- 1Grocery store, Grocery Stores, Pharmacies and Drug Stores“ I and 12 people I worked with lost our jobs to people who now work (overseas) for Safeway. My replacement gets no medical/dental benefits, Safeway doesn't have to pay Social Security for this replacement, nor provide any other benefit such as overtime, paid holidays, sick leave, etc. A great deal for Safeway, since our replacement is willing to work for 1/10th our salaries.
So (you say) what's wrong with that? I say - I lost my job. I went to school, paid for my tuition, and worked for this company for more than 5 years. I used my salary to make mortgage payments, buy groceries, lease my car, clothe myself and my family, save money in a bank account, and generally all of this money cycled in the US economy. When I lost my job, the money spent by my employer (Safeway) exited this economy and fed directly into a foreign economy. In my case, the Philippines but in similar circumstances salaries are being paid to employees in India, Taiwan, Indonesia, Russia - all of these countries and many more are welcoming this new commerce.
Me? If I am able to find a new job I stand the risk of losing it the same way. If I don't find a new job, I go on welfare. This same process of 'helping' me is replicating itself all over America. I would rather be a contributor than a 'taker', and yet circumstances like mine are creating a massive problem for the United States and it isn't being addressed.
Remember that PC that you tossed when you 'upgraded'? Well, it went dirt cheap to the 3rd world countries, and now those offshore recipients are showing us what they know, what they've learned, at our expense. „
- 2Computer hardware, Computer software, Computer Integrated Systems Design More“ IBM is a multi-national company, with resources all over the globe. How can this corporation be guilty of 'offshore outsourcing'? Simple: use only foreign talent in positions where the American resource can be replaced cheaply. „
- 3Manufacturing, Computer Peripheral Equipment, NEC“ We're not talking just a few people, we're talking large numbers. Like IBM, and to a lesser extent Safeway, whole departments can be outsourced involving hundreds of employees. Specialized training, which in America is expensive to acquire, is far less costly overseas and coupled with the freedom of not having to pay benefits who can blame the Board of Directors for pointing a finger at this huge cost-saving?
You can... „
- 4Automobile, Motor Vehicles and Passenger Car Bodies“ Well, maybe GM shouldn't be used in this respect. By the time you get to the euphemism 'Government Motors' it begs the question as to just what has been outsourced, and by whom. Also, as with IBM, GM is in part a multi-national company, with resources all over the globe. How can this corporation be guilty of 'offshore outsourcing'? Simple: use only foreign talent in positions where the American resource can be replaced cheaply. „
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