View Full Version : Sold down the river

02-03-2006, 01:42:49
Hurrah! Today is my last day with my current employer!

Next day, management has been oursourced. I start with a completely unknown set of rules, my shifts are subject to change, and I may well lose my job anyway.

I'm not happy about it, I can tell you. It could be really good... but I don't see how a new management is going to maximise profits by letting me solve PC problems.

More a case of they'll outsource the whole lot to Mumbai just as soon as they can recruit enough Hindu's to say; "You need to reinstall Windows. Read your manual".

02-03-2006, 09:48:17
Originally posted by Cruddy

nice typo :)

if only...

sorry cruddy, I know it, I've been a year long under the threat of being outsourced as IT las year, it wasn't a pleasant year...

I whish you that could be the beginning for new opportunities to come up, in your shoes I'd keep ready to jump ship at shortest notice anyway...

02-03-2006, 11:22:56
You need a revolution. Go glorify some terrorism asap.

02-03-2006, 15:04:10
Yay for the new economy.

02-03-2006, 15:27:28
One solution: get a higher skilled job. Standardized jobs are more easily moved from developed to developing countries than are higher-skill jobs.

02-03-2006, 15:30:51
Pre-cursor to solution above: Get skills.

Immortal Wombat
02-03-2006, 16:36:46
Get mad skillz.

Immortal Wombat
02-03-2006, 16:37:10
I'm pretty good with a bo-staff.

02-03-2006, 16:40:39
You know, like nunchuck skills, bowhunting skills, computer hacking skills... Girls... er... Employers only want boyfriends... er...Employees who have great skills.

02-03-2006, 17:45:01
The trouble with the higher skilled jobs is you keep having to learn the next skill required. Management deperately try to turn skilled jobs into jobs where there is a glut on the market of the skill needed. If you don't keep retraing then you're chasing fewer and fewer new positions.

02-03-2006, 17:50:05
That is truth.