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RE: Cisco moves even more to china.
On Fri, 2004-09-24 at 03:53, Joseph wrote: > Its time for all American Tech workers to stand up and let our voices > be heard. Perhaps it's time instead to make sure you're good at what you do and try to be on the forefront of tech, rather than whining about how all those bad people from abroad are stealing your job. It's largely our own fault labour pricing in large outsourcing countries like India are so low, and now it's coming back to bite some of us. > We as world citizens need to come to grips with the fact that we must > compete with workers internationally but we should be doing so on FAIR > playing field. Strangely people only start calling for a level, fair playing field when they feel something's threatening their own little piece of the cake. If most companies and governments we're happy to work for wouldn't have been undermining other people's economies for ages, we wouldn't have this problem and we would have a more or less fair playing field. But now practices that we still are making money of is making our companies stronger, but our workforce weaker, so in the long term probably our overall economy will be weaker. Anyone else see the irony here..? > Don't Support Outsourcing, Don't buy from companies that outsource US > jobs. Hmm...let me see now, no Juniper, no Cisco, no Oracle, no Microsoft, basically not a single vendor left...ah yes, we should just stop working completely and dismantle the Internet, that might just do the trick. Cheers, Erik -- --- Erik Haagsman Network Architect We Dare BV tel: +31(0)10 7507008 fax:+31(0)10 7507005 http://www.we-dare.nl