Skip to comments.Looming Talent Crisis Faces U.S. Companies
Posted on 02/17/2005 9:25:25 AM PST by qam1
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Quote: If something costs less down the street, don't you go buy it there? You do not shop around for the best price?
I realize this is a global economy but doesn't somewhere US companies have any loyalty to US workers. Even a smidgeon??
You mention gov. regulations are a factor in business cost and I agree 100%.
However lets say for argument purposes a US company has zero regulations to contend with on american soil. However the wage for a US worker is $20 and they can go to China for 1.00 per hour. They are going to go to china my friend. It is all about profits..which it should be, but again, should there not be any loyalty whatsoever to american workers. (Even with companies that get money from US taxpayers.)In todays age there is not.
You free traitors that think your job cannot be outsourced (and tell the ones that lost their job to suck it up-be man etc, move to another local etc )should read a report that was on this site today or yesterday. China even wants to get into financial services.
Architecture and other "outsource proof" jobs are next.
We are going down a lsippery slope.
I am fully aware of the problems with displaced workers, I happen to be one, lost my job due to "global competition", even though this happened, it does not change my view one iota.
First, my standard of living has never been higher, I do not care about where companies do things.
Second, I have spent the time and effort to make myself marketable in other industries where I am less susceptible to the global forces. Does that mean there is no risk, of course not, but this idea of company security/loyalty is a pipe dream, you are a free agent. Now are there advantages to companies having this trait? I believe there are, this is the gist of the article IMHO, but it is their decision.
I just do not get it, but it is human nature, people look at the world as they want it to be, and plead with the "government" to fix it if it is not. It is far more useful to view the world as it actually is.
Grrrrr. There is nothing like having your qualifications judged by someone whose only qualification is as a Human Resource "Executive".
Here's a tip, If a company has more than 1 HR Rep per 150 employees, You don't want to work there.
This is actually a good thing!
I'm amazed American companies can compete at all, Just like our government it seems all companies are loaded with useless, productivity draining positions like Team*/group leaders, Efficiency experts, Sensitivity trainers, Quality Assurance, Bloated HR Dept's and of course Consultants.
If we export this nonsense to other countries, maybe we can drag them down to our level. Or when the baby boomers retire and we get rid of these worthless positions then any so called labor shortage problem will be solved (Though unfortunately these people seem to be entrenched, You never see them get laid off).
* - I fully support who ever the person that came up with the concepts of "Teams" be publicly hung.
"We are all entrepreneurs now."
better education? to hold what jobs? service sector jobs? people are already tuning out of colleges and increasingly going to vocational schools. even if we eliminated all litigation in the US, and dropped all our environmental laws - we still could not compete with wages in china. their low standard of living and artificial currency peg guarantees them the advantage. what we should be doing is using tariffs to level the playing field.
Not if the jobs are already outsourced, they won't.
No chance of being fired if you're never hired.
For some reason, I can't visualize cello players showing an interest in rocket design. There's so much dead wood in corporate worlds and academia that many are paid to retire, resign or just go away.
Quote: Are you willing to pay $50,000 for your Saturn 2 door
Saturns are made in Tenn with AMERICAN workers and some of their models sell for less than 20K. Imagine that.
I've actually never had that experience, but I don't doubt you are right!
You are the exception rather than the rule.
Very true. Now, I want to ask a question. I am going to get slammed for this one. Why does our cost of living have to be so high? I don't want to live in a mud hut or whatever the Chinese live in so that they can survive on such low incomes, but why the disparity in pay? Why can they make it on 20 times less money/hour than we can?
Boy, you said it. This has got to be the worst group I've seen yet. I wouldn't hire any of them but what I've seen so far. It doesn't matter anyway, because the show isn't about the contestants anymore anyway. It's an hour long commercial for Trump and his Corporate friends.
They don't want old guys becaues old guys are too smart to jump through hoops whenever an employer dangles a carrot.
Perhaps the problem is not that there are too few skilled workers.
But that there may be too many skilled jobs for the percentage of geniuses in America's portion of the world population.
We should therefore concentrate on solutions to reduce the number of skilled jobs.
In the short term, this may be painful to some employers, but in the long term it better for everyone.
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