posted on Apr, 8 2013 @ 06:51 AM
I can connect with this as i work for the IT industry.
The only winner here is the company reduced costs (or so it would seem)
The issues for me are not patriotic, but simply logical.
When you use foreign workers into an area of a business that relies heavily on communication and technical expertise while the initial cost goes down,
the effects of the cheaper workers quickly starts to effect other areas indirectly.
You lose time explaining things, due to accents as much as local idioms and metaphors - things we all use every day without noticing to explain more
complex ideas, problems and solutions. Then you have the morale issue, if one department gets outsourced or starts to use alternative sources of
labor when will the next department notice and do the same - who is safe? Another problem might be other basic skills which a local/citizen will have
learned through years of education, are missing from the new workforce making them more dependent on other business resources.
When you combine all of these things and they start to grind down the flow of a business, it wont be long till the customers notice and start to
question their dealings with you. There are a dozen great examples of how a good solid business has slid down the list of "reputable" candidates, to
just sit at the bottom as "yet another" average business to choose from. You can often tell which businesses are like this now by the increasingly
aggressive deals and special offers they can now "afford" to make due to their cheaper workforce - yet with a poor reputation, people only chose them
directly because of the deal or offer. HP anyone?
Big business arnt stupid they know this will likely happen, but its not the business that decide, its the person who gets a % of the budget saved.
People are greedy and they WILL mess up a good thing for a short burst of personal benefit, who then hate the fact they have to deal with their own
foreign workforce. Im sure theres a million great "dilberts" for this irony.....
edit on 8-4-2013 by Biigs because: (no reason given)