I just wanted to get some input on this. I mean we all know that the big U.S. companies have discovered it is much cheaper to outsource help desk/tech support jobs to other countries. Whether it be India or Germany, the jobs are definitely leaving the United States. I'm pretty sure that this is an international community, so does anyone have any idea how much cheaper it is per individual or hourly based wage for companies to outsource to other countries for tech support? My computer science friends have told me that this is something that is happening in their field as well. Is everyone else just willing to work for less? Or do they pick things up faster. It kind of stinks for the people in the U.S. This seems like a good topic for discussion, so I'll leave the rest to you.
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I really don't care. If they want crappy work, then they can outsource it. Indians will work for dirt, but it takes 20 of them to do what one well paid American, Japenese, Canadian, or other person can do. It's not that they can pick it up quicker, they can't. …
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There are a LOT of very clever people coming out of the Indian educational system.
Intel, Fujitsu, Microsoft, Candence, AMD and Oracle are investing in R&D centres out there. Its not just cheap labour - its cheap well-educated labour.
I doubt it will be cheap for long.
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