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  •  The difference is important. (2+ / 0-)
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    llywrch, AmericanAnt

    If your job is outsourced, you still have a chance to keep it, albeit by working for another company. I have seen this happen lots of times. A company decides to outsource its Telecom department, but keeps the same people, in the same roles, but on a contract basis. Often times this works out better for the employees as they may find more opportunity working for a company whose core business aligns more closely to their skill set.

    If your job is offshored, you are SOL.

    I feel like I'm taking crazy pills!

    by itsjim on Wed Jun 27, 2012 at 10:05:05 AM PDT

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    •  Oh joy, they "keep" their job (3+ / 0-)
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      blueoldlady, Fairlithe, kurt

      but lose health insurance, paid vacation, personal days, sick days, employer match on their FICA, workers compensation coverage if they are injured on the job, eligibility for unemployment  and most of the protections afforded employees under labor law since the relationship with the company has changed from employer/employee to a contracted business relationship.  I'm having a hard time seeing the benefit for the worker with this arrangement.  

      •  That's because you are fostering a... (0+ / 0-)

        ...stereotype of what outsourcing is and that it must, by definition, be bad.

        I feel like I'm taking crazy pills!

        by itsjim on Thu Jun 28, 2012 at 05:22:49 AM PDT

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        •  Which is to say that... (0+ / 0-)

          ...you are taking the worst possible scenario and applying it to every case. That is just not reality.

          I feel like I'm taking crazy pills!

          by itsjim on Thu Jun 28, 2012 at 09:14:49 AM PDT

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