Worrying About Offshoring Has Been Offshored To India
from the now-watch-Lou-Dobbs'-head-explode dept
In one of the surest signs that India has made great economic strides, a growing number of professionals there claim to be worried about losing their jobs, as privatized industries may look abroad for cheap labor. Stories about rising wages in India are not new, but what’s new is that employees are starting to voice their concerns and organize in opposition to perceived economic threats. It may be of no immediate comfort to Indian workers, but at least they can look at America’s history with offshoring to realize that it has anything but decimated the economy. Really, the story shouldn’t be much of a surprise, though one wonders: while some in the US are still surprised (and some are outraged) when they get an Indian call center worker on the line, will Indians react the same way when they discover they’re talking to someone in Vietnam or Bangladesh?