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Outsource Your Own Job
Either this is a bizarre new scam, or the Times of India has fallen for a tall tale. It claims that the hot new trend among programmers is to outsource their own jobs to India. As the article explains: "Says a programmer on Slashdot.org who outsourced his job: 'About a year ago I hired a developer in India to do my job. I pay him $12,000 out of the $67,000 I get. He's happy to have the work. I'm happy that I have to work only 90 minutes a day just supervising the code. My employer thinks I'm telecommuting. Now I'm considering getting a second job and doing the same thing.'" Sounds like a great scheme... unless your boss finds out you're just a middleman and decides to cut you out of the loop. I'm suspicious that this practice is really as prevalent as the Times of India implies. (via Common Sense Technology)
Categories: Business/Finance, Technology
Posted by The Curator on Tue Jul 13, 2004
Comments (2)
The only thing I know about people from India is that they have excellent skills. Very ambitious people. I think 50% of the people at Ericsson in Stockholm is "imported" from india. The scientists, anyway... I think so because I see busloads of them arriving at the entrance of Ericsson's complex every morning.
Posted by parazyte  on  Wed Jul 14, 2004  at  04:38 AM
Outsourcing one's own job is really cool.
I heard Hungarians are one of the greatest minds, goo dprogrammers also, however not as cheap as indians. I might try to outsource my job to Budapest.
Posted by dave  on  Sat Aug 26, 2006  at  05:13 PM
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