Well the heartwarming story lasted about 10 minutes until I came across this story.
In one of the largest moves to “offshore” highly paid U.S. software jobs, International Business Machines Corp. has told its managers to plan on moving the work of as many as 4,730 programmers to India, China and elsewhere, Monday’s Wall Street Journal reported.
Here was one of my favorite parts.
Some workers are scheduled to be informed of the plan for their jobs by the end of January. After that they will be expected to train an overseas replacement worker in the U.S. for several weeks.
Train your replacement? Train the person who is taking your job as you head to the unemployment line? For all the CEOs and upper management who think it is a good idea to outsource engineering jobs to third world countries I want you to click here!