Skip to comments.Foreign Workers Could Be Replacing Charlotte Bank Employees
Posted on 04/09/2009 11:24:11 PM PDT by IT Grunt
One of the dirty little secrets of the offshoring/outsourcing fiasco in I.T. is the onshoring of workers through the use of third parties.
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The American companies want their cake and eat it too, so in order to reduce costs and have the labor onsite, they turn to bodyshops or Indian I.T. consulting outfits like Infosys,WiPro or Tata. WSOCTV in Charlotte has a story how a local bank engaged in this process to avoid hiring American programmers.
In Charlotte, Wachovia Bank has contracted with a bodyshop called Synechron to provide low-wage I.T. staff in order to displace Americans. It is a win-win for the bodyshop and Wacovia. However, it is little more than indentured servitude.
What do you think should be done about it?
Welcome to FR!
Outsourcing to US companies a couple of dacades ago was the beginning of the end of this country's economy.
Outsourcing to foreign countries, and importing low-skill IT workers, (as you've described, and very well), are the final stages of a spin-down to the next Dark Ages.
You're talking about zombie companies, already dead but propped up beside the jukebox. The reason they are being propped up, instead of being allowed to die and disappear, is worse than any horror movie. Their only remaining purpose is to suck the residual wealth out of customers and taxpayers, until our corpses are bone dry and this nation is a sad footnote in World History.
I have worked with hundreds of onshore workers, Indian, Pakistan, Chinese, Mexican, Russian, Pole, you name it. The one common factor I have seen is few if any of these onshore IT folks want to ever live back in their native land. Indians and Chinese especially. The longer they stay, and obtain the green card, and later citizenship, they gradually import their extended families into the US. Most are not conservative in thinking, having grown up in their socialist big government lands. It truly is a tidal wave that appears to be unstoppable.
I beg do differ.
...and low-skill programmers...
How so? You think this latest batch of imports is solid, and can code? Most can’t even find the shift key, that is why their emails and all written communications look illiterate.
Sorry, I’m in I.T. and have seen the scum washing up on our shores and taking good I.T. jobs, and they suck.
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