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Unread 2010-08-05, 8:53   #1
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"Despite President Obama's pledge to retain more hi-tech jobs in the U.S., a federal agency run by a hand-picked Obama appointee has launched a $22 million program to train workers, including 3,000 specialists in IT and related functions, in South Asia.

Following their training, the tech workers will be placed with outsourcing vendors in the region that provide offshore IT and business services to American companies looking to take advantage of the Asian subcontinent's low labor costs.

Under director Rajiv Shah, the United States Agency for International Development will partner with private outsourcers in Sri Lanka to teach workers there advanced IT skills like Enterprise Java (Java EE) programming, as well as skills in business process outsourcing and call center support. USAID will also help the trainees brush up on their English language proficiency." (More)
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Unread 2010-08-05, 20:18   #3
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My husband gets to go to India in September to train people that replaced the people his company just laid off! GO OUTSOURCING!
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Unread 2010-08-05, 20:58   #4
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I know someone who was laid off because his job was outsourced. His last assignment before being let go was to train his overseas replacement to do his job. Ouch.
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Unread 2010-08-06, 9:01   #5
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Training 101: OK, when dealing with American women, especially customers and people higher up in the company than you, you will need to end every phone conversation with "hey fat bitch, get back in the kitchen!" It's a sign of courtesy and respect. When dealing with men in the same position, end every conversation with "hey pindick, tell your dad I hope his ass doesn't hurt too bad after last night."
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True story, a Mexican friend that came to the U.S. years ago did what any prospective American would want to, he headed to Burger King with some new American friends. His English was lacking to say the least so he asked how to order a burger. The guys told him walk up and say "Bitch make me a burger." He did, yeah he didn't get his burger.
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Well I can't complain too much about outsourcing, since I am the guy that GETS the job when a company outsources. That being said, not all outsourcing is offshore. We are an outsource firm, but a majority of our people work in the US, and the people we have in India and China are mostly servicing clients that are based in that region, so that doesn't really count.
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