Diary of a Network Geek

The trials and tribulations of a Certified Novell Engineer who's been stranded in Houston, Texas.


At Least I’m Not Alone

Filed under: Criticism, Marginalia, and Notes,Deep Thoughts,News and Current Events,Personal — Posted by the Network Geek during the Hour of the Hare which is in the early morning or 7:16 am for you boring, normal people.
The moon is Waxing Gibbous

Other American workers agree with my position on outsourcing.

No, really, there’s an article on MSNBC about a retired fire-fighter who’s hopping mad about the level of “service” jobs being outsourced from his home state of Virginia to places like India. Frankly, it’s nice to know I’m not alone!
Okay, so I know that the global economy tends to make this kind of move a good idea financially, but it’s doing damage to our country’s economy. The article talks about $8.4 billion in outsourcing going to India, and about 60% of that is from the US. Why? Well, it really comes down to money. After all, that is what business is all about. So, I say, hit ’em where it counts. Do you do business with a company that’s moved jobs off-shore? If it bothers you, tell them so and then tell them that you’re going to stop doing business with them until they reverse that policy. Basically, I’m endorsing an economic boycott of companies that give US jobs away to foreginers.
Damn, maybe it is time to unionize!

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