Thursday, June 07, 2007

I found this article "Outsource Your Chores, Save Your Cash", exceptionally disgusting. Here's a little snippet. Just the thing for lazy ol' Americans:


"When David San Filippo decided to create a tribute video in honor of his sister's wedding, he could have gotten a recommendation from a friend or looked up video editors in the phone book. Instead, he did what big corporations have been doing for more than a decade: sent the work offshore.

On the Internet, Mr. San Filippo located a graphic artist in Romania who agreed to do the whole thing for $59. The result was a splashy two-minute video with a space theme and "Star Wars" soundtrack. It won raves at the wedding.

Offshore outsourcing has transformed the way U.S. companies do business. Now, some early adopters are figuring out how to tap overseas workers for personal tasks. They're turning to a vast talent pool in India, China, Bangladesh and elsewhere for jobs ranging from landscape architecture to kitchen remodeling and math tutoring. They're also outsourcing some surprisingly small jobs, including getting a dress designed, creating address labels for wedding invitations or finding a good deal on a hotel room, for example."

What next?

"Er excuse me Mr. Romanian, can you wipe my butt?"

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I personally don't agree with outsourcing...period.

chatterbox said...

Oye. I second that. Hate the outsourcing. Oh, and most global trade/import/export is unneccessary too, and, don't get me going....

lauren said...

i work with a lot of overseas manufacturers - china, india, philipeans, vietnam, blah, blah, blah.

i agree, it's yucky the way things are going that way.

but as a small u.s. business, trying to stay competitive - we almost have to do it. i also work with a lot of manufacturers who are only domestic as well as close to us - canadian and mexico.

there's a market for all of it here. and hopefully we can all strike a good balance. it's constantly evolving.

but outsourcing the personal task stuff. that's just plain silly.

Ippoc Amic said...

...I will never outsource my naps...

marscat said...

i think it's just lazy, lazy lazy...get anyone to do something for you if you pay money...isn't there something to be said for doing it yourself, being part of the process?

tho i might nap for money