[rescue] [geeks] Looking for a sysadmin gig in Houston/remote

Sandwich Maker adh at an.bradford.ma.us
Wed Dec 2 17:59:00 CST 2015

" From: Robert Toegel <rjtoegel at gmail.com>
" What isn't popularly known is that it's wrecking India too.  I have a
" former co-worker who came from there and takes repeated trips home.
" It seems the richer people take those jobs so the gap between rich and
" poor has gotten so wide that not only do the poor rob the rich but
" kill them too.
" My older son works for an Indian company and he is of the opinion that
" his Indian co-workers can't code worth a darn and spends most of his
" time fixing their errors.  I dunno.  I don't think sending stuff
" offshore works for anybody.
" Bob
" On Wed, Dec 2, 2015 at 4:22 PM, Carl R. Friend <crfriend at rcn.com> wrote:
" > On 12/02/2015 04:13 PM, Steve Sandau wrote:
" >>
" >>
" >> The interesting part (here and in general) is that other execs go along
" >> with it thinking it's a good idea. Why is that?
" >
" >
" >    Harvard Business School, again.  Lather, rinse, repeat.

interesting to hear the indian side.  i've heard a few outsourcing
fail stories, one where i think it brought the company down.

i lean towards agreement with the others - it works for the suits who
collect bonuses for short-term savings then bail before the **** hits
the fan.  lesson from harvard - look out for #1 and screw everyone

there's another HBS fallacy, that one doesn't need to know anything
about what a company does to manage it, one only needs to know about
money.  counter to this is an old car-industry adage: car-guy
management develops great products and attracts lots of customers, but
this is expensive and profitability suffers, and so business types are
brought in to run the company.  they're very good at managing costs
and profitability improves for a while - but the end result is stale
gutted products that drive customers away, so car guy management is
brought in to develop new product...

lather, rinse, repeat.
Andrew Hay                                  the genius nature
internet rambler                            is to see what all have seen
adh at an.bradford.ma.us                       and think what none thought

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