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[ale] Indian outsourcing
- Subject: [ale] Indian outsourcing
- From: astewart at layton-graphics.com (Alan Stewart)
- Date: Fri Jan 30 14:27:41 2004
- In-reply-to: <[email protected]>
- References: <[email protected]>
Eichler, Paula J. wrote:
>This was pretty much what I was trying to say. Changing directions and
>taking huge paycuts are not options for most IT workers. Why do we
>simultaneously brag about living in "the greatest country in the world"
>and tell displaced IT workers "chuck your career and flip burgers, you
>have no right to a job"? What makes us the greatest? Yea we can blow
>shit up, but is that great? No, it is (was) the idea that you can be
>whatever you set your mind to be.
>Again, it is not the Indians' problem. They just solved a problem of
>their own. Corporations are just doing what they have to do. We need
>leadership from our President and Congress that we are not getting ..pj
So you're saying that if you can't stay in the IT industry and earn a
similar wage you're just going to lay down and *die*? That's not a
productive attitude. If you're smart enough to do IT, you're smart
enough to do something besides IT, and smart enough to live on a smaller
wage if necessary. It may not be pleasant, but you do what you have to do.
You *can* "be whatever you set your mind to be", but no one *guarantees*
you'll be able to make living doing it. No one has a right to a job,
only the right to compete for a job without being discriminated against
based on sex, race or religion.
D. Alan Stewart
Senior Software Developer
Layton Graphics, Inc.
155 Woolco Drive
Marietta, GA 30065