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  •  Of course, that requires overlooking (3+ / 0-)

    the strategic conflict between offshoring some jobs and requiring the remaining U.S. employees to work in the office. I worked for a certain Incredibly Big Monolith that played that game.

    Let us all have the strength to see the humanity in our enemies, and the courage to let them see the humanity in ourselves.

    by Nowhere Man on Mon Feb 25, 2013 at 02:10:28 PM PST

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    •  Yeah, but who says that management really cares (2+ / 0-)
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      about that?!?!  They probably see it as a way to get the US workers to work harder just to keep their jobs?  There's another company like the one you used to work for that has workers in China, Argentina, and Brazil, all doing code work and they consider it all in-house work.

      •  Management may not care at all (2+ / 0-)
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        but the workers notice the hypocrisy, and it makes it that much harder for them to take management seriously. Too much of a disconnect between management and employees can be fatal to a high-tech firm.

        Let us all have the strength to see the humanity in our enemies, and the courage to let them see the humanity in ourselves.

        by Nowhere Man on Mon Feb 25, 2013 at 02:28:38 PM PST

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        •  I'm sure big blue and the other company are (3+ / 0-)

          finding that out the hard way.  I'm contract and the people I 'work' with keep me at arms length, cause I'm the 'hired help', but also in fear that they may become contract.  The company I contract is not a High-Tech, but does use quite a bit of tech in their stuff (think big, yellow, crawlers).  This company uses a mixed bag for their IT work, outsourcing to India, contract workers, outsourcing to the company you used to work for, their own employees....  Sometimes I wonder how they manage to stay in business, but as long as the core machine still does what it's supposed to and the bells and whistles are occasionally flakey, may be alright with the customer.

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