Take My Job, Please!

Human ingenuity is amusing:

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."

Smarter techies are working for three to four companies at the same time, outsourcing all the coding and just supervising them for few hours a day. This way they are able to earn four to five time more than what they used to.

[via Gene Healy]

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Heroic Outsourcing Maximizes

Heroic Outsourcing Maximizes Time Management
Outsource your job to earn more!: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...

The rest of the article is

The rest of the article is recommended reading, too. "Outsourcing creates more jobs at home."

Now that's

Now that's outsourcing!
Outsource yourself: 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...

The silly thing is, most of

The silly thing is, most of the blowhards whining about outsourcing probably wouldn't have a single thing to say about this. Why? Because that poor struggling programmer has a job. He has solid income. He has an employer. And that's what really matters. They honestly believe that, if you export a job, then it's lost forever, and that this is a zero-sum game. So, it's OK to outsource, as long as it's funnelled through an American worker. The production is still the same, the reward is still there, and nobody lost their job.

Just goes to show you, folks like the protectionists @ American Joblog hold this mistaken belief that A) Americans have some sort of "right" to have a job, and B) It's the responsibility of the State to protect and preserve that "right". Outsourcing is OK as long as nobody LOSES THEIR JOB. Egads, every time I say that, I can't help but think of that hilarious Southpark episode on immigrants from the future taking their jobs. "THEY TK UR JBS!"

The odd part is, their argument completely ignores the fact that the US practices quite a bit of IN-sourcing as well. This creates JOBS for American workers. WE TOOK THEIR JOBS! But hey, who cares, it's just dirty third-world heathen-scum. All that matters is AMERICANS' jobs.

Evil nationalist bastards! :furious:

Outsourcing? That's evil

Outsourcing? That's evil GENIUS!!!

~Diana

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Lynne Kiesling Micha Ghertner had a post commenting on the programmer who outsourced his own job to India. This is a great example of the value creation of mutually beneficial arrangements. It's so great, in fact, that it reminds me...