Thursday, January 22, 2009


You all know my job, the one from which I am being laid off?


A few weeks ago, The Company sent out a letter to all its employees and clients. This letter very carefully explained the reorganizing of The Company, and the sudden international boom they've experienced. Therefore, it was necessary to open an international solutions center in India. That's where my job is going.

After this letter came out, apparently some employees of the company started bandying about the word "outsourcing." As in, "I can't believe they're outsourcing some jobs to India. I wonder how long before my job is outsourced to India?"

In response to this, an email was distributed amongst managers, I think, to get employees to stop using the word "outsourcing." Why? Because The Company is not outsourcing jobs to India.

Let me explain. You see, if some company, such as JP Morgan Chase, or Citibank, or whomever, hires a company in India like "Callcenters R Us" to take their customer calls, that is outsourcing. Get it? Hiring a second company in India that is in no way related to your company to take your calls? Outsourcing.

However, The Company opened two (maybe three) offices in India. So what we have, is The Company office in Buttfuck, India. So when they move my job there, it's not outsourcing because those people already work for The Company.

In fact, in case you were wondering, the correct term for this procedure is "offshoring." Not "outsourcing." Do you understand that distinction? Good.

Either way, I'm still "unemployed."

But I'm really glad they cleared that up for me. I feel so much better now.


Melissa said...

Wow. Thank goodness you're not getting screwed by outsourcing. That will make the unemployment line so much more bearable.

Scotvalkyrie said...

You say, "offshoring," I say, "go to hell, you fatheaded company twits."

Fannie said...

Surely you will get an excellent recommendation for you job search in Colorado - Right?

Mary said...

Sorry to hear you've been tossed off-shore by your company.


Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I'm sure that makes all of you feel soooo much better.