Greg Cohoon (drmellow) wrote,
Greg Cohoon

Outsourcing to India

Thanks to David on STJ for pointing out this little gem: US Republican Party outsources fund raising to India. An excerpt:

We do hope and trust here at the INQUIRER that the irony of underpaid people in Harayana helping robots to call possibly out of work Americans because of a widespread policy of corporate outsourcing is not lost on our readers

I really just don't know what to think about this. Outsourcing to India has always left me with conflicted views. On the one hand, I'm all in favor of the market setting prices appropriately. If it's more efficient for American companies to hire Indian workers to do the jobs that have been done by American workers, then that's a good business move and I support it. However, as a software developer, I've been watching my job slowly slip over to India for a few years now, leaving me with the possibility of being out of work. I certainly don't support that. Thus, I'm conflicted.

Regardless of my views, that still is a pretty ironic story. It made me chuckle.


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