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

Jerry Kemp sun.mail.list47 at oryx.us
Wed Dec 2 22:30:39 CST 2015

I have never seen an outsourcing that made any sense, from any level, aside from 
maybe a senior TLA management type.

On many of the outsourcing activities that I have observed, I was a 3rd party 
contractor, and was at the location long enough to see not only the outsourcing, 
but the follow on in-sourcing a few years down the road.

Not that I'm being sympathetic to the parent company for their (outsourcing) 
activities, as it hurts a lot of good people, but I have seen several times 
where the parent company saw the error of their ways and fixed their error.


On 12/ 2/15 01:44 PM, Phil Stracchino wrote:
> On 12/02/15 11:46, microcode at zoho.com wrote:

>> My experience also, sadly.
>> I do remember exactly *one* time in an outsourcing deal where things didn't
>> actually *end* badly. All the rest, bad from beginning to end.
> Outsourcing secondary or tertiary functions can sometimes make a kind of
> sense, from a business perspective.  I am utterly at a loss to
> comprehend how anyone could ever have thought that outsourcing or, even
> worse, offshoring core competencies and expertise was ever a good idea.

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