Experts say economy will benefit long term from outsourcing and off shoring (Atlanta Journal Constitution) We are living in a global economy. If abdominal pain sends you to the emergency room in the middle of the night, it might be a radiologist in Australia or Switzerland who reads you CT scan. The medical notes on your case may be transcribed in India. The mortgage papers on your new house might be processed in China or Kenya.
Understand? When they say WE they don’t mean you and I they mean Us and them. They sell you this advantage of faster medical care for you, but actually the advantage is in a cost saving for them. You see, they couldn’t have a doctor read your CT in the middle of the night in this country because that would be ah ok, expensive.
They continue, “It began with manufacturing, but off shoring spilled into service sectors”
“The internet changed the way the game was played geography and time.” The trends show that companies are getting more sophisticated in what they’re outsourcing and off shoring” according to Tim Mescon, Dean at Coles college of Business at Kennesaw State University.
Tim explains, The U.S. is clearly the biggest user off shoring, and Japan has become a huge user- and the numbers continue to grow dramatically,
Tim says the US is the biggest user, English is a funny language sometimes when you say something innocently you tip your hand like a Freudian slip – user
But I digress, Tim says Work is no longer is sent just to India, China or Mexico but also to Belarus, Kenya and Canada’s Prince Edward Island, The Islanders couldn’t just fish or harvest trees anymore, so that area has a strategy to boost it’s economy by becoming a call center location, Mescon said.
Tim? Question? The Islanders have a strategy to boost? Their economy? So importing jobs is a good thing? So, then what is exporting jobs?
The shift has caused plenty of short-term pain to blue collar and white collar Americans who have lost their jobs
Whew? Thanks Tim I was beginning to think you didn’t care about us.
As long as it only short term I guess that’s all right. Tim, short term how long is that? The mortgage company wants to know.
Now Tim is going to give us the good news! “In the long term there will be a positive impact in the area of economic growth for U.S. companies”
Tim? Question? When you say Impact does that mean jobs? Or profits?
Companies like Boeing, who are succeeding in aviation manufacturing by having parts made all over the world to grow their core business domestically.
Tim? Question again? Boeing dumps American workers and that helps them domestically? The unemployed workers are buying airliners? Or the airlines are buying more planes because the unemployed are traveling? Or maybe Boeing just makes more profit?
But Tim’s not alone, Penelope Prime Professor of Economics at Mercer University’s school of Business and Economics. “The recent resurgence of engineering and IT jobs supports that thinking.”
Question? When you say, “supports that thinking” does that mean you have facts? Or just thinking and we should just have faith in your thinking because you’re in the wrong business to ask for faith. The Department of labor statistics say they’re were 1500 engineering jobs created last year and that IT jobs lead the way in income declines.
Come on now Penelope your not being completely honest with us are you?
American companies make the decision to off shore activities if it makes sense, she said,
“If it adds value, then it’s a smart move. Our economy has to stay competitive, retrainable and flexible.
Pen? What does that mean to you? American, if the corporate headquarters building were to catch fire whom do you want to come put it out? Or if burglars were to break in whom would you call? I hear the Prince Edward Islanders are looking for jobs maybe they could start a Fire dept. No I think you want us to do it don’t you?
“The best thing workers today can do is learn how to learn and how to think” Thanks Penelope how did we ever get along with out you? Tim advises, “Because it’s no longer easy to predict where future jobs will be”
Tim? Any idea where the jobs won’t be?
“They need to keep their eyes open and stay ahead of the game”
You know Tim that might be a lot easier if they would quit changing the rules because it seems to me the games fixed. It seems to be all about profit for the corporation and nothing for the American worker. “We need to learn how to think!” We are not as stupid as you may well suppose. I ‘ve been thinking and I have a plan lets outsource our college professors, lectures could be broadcast on a satellite link from India or Ireland or Australia and our papers could be turned in and graded online after all you said it was a good idea Tim? It only makes sense you and Penelope could be retrained repeat after me Tim “Would you like fries with that? And an Apple pie?”
You see Tim according to you and Penelope the country owes you nothing! Not one Damn thing you see here in the Corporate states of America your lucky we let you just stand around. My brother’s keeper? Not applicable to the corporate frame of mind. Let me ask you this Timmy, if a country has no interest in the welfare of its citizens, what is the point of having a country at all? And if the country owes us its citizens nothing, what do we owe to it in return then? You see we are thinking and retraining.
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