It is very interesting to hear people's reaction to American companies outsourcing to Asia or other countries.
Some, apparently very patriotic, threaten that they will refuse to do business with a company that is not 100% American, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with feeling that way.
But I think that the reason companies are taking their manufacturing and services business overseas is because it has been getting harder and harder to please the American consumer. Plus they had to get rid of all of the illegal people that used to work cheaper than American citizens that want the best but don't really want to pay the price for it; or work for 10 dollars an hour.
With all the taxes and expenses they have, which organization can afford to stay in business these days paying the salaries that Americans demand and still providing excellent services?
But what amazes me is the fact that when you discuss outsourcing, there are some who claim to be humanitarians and are nothing but concerned about the poor people that are making 10 cents or less an hour to do all that work?
The poor Indians and Chinese that ride their bicycles to work, that have no cars or decent transportation. Those poor people that share a small home with their whole family of 15 or so!
OK, so do people in this country –US- realize that not everyone on the world lives like an American? That maybe the salaries they are getting paid to work for American companies is enough for their lifestyle?
And why feel sorry for those people? If this is all they know and are used to, what people here feel makes no difference, really!
Some people just don't get it that there are different countries out there, different cultures, different lifestyles and regardless if they sleep on the floor and hunt and fish to provide for their families, that those people might just be happy that way. Because that is the life they know.
Why feel sorry for them and wish they lived the life you do? Is it because you think the way you live your life in America is the right way?
If one really cared about how those people live and wanted to help them, they would not make a big deal about outsourcing. In a way, this is doing nothing but help those less fortunate countries and their people in need of jobs and a way of supporting their families.
Before people in America start making a big deal about companies that outsource, they should really think of how demanding the people here has become and specially the new generation.
If consumerism keeps going the way it is in this country, it will go bankrupt and next thing you know Americans will have to move overseas in order to get a job.