.