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[ale] Indian outsourcing

On Thu, 29 Jan 2004, Alan Stewart wrote:

> Eichler, Paula J. wrote:
> >Corporations have no loyalty except to the bottom line.  Does anyone
> >even question that?  The only way to keep jobs in this country is to
> >give companies incentive to hire Americans over outsourcing overseas.
> >President Bush could use his influence to get in front of the podium and
> >say "Hire an American if you love your country" rather than "typing
> >classes and cash register training for everyone".  Truth is, I doubt he
> >gives a crap.
> >
> I don't think it's as simple as blaming corporations and government. If 
> stockholders (i.e. 401K participants) didn't expect dividends and 
> increasing stock values NOW, not ten years from now things might be 
> different.

Not _just_ the investment community, also the executive suite. I'd love to 
see the whining and bitching if we could outsource/off shore some 
multimillion dollar/year executives for some relatively equivelent Indian 
executives at 10% the cost. 

It might help to remember also, when you are number 1, the only direction 
left to go is down to #2 (eventually).

The factory workers (steel, heavy machinery, etc) took it in the neck 20 
years ago, and management salaries went up like balloons in many other 
areas. It is now the turn of IT and other middle class working stiffs, and 
the management salaries seem to continue to grow.

YMMV of course.


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